Catch the Best of Fest! We are rescreening the winning films of the Silver Screen Awards and the Audience Choice Awards in cinemas!
Best Southeast Asian Short Film + Best Asian Feature Film
Best Southeast Asian Short Film
Vania on Lima Street
This is one of the hardest decisions as there were many strong films this year. This film gets our vote for broaching an important part of a country's dark history in a powerful yet subtle way. By offering kindness and empathy, it suggests healing of social trauma through intergenerational hope.
Bayu Prihantoro FILEMON Indonesia 24 mins PG13 (Some Violence) World Premiere
Best Asian Feature Film Award
The Best Film Award goes to a film that impressed us with its control and clarity of vision. The film is a vivid character study, a powerful allergory of national trauma, an urgent dissection of the fascist mindset and how it persists.
Makbul Mubarak Indonesia, France, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Philippines, Qatar 115 mins PG13 - Some Mature Content Singapore Premiere
Best Singapore Short Film Award + Audience Choice Award
Best Singapore Short Film Award
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Relevant and humorous, the film manages to explore how grief works, whether performative or real in a profound way.
Alvin Lee Singapore 19 mins PG13 (Some Coarse Language) Southeast Asian Premiere
Audience Choice Award
How to Save a Dead Friend
A couple find solace in each other amid an alienating existence where hope at times feels out of reach as despair threatens to overwhelm.
Marusya SYROECHKOVSKAYA Sweden, Norway, France, Germany 103 mins NC16 (Some Drug Use and Mature Content) Southeast Asian Premiere