New Faces, New Frontiers: Singafest Short Film Program
Join us for this fascinating showcase of emerging filmmakers and alternative visions from Asia, the U.S. and beyond. Presented by FilAmCreative and CAPE.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a single ticket admission for both parts of the Shorts Program. There will be a short break between the programs.
- Gerry Curtis’s “Savasana” (17 min., USA), an elegant, mysterious horror story about a beautiful Asian woman who wanders seemingly at random through San Francisco at night – until her true purpose becomes terrifyingly clear.
- Kan Lume & Megan Wonowidjoyo’s “Libertas” (3 min., Singapore), a sublime pencil-drawn animation about a young artist who goes on a spiritual quest seeking peace after her brother’s death.
- Uruphong Raksasad’s “Dad’s Picture” (8 min., Thailand), a simple, transcendent story of the connection between father and daughter as they spread seeds for a rare tree, hoping one will take root.
- Martin Engracia’s “Kumpisal Ng Birhen (Confessions Of A Virgin)”(12 min., Philippines), with echoes of J-Horror classics like “The Ring” in this eerie tale of a woman who goes to work at a Catholic high school, and starts to see the spirit of a dead teenage girl.
- Keith Johnson’s “The Four Immeasurables,”(7 min., Australia), a poetic, visually ravishing short about a Chinese calligrapher meditating on the four immeasurable virtues: Harmony, Respect, Purity & Tranquility.
- Mark Villegas’ “Lyrical Empire: Hip Hop in Metro Manila” (23 min., USA/Philippines), a fascinating look at the fiercely independent music subculture of hip hop artists in modern Manila.
- Un-ok Min’s “Interview With The Vampire” (30 min., Korea). A young female producer at a TV company receives a strange assignment: to research a documentary on modern-day vampires. The deeper she goes, the more she starts to realize the monster may be much closer than she thinks.
- Phuttipong Aroonpheang’s “A Tale Of Heaven” (6 min., Thailand), an ominous, abstract experimental film about the sea, the forest and death.
- Walter Boholst’s “D-volution“ (6 min., USA). When a man races against time to save his wife who’s infected with a mutating virus he’s forced to make a terrible decision.
- Peter Jin’s “Portrait Of Leonore” (19 min., USA). Korean-American filmmaker & artist Jin’s surprising “autobiographical fiction” looks at his own tangled family history through his interactions with the older sister he never had named “Leonore”.
- Anuradha Rana’s “Ring Laila,” (25 min., USA), a compelling documentary portrait of female boxers in India breaking gender barriers, with the added twist that two of the fighters are from the Muslim minority.
- “Spunk” (4 min., USA) Local L.A. Filipino-American filmmaker Patrick Epino confronts issues of Asian-American identity in this surprising and intimate short.