Asian Film Focus 2017 | Dialogue Session: Shorts are Hot! The Role of Short Films in the Film Landscape


Shorts are Hot! The Role of Short Films in the Film Landscape

Short films are known to be a launch pad for new filmmakers. The short film format not only allows filmmakers to hone their craft but to also experiment with form. The format is currently thriving - more people are creating short films, and there are more platforms for these works to reach wider audiences. From film festivals to the Internet, how have short films and their role evolved over the years? How important are they in the current film landscape?

Panellists: Supriya Suri, Truong Que Chi, Lai Weijie, Adar Ng

Moderated by: Leong Puiyee (Film Manager, Objectifs)


About the Asian Film Focus

The Asian Film Focus promotes the creation and appreciation of independent films from the region. It is dedicated to the short film genre, cinema’s most democratic and expressive form. Each year, we work with the foremost film programmers in Asia to bring audiences exciting gems from different countries, with a different theme each time. Through screenings, panel discussions, and networking sessions, industry and audience members can come together to discuss trends and developments in film, and forge a community that celebrates the creative power of filmmaking.

Theme: Time Machine
This year's Asian Film Focus explores notions of archival and found footage in the context of contemporary filmmaking in Asia, highlighting works from Vietnam, India, the Philippines and Singapore. What can we glean from these glimpses into the past, and what does it say about our present and our future?

Ever since its advent, film has been used as a means to record significant moments. From personal memories to historical milestones, its particular qualities have helped create time capsules that historians, archivists, artists, and filmmakers have turned to for insight into the past and creative inspiration. As the process of recording and archiving film continues to evolve in our lives, found footage has emerged as an important storytelling device as filmmakers seek to appropriate material to shape different narratives, and capture space and time.
Header image from "Kalawang", © Cesar Hernando, Eli Guieb III & Jimbo Albano
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Sat Jul 15, 2017
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