The Sabah Film Academy is honoured to be able to present our mentors for the SFA 2017.


  • Al Jafree Md Yusop, Director
    Al Jafree Md Yusop Jafree began his career as a scriptwriter. He wrote the film Paloh for director Adman Salleh and the stage musical P. Ramlee The Musical for Enfiniti Production. His directing career started with Senandong Malam, a telemovie which he co-directed with Dain Said. He then directed Melur vs Rajawali and Kembara Nak Dara, both telemovies for RTM. Mencari Rahmat* is his feature film debut.

    *Mencari Rahmat will be screened at MBO Imago Mall on Saturday, 29 July, 7.00pm – Closing Night

  • Jeffri Yusof, Technical
    Jeffri Yusof Independent Motion Pictures and Film Professional
    Jeff has been in the film industry as a cinematographer for 30 years. He shot his first feature film when he was 32 years old. Since then he has shot tv dramas, documentaries and tv commercials. Jeff has been involved in both foreign and local productions.

  • Isazaly Mohamed Isa, Post Production
    Isazaly Mohamed Isa Skill: Film, Television & Digital Media Production & Post-Production with over 20 years working experience. Diploma in Filmmaking and experience in television and films, including REDHA*. His latest award was for Train Station – Best Feature Film at the Miami Independent Film Festival 2016.

    *REDHA will be screened at MBO Imago Mall on Saturday, 22 July, 7.00pm – Opening Night


  • Félix Fernández de Castro, Director/Editor
    Félix Fernández de Castro Félix has spent almost half of his lifetime working in advertising, first as a creative, then as a director. That´s why he likes to think that one of his talents might have to do with getting involved in all the process of the making of commercials, from the idea to the mise en scène. That might also be the reason why a lot of his works from both sides of the counter, with a particular strength in visuals, have won many national and international awards.

    In addition to his work in advertising, he has directed the critically acclaimed documentary “María and I”, finalist in the Goya and Gaudi awards, winner in the REC International Film Festival (among others) and screened at many film festivals. Most recently, he directed the short fiction film, “Zebra”, also in the official selection of many national and international film festivals. But what probably describes Felix Fernandez de Castro most accurately is his talent for telling stories. Standing in a bar or sitting at a desk, working on a script or a film (it´s all the same to him), it´s what he really enjoys doing and what he´s good at.

  • Georg Zengerling, Technical
    Georg Zengerling Born in 1986 in Gotha, Germany, Georg started his career with a hands-on education in lighting, working at various studios and on-location sets in Berlin. He received three years of professional training at the ARD station SWR in Stuttgart and Tübingen to become an audiovisual media designer. Specializing in camera technique he went on working for the SWR as a 1st AC. Since 2012 he´s returned to a freelancing and works predominantly but not only for documentaries as a DoP and postproduction supervisor. As such, The Forecaster and THE PROMISE* are his first feature length productions and the results of his ongoing collaboration with director Marcus Vetter.

    *THE PROMISE will be screened at MBO Imago Mall on Saturday, 22 July, 9.00pm – Opening Night