Asian Film Focus 2016 | Short Film Screening 2
A scout for professional teams drops by a high school baseball club. One of the players, Byunghoon, hopes to impress the scout but the director of the club just wants to show Sungjun, Byunghoon's rival, off. The scout requests to watch a match between Byunghoon and Sungjun because he remembers Byunghoon's brilliant play in the past. But the coach suggests something to Byunghoon and their match has an unexpected result.
2. Somewhere Only We Know by Wichanon Somumjarn / 20 min / Thailand / PG13
Bee is a country girl who has come to work in Bangkok, and is unfazed by political unrest and clashes in the streets. Then, her ex-boyfriend shows up suddenly. After he leaves, Bee starts to get ready for her nighttime job.
3. Talk to Bear by Tse Cheuk-fung, Poon Lok-wan / 5 min / Hong Kong / G
A time in the future when everybody owns a TELE-TALK BEAR that helps to relate messages to specific targets. Unfortunately Ah Fung’s TELE-TALK BEAR is out of order and brings about a lot of miscommunication. After this, Ah Fung realizes that communication is not merely the transmission of words.
4. The Trams The Mountains And The Family Photos by Ghazi Alqudcy / 10 min / Singapore / PG
A young man decides to visit Sarajevo to search for something that could inspire him. Instead, he meets the trams, the mountains and finds a stack of family photos.
5. Violet Moon by Rinrada Pornsombutsatien / 22 min / Thailand / PG
A hairstylist acquires mythical powers after she dyes her hair purple.
6. Wake Up by Yoo Jee Hyeon / 15 min / South Korea / PG
Minhee and Taeseon are having a good time at the beach. Suddenly an unknown noise roars, and it is revealed to Taeseon that he is in the dream. He tries to wake up but Minhee doesn’t want to let him go.
About the Asian Film Focus
Asian Film Focus (AFF) presents cutting edge films based on a thematic approach from the region. With screenings and dialogue sessions with Asian programmers and filmmakers, the programme strives to promote dialogue and exchange between players in the Asian independent film industries, their audiences, and their peers.
This year, AFF will feature films from South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. To find out more about the programme, click here:
Theme: Youth Today
Situated in the transitional period between childhood and adulthood, many Asian youths today live in environments saturated with media and technology that are also bound by traditional attitudes. As such, we hope to explore ideas about what it means to be a youth in an Asian society at present. What are their aspirations and fears? Do youths today share the same concerns as previous generations? What is the impact of Asia’s obsession with youth? Through looking at the differences and similarities of youth culture across Asian societies, the programme hopes to then connect to broader issues and concerns in contemporary Asia.
8:30 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
On sale until Sep 8, 2016, 7:00:00 PM
- Venue Address
- 155 Middle Road Singapore
Nearest MRT stations: Bras Basah (approx. 5 min walk) and Bugis (approx 10 min walk)