Southeast Asian Short Film Competition: Programme 3

Bizarre, funny and emotional, these films bring viewers on an eclectic film journey filled with captivating yet individualistic stories.

Screening

2 Dec, Sat / 2:00 PM / National Gallery Singapore
Various Countries / 2017 / 75MIN / Various Languages
*Filmmaker in Attendance



Puppy Love

Nung Nawala Ang Aso Ko

World Premiere / Philippines / 2017 / 18MIN / Tagalog, English

A young girl on the brink of puberty wakes up one morning to find that her pet dog had escaped, leaving her with a wound in her vagina. Confused and distraught about her body and what the blood entails, she tries to make sense of herself and her tireless longing.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Margarita Mina is a filmmaker who enjoys writing and visualizing stories about young women and children.


Between Us Two

World Premiere / Singapore / 2017 / 5MIN / Mandarin, English / R21: Homosexual Theme

A gay son mulls over a conversation with his dead mother in this personal anecdote.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Tan Wei Keong is a Singaporean artist based in San Francisco. His films have been screened at many international film festivals, including the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. He has been curating the animation programme at Cartoons Underground Singapore since 2014.


Death of the Sound Man

Awasarn Sound Man

Singapore Premiere / Thailand / 2017 / 16MIN / Thai / NC16: Sexual References

Two sound recordists are working hard on the sound mix of a film. But will anyone really pay attention to the sound of a film?

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Sorayos Prapapan started out as a sound recordist and foley artist. He has directed many short films, which were screened at international film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam.


Accolades

• In-competition, Venice Film Festival 2017

Joko

World Premiere / Indonesia / 2017 / 22MIN / Javanese, Bahasa Indonesia

Joko, the youngest worker in the building, catches the attention of its powerful and dangerous owner, who is slowly plotting to exploit him. Will Joko be safe at the end of the day?

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Suryo Wiyogo is a film producer and he has produced a number of Indonesian short and feature films. Joko is his first short film.


The Sound of Coins Hitting Brass

International Premiere / Philippines, USA / 2017 / 14MIN / English, Tagalog

A young boy comes to understand that his father is a gambling drifter who loiters in laundromats listening to coin change machines that sound like casino slots.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Andrew Stephen Lee is an MFA candidate at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. He recently received a grant from The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists for The Sound of Coins Hitting Brass.


Accolades

• Festival Prize, Sacramento International Film Festival 2017


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