談:一號Ah May by next new wave

文/小樂 Jacky Yeap

我不太会说别人的故事,所以我说我自己的故事。

我是一个热爱女人的人,我很喜欢和女生讲话,也觉得和女生讲话有一种很平静的感觉,也许女生有一种温和感吧。所以我拍的故事常常都会和 [女生] 有关系。我想了想,原来不是因为想女生演我的戏,而是因为拍这部戏,我有机会和女演员讲话。

至于拍摄这部短片好像是注定的。那个时候,我已经开始编写这部短片的剧本。

我一直都很想拍关于一位年轻人和年纪比自己大的女人的爱情故事。我觉得社会很容易用不好的眼光对待这样的爱情,觉得一定是建立在某种利益上。

这里,我不是要为这样的人透过影像声援哦,我只是发现自己也处于这样的状态,所以想透过影像让自己看清自己。再说,我哪有资格为别人说话,连自己的事情都说不完了。然后那个时候我亲爱的老板(也是女的)就说要我拍一部短片。所以就这样,就马上在一个月以内就完成了,因为剧本本来就快定稿了。

故事的发展和演员的发展是不一样的。

我感觉自己是很自私的,因为我抛弃了演员心理的发展,而把所有故事的发展建立在场景里。我经过了一些地方,我觉得对这些地方还是这个环境很有感觉,觉得想在这里拍戏,所以我就会硬硬的让这两个角色出现在这里。当然,硬硬的话就会很奇怪,还是需要合情合理,但是身为导演的objective,就是要在这里拍就对了。

我喜欢你,刘淑琳

这好像变成了我拍电影的目的了。我在修读大学的时候很喜欢一个女孩子,她叫刘淑琳。她是修读音乐系的,我那个时候常常呆在图书馆到很夜,编写电影论文。因为砂拉越大学的图书馆是全马营业最久的,每天都是到半夜12点才关,所以每次我回去的时候,整个图书馆都快没人了,大大的图书馆,只有两三个人,是有点恐怖的。回去了时候,我常常都会听到远方飘来音乐声。我就在想,谁还在练习呢,因为音乐室的距离和图书馆是最靠近的,所以是可以听到了。我就经过那长长又暗暗的走廊,我偷偷的打开那道门,她一个人在练习,我就站在外面偷听。一日一日的,好像变成了习惯,也喜欢上她了。

可是三年里,我没能和她说,也说不出口。所以我希望用我暂时最有信心的事情,拍电影来传达我喜欢她这件事情。所以从今以后,这也成为了我拍电影的目的,希望有一天她会看到这些影片。

所以,这部短片的诞生,就是结合了以上的几个目的,而存在这样的短片。

The journey of THE TIGER OF 142B by next new wave

By: Henry and Harry Zhuang

Our journey for creating ‘The Tiger of 142B’ started when we were approached by David Lee and Eternality Tan (ET). They were looking for animation directors to do animation adaptations on Singapore literature for Utter Singapore 2015, a festival commissioned by Singapore Writers Festival. There was a list of literature books we can pick from. We read a few and could not connect with the pieces. Tan Wei Keong, who is also an animation director, recommended us to read ‘The Tiger of 142B’, a short story taken from Dave Chua’s ‘The Beating and Other Stories’. He had told us that Dave Chua had wrote a story about a tiger roaming around a public housing flat, and we immediately became interested in it.

Original story adapted from Dave Chua "The Tiger of 142B" from The Beating and Other Stories

Original story adapted from Dave Chua "The Tiger of 142B"
from The Beating and Other Stories

While we were attracted to the surrealistic elements of the story, what really appeal to us was how we could relate to the protagonist's struggle. When we first graduated, we were in a similar situation as the protagonist. We had to choose between getting a job that offers a stable income or to continue pursue our passion as animation filmmakers. Coincidentally, when we were struggling with our decision, we bumped into Dave Chua at a book signing event, and he advised us to “keep animating”.

The first meetup with Dave Chua

The first meetup with Dave Chua

After we decided that ‘The Tiger of 142B’ is the one we will go with, David and ET arranged a meetup with Dave Chua. We were very nervous at first because Dave Chua is a well-known writer in Singapore and we were worried if we might make a film that misrepresent the original intention he had for the short story. So when we met him, we immediately asked what the tiger in his story represent. He candidly said that he had forgotten what the “tiger” was about. We all laughed when he said that, but we knew that it was his way of giving us the liberty to adapt his story in anyway we want and shaped the overall message we wish to convey in the adapted version. We cherry-picked parts of the story that we felt strongly for and started working on the film.

The first finalise art direction for The Tiger of 142B

The first finalise art direction for The Tiger of 142B

Doing the adaptation from text to screen also meant giving a face and adding colours to Dave Chua’s ‘The Tiger of 142B’. While we are big fans of Japanese animation and European animation, we were determine not to imitate their style. Instead, we wanted to create a style that has a fusion of both. For example, the big squarish eyes design is inspired from Japanese anime. And because the protagonist is sort of disillusional, the background art was intentionally kept flat with somewhat distorted perspective. We drew inspiration from french animators Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the creators for ‘Le Couloir’ and ‘A Cat in Paris’. In addition, to show that the ‘tiger’ is always present, we added furs (short dashed lines) all over the characters and the background arts, and in scenes where the protagonist’s becomes more emotional, the ‘camera’ is placed in ways that utilize visual elements to resembles the Tiger’s stripes. The entire art exploration took us around 2 months.

Drafting out the story also took us some time. Our original intention was to not do any storyboards like what we did for our first animated short film ‘Contained’. But because we were working on a larger scale and had to show updates to David and ET, and National Art Council (NAC), we had to straddle between the usual pipeline production approach and the experimental approach. So instead of writing a script first, we storyboarded the whole film and had it piece them together into an animatic. Only after we feel comfortable with the animatic, we then work on a proper script for NAC to review. However, even then, we were mindful to not get stuck in the storyboards we did. We constantly made changes to the film. We keep adding shots and removing shots even towards the very end of the production. There were quite a few portions where we already had them colored but had to be removed because it did not fit. The ending of the film also went through changes at the very last two weeks of the production.

In all, while the original story was written by Dave Chua, the whole process of adapting his story felt like we were making a very personal film of our life. Even till today when we watch ‘The Tiger Of 142B’, we could still feel that the character in the story resembles a mini chapter of our life. We are really thankful for Dave Chua to write the story and most of all, we are thankful that Dave Chua, David Lee and ET gave us the freedom to adapt the story in anyway we want.

Words from Bani Nasuation by next new wave

Stay amateur filmmaking

 

Selamat malam kuala lumpur,

Memantau Along The One Way dari jauh itu rasanya harap-harap cemas. Sempat saya titip salam lewat Eden Junjung untuk mbak Tan Chui Mui dan festivalnya yang keren. Terimakasih untuk teman saya di Malaysia, Bebbra Mailin yang posting di fesbuk ada foto ibu bersama Alma, cucu pertamanya di katalog Sea Short Film Festival.

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Saya beruntung dibantu semua anggota keluarga. Ketika syuting, ibu saya sering berkata "yo, besok kalo mama udah meninggal, filem ini bisa jadi tinggalan mama ya le. " Ibu saya juga antusias mengikuti perkembangan pemutaran film ini. Bapak saya dalam suasana panas politik indonesia ini sering juga bertanya "kamu ada di barisan mana? Kamu ada di pihak mana?" beruntung juga saya kenal pembuatan film, jadi saya jawab dengan "aku di barisan orang-orang yang merekam peristiwa pake kamera." Dialog-dialog seperti ini dalam rumah saya yang menjadi motivasi besar membuat along the one way.

 

Dan ketika film ini jadi, saya berterimakasih pada sea short film festival telah membuat film ini punya cerita lanjutannya untuk dibawa pulang ke rumah. Terimakasih juga untuk teman-teman yang ada pada credit title film ini : yogi king, zen al ansory, lintang aulia, fauzan abusalam, jeihan angga, baskoro prasetyo. Teman-teman dan keluarga adalah modal utama.

 

Salam dari jerman.

Stay amateur filmmaking.

 

Bani nasution

 

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Words from Bani Nasuation by next new wave

Stay amateur filmmaking

 

Selamat malam kuala lumpur,

Memantau Along The One Way dari jauh itu rasanya harap-harap cemas. Sempat saya titip salam lewat Eden Junjung untuk mbak Tan Chui Mui dan festivalnya yang keren. Terimakasih untuk teman saya di Malaysia, Bebbra Mailin yang posting di fesbuk ada foto ibu bersama Alma, cucu pertamanya di katalog Sea Short Film Festival.

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Saya beruntung dibantu semua anggota keluarga. Ketika syuting, ibu saya sering berkata "yo, besok kalo mama udah meninggal, filem ini bisa jadi tinggalan mama ya le. " Ibu saya juga antusias mengikuti perkembangan pemutaran film ini. Bapak saya dalam suasana panas politik indonesia ini sering juga bertanya "kamu ada di barisan mana? Kamu ada di pihak mana?" beruntung juga saya kenal pembuatan film, jadi saya jawab dengan "aku di barisan orang-orang yang merekam peristiwa pake kamera." Dialog-dialog seperti ini dalam rumah saya yang menjadi motivasi besar membuat along the one way.

 

Dan ketika film ini jadi, saya berterimakasih pada sea short film festival telah membuat film ini punya cerita lanjutannya untuk dibawa pulang ke rumah. Terimakasih juga untuk teman-teman yang ada pada credit title film ini : yogi king, zen al ansory, lintang aulia, fauzan abusalam, jeihan angga, baskoro prasetyo. Teman-teman dan keluarga adalah modal utama.

 

Salam dari jerman.

Stay amateur filmmaking.

 

Bani nasution

 

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SeaShorts Film Festival Award Winners by next new wave

SeaShorts Award: The Tiger of 142B

A very successful adaptation with visual storytelling flair that is infused with dark humour and succinct social commentary

Henry and Harry Zhuang / Singapore / 2016 / English / 12min

A young unemployed man finds himself having difficulty in communicating with his girlfriend. As he struggles to cope with his fragile state of mind, a series of mysterious killings unsettles the residents of Block 142B.  

Director: Harry and his twins brother, Henry Zhuang, co-founded their own company Weaving Clouds, a small studio dedicated to producing animation that explore creative storytelling. They have both worked closely together on both 2D and stop-motion animation short films, always searching ways to tailor make animation to suit the story. Both brothers are also Media Education Scholarship (MES) recipient.

Producer: David Lee & Eternality Tan

SeaShorts Special Mention: Along One Way  I  Sepanjang Jalan Satu Arah

Its topic resonance with a personal touch that is playful yet urgent.

Bani Nasution / Indonesia / 2016 / Javanese / 16min

One day my mother asked me to go home. Once I got there, she asked everybody in our family to choose a governor whose religion is Islam. I refused because I disagree with her logic. But mother kept on telling me to choose one based on religion.

Director: Bani Nasution was born in Surakarta, Central Java Indonesia as the last 80’s generation. He was finished study as bachelor of art from Surakarta Institute of Art film & tv faculty. His films was screened in Fest Film Solo 2012, Ganesha Film Festival Bandung 2012, Jogja NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2013. His latest work, Along The One Way was finalist in Yogyakarta Documentary Film Festival 2016. Now, he focused on documentary filmmaking about mythology and environment in Java, Indonesia.

Producer: Bani Nasution

Next New Wave Award: Falling In Love Again  I  一號Ah May

Jacky Yeap / Malaysia / 2016 / Cantonese / 23min

A 24-year-old young boy breaks up with his girlfriend. That night, he meets a mysterious older woman, Ah May. Ah May’s resemblance to his mother piques his interest and encourages him to approach her.

Director: Jacky Yeap born at Taiping, a small town which looks like Paris, it is a peace, quiet, and slow rhythm place. Jacky moved to Sarawak to pursue his degree. In year 2015, he graduated from University Malaysia Sarawak with major in film making. When he was young, he love to watch Malaysian Drama because he felt that the environment shown in the Drama make it look “very Malaysia”. Then, he decided to visual method to capture “Malaysia” and share it with peoples around the world. Jacky has produced 4 short films, and all of them had one similarity, that is a shot showing [I Love You Lau Shu Lin] is appeared in all the films. He said, all his films must show this shot until the girl see the film.

Producer: Woon Xiao Rui

Student Films Competition Award: The Taste of Pineapple  I  黃梨的滋味

Won Jun Yap / Malaysia / 2016 / Mandarin / 22min

A girl who got pregnant accidentally with her broke up boyfriend.She felt guilty to having this life in her body.This is a story about a girl accept and forced to give up a new life in her body.

Director: Won Jun Yap is a new student director who study Drama & Visual in New Era College with passion.

Procuder: Ewan Lim

A Celebration of South East Asian Short Films! by next new wave

 #SeaShorts: Check out the complete programme list and Festival Schedule!

 

Complete Festival Schedule: http://www.nextnewwave.com.my/schedule-in-one-page/

Get invited to SeaShorts:http://www.nextnewwave.com.my/get-invited/

 

Opening Programme: FRAGMENT

1)Making Art is F**ing Hard/Kan Lume/Singapore

2)Scene 38/Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit/Thailand

3)Goodbye Phnom Penh/Kavich Neang/Cambodia

4)Satu Nota Satu Fragmen/U-Wei Bin Haji Saari/Malaysia

5)Ang Araw Bago Ang Wakas/Lav Diaz/Philippines

6)Umbilical/Wseley Leon Aroozoo/Singapore

7)Rain/Phan Dang Di/Vietnam

8)Kabus/Sherman Ong/Singapore

9)Serpong/Lucky Kuswandi/Indonesia

10)The Beautiful Losers/Tan Chui Mui/Malaysia

 

SeaShorts Competition: SEA Competition 1

1)Wutt Yone/Wera Aung/Myammar

2)ตื้น/Thanut Rujitanont/Thailand

3)Sepanjang Jalan Satu Arah/Bani Nasution/Indonesia

4)Đêm huyền diệu/Trần Ngọc Khuyên/Vietnam

 

SeaShorts Competition: SEA Competition 2

1)Bunga dan Tembok/Eden Junjung/Indonesia

2)Forest of Copper Columns/Russell Adam Morton/Singapore

3)After Nonoy Estarte, a certain Orpheus, and those flowers in Dahilayan that accompanied this other sense they told me about/John Torres/Philippines

4)A Little Tiger/Nutthapon Rakkhatham/Thailand

 

SeaShorts Competition: SEA Competition 3

1)The Tiger of 142B/Henry and Harry Zhuang/Singapore

2)AMELIS/Dery Prananda/Indonesia

3)Strnge Plce/Chloe Yap Mun Ee/Malaysia

4)Pangreh/Harvan Agustriansyah/Indonesia

 

SeaShorts Competition: SEA Competition 4

1)Kung Wala Nang Tulad Natin/Sam Manacsa/Philippines

2)Ghost/Worapoj Inlao/Thailand

3)Lan, Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat/Nho Huynh Cong/Vietnam

4)Demos/Danaya Chulphuthiphong/Thailand

 

SeaShorts Competition: SEA Competition 5

1)阿尼/Rina B. TSOU/Phillipines

2)Mao Shan Wang/Khym Fong/Singapore

3)Raksa Dindaen/Sorayos Prapapan/Thailand

4)Kisah Di Hari Minggu/Adi Marsono/Indonesia

 

Next New Wave Competition: NNW Competition 1

1)老師在那裡/Tham Wai Fook/Malaysia

2)Doctrine of True Love/Chloe Yap Mun Ee/Malaysia

3)紅白喜事/Sim Seng Hing/Malaysia

 

Next New Wave Competition: NNW Competition 2

1)Aman Nak Besar?/Affendi Azizan/Malaysia

2)The Wheel/Alison Khor/Malaysia

3)一號 Ah May/Jacky Yeap/Malaysia

4)黃梨的滋味/Won Jun Yap/Malaysia

 

Next New Wave Competition: NNW Competition 3

1)十八彎/Tham Wai Fook/Malaysia

2)1304公里:蘇門答臘女孩/Lim Han Loong/Malaysia

3)Strnge Plce/Chloe Yap Mun Ee/Malaysia

 

From Sea to Sea: Southeast Asian Programme 1

1)Plateau/Png Hui Min/Singapore

2)More Varnishing Children/Abdul Zainidi/Brunei

3)Let There Be Peace/Thavisub Kamphoumee/Laos

4)On the Origin of Fear/Bayu Prihantoro Filemon/Indonesia

 

From Sea to Sea: Southeast Asian Programme 2

1)Rice/Sothea Ines/Cambodia

2)Men without Women looking for BananaFish, Girl without Cat telling her Story/CHENG Thim Kian/Malaysia

3)Eclipse/Jarrold Chong/Singapore

4)AIM/Aroonakorn Pick/Thailand

 

From Sea to Sea: Southeast Asian Programme 3

1)Without Mindfulness/N.Bouasy/Laos

2)Kong Bei/Kavich Neang/Cambodia

3)Viva Viva Escolta/Janus Victoria/Philippines

4)凍/Nelicia Low/Singapore

 

From Sea to Sea: Southeast Asian Programme 4

1)300 Seconds/Palinya Xayamongkhoun/Laos

2)Falling/Tang Kang Sheng/Singapore

3)Yes Mami!/Carl Chavez/Philippines

4)Cambodia 2099/Davy Chou/Cambodia

 

Special Programme: 3 Girls

1)麵包女孩/Charlotte Lim Lay Kuen/Malaysia

2)Kak Laila/Gan Siong King/Malaysia

3)尼雅的門/Lau Kek Huat/Malaysia

 

Student Films Competition 1

1)Kakek/Izzat Sahar/Malaysia

2)The Forgotten/Dia Zaiem/Syria

3)黃梨的滋味/Won Jun Yap/Malaysia

4)Potong/Tina Yusof/Malaysia

 

Student Films Competition 2

1)心湖/Lim Siong Wai/Malaysia

2)Anak Malaysia/Khor Zhen Yee/Malaysia

3)Akar Pula/Daniel Cheang/Malaysia

4)Bunga Raya/Annie Ma/Malaysia

 

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia - Southeast Asian Programme

1)The Cat and The Orange Seeds/Nguyen Le Hoang Viet/Vietnam

2)NINE/Wanichaya Phraeunya & Chawalit Kaewmanee/Thailand

3)To School/Soe Moe Aung/Myammar

4)Rozita Binti Roslan/Taufiq Kamal/Malaysia

5)Ways of Seeing/Jerrold Chong/Singapore

6)For Ofelia/Christopher de las Alas/Philippones

7)FRIEND/Yandy Laurens/Indonesia

 

Omnibus: Letter From The South

1)此時此刻/Aditya Assarat/Thailand

2)薄餅/Royston Tan/Singapore

3)安老衣/Midi Z/Myanmar

4)新新熊貓/Sun Koh/Singapore

5)馬六甲夜話/Tan Chui Mui/Malaysia

6)行在水上/Tsai Ming Liang/Malaysia

 

S-Express 1: INDONESIA Programme

1)Sinampura/Putu Okar/Indonesia

2)Udhar/Tunggul Banjaransari/Indonesia

3)Jagawana/Svetlana Dea/Indonesia

4)Neng Kene Aku Ngenteni Koe/Jeihan Angga/Indonesia

 

S-Express 2: MALAYSIA Programme

1)Night Without Light/Safwan Salleh/Malaysia

2)Spotlight/Chan Teik Quan/Malaysia

3)(?)'s Gaze/Chloe Yap Mun Ee/Malaysia

4)Rubik/Aiman Aliff/Malaysia

5)Aurelie's Garden/Qistina Ruslan/Malaysia

6)Diari Kuala Lumpur/Shobaan Pillay/Malaysia

7)信花/Nadira Ilana/Malaysia

8)Highway/Aw See Wee/Malaysia

9)RM10/Emir Ezwan/Malaysia

 

S-Express 3: Myanmar Programme

1)Chasing Roses/Kriz Chan Nyein/Myanmar

2)Missing/Khin/Myanmar

3)Mrauk Oo Story/Aung Min & Than Kyaw Htay/Myanmar

4)The Special One/Lamin Oo/Myanmar

 

S-Express 4: Philippines Progamme

1)Wawa/Anj Macalanda/Philippines

2)May Dinadala/Giancarlo Abrahan/Philippines

3)Junilyn Has/Carlo Manatad/Philippines

4)Sanctissima/Kenneth Lim Dagatan/Philippines

 

S-Express 5: Singapore Programme

1)The Tiger of 142B/Henry and Harry Zhuang/Singapore

2)Soulik/Chiang Wei Liang/Singapore

3)Forrest of Copper Columns/Russell Marton/Singapore

4)The Great Escape/Tan Wei Keong/Singapore

5)Coming Attractions/Ting Min-Wei/Singapore

 

S-Express 6: Thailand Programme

1)Rose Moon and The Missing Sun/Thulyawat Sajjatheerakul/ Thailand

2)Prince Johnny/Patradol Kitcharoen/Thailand

3)Glowstick/Paphawee Jinnasith/Thailand

4)Dreamscape/Wattanapume/Thailand

 

S-Express 7: Vietnam Programme

1)Vi/Le Bao/Vietnam

2)Đêm huyền diệu/Tran Ngoc Khuyen/Vietnam

 

R.AGE : Documentary Journalism for the Digital Age

1)Predator in my Phone/Chen Yih Wen & Elroi Yee & Samantha Chow/Malaysia

2)The Curse of Serawan/Elroi Yee/Malaysia

3)She ain't heavy, She is my brother/Chen Yih Wen/Malaysia

4)Nembiak Negri Minyak: The Boys of Oil City/Chen Yih Wen/Malaysia

5)The Men who Carry Thaipusam/Elroi Yee/Malaysia

 

The BMW Shorties Showcase

1)草案/Chua Dick Woei/Malaysia

2)Pejam Pelik/Mohd Khairul Azri/Malaysia

3)Tuck/Gordon Ling/Malaysia

4)Gigi/Audrie Yeo/Malaysia

5)Hawa/Tan Ce Ding/Malaysia

6)32°C 深夜KK/Tan Seng Kiat/Malaysia

 

The Beginning of Something by next new wave

Words from Tan Chui Mui, Festival Director of SeaShorts

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I started making short films after watching Amir Muhammad’s “6 Shorts”. The compilations of 6 short films have something so playful and reflective, it gave me an itch to grab a camera and do something. And each time I saw a short film by a fellow filmmakers, people nearby, like Royston Tan from Singapore, Edwin from Indonesia and Aditya Assarat from Thailand, it makes me want to make film. I have a shock when I first saw Edwin’s A Very Slow Breakfast in 2004, I realised there are so many things I still had not tried before!

Time and again you hear someone shouts, “Le Cinéma est mort!”

But again and again, we are seeing proofs that cinema is still alive and living well, and kicking strong. Especially short films.

It is especially short films that show us cinema is still young and curious.

I will say short film has the spirit of the beginning of cinema. Short films is something to be celebrated.

 

I remember the first ever short film festival I attended, I was 27, year 2005. My short film A Tree in Tanjung Malim was in competition. I went to a small German town all by myself.

It was the legendary Oberhausen Short Film Festival. I heard Wim Wenders smoked his first cigarette here, he was 17. Maybe not 17, or maybe not Wim Wender, but another well known German filmmaker.

Nevertheless, it is a way to tell people that Oberhausen is the world oldest short film festival. And famous filmmakers got inspired here when they were teenager. That always impressed people.

I had already been to a few international film festival before that, most important one was Rotterdam International Film Festival. In Rotterdam, there were so many cinemas showing so many films with so many audiences. I was overwhelmed.

Oberhausen was very different. All the films was just shown in this one single building. And there are showing only short films. And when I realized some of them just making a living by making short films, it opens up a door for me, and I took a good look inside.

It was a very important experience for me. I made a life changing decision. No, it was not picking up my first cigarette. I decided to quit my job and become a full time filmmaker.

That was what happened when I visited a short film festival for the first time.

I don’t know what will happen from you coming to this film festival.

What are you going to experience here? We are showing you more than 100 short films, from cinema auteur like Tsai Ming Liang, Lav Diaz, Aditya Assarat, John Torress, and new auteur like Davy Chou, up and coming filmmakers like Kavich Neang, Rina Tsou, to filmmakers that are still studying in the school, like Chloe Yap.

You will have a chance to meet the filmmakers, the curators, the juries, and have passionate discussion about films.

If you are crazy, you can take the challenge to watch 100 short films in SeaShorts. where you will be locked up in a room and we will give you food and drinks during short breaks. Yes, you can watch all 100 short films in 3 days.

Isn’t that great?

Opening Programme: FRAGMENT by next new wave

Introducing 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)  

Introducing 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)  

Meet the Next New Wave Jury! by next new wave

For the Next New Wave Award, we've invited Shanjhey Kumar Perumal (Malaysia), Sharifah Amani Syed Zainal Rashid Al-Yahya(Malaysia) and Aditya Assarat(Thailand) as our jury member for Next New Wave Competition.

Get to know them better here!

Shanjhey Kumar Perumal

Shanjhey Kumar Perumal has 10 years of experience in the creative media industry as Director/Writer. He obtained a degree in Communication majoring in ‘Film & Broadcasting’ from USM. He does TV shows for a living and short films & documentaries for passion. His short film ‘Thaipoosam’ screened in the 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2006. He won Grand Prize in BMW Shorties Malaysia 2009 for his ‘Machai’ short film entry. Another short film of his, ‘Jagat’ won Best Cinematography in the International Toronto Tamil Film Festival 2011. His documentary, ’The Day That River Ran Red’, won Jury Award in Freedom Film Festival Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur 2013. His debut feature film, ‘Jagat’ (2015), won Best Malaysian Picture for the year 2016. ‘Jagat’ is now being screened in International Film Festivals.

Shanjhey Kumar Perumal has 10 years of experience in the creative media industry as Director/Writer. He obtained a degree in Communication majoring in ‘Film & Broadcasting’ from USM.

He does TV shows for a living and short films & documentaries for passion. His short film ‘Thaipoosam’ screened in the 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2006. He won Grand Prize in BMW Shorties Malaysia 2009 for his ‘Machai’ short film entry. Another short film of his, ‘Jagat’ won Best Cinematography in the International Toronto Tamil Film Festival 2011.

His documentary, ’The Day That River Ran Red’, won Jury Award in Freedom Film Festival Southeast Asia, Kuala Lumpur 2013. His debut feature film, ‘Jagat’ (2015), won Best Malaysian Picture for the year 2016. ‘Jagat’ is now being screened in International Film Festivals.

Sharifah Amani

Sharifah Amani binti Syed Zainal Rashid Al-Yahya is a Malaysian actress. She is the best known for her role as Orked in the 2005 film of Sepet and Gubra. Amani is of Malay-Chinese-Arab-Bengali parentage and speaks fluent English,Malay and some Hindi. She is passionate about acting and films.She has been involved in many different aspects of film making. She was an assistant director for Ahmad's last feature film Talentime (TIFF 2009). She has also directed Sangkar, Kampung Bangsar and Eve. Amani has also starred in a Japanese film, Redemption Night (2013), directed by Takato Hosoi.She has been invited to and attended international film festivals in Hawaii, Singapore, Taipei, Bangkok, Paris and Mexico.

Sharifah Amani binti Syed Zainal Rashid Al-Yahya is a Malaysian actress. She is the best known for her role as Orked in the 2005 film of Sepet and Gubra. Amani is of Malay-Chinese-Arab-Bengali parentage and speaks fluent English,Malay and some Hindi. She is passionate about acting and films.She has been involved in many different aspects of film making. She was an assistant director for Ahmad's last feature film Talentime (TIFF 2009). She has also directed Sangkar, Kampung Bangsar and Eve. Amani has also starred in a Japanese film, Redemption Night (2013), directed by Takato Hosoi.She has been invited to and attended international film festivals in Hawaii, Singapore, Taipei, Bangkok, Paris and Mexico.

Aditya Assarat

Aditya Assarat was the first recipient of the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative which gave him the chance to apprentice with the director Mira Nair. In 2007, his debut feature Wonderful Town won the New Currents Award from the Busan Film Festival and the Tiger Award from the Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2013, he served as the directing mentor for the Asian Film Academy. Aditya also serves as a producer for other young filmmakers. He produced Eternity, debut feature of Sivaroj Kongsakul, which won Tiger Award in Rotterdam Film Festival 2011, and 36, debut feature of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, won New Currents Award at the Busan Film Festival in 2012. In 2013, he produced Nawapol’s follow-up Mary is Happy. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival and became the highest grossing independent Thai film of the year.

Aditya Assarat was the first recipient of the Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative which gave him the chance to apprentice with the director Mira Nair. In 2007, his debut feature Wonderful Town won the New Currents Award from the Busan Film Festival and the Tiger Award from the Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2013, he served as the directing mentor for the Asian Film Academy.

Aditya also serves as a producer for other young filmmakers. He produced Eternity, debut feature of Sivaroj Kongsakul, which won Tiger Award in Rotterdam Film Festival 2011, and 36, debut feature of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, won New Currents Award at the Busan Film Festival in 2012. In 2013, he produced Nawapol’s follow-up Mary is Happy. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival and became the highest grossing independent Thai film of the year.

Click the Next New Wave Award Trailer! by next new wave

10 short films will compete for Next New Wave Award!

Catch up all the MADE-IN-MALAYSIAN films in Next New Wave competition!

Mark down your calendar and join our SeaShorts Film Festival, May 11-14 2017 in Jalan Panggong, Kuala Lumpur.

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The story started in year 2000 - 2001... by next new wave

 ”It’s really been a long time. I think Yuni , Amir and me met in Sarawak Millennium Film Festival in Kuching and then on the bus to somewhere, Yuni started to ask if we should curate film from our country since on a regular basis since we knew very little about films from our neighbour countries. So it is start from 3 countries, Singapore Malaysia and Thailand.
— Chalida Uabumrungjit
SeaShorts Jury

In 2000 - 2001, Yuni Hadi, Chalida Uamburungjit and Amir Muhammad started a collaboration called S-Express.

When asked about how the collaboration started, Yuni responded, "Oh no, so long ago. I think Chalida, Amir and I had discussed doing something together as curators, to have closer working ties and also to promote the short films from our countries on a regular basis. It may seem strange but at that time, it was a pretty novel idea with not much being done on the grassroots community level."

Chalida recalled, "It's really been a long time. I think Yuni , Amir and me met in Sarawak Millennium Film Festival in Kuching and then on the bus to somewhere, Yuni started to ask if we should curate film from our country since on a regular basis since we knew very little about films from our neighbour countries. So it is start from 3 countries, Singapore Malaysia and Thailand.

Then We met Alexis sometimes after that when he learn about it, he would like to bring Phillipines in. Then I went to another trip in Italy and I share room with Tintin Wulia so we chitchat about it and Tintin would like to bring Indonesia in since she was showing short film under Minikino at that time. And then Maggie come along with Chinese(not only China) short film at some point. In each country have their own organisation but in Thailand, it is always with Thai Short Film and Video Festival. "

 

S-Express is an annual exchange of short film in Southeast Asia. S-Express Short Film Program has been running yearly since 2001, was initiated by Yuni Hadi (Substation, Singapore), Amir Muhammad (Malaysian Shorts), and Chalida Uabumrungjit (Thai Film Foundation). A Regional short films program exchange presenting the most outstanding short films production in each countries involved.

 

Meet the SeaShorts Jury! by next new wave

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Amir Muhammad (Malaysia)

Amir started making films in Malaysia back in year 2000. His curation of Malaysian Short Films (screened every 3 months during the period between 2000 - 2008) was an important platform for young independent filmmakers. He is a Malaysian writer, publisher and occasional movie-maker. His films and documentaries have been shown in many international film festivals includingSundance and Berlin. Two of them, THE LAST COMMUNIST and VILLAGE PEOPLE RADIO SHOW, are banned in Malaysia. He set up Matahari Books in 2007 to publish non-fiction and film-related books on Malaysia, which has published over 100 novels in its first 4 years. His current documentary ‘VOYAGE TO TERRENGGANU’ (Kisah Pelayaran ke Terengganu) has been screened at Freedom Film Festival 2016, Singapore International Film Festival 2016, Jogja Asian Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2017, and Salaya Doc 2017.

Amir started making films in Malaysia back in year 2000. His curation of Malaysian Short Films (screened every 3 months during the period between 2000 - 2008) was an important platform for young independent filmmakers. He is a Malaysian writer, publisher and occasional movie-maker.

His films and documentaries have been shown in many international film festivals includingSundance and Berlin. Two of them, THE LAST COMMUNIST and VILLAGE PEOPLE RADIO SHOW, are banned in Malaysia. He set up Matahari Books in 2007 to publish non-fiction and film-related books on Malaysia, which has published over 100 novels in its first 4 years.

His current documentary ‘VOYAGE TO TERRENGGANU’ (Kisah Pelayaran ke Terengganu) has been screened at Freedom Film Festival 2016, Singapore International Film Festival 2016, Jogja Asian Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival 2017, and Salaya Doc 2017.

Wahyuni Hadi (Singapore)

Yuni is a film producer and curator known for her promotion of Singapore cinema. She specializes in the management of film & media projects, and oversees the Objectifs Films label. Her career began in the visual arts and she has since worked as Senior Programme Manager (Film) at The Substation and Commissioning Editor at Mediacorp TV12. She also co-founded Fly By Night Video Challenge with filmmaker Tan Pin Pin in 2003. In 2008-2009, she headed the Singapore International Film Festival as festival director. Yuni was a Co-Producer of Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo (winner of the Camera d’Or at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and winner of four Golden Horse Awards including Best Feature Film). She rejoined the festival as Executive Director in 2014. In 2010 she was recognized as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in Female Magazine and in 2014 as one of Singapore Women’s Weekly “Great Women of Our Time” in 2014. Yuni was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship 2016 and selected as the 2016 United Technologies Corporation Fellow. She holds an M.A in Arts Management from Lasalle College of the Arts.

Yuni is a film producer and curator known for her promotion of Singapore cinema.

She specializes in the management of film & media projects, and oversees the Objectifs Films label. Her career began in the visual arts and she has since worked as Senior Programme Manager (Film) at The Substation and Commissioning Editor at Mediacorp TV12.

She also co-founded Fly By Night Video Challenge with filmmaker Tan Pin Pin in 2003. In 2008-2009, she headed the Singapore International Film Festival as festival director. Yuni was a Co-Producer of Anthony Chen’s Ilo Ilo (winner of the Camera d’Or at the 66th Cannes Film Festival and winner of four Golden Horse Awards including Best Feature Film). She rejoined the festival as Executive Director in 2014.

In 2010 she was recognized as one of the 50 Most Inspiring Women in Female Magazine and in 2014 as one of Singapore Women’s Weekly “Great Women of Our Time” in 2014.

Yuni was awarded the Eisenhower Fellowship 2016 and selected as the 2016 United Technologies Corporation Fellow. She holds an M.A in Arts Management from Lasalle College of the Arts.

Chalida Uabumrungjit (Thailand)

Chalida Uabumrungjit graduated in film from Thammasat University and film archiving from University of East Anglia,UK.She is one of the founding members of Thai Short Film and Video Festival which she served as Festival Director since 1997. She also programmes for Salaya Documentary Film Festival and Silent Film Festival in Thailand. She coordinated programmes of Thai films for various international festivals and also involve in making a number of experimental films and documentaries. She is also one of the selection commitee of AND (Asian Network of Documentary) . She is one of the advocate for independent films and film preservation in Thailand. Currently she works as Deputy Director of the Film Archive, Thailand.

Chalida Uabumrungjit graduated in film from Thammasat University and film archiving from University of East Anglia,UK.She is one of the founding members of Thai Short Film and Video Festival which she served as Festival Director since 1997. She also programmes for Salaya Documentary Film Festival and Silent Film Festival in Thailand.

She coordinated programmes of Thai films for various international festivals and also involve in making a number of experimental films and documentaries. She is also one of the selection commitee of AND (Asian Network of Documentary) . She is one of the advocate for independent films and film preservation in Thailand. Currently she works as Deputy Director of the Film Archive, Thailand.

They will select the best southeast asian short film during the festival, May 11-14, 2017!

Trailer of SeaShorts Competition is release! by next new wave

20 short films will compete for SeaShorts Award!

Mark down your calendar and join our SeaShorts Film Festival, May 11-14 2017 in Jalan Panggong, Kuala Lumpur.

Let's SeaShorts!

 

10 Films competes for Next New Wave Award! by next new wave

#SeaShorts: 10 short films will compete for the Next New Wave Award!

1. A FLOWER'S EYES (老師在那裡) / Tham Wai Fook
2. DOCTRINE OF TRUE LOVE / Chloe Yap Mun Ee
3. FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN (一號AH MAY) / Jacky Yeap
4. JOYOUS OF RED AND WHITE (紅白喜事) / Sim Seng Hing
5. REVIVAL (十八彎) / Tham Wai Fook
6. STRNGE PLCE / Chloe Yap Mun Ee
7. THE TASTE OF PINEAPPLE (黃梨的滋味) / Won Jun Yap
8. THE WHEEL / Alison Khor
9. WHEN IT'S TIME TO GROW UP (AMAN NAK BESAR?) / Affendi Azizan
10. 1304KM: GIRL FROM SUMATRA (1304公里:蘇門答臘女孩) / Lim Han Loong

From the selection committee:

"An eclectic mixed of stories and filmmaking approaches that reinforced my hope for young budding voices in Malaysia. These films, in my view, feature timely stories that genuinely capture fragmented moments relevant to us." - Yow Chong Lee

 

 

"In Malaysia, and across the world, we are inundated with the doctrine of “innovation,” a term that offers little beyond decorating the word “new” with illusions of commerce. Malaysian film and television will only develop within a film culture that encourages people to make and watch independent films in addition to those in mainstream cinemas. The independent films here nominated for the Next New Wave award offer representations of everyday stories about people across Malaysia and Southeast Asia, and they also invite new hopes of what we might be able to see next." -Charles Leary

 

 

 

Read here to know more about the selected 10 films for the Next New Wave Competition: http://nextnewwave.squarespace.com/next-new-wave-award

What is happening in the office? #SeaShorts by next new wave

#SeaShorts: Two of our interns, Chan Teik Quan and Syukri A. Rahim, also our in-house designers, stressing out on their workloads.

#SeaShorts: Two of our interns, Chan Teik Quan and Syukri A. Rahim, also our in-house designers, stressing out on their workloads.

It is not easy to make a film festival, especially when there are less than 10 people in the team.

22 days till #SeaShorts Film Festival!

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20 Selections for the SEAShorts Award! by next new wave

20 short films will compete for the SeaShorts Award!

1. A Little Tiger / Nutthapon Rakkhatham / Thailand
2. After Nonoy Estarte, a certain Orpheus, and those flowers in Dahilayan that accompanied this other sense they told me about / John Torres / Philippines
3. Along The One Way (Sepanjang Jalan Satu Arah) / Bani Nasution / Indonesia
4. AMELIS / Dery Prananda / Indonesia
5. Arnie (阿尼) / Rina B. TSOU / Philippines
6. Demos / Danaya Chulphuthiphong / Thailand
7. Fat Boy Never Slim (Raksa Dindaen) / Sorayos Prapapan / Thailand
8. Flowers in the Wall (Bunga dan Tembok) / Eden Junjung / Indonesia
9. Forest of Copper Columns / Russell Adam Morton / Singapore
10. Ghost / Worapoj Inlao / Thailand
11. If People Such as We Cease to Exist (Kung Wala Nang Tulad Natin) / Sam Manacsa / Philippines
12. Lan happy birthday (Lan, chuc mung sinh nhat) / Nho Huynh Cong / Vietnam
13. Magical Night (Đêm huyền diệu) / Trần Ngọc Khuyên / Vietnam
14. Mao Shan Wang / Khym Fong / Singapore
15. Strnge Plce / Chloe Yap Mun Ee / Malaysia
16. Sunday Story (Kisah Di Hari Minggu) / Adi Marsono / Indonesia
17. TEUN (ตื้น ) / Thanut Rujitanont / Thailand
18. The Robe (Wutt Yone) / We Ra Aung / Myammar
19. The Silent Mob (Pangreh) / Harvan Agustriansyah / Indonesia
20. The Tiger of 142B / Henry and Harry Zhuang / Singapore

Read here to know more about the selected 20 films for the SeaShorts Competition: http://www.nextnewwave.com.my/programme-seashorts-competiti…

Join us as we celebrate Southeast Asian cinema at #SeaShorts.

Join our #SeaShorts Volunteer Programme! by next new wave

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This coming 11th - 14th May 2017, we are having our very first short film festival #SeaShorts where we will be presenting 100+ short films from 10 Southeast Asian countries. Our main focus for this festival is to involve the filmmaking community and as such, would like to invite you to join the film festival as part of our Volunteer Programme.

Overview of the Volunteer Programme:

SeaShorts Film Festival was created to celebrate Southeast Asian cinema through the short film medium amongst our young Malaysian filmmakers. We do this by inviting our neighbouring film curators and film enthusiasts to our backyard and by asking them to share with us their stories and filmmaking ways in the region. 

Our Volunteer Programme is to encourage as many young film students and fellow filmmakers as possible to be part of this celebration, to facilitate them in getting to know our neighbours better through their stories and filmmaking culture. You can be part of this celebration by volunteering with SeaShorts as a:

a) Venue Volunteer: Provide assistance at our venue registration counters, with crowd control and general enquiries from film festival attendees regarding venues/screenings. With 2 venues in operation, this is where the majority of support is required. We will need you to love film, enjoy working in a team, be a clear communicator and be able to think quickly on your feet.

b) Technical Volunteer: Assist the Technical Manager in ensuring the film screenings run smoothly with minimal technical glitches at specified venue. This position includes (but is not limited to) ensuring the projector and screening equipment run smoothly. We will need you to be punctual, technically well versed with using a laptop, film formats and screening equipment (such as setting up a projector) and count it a bonus on our part if you're familiar with sound mixing. 

c) Hospitality Volunteer: Our film festival guests include jury members and programmers who are film curators from all over Southeast Asia, corporate sponsors and government agencies, local filmmakers, film academicians and critics. As the main task of the Hospitality Team is to ensure that all film festival guests are well taken-care of, this will include (though not limited to) picking up our guests from the airport, helping our guests with their hotel check-in, ensuring they arrive safely at the venue screenings, helping our guests familiarise themselves with the area around the festival and assisting with general enquiries from our guests and festival attendees. This can be quite a task so we will need you to be courteous, a clear communicator, punctual, a team-player, able to think quickly on your feet and conscientious to our guests' needs (sometimes even before our guests are aware themselves!). 

d) Festival Photographer: We would like to document SeaShorts as comprehensively as possible and would need all events such as our screenings, panel discussions, evening gatherings/parties photographed. We will need you to know how to use a digital camera well, preferable have your own camera so that you are able to take photographs comfortably, able to capture moments effectively, be able to blend in with the crowd and not stand out.

e) Writer/Instagram-er/Facebook-er/Twitter-er(?): SeaShorts garners support mostly through social media platforms. We do this by sharing news and write-ups about our festival as much as we can through our own page and partners' pages. You can help us share the SeaShorts love by writing up or sharing photos about the festival through your chosen social media platform. We will need you to love film, be savvy with Online and Social Media, familiar with hashtags, write relatively fluently in your chosen language (Chinese/Eng/Malay/Random-Language-you-decided-to-take-in-university-as-an-elective) and love spreading the word.

How to apply:

1. Read
Read and familiarise yourself with the different Volunteer Roles above. 

2. Apply
Decide on the position you would like to apply for and fill up our Application form (link below). Let us know which position you are interested in through the form.

3. Interview
After we have reviewed your application and find that your interests and our festival's needs are a good fit, we will then email you to set up an interview. Please note that applying to the SeaShorts Volunteer Programme does not immediately guarantee that you will be accepted as a Volunteer automatically.

4. Training
Once we have confirmed your position as a volunteer, we will then have a training session before the Festival (this will depend on the role that you have applied for).

5. Festival!
Looking forward to working together for SeaShorts and meeting our fellow filmmaking community!

We're excited about the SeaShorts Volunteer Programme and look forward to meeting you - APPLY NOW! 

Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/kidVcaSIeouFHoN42 and the deadline for application is 25th April 2017, by 11:59pm.

Let's #SeaShorts!,
The SeaShorts Team

Meet the Selection Committee for The #SeaShorts Award! by next new wave

The Selection Committee for the SeaShorts Award is a line-up of S-Express curators from Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. Get to know them better here. And we will be announcing the top 20 finalists of the SeaShorts Award soon!

#SeaShorts: “…the finalist looks promising and fun to watch!” - Sanchai Chotirosseranee (Thailand)

#SeaShorts: “…the finalist looks promising and fun to watch!” - Sanchai Chotirosseranee (Thailand)

Sanchai Chotirosseranee holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University, Thailand, and a Master of Arts in Film Studies from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Film Archive (Public Organisation), Thailand. He takes charge of supervising the administration department, strategy and planning department, and the Thai Film Institute. He is also one of the programmers of the Thai Short Film and Video Festival, Salaya International Documentary Film Festival and Silent Film Festival in Thailand. 

#SeaShorts: “…such a poetic and atmospheric film. i like how the different scenes all weave in together quite lyrically…” - Leong Pui Yee (Singapore)

#SeaShorts: “…such a poetic and atmospheric film. i like how the different scenes all weave in together quite lyrically…” - Leong Pui Yee (Singapore)

Leong Pui Yee is responsible for the film programme and projects at Objectifs, as well as films under the Objectifs Films label. She heads film programming for core events at Objectifs such as Watch Local, Women in Film, Stories That Matter, and the Asian Film Focus. In addition, she has managed film events such as the Singapore Short Film Awards, ciNE65 Short Film Competition and the Fly By Night Video Challenge. She is also the Programme Manager (Short Films) for the 2014-6 Singapore International Film Festival. An occasional zine artist, Puiyee has taken part in the 2013 Tokyo Art Book Fair and Print Lab: Art and Design publication exhibition under Grey Projects. Pui Yee graduated with a diploma in Arts Management from Lasalle College of the Arts.

#SeaShorts: “…What makes this film interesting is the way the director placed himself in a very uncomfortable situation. He managed to challenge himself into exploring a difficult, personal, political issue…” - Fransiska Prihadi (Indonesia)

#SeaShorts: “…What makes this film interesting is the way the director placed himself in a very uncomfortable situation. He managed to challenge himself into exploring a difficult, personal, political issue…” - Fransiska Prihadi (Indonesia)

Fransiska Prihadi is the programme director of MINIKINO, an independent organisation based in Bali that run all year round screenings & discussions; directing Indonesia Raja program since 2015 (an annual short film programme exchange between cities in Indonesia) and workshop focusing on short films and annual international short film festival Minikino Film Week (mark your calendar 3rd Minikino Film Week, Bali, 7-14 October 2017). She’s also an architect, an entrepreneur in out of school learning & film appreciation.

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What are we up to? #SeaShorts by next new wave

#SeaShorts: Typography for our poster.

#SeaShorts: Typography for our poster.

It has been hectic here in our office. We are currently finalizing the poster design for SeaShorts Film Festival. Our poster designer, Chan Teik Quan, who is also an intern in Next New Wave, used interesting materials for his poster design: fish scales and black ink! The poster for SeaShorts Film Festival will be out real soon!

#SeaShorts: One of the materials used for SeaShorts' poster: fish scales!

#SeaShorts: One of the materials used for SeaShorts' poster: fish scales!

#SeaShorts: Planning on the layout and pagination of the booklet.

#SeaShorts: Planning on the layout and pagination of the booklet.

We are also planning on the layout of the booklet to estimate the number of pages for the booklet. Sticky notes were pasted on the wall in our office for booklet layout planning. We also used booklets of past film festivals from all over the world as reference.

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Annoucement of #SeaShorts Competition by next new wave

#SeaShorts: We've received a total number of 265 submissions for SEA Competition!

#SeaShorts: We've received a total number of 265 submissions for SEA Competition!

#SeaShorts: Submission for SEA Competition is now closed.

Thank you for submitting your short films to the 1st SeaShorts Film Festival. We've received a total number of 265 submissions for the competition!

We are pleased to have Fransiska Prihadi (Indonesia), Sanchai Chotirosseranee (Thailand)
and Leong Pui Yee (Singapore) as our Selection Committee to help us choose the best 20 short films out of the 265 films submitted as our finalists for the SeaShorts Award.

The SeaShorts Award is not the only in-competition category at this year's SeaShorts Festival - we will be announcing shortly a second in-competition category.

*The SeaShorts Award is given to the best short film selected from the work of South East Asian directors.

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