A Southeast Asian shorts showcase featuring award-winning NYFA films and gems from film festivals around the world. These short films highlight the concerns and preoccupations of the Southeast Asian youth, and demonstrate the strength of storytelling and the unique perspectives of the emerging young talent in the region.
1. CA$H by Tan Wei Ting (12 min, 2018, Singapore, PG)
NYFA 2018 - Best Sound Award, Best Direction Award
Four cashier aunties lock themselves up inside the supermarket late at night to protest after discovering that they will be replaced by a cashless payment system. We follow them throughout the night as they resist the management's threats and each other's stance on this issue.
This is Tan Wei Ting's directorial debut and was selected for the 41st Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
2. November by Shane Lim (15 min, 2014, Singapore, NC16)
NYFA 2015 - Best Direction Award, Best Screenplay, Best Picture
SGIFF 2014 Singapore Panorama Shorts
Kai brings Min to a clinic after he tests positive for Herpes. With Kai's infidelity looming over her, Min is forced to face her fears and the oncoming tempest of adulthood.
What began as weekly session fooling around with his school's video camera quickly turned into passion. Shane Lim is determined to use filmmaking to explore the complexities of being human. On top of premiering at the 25th Singapore International Film Festival, this film was also Nominated for the "Golden Reel", awarded to the best short film at the 31st Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.
3. That Day of the Month by Jirassaya Wongsutin (30 min, 2014, Thailand, NC16)
SGIFF 2014 SEA Short Film Competition
When best friends Goy and Lee realise that their period dates no longer coincide, they are forced to confront secrets and lies that could ruin the very fabric of their relationship.
Jirassaya Wongsutin majored in motion pictures and stills at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. She made her first short Welcome Home during her Junior Year of College. Her second short film She is My Best Friend was selected to be screened at various domestic and international film festivals. That Day of the Month got a Special Jury Mention at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and was selected for competition at the 19th Busan International Film Festival.
4. Kampung Tapir by Aw See Wee (17 min, 2017, Malaysia, PG)
SGIFF 2017 SEA Short Film Competition
The struggles of making a living and searching for a better life plagues Anne, leaving her in a dilemma on where she should settle down with her family.
Aw See Wee is a graduate of the National Taiwan University of the Arts. His works centres on family relationships and social issues. Kampung Tapir was selected at the 40th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
5. Lola Loleng by Che Tagyamon (9 min, 2016, Singapore, PG)
SGIFF 2016 SEA Short Film Competition
The film revolves around a young woman's recollection of her Grandmother Loleng, a distant relative and a senile parol (Christmas lantern) artisan in the barrio. Together, they explore Grandma Loleng's landscape of memories only to unearth her innermost secrets and wartime experiences. It is about memory and forgetting, both in the context of the personal and of the national consciousness.
Che Tagyamon is a filmmaker and animator based in the Philippines. She was part of the Berlinale Talents programme in 2019.
Registration starts at 6:30pm