Philms and Cheeps: SEA Animated Snacks
"When I started to curate screenings around South-East Asia featuring animation shorts, I was very often confronted with the assumption that “animation” was what Pixar and Disney were doing, or that it had to look like a Japanese anime movie or a computer-made, action-packed video-game. This selection is proof that despite those assumptions there are dozens of South-East Asian animators who refuse to conform and, au contraire, explore uncharted territories and create fascinating and highly idiosyncratic universes."
Fabrizio Gilardino is a graphic artist and independent curator who divides his time between Canada, Italy and South-East Asia. He’s the founder and co-director of Kuala Lumpur’s AWAS! (A Weekend of Animation Shorts) and he has been part of the curatorial team of KLEX (Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film, Music and Video Festival). He’s currently a programmer at la lumière collective in Montreal and a member of the Japanese-Canadian improv audio-visual trio achrome/アクローム. For SeaShorts 2018, Fabrizio curated an animation programme focusing on Southeast Asian animator.