Southeast Asian Short Film Competition: Programme 2

Surrounded by mystery, danger and warmth, the world of these characters are defined by how they confront the different situations in their lives.

Screening

1 Dec, Fri / 9:30 PM / National Gallery Singapore
Various Directors / 2016, 2017 / 86MIN / Various Languages
*Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance



It's Easier to Raise Cattle

Lagi Senang Jaga Sekandang Lembu

Asian Premiere / Malaysia / 2016 / 18MIN / Bahasa Malaysia

Two teenage outcasts form an uncanny friendship in their remote village. As one discovers the other’s dark secrets, she observes the changes in her new acquaintance to the point of violence, monstrosity and affection.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Amanda Nell Eu graduated from Central Saint Martins with a BA in Graphic Design and a MA in Filmmaking from the London Film School. She is currently a freelance screenwriter for feature films.


Accolades

• In Competition, Venice Film Festival 2017
• Official Selection, Milano Film Festival 2017

Ephemera

Muộn

International Premiere / Vietnam / 2017 / 20MIN / Vietnamese / PG13: Some Sexual References

Absorbed with a personal trouble, the frustrations of a young woman escalate when she suspects that her boyfriend is unfaithful to her.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Ho Thanh Thao started making films at the age of 14. She is currently an undergraduate at the Banking Academy of Vietnam. Ephemera (Muộn) is her third short film.


A Bed Without A Quilt

World Premiere / UK, Singapore / 2017 / 10MIN / English

Young Eli passes by an open field and becomes fascinated with a man digging a hole. Over the course of an afternoon, Eli discovers an uncomfortable truth about his village amidst his sexual awakening.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Ivan Tan is a writer-director from Singapore. His short film, Tadpoles (2013), won the jury prize at the 66th Locarno International Film Festival. He recently graduated from the National Film & Television School in the UK.


Suerte

Singapore Premiere / Philippines / 2017 / 16MIN / Tagalog

Two student filmmakers set out to do a documentary about the circulation of drugs within their city, but as they go on along with their subjects, they slowly get involved until the point of no return.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Carlo Fajarda started out in film while he was in high school by shooting music videos. Suerte is his graduation thesis film at the University of Saint Benilde.


Accolades

• In-competition, Busan International Film Festival 2017

83 Soi Soonvijai 14

83 ซอย ศูนย์วิจัย 14

Singapore Premiere / Thailand / 2016 / 22MIN / Thai, English, Madarin

The warmth of family love takes centre stage in this film through recreated memories and home videos.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

T-Thawat Taifayongvichit is a Thai cinematographer and director. He majored in Film Production at the Mahidol University International College. 83 Soi Soonvijai 14 was his thesis film and it won the White Elephant Award at the Thai Short Film & Video Festival 2016.


Accolades

• Official Selection, Little Wing Film Festival 217


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