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Weijie Lai

Weijie Lai




FeatureLab 360 Participant 2017
FrameWork Participant 2014


Lai Weijie is a film producer based in Singapore and Toronto. In 2010 he co-founded E&W Films, a Singapore-based film development and production company, and the producer of POP AYE by Kirsten Tan which received awards at Sundance, Rotterdam, and Zurich. Upcoming projects include the feature debuts Taste by Vietnamese filmmaker Lê Bào - slated for a 2021 release through Wild Bunch International - and CNC Development Award recipient Mongrel by Chiang Wei Liang, developed at the Cannes Residence, Talents Tokyo, and TorinoFilmLab ScriptLab. Weijie has several years of experience as a senior programmer formerly at the Singapore International Film Festival, developing its film academy and overseeing its Asian selection. He has served on the selection committee for several fund bodies.

company profile

Founded in 2010 by Elizabeth Wijaya and Lai Weijie, E&W Films is dedicated to working with visionary writers and directors to create forceful sensorial works that challenge and resonate with audiences. Taking an active role in project development and valuing long-term collaborations, feature films include POP AYE by Kirsten Tan, Taste by Le Bao, and Mongrel by Chiang Wei Liang.