Septfest 2015: Asian Film Symposium (Friday, 11 September 2015)

by The Substation Moving Images & Objectifs: Centre for Photography and Film

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Returning after a hiatus of six years, Objectifs and The Substation are proud to announce the return of Asian Film Symposium (AFS). AFS showcases short films from partner countries in South-East Asia, where film programmers are invited to curate cutting-edge short films from their respective countries and share them with the local audience. In addition, through intimate dialogue sessions, AFS provides a vital platform for sharing and exchange among filmmakers, critics and programmers, encouraging dialogue between these key players in regional independent film industries, in the presence of an audience who will hear them debate and discuss pertinent topics that affect cinema in the region today.

This 2015 edition of AFS features the theme: Pop! Culture. Deemed as the 'culture of the people', pop culture encompasses the collection of ideals and ideas influenced mainly by the mass media. From fashion, television, language, music and films, these elements very much make up the contemporary aspects of our lives. Pop Culture is everywhere; we talk about it, we read about it and in some ways, we are obsessed about it. How does pop culture affect or influence our society? Through these short films, the notion of pop culture will be explored from an Asian perspective.

This year's Country-In-Focus is Taiwan. A special program curated by Taipei International Film Festival curator Kuo Ming-Jung will be presented on Saturday 12th September, with the curator in attendance.

Their respective curators and a filmmaker will represent all countries featured in Asian Film Symposium. Asian Film Symposium 2015 is supported by "Watch Local", an initiative under the Singapore Film Commision.

Rating for these films are TBA.

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Dialogue Session: What is Short Film today? Re-looking contexts and definitions in the distracted age - 7pm to 8pm

From web series to narrative music videos and experiential video art, the short film is undergoing evolutions to form, tone and genre. What do various practitioners in the field consider a "short film" at present? In the face of prolific outputs of audiovisual content from amateurs to professionals alike, film programmers and filmmakers from the region will share their thoughts on what current pop culture has informed their understanding of a short film today, with a special focus on the shifting preference of consumption modes in the short form media.

*Speakers TBA

Screening 1 - 8.30pm to 10pm / 87 mins / Rating TBA
  1. Blossom Your Life! (Hay cu song, hay cu yea!) by Ta Nguyen Hiep / 5:08 mins / Vietnam
  2. Fonzi by Kirsten Tan / 24 min / Singapore / PG
  3. Indie bung by Yuleo Rizky / 11:46 mins / Indonesia / PG13 Consumer Advice: Some Coarse Language 些许粗俗语言
  4. Blank (Patlang) by Jet Levco / 15 mins / Philippines / PG13 Consumer Advice: Some Coarse Language 些许粗俗语言
  5. Endlessly by Sivaroj Kongsakul / 31 mins / Thailand / PG
Septfest 2015: 25 years of The Substation
Septfest is The Substation's annual anniversary celebration, and this year, we turn 25! For this important milestone, The Substation has put together a special festival of events that showcases our history, our multidisciplinary nature, and our community relationships. From performances to films, from sound art installations to conferences, we hope to bring together old and new friends in a festival that aims to look back at key milestones, and what the future will bring.

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Terms & Conditions:
  • Free entry to all Dialogue Sessions during the Asian Film Symposium. No registration required. Seats are strictly based on availability.
  • Please note that all online ticket sales will be closed 1 day before screening date. Limited door sales may be available based on first-come-first-served basis. Please check with our box office at 6337 7800 / 6337 7535 or boxoffice@substation.org
  • Please note that your seat(s) will be sold if you are not present at the door at least 5 minutes before the screening commences.
  • No refunds, exchanges or cancellations will be made under any circumstances unless otherwise stated.
  • All concession tickets are to be accompanied with a proof of ID (NSF, Senior Citizens, Students).
  • Ticket prices are inclusive of $2.00 Peatix surcharge.

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  • The event description was updated. Diff#113476 2015-09-01 06:01:56
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Fri Sep 11, 2015
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