Southeast Asian Short Film Competition
Southeast Asian Short Film Competition presents 23 new films across five programmes. The variety and quality of these short films are a testament to the abundance of strong, creative talents from the region. Southeast Asia has never been a homogeneous construct, and this diverse selection not only offers a nuanced overview of the region but accentuates the complexities and specificities located within.
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.
Multiple Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Finland, Thailand, UK 80 Min PG
While varied in the stories they tell, these films demonstrate a range of interdisciplinary expressions, including dance, performance, traditional craft, digital animation, and sound design.
Multiple Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan 68 Min NC16
These films reveal how the political is personal. From protests in the streets to revolution on screen, forgotten histories are revived even as activism is galvanised through the filmmaker’s camera.
Multiple France, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, South Korea, Singapore 70 Min NC16 (Some Mature Content)
These haunting and mysterious films show how the light and sound of the cinematic medium lends itself to works that suggest the presence of spirits, or the genre of horror.
Multiple Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore 72 Min NC16
Every one of these films is a window into other worlds, revealing the richness of human stories and personal subjectivities.
Multiple Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, France 84 Min PG
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