ASIAN PERSPECTIVES SHORT – COMPILATION 1

Boncengan

Sineman Films
Indonesia
17 minutes
2020
Drama
Director: Sarah Adilah
Writer: Sarah Adilah
Producer: Derilius Danielle
Cast: Andiqu Inayah

Nadia (15) spends her last day riding a motorbike with her boyfriend among feelings of loss before leaving Palu and being sent to Islamic Boarding School by her DAD (50) who always forbids her from dating.

Diantara perasaan kehilangan sebelum meninggalkan Kota Palu, Nadia (15) menghabiskan hari terakhirnya berboncengan dengan pacarnya Zidan (15), namun kedapatan tertilang oleh Abah (50) yang selama ini melarang ia berpacaran.

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Sarah Adilah

Sarah Adilah has just completed her undergraduate film major at Multimedia Nusantara University with the film Boncengan (2020) as her final project film. Her film career began with a short film entitled Cermin (2015) nomination for the best student short film AFI 2015. Neraka di Telapak Kaki (2018) nomination for best short documentary FFI 2018. Gula and Pasir (2018) were screened at World Cinema Amsterdam 2019 and Menjadi Dara (2019) received a special mention award Viddsee Award Indonesia 2019. She has currently produced a fictional short film about disaster mitigation entitled “Pada Suatu Hari” and a participatory documentary project with Good Pitch Indonesia entitled “Hidup Dengan Bencana”.

Sarah Adilah, sutradara lulusan Film Universitas Multimedia Nusantara dengan karya Boncengan sebagai film tugas akhir. Karya-karyanya selama kuliah adalah Neraka di Telapak Kaki (2018) nominasi dokumenter pendek terbaik FFI 2018, Gula dan Pasir (2018) diputar pada World Cinema Amsterdam 2019, dan Menjadi Dara (2019) mendapatkan penghargaan special mention Viddsee Award Indonesia 2019. Selain menyutradarai, Sarah aktif sebagai penulis dan editor. Salah satu naskah film pendeknya yang berjudul “Tour De Serpong” terpilih sebagai pemenang dalam Europe On Screen Film Pitching Competition 2020. Selain itu, Sarah terbuka dengan kerjasama sebagai produser, di mana ia telah memproduksi film pendek Pada Suatu Hari (2020) dan saat ini sedang menyelesaikan proyek dokumenter Good Pitch berjudul Hidup Dengan Bencana.

Shibuya, Tokyo 16:30

Indonesian Premiere
Rogue works, Ltd.
Japan
15 minutes
2020
Drama
Director: Izumi Ohtomi
Writer: Izumi Ohtomi
Producer: Satoshi Yoshida, Kayo Yoshida
Cast: Ann Ogawa, Takumi Matsuzawa, Ayari Mikoshiba, Ryushin Tei

SHIBUYA, TOKYO 16:30” is a drama about Aoi, an aspiring filmmaker/ assistant director who visits the office of Toriumi, an independent film producer, seeking an opportunity to collaborate with him. Toriumi likes her screenplay and shows his interest in producing her directorial debut film. However, despite Aoi’s delight, the discussion starts to derail. When Aoi refuses to accept the producer’s irrational demand, he shows doubt in her ability to act on unexpected situations. Is he testing her aptitude or just trying to take advantage of her? Confused, she gets lost between doubt and desperation to believe in her dream opportunity.

SHIBUYA, TOKYO 16:30” adalah sebuah drama tentang Aoi, seorang calon pembuat film/asisten sutradara yang mengunjungi kantor Toriumi, seorang produser film independen, untuk mencari kesempatan berkolaborasi dengannya. Toriumi menyukai skenarionya dan menunjukkan ketertarikannya untuk memproduksi film debut penyutradaraannya. Namun, terlepas dari kegembiraan Aoi, diskusi diantara mereka mulai melenceng. Ketika Aoi menolak untuk menerima tuntutan produser yang tidak logis, sang produser menunjukkan keraguan pada kemampuannya berakting pada situasi yang tidak terduga. Apakah ini hanya untuk menguji kemampuannya atau malah hanya mencoba memanfaatkannya saja? Dalam kebingungan, Aoi tersesat di antara keraguan dan keputusasaan terhadap keyakinannya pada kesempatan yang dia idam-idamkan.

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Izumi Ohtomi

Izumi Ohtomi is a film director/ writer based in Tokyo. She studied Film Studies at St. Cloud State University in the U. S. After graduating, she returned to Japan and joined a film production company where she had multiple roles including assistant director and translator in domestic and international film productions. In 2013, her first feature film was selected and screened as part of Focus on World Cinema program at The Montreal World Film Festival. Her works include short films, music videos, and BTS documentaries for films such as “Laut” (Dir. Koji Fukada) and “Himeanole” (DIr. Keisuke Yoshida).

Izumi Ohtomi adalah seorang sutradara/penulis film yang tinggal di Tokyo. Ia belajar Ilmu Film di ST. Cloud State University, AS. Setelah lulus, ia kembali ke Jepang dan bergabung dengan rumah produksi film di mana ia memiliki banyak peran, termasuk asisten sutradara dan penerjemah, dalam produksi film domestik dan internasional. Pada 2013, ia menyutradarai film pertamanya “Judas,” yang terpilih bagian Focus on World Cinema di Montreal World Film Festival. Karyanya meliputi film pendek, video musik, dan dokumenter BTS untuk film seperti “Laut” (Sut. Koji Fukada) dan “Himeanole” (Sut. Keisuke Yoshida).

The Scent of Rat Carcasses

Indonesian Premiere
Megalesha Films
Indonesia
9 minutes
2021
Drama
Director: Dharma Putra N
Writer: Dharma Putra N
Producer: Yuh Rohana Meliala
Cast: Dyah Prabawati, Sri Isworowati

When her father died, Nina smells the rat carcasses in her home. While Mother struggles with sadness, Nina tries seeking and handling all the work that her father did.

Ketika ayahnya meninggal, Nina mencium bau bangkai tikus di rumahnya. Sementara Ibunya berjuang dengan kesedihan, Nina berusaha mencari dan menangani semua pekerjaan yang dilakukan ayahnya.

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Dharma Putra N

Dharma Putra P.N. (b. 1992) studied filmmaking at Jogja Film Academy and has made several short films during his time at the university. After graduating in 2018, he has worked as a scriptwriter. Now, he starts preparing his first feature film.

Dharma Putra P.N. ( 1992) belajar membuat film di Jogja Film Academy dan telah membuat beberapa film pendek selama kuliah. Setelah lulus pada tahun 2018, ia bekerja sebagai penulis naskah. Sekarang, ia sedang mempersiapkan film panjang pertamanya.

Menjadi Laila dan Sairah

World Premiere
Mocha Mocha Ink
Malaysia
25 minutes
2021
Drama
Director: Ridhwan Saidi
Writer: Ridhwan Saidi
Producer: Nurul Aizam
Cast: Lim Paik Yin, Archana Pillai

Two women interested in the art of acting meet over four weekends to devise a performance on becoming fictional characters. Together with director and producer, they embarked on a journey to produce the process-driven film. In the process, personal stories co-exist with written text, that discuss issues pertaining identity, and memories that leads to the feeling of nostalgia and longing.

Dua wanita yang tertarik pada seni peran bertemu selama empat minggu untuk merancang pertunjukan tentang menjadi karakter fiksi. Bersama sutradara dan produser, mereka memulai perjalanan untuk memproduksi film yang mengikuti proses mereka. Dalam prosesnya, kisah-kisah hidup pribadi beriringan dengan teks tertulis yang membahas isu-isu tentang identitas, dan kenangan yang mengantarkan kepada perasaan nostalgia dan kerinduan.

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Ridhwan Saidi

Ridhwan Saidi is a Malaysian filmmaker, writer and theatre practitioner. His first full length feature, Tiada Cinta Selama Muda (2020) was an amalgamation of his present-day practices in literature and theatre. With a background in architecture he finds the utility of structure and form has somewhat contributed to developing his works across medium and genre.

Ridhwan Saidi adalah seorang pembuat film, penulis, dan praktisi teater yang berasal dari Malaysia. Film panjang pertamanya, “Tiada Cinta Selama Muda” (2020) merupakan penggabungan praktik sastra dan teater masa kini. Melalui latar belakang arsitektur, ia menemukan kegunaan struktur dan bentuk yang berkontribusi pada pengembangan karyanya di lintas media dan genre.

Usaha Keluarga

Gallelery Production
Indonesia
11 minutes
2021
Documentary
Director: Adel Maharani
Writer: Adel Maharani
Producer: Adel Maharani
Cast: Adel’s Family, Debby, Deliana (Mom), Rah Yuliantoro (Dad)

On the early pandemic of Covid-19, Adel’s family struggles to maintain livelihood as her mother had her work terminated by the office. The family consist of 5 kids to protect. So by then, they decided to open a family business, lead by her mom as she knows the best about food. With everyone helping around and discussing the future of the business, it led to many adventure for them as a family.

Di awal pandemi Covid-19, keluarga Adel berjuang untuk mempertahankan mata pencaharian karena ibunya diputus hubungan kerja oleh kantor. Keluarga ini memiliki 5 anak yang harus dilindungi. Jadi pada saat itu, mereka memutuskan untuk membuka bisnis keluarga, dipimpin oleh ibunya karena itulah yang paling dia pahami. Bersama semua orang yang membantu dan merundingkan masa depan bisnis, hal itu mendatangkan banyak petualangan bagi mereka sebagai sebuah keluarga.

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Adel Maharani

Born on April 3, 2001, Depok, West Java, Adel Maharani is a student from Jogja Film Academy, Yogyakarta. Her focus is to become a director who experiments with feelings and thoughts, starting with hers. Her last film was a one man show essay film entitled Away (2020).

Lahir pada 3 April 2001, Depok, Jawa Barat, Adel Maharani adalah mahasiswa dari Jogja Film Academy, Yogyakarta. Fokusnya adalah untuk menjadi sutradara yang bereksperimen dengan perasaan dan pikiran, dimulai dengan dirinya sendiri. Film terakhirnya adalah film esai berjudul Away (2020) yang ia buat sendiri.

Can You Love Me Most?

Indonesian Premiere
Feisk Productions
Malaysia
16 minutes
2020
Drama, Social Issue
Director: Feisal Azizuddin
Writer: Ellina Abdul Majid
Producer: Iskander Azizuddin, Syazani Zikry
Cast: Sara Mack Lubis, Nick Davis, Qis Sajat, Amir Rahim, Syazani Zikry

Daniel (33) and Mia (28) have been married for 3 years but have yet to be blessed with a child, something which is often seen as God’s blessing, among the Malay community. Coupled with the stigma of an interracial marriage in Malaysian society, Mia is pressured to not fall behind. Having unable to conceive a baby together, the couple resort to buying a baby from a syndicate. Upon the arrival of the baby, Mia and Daniel’s relationship reach a welcome respite, although the consequences of buying a baby eventually catches up to them.

Daniel (33) dan Mia (28) sudah menikah selama 3 tahun namun belum juga dikaruniai anak yang sering dianggap sebagai berkah dari Tuhan di kalangan masyarakat Melayu. Ditambah dengan stigma pernikahan beda ras di masyarakat Malaysia, Mia dituntut untuk mengejar ketertinggalan. Karena tak mampu memiliki anak sendiri, pasangan itu terpaksa membeli bayi dari sindikat. Setelah kedatangan bayi ini, hubungan Mia dan Daniel sejenak menerima sambutan baik, meskipun konsekuensi dari pembelian bayi ini pada akhirnya menyusul mereka berdua.

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Feisal Azizuddin

In 2010, Feisal Azizuddin co-founded a media company called Feisk Productions. In 2014 he ventured into TV and produced two reality shows which aired on local TV and VOD platforms. In 2016, Feisal shifted focus to films. He has directed and produced short films which have been screened in festivals such as Monterrey International Film Festival, New Zealand’s Vision Feast Film Festival, Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival and George Town Festival (MY).

In 2018, Feisal directed and produced his first feature film, ‘Temenggor’ which was picked up by Amazon Prime Video in August 2020. He also directed and produced a horror feature film called ‘Suraya’ which was released in Malaysian cinemas in January 2020. Feisal’s latest directorial work is ‘Ceroboh’, a sci-fi thriller produced by Kuman Pictures.

In 2019, Feisal was selected as a Fellow by Busan Asian Film School for their International Film Business program. In December 2019, his project ‘ANGKAT’ was selected for the Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market 2019 in Singapore and won the AV8 award. Feisal was also selected for the Luang Prabang Talent Lab 2019, in collaboration with the Tribeca Film Institute. There he won the top prize, the Aurora Producing Award by Aurora Media Group.

Pada 2010, Feisal Azizuddin ikut mendirikan perusahaan media bernama Feisk Productions. Pada tahun 2014 ia berkelana ke dunia televisi dan menghasilkan dua reality show yang ditayangkan di TV lokal dan platform VOD. Tahun 2016, Feisal mengalihkan perhatiannya ke film. Dia telah menyutradarai dan memproduksi film pendek yang telah diputar di festival seperti Monterrey International Film Festival, Vision Feast Film Festival Selandia Baru, Crimson Screen Horror Film Festival dan George Town Festival (Malaysia). Tahun 2018, Feisal menyutradarai dan memproduksi film layar lebar pertamanya, “Temenggor” yang akuisisi oleh Amazon Prime Video pada Agustus 2020. Ia juga menyutradarai dan memproduksi film horor panjang berjudul “Suraya” yang dirilis di bioskop Malaysia pada Januari 2020. Karya penyutradaraan terbaru Feisal adalah “Ceroboh”, sebuah film thriller sci-fi yang diproduksi oleh Kuman Pictures. Pada tahun 2019, Feisal terpilih sebagai Fellow oleh Busan Asian Film School untuk program International Film Business mereka. Pada bulan Desember 2019, proyek filmnya, “Angkat”, terpilih di Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market 2019 dan memenangkan penghargaan AV8. Feisal juga terpilih untuk the Luang Prabang Talent Lab 2019, yang bekerja sama dengan Tribeca Film Institute. Di sana ia memenangkan hadiah utama, Aurora Producer Award dari Aurora Media Group.