SeaShorts Film Festival Programme

Opening Programme: Fragment

Fragment is an omnibus film celebrating the strength and diversity of South-East Asian independent cinema. Made up of a collage of ten stories, each story distinctively embraces the other’s subjectivities through the collective sentiments of vulnerability and fortitude. This film is commissioned by the Asian Film Archive (AFA) for its 10th anniversary celebrations. (Source: Asian Film Archive)  

Screening Details:

May 11, 2017   I   1830 - 2200 I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space 

May 11, 2017   I   1830 - 2200 I   FINDARS Gallery

May 14, 2017   I  1000 - 1230  I  Checkmate Creative

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SeaShorts Competition

The SeaShorts Competition highlights 20 South East Asian short films.

20 short films were selected from 265 submissions by our selection committee

The SeaShorts Award will be given out to the best short film, judged by Amir Muhammad (Malaysia), Chalida Uabumrungjit (Thailand) and Wahyuni Hadi (Singapore). 

Screening Details:

SSC 01 (SEA Competition 1)

May 12, 2017   I   1500 - 1615    I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space 

May 13, 2017   I   1945 - 2000   I   FINDARS Art Gallery

SSC 02 (SEA Competition 2)

May 12, 2017   I   1915 - 2030   I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space 

May 14, 2017   I   1000 - 1115     I   FINDARS Art Gallery

SSC 03 (SEA Competition 3)

May 13, 2017   I   1330 - 1445    I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space 

May 14, 2017   I   1215  - 1330    I   FINDARS Art Gallery

SSC 04 (SEA Competition 4)

May 13, 2017   I   1545 - 1700    I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space 

May 14, 2017   I   1430 - 1545    I   FINDARS Art Gallery

SSC 05 (SEA Competition 5)

May 13, 2017   I   1800 - 1915    I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space 

May 14, 2017   I   1645 - 1800   I   FINDARS Art Gallery

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Next New Wave Competition

Next New Wave Competition highlights 10 Malaysian Short Films, selected from 95 submissions by the selection committee.

Next New Wave Award will be given out to the best Malaysian short film, judged by Shanjhey Kumar Perumal (Malaysia), Sahrifah Armani (Malaysia) and Aditya Assarat (Thailand).

Screening Details:

SSM 01 (NNW Competition 1)

May 12, 2017   I   1515 - 1615 I   FINDARS Art Gallery

May 13, 2017   I   1400 - 1500 I   Checkmate Creative

SSM 02 (NNW Competition 2)

May 12, 2017   I   1715 - 1815    I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space 

May 13, 2017   I   1600 - 1700  I  Checkmate Creative

SSM 03 (NNW Competition 3)

May 13, 2017   I   1130 - 1230   I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space 

May 14, 2017   I   1330 - 1430  I Checkmate Creative

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Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia - Southeast Asian Programme

This program from Short Shorts Film Festival, curated by Seigo Tono (Festival Director) and Shoko Takegasa (Programme Manager) of the film festival. 

This Japan-born, Academy Awards® accredited festival is one of the largest short film festivals in Asia. 

Screening Details:

May 13, 2017   I   2230 - 0000 I   Checkmate Creative

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From Wave to Wave: Student Films Competition

In this program, 8 student films selected by film students from different schools. It offers a glimpse of the different styles from different schools. 

Screening Details:

SFC 01 (Student Films Competition 1)

May 12, 2017   I   1300 - 1400    I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space

SFC 02 (Student Films Competition 2)

May 13, 2017   I   1000 - 1100    I  Checkmate Creative  

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Omnibus: Letters From The South

Letters from the South is a collection of six short films about the overseas Chinese people in Southeast Asia.  Thai filmmaker Aditya Assarat describes a reunion in Thailand between two cousins, one Thai, the other Chinese; Royston Tan from Singapore tells of the special meaning that making the traditional Popiah dish has for a Chinese family; Midi Zhao from Myanmar follows the death of a grandfather surrounded by Chinese customs in a village in Myanmar; Sun Koh from Singapore makes a small-scale comedy about the commercialisation of the local radio station, influenced by mainland China; Tan Chui Mui from Malaysia composes a poetic, visual reflection on being an outsider; and Tsai Ming-liang, also born in Malaysia, observes the seventh-storey apartment in which he grew up as a child.

Screening Details:

May 12, 2017   I   2000 - 2145   I   FINDARS Art Gallery

May 14, 2017   I   1530  - 1715    I   Checkmate Creative

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From Sea to Sea: Southeast Asia Programme

4 programs showcasing 16 short films from Southeast Asian countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Laos, Thailand and Philippines.

Screening Details:

SEA 01 (Southeast Asian Programme 1)

May 12, 2017   I   2130 - 2230  I Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space

SEA 02 (Southeast Asian Programme 2)

May 13, 2017   I   2015- 2115    I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space

SEA 03 (Southeast Asian Programme 3)

May 14, 2017   I   1000- 1100   I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space

SEA 04 (Southeast Asian Programme 4)

May 14, 2017   I   1330- 1430   I   Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space

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S-Express 2016

S-Express was inaugurated by Amir Muhammad (Malaysian Shorts), Yuni Hadi (Substation, Singapore) and Chalida Uabumrungjit (Thai Film Foundation) in 2002. S-Express Programme 2016 will be showcasing 32 short films from 7 countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Screening Details:

S-Express 01: Indonesia Programme

May 12, 2017   I   1300 - 1415 I  FINDARS Art Gallery

S-Express 02: Malaysia Programme

May 12, 2017   I   1030 - 1200 I  FINDARS Art Gallery

S-Express 03: Myanmar Programme

May 12, 2017   I   1100 - 1200I  Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space

S-Express 04: Philippines Programme

May 13, 2017   I   2200 - 2300 I  FINDARS Art Gallery

S-Express 04: Singapore Programme

May 13, 2017   I   1430 - 1530    I  FINDARS Art Gallery

S-Express 06: Thailand Programme

May 13, 2017   I   2200 - 2300  I  Lostgens' Contemporary Art Space

S-Express 07: Vietnam Programme

May 12, 2017   I   2245 - 2330   I  FINDARS Art Gallery

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Special Programme: 3 Girls

Director Lau Kek Huat, Charlotte Lim and Gan Siong King will showcase their short films in Festival. 3 Girls discuss on different social issues in Southeast Asia countries and this is a special programme that you cannot missed out!

Screening Details:

May 13, 2017   I   2015 - 2145 I   Checkmate Creative 

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The BMW Shorties Showcase

The BMW Shorties Showcase is a cultural initiative by BMW Group Malaysia to provide amateur film makers with a platform to express their creativity. This short film competition is a continuous effort to identify, cultivate and support emerging film talent in the country. BMW Showcase 6 short films from the year 2012 till 2016.

Screening Details:

May 12, 2017   I   1800 - 1900 I  FINDARS Art Gallery

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R.AGE : Documentary Journalism for the Digital Age

R.AGE is a team of young Malaysian journalists and filmmakers specialising in hard-hitting multimedia documentaries. The team’s investigative projects have earned it multiple awards, including the World Young Reader Prize, United Nations Malaysia Award, Asian Media Awards, and Kajai Award, Malaysia’s highest award for journalists. They curated a 60 minute programme for SeaShorts Festival.

Screening Details:

May 13, 2017   I   1800 - 1915 I  Checkmate Creative

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IMAGE FORUM by Koyo Yamashita

Image Forum established itself in the current form in February 1977. However its original activity started in 1971 under the name of Underground Film Center & to screen and distribute experimental/independent/alternative films and videos. Image Forum organizes an experimental film and video annual festival named Image Forum Festival. Image Forum Festival, initiated in 1987, will celebrate 19th in 2005, Japan's biggest and most significant showcase of avant-garde, experimental films and videos all over the world. Directors are: Hiroyuki Ikeda and Koyo Yamashita. Koyo Yamashita will curate 6 presents for SeaShorts Film Festival!

Screening Details:

May 13, 2017   I   1200 - 1330 I  Checkmate Creative

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SeaShorts Okubo program

The program is made from students’ works of Tama Art University. Makiko TAKAMATSU made “Idleness DADA - Theater” in 16mm in 1999. Shooting was in a theater which was founded by legendary Buto dancer Tatsumi Hijikata. Okubo began producing students’ films in the university from 2011 and that year was with director Shinya Tsukamoto. 3 films here, “11.” , “Frame Out” and “violet “ are from that year’s program ( called Tamafilm”). “Frame Out” was awarded Grand Prize in Image Forum Festival 2012. From 2012 to 2014 , Okubo has worked with director Shinji Aoyama to produce films for Tamafilm. Sora HOKIMOTO for “11.” , after graduation, directed feature film “Haruneko” for theater EuroSpace in Tokyo and it was produced by Aoyama. It was invited to Rotterdam International Film Festival this year. Ichiko Funai was a fashion designer from high school and she had grand fashion show in our studio. The film “violet “ was made from the recorded footage from this show. And “1 cloth 1 fashion “ is a documentary from her performance with models and her scissor to create fashion in front of the audience.

Screening Details:

May 13, 2017   I   1630 - 1745 I  FINDARS Art Gallery

I have my program here (total 77 minutes) : SeaShorts Okubo program with 5 films ● Idleness DADA Theater by Makiko TAKAMATSU (1999/2017) 30’29” ● FLAME OUT by Aya KAWAZOE (2011) 10’ (Grand Prize ) ● 11. by Sora HOKIMOTO (2011) 11’11” ● violet (2011) by Ichiko FUNAI 10’16” ● 1 cloth 1 fashion (2013) by Ichiko FUNAI 15’ total : 77’