SOUTHEAST ASIAN SHORT FILM COMPETITION : Program 1

Meander through some of life’s most unexplainable mysteries in these five distinctive stories.

Screening

7 Dec, Fri / 7:00 PM / National Gallery Singapore
Singapore / 2018 / 104 MIN / Various Languages / M18: Some Nudity
*Filmmaker in Attendance



Elinah

International Premiere / Indonesia / 2018 / 20MIN / Bahasa Indonesia

Elinah straddles the realms of reality and illusion, centering on a young girl who is experiencing her first pregnancy while struggling to adjust to life as a young housewife.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Ninndi Raras is an Indonesian director and the founder of Labide Studio, a production company based in Yogyakarta. Her short films have screened at various international film festivals.


Gold

MYANMAR / 2018 / 15MIN / Mandarin / PG

While digging for gold in an old boat along a Myanmar river, a young man sends letters to his lover, but there’s no reply.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Lee Yong Chao is a Burmese-born filmmaker who produces his films mainly in Taiwan and Myanmar. His first feature documentary, Blood Amber, had its world premiere at the 2017 Locarno Film Festival.


With History In A Room Filled With People With Funny Names 4

Thailand, USA / 2017 / 24MIN / THAI, FRENCH, ENGLISH / NC16: Some Nudity

Artist Korakrit Arunanondchai tackles the subjects of death and morality in a universe where spirits and living species co-exist, and a drone holds forth on the possibility of reincarnation.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Korakrit Arunanondchai lives and works in New York and Bangkok. As an artist and filmmaker, his works have been featured at film festivals, solo and group exhibitions and other performances.


My Lady M

World Premiere / Singapore, USA / 2018 / 30MIN / ENGLISH / M18: Some Nudity

Spend a day meeting the Chinese millennials who share a love of cakes at Lady M, a New York institution. Meander through their slice-of-life vignettes and dreams of varying flavours, as they navigate the Big Apple.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Tingerine Liu is a recent graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Besides filmmaking, she also creates live visual projections for musicians and DJs.


The Imminent Immanent

Baga't Diri Tuhay Ta't Pamahungpahung

Asian Premiere / Philippines, Singapore, Italy / 2018 / 15MIN / Waray Waray / NC16: Coarse Language

A rural town carries on its mundane existence, unaware that strong forces of nature are silently conspiring against it.

CAST & CREDITS

Director

Carlo Francisco Manatad is a Filipino filmmaker and editor. His short films have been screened at festivals such as Cannes and Locarno. He is currently working on his first feature film.