From May 11th – May 14th, 2017; Southeast Asian Filmmakers from across the region gathered to celebrate short films at SeaShorts film festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Screening over 100 films from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam the festival encourages short filmmakers to learn from each other and collaborate.
Sponsored by Blackmagic Design the first Southeast Asian short festival showcased 30 films selected for competition. The festival held two competition programmes: The SeaShorts Competition for Best Southeast Asian Short Film and The Next New Wave Competition for Best Malaysian Short Film. The juries consisted of industry experts including Singapore’s Yuni Hadi, and Thailand’s Chalida Uabumrungit, and Malaysia’s Amir Muhammad, Shanjhey Kumar Perumal, Aditya Assarat, and Sharifah Amani.
Singaporean filmmakers Henry and Harry Zhuang won the award for ‘Best Southeast Asian Short’ with their animated short film, The Tiger of 142B; while Along One Way, a Javanese Indonesian film by Bani Nasution, won SeaShorts ‘Special Mention’ (see full list of competitions and winners below).
Festival Director Tan Chui Mui, said “the festival went better than she ever imagined”!
Full list of festival awards:
i) SeaShorts Award: The Tiger of 142B
i) SeaShorts Special Mention: Along One Way Sepanjang Jalan Satu Arah
iii) Next New Wave Award: Falling In Love Again I一號Ah May
iv) Student Films Competition Award: The Taste of Pineapple I 黃梨的滋味
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