The Southeast Asian Short Film Competition defies easy summary, considering the numerous selections and the diversity of their themes, styles and stories. We highly recommend you enjoy the variety and revel in the abundance of strong, creative talent from the region.

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All films in this programme will feature Q&A with the filmmakers.

28 Nov, Sat | 1.30pm | 85min

Singapore Premiere

Singapore Premiere

Vietnam, Laos / 2020 / 23min / PG

Along the Mekong River, a woman reunites with her ex-lover at a hydroelectric plant. Meanwhile, a young man travels downstream to a temple in search of a cure for his insomnia.

International Premiere

International Premiere

Philippines, Singapore / 2019 / 20min / PG13

An impressionistic child’s-eye view from Judy, of the hope, longing, disruption and disappointment experienced by the families of migrant workers like hers during their infrequent reunions.

Thailand / 2020 / 30min / R21

In an undercover spy mission, a transgender woman disguises as a masculine man to lure a student activist, only to fall in love.

Asian Premiere

Asian Premiere

Singapore / 2020 / 12min / PG

In the wake of his grandfather’s passing, Raga accompanies his grieving grandmother. A faint yet familiar smell piques his curiosity, leading him on a journey of self-discovery in the fading apartment.