Ilalang Ingin Hilang Waktu Siang
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
Images of reptiles held in captivity are juxtaposed with building sites under construction in this observational assemblage of oppression and surreal reality.
- 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.
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.