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

SeaShorts Competition

SeaShorts Award - acknowledging the best Southeast Asian short film. 20 short films were selected among 265 submissions by our selection jury, which is Fransiska Prihadi (Indonesia), Leong Pui Yee (Singapore) and Sanchai Chotirosseranee (Thailand) while the jury of SeaShorts Award, which is Amir Muhammad (Malaysia), Chalida Uabumrungjit (Thailand) and Wahyuni Hadi (Singapore) will select the best Southeast Asian short film during the Festival.

Next New Wave Competition

Next New Wave Award - acknowledging the best Malaysian short film where we are looking to discover new directorial voices coming out from Malaysian film scene. Our local film school educators will be invited in selecting 10 short films among 95 Malaysia submissions, they are Charles Leary (MMU), Leong U-Sen (New Era University College) and Yow Chong Lee (UNIMAS). Our jury member for Next New Wave Award are Shanjhey Kumar Perumal, Sahrifah Armani and Ho Hock Doong.

SEA Programme

5 programs showcasing more than 50 short films from 10 south east asian countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Thailand and Philippines.

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia - Southeast Asian Programme

This Japan-born, Academy Awards® accredited festival is one of the largest film festivals in Asia. Seigo Tono (Festival Director) and Shoko Takegasa (Programme Manager) of the film festival will curate a Southeast Asian Programme for SeaShorts Film Festival.


A collection of six short films about the topic of the Chinese Diaspora in South-East Asia. Each film is presented as a letter representing the filmmaker's feelings and emotions toward their original homeland, China.

Student Choice Programme

SeaShorts Film Festival will show case contemporary films made by film students in Malaysia while looking for new up-and coming young filmmakers to work with in the future!