Southeast Asian Short Film Competition – Programme 1

Multiple Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Finland, Thailand, UK 80 Min PG

Each of these experimental documentaries makes creative use of archival footage and photographs, personal narratives, field recordings and animation techniques to explore their respective subjects.

Blinded by the Light

Chanasorn CHAIKITIPORN Thailand 22 Min PG International Premiere

A sensorial dual-channel meditation on Thai film history.

Combining archival footage and photography, Blinded by the Light explores the effects of cinema on audiences and workers in the film industry.

To Pick a Flower

Shireen SENO Philippines 17 Min PG Asian Premiere

The link between image-making and colonial capitalism.

An essayistic investigation of archival photos from the lumber town of Kolambugan, Philippines, the film muses on how image-making is intertwined with colonial capitalism.

{if your bait can sing the wild one will come} Like Shadows Through Leaves

Lucy DAVIS Singapore, Finland 28 Min PG Asian Premiere

A meditative observation of the shadows and echoes that remain in a former housing estate.

Years of engagement with the sights, sounds and communities of Tanglin Halt culminate in this evocative document of the demolished housing estate, chasing the memories that remain.

Notes from the Periphery

Tulapop SAENJAROEN Thailand, UK 13 Min PG Asian Premiere

A metaphorical dissection of the life cycle of a barnacle.

Small and sessile, the insignificant barnacle inhabits a shared space with the Laem Chabang port community, hiding within its shell the notions of surveillance and territoriality.

Timing & Venue


27 November 2021,
Saturday, 1.00pm
Filmgarde Bugis+ 7



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