2nd SeaShorts Film Festival to be held in George Town, Penang / by next new wave

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Next New Wave announces its second annual SeaShorts film festival to be held from August 1st to 5th in partnership with George Town Festival, Penang. 

During the 5 days of the festival, there will be a screening of special programs, notably S-Express, an annual collaboration of short film programs from 8 participating countries (Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam) and is an insight to the developments of filmmaking in the region. 

SeaShorts will also feature short films by Southeast Asian filmmakers such as Garin Nugroho, Riri Riza, Liew Seng Tat, Edwin, Pimpaka Towira, and Zai Kuning. 

Last year, the festival screened 118 short films from 10 Southeast Asian countries, with audiences mainly consisting of film curators and filmmakers. The films are from Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Brunei, Laos and Malaysia.

 

  Film screening during SeaShorts. The audience was mainly international curators and filmmakers.

Film screening during SeaShorts. The audience was mainly international curators and filmmakers.

  SeaShorts is small but international. The festival guests came from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei and Japan. 

SeaShorts is small but international. The festival guests came from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei and Japan. 

  Yuni Hadi shared her experience as festival director of Singapore International Film Festival. A panel with film festival directors from different Southeast Asian countries: from left to right, Thaidi from Wathann Film Festival Myanmar, Yuni Hadi, Amir Muhammad the moderator, Fransiska Prihadi   from Minikino Film Festival Bali, Calida from Thai Short Film and Video Film Festival.

Yuni Hadi shared her experience as festival director of Singapore International Film Festival. A panel with film festival directors from different Southeast Asian countries: from left to right, Thaidi from Wathann Film Festival Myanmar, Yuni Hadi, Amir Muhammad the moderator, Fransiska Prihadi from Minikino Film Festival Bali, Calida from Thai Short Film and Video Film Festival.

  Panel with the jury members of the Next New Wave Competition, Shanjhey Kumar Perumal, Sharifah Amani and Aditya Assarat, moderated by Umapagan. 

Panel with the jury members of the Next New Wave Competition, Shanjhey Kumar Perumal, Sharifah Amani and Aditya Assarat, moderated by Umapagan. 

The festival is currently calling for submission of short films from all Southeast Asian countries. 20 Southeast Asian short film entries will be selected by notable film curators for the SeaShorts Competition, and 10 Malaysian short film entries will be selected for Next New Wave Competition. The Juries of SeaShorts will be announced in April.