Southeast Asian Short Film Competition Programme 3

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Lost Wonders

Ilalang Ingin Hilang Waktu Siang

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Synopsis

Ilalang leaves home every night to search for his father who disappeared after looking for wealth through pesugihan (black magic). Based on a myth that spread through villages during the 1997 Asian financial crisis.

Credits

  • web-31-lostwonders-director A graduate of the Institute of the Arts, Jogjakarta, Loeloe Hendra has directed five short films including Onomastika, which screened at the 65th Berlinale and 25th Singapore International Film Festival.

Freeze

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Synopsis

Lonely and insecure, Hui will do anything to feel loved. When her distant husband cannot give her the love she desires, she seeks comfort from her autistic brother.

Credits

  • web-32-freeze-director Nelicia Low represented Singapore as a National Fencer before retiring in 2010 to focus on filmmaking. Her films center around people trying to contain their madness to fit into society.

Grandma Loleng

Lola Loleng

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Synopsis

Grandma Loleng does not remember her beloved granddaughter due to dementia. This affectionate animation details the emotions of her granddaughter as she tries to deal with the change.

Credits

  • web-33-grandmaloleng-director Che Tagyamon is a 21-year old filmmaker and animator from the Philippines. Her short film Mumu (Ghost) was awarded Best Picture in the Metro Manila Film Festival in 2015.

Demos

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Synopsis

Images of reptiles held in captivity are juxtaposed with building sites under construction in this observational assemblage of oppression and surreal reality.

Credits

  • web-34-demos-director Danaya Chulphuthiphong began her career as a documentary photographer. Her first short film, Night Watch, was selected for the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the 26th Singapore International Film Festival.

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Hilom

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Synopsis

Hilom follows the journey of a pair of twin brothers as they find healing against the harsh landscapes of an island which is also trying to recover.

Credits

  • web-35-still-director PR Patindol is a filmmaker based in Manila. He has worked on various independent films like Nino by Loy Arcenas. Hilom is his first short film.

Sugar & Spice

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Synopsis

This documentary follows the lives of a couple making a living selling sugar balls. Amidst the bantering and ease of their communication, the film weaves in social problems faced by the country.

Credits

  • web-36-sugarandspice-director Mi Mi Lwin is from Nyaung Oo in Mandalay. Her short film Sugar & Spice, about the lives of her parents, was a joint recipient of the 2015 Goethe-Institut Ruby Award.

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