Our jury

colin peh

Born and bred in Singapore, Colin is an MFA (Research) and BFA (Film) Graduate from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Colin focuses on research field in strategies of lighting design in film and creating experiences that bridge different lighting techniques in crafting intricate films that aim to be visually charming and emotionally engaging.

Colin has a multidisciplinary background in films and has worked as a lighting designer for over 200 commercials and international film productions. Colin’s recent reel include works from clients like Aston Martin, Mercedes, Maserati, Nike, L’Oreal, , SKII, Intel, IBM and Samsung.

Yu ting

Yu Ting has worked on projects with international brands such as Marvel, Disney, Discovery Channel and the Travel Channel. He also worked on many projects with major brands here in Singapore.

Prior to GRYD, he worked at the Full Sail Dubbing Stage on several short and feature films after graduating with a BSc Degree in Recording Arts (Salutatorian Honours) from Full Sail University in Florida, USA. After this, he moved to New York City to work as a Sound Editor on many reality documentaries.
Yu Ting discovered his passion for Film Sound while studying Digital Media and 3D Animation at Singapore Polytechnic. He observed and understood the importance of good sound to bring out the best in any form of visual media.
Yu Ting hopes to bring film sound in Singapore to the next level by raising awareness of the importance of good sound in visual media.

Sanif olek

Sanif Olek is a Singapore-based film and television director. Since graduating from film school in 1996, his filmography includes television, commercials for corporate organisations and commissioned works for statutory boards and museums. He is accomplished in diverse television genres (i.e.) dramatic, documentary, current affairs – receiving regular nominations and earning multiple awards for directing and writing in a drama series. His short films have been winning international awards and receiving critical acclaim for their authentic Singaporean stories that portray raw human emotions. His debut feature film, SAYANG DISAYANG, was Singapore’s official entry to the 2015 Oscars® (Best Foreign Language Film).


Lau worked as a freelance director after graduating with an advanced diploma in film production from Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 2001. He has worked with production companies such as Oak 3 Films and Ochre Pictures on projects that ranged from animation to drama to infotainment. In 2004, he started collaborating with director Han Yew Kwang on a series of feature films that include Unarmed Combat (2005), 18 Grams of Love (2007), When Hainan Meets Teochew (2010) and Rubbers (2014).

prashant somosundram

Prashant Somosundram is the General Manager of The Projector, an independent cinema and cultural platform in Golden Mile Tower, Singapore. 

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