Kant Pan, who was nominated for an Oscar for Neil Jordan's ‘The Crying Game’ (1992), is editing the short film that won Kingston International Film Festival's 2022 Best Short Screenplay Award.
'Hocknord' was written by Hattie Cooke and won KIFF's From Script to Screen Award, in which the winning screenplay is turned into a short film with a professional cast and crew.
Hocknord is currently in post-production, and is being edited by Kant Pan. He is an Oscar-nominated Film and Sound Editor with over one hundred credits.
Born in Hong Kong and raised in Malaysia and Singapore, Kant worked on locations in Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore in the Hong Kong/Asian film industry. After studying Psychology at the University of Hong Kong, he then travelled to London where he trained in film production at the London Film School.
Kant worked his way up in the film industry as an assistant editor, collaborating in feature film projects by British and European directors such as Stephen Frears, Neil Jordan, Mike Newell, Dominique Derruderre, Rudolf van den Berg, Jeremy Wooding, Ahmed Jamal, and many more.
He was nominated for an Oscar for Neil Jordan's ‘The Crying Game’ (1992) and is a Cymru BAFTA nominee for "Solomon and Gaenor". He also won the Best Editing Award for "Forget Me Not" at the London International Film Festival in 2010.
At KIFF, we are delighted and honoured that Kant is editor of our 2022 Best Screenplay winner.