Asian Panorama: The Fragments of Southeast Asian Cinema

  • October 30, 2015 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Friday
  • The Projector


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The first decade of the 2000s saw a surge of independent cinema in Southeast Asia. With this came the increasing international attention and capitalisation of the notion of Southeast Asian Cinema and its accompanying issues. These issues run the gamut from the socio-political, cultural, historical and economics (in production, distribution, exhibition) related to the film industry and explored by artists.

Asian Panorama: The Fragments of Southeast Asian Cinema is interested to discuss the significance, usefulness, and relevance of the idea of a Southeast Asian Cinema and the different art forms that intersect with the film genre.

The varied experience and backgrounds of the participating panellists, including filmmakers, programmers, curators, archivists, researchers and distributors, promises an interesting and robust dialogue exchange on the defining matters affecting what constitutes as Southeast Asian Cinema.



Kong Rithdee | Film Critic and Filmmaker

Nick Deocampo | Film Academic, Historian and Filmmaker

Otty Widasari | Artist and Filmmaker

Sam I-Shan | Curator

Karen Chan | Executive Director of Asian Film Archive

Ho Jia Jian | Co-founder of Viddsee

Kan Lume | Filmmaker

Kavich Neang | Filmmaker

Lucky Kuswandi | Filmmaker

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit | Filmmaker

Phan Dang Di | Filmmaker and Film Educator

Sherman Ong | Artist and Filmmaker

Tan Chui Mui | Filmmaker and Film Curator

U-Wei Haji Saari | Filmmaker

Wesley Leon Aroozoo | Filmmaker and Film Educator


Moderated by:

A/P Kenneth Paul Tan
Vice Dean at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy


About Reframe:

An initiative by the Asian Film Archive, Reframe is a series that aims to bring together diverse audiences and the film community at large through an innovative range of programmes, encouraging dialogue and examining topics surrounding cinema and the moving image.

By asking the hard questions and re-looking at trends and issues critically, the series will construct meaningful frameworks that bring forth multi-perspective viewpoints and an increased appreciation of film and culture.