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Red Dish

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Red Dish

20 minutes | 2022 | Jordania | Narrative |
Arabic | sub. English | 13+

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Schedule

LIGHT OF ASIA 2

XXI 2 | SUN 27 NOV | 15:15

XXI 1 | FRI 2 DEC | 12:00

World Premiere

Synopsis

A hapless Jordanian bachelor in his 40s, Muwaffaq’s sole focus in life has been to find a wife. After no fewer than seven unsuccessful proposals, he still lives in a village outside of Amman with his mother, a black magic “healer”. But when a Chinese company buys out the factory where he works, Muwaffaq hatches a plan to ingratiate himself to the new management– and his attractive new coworker.

Director

Mohammad Khabour

 

Director’s Filmography

2020

Al Manaih – the grant (Documentary short)

 

Production Company

Jwan Films

 

Contact:

muniratalla@gmail.com

Director's Profile

Mohammad Khabour

Mohammad Khabour

Muhammad Khabour is the head of the Performing Arts Department at the Jordanian Ministry of Culture and a local cinematic talent who emerged with little training. Khabour began his career as an actor, starring in a whole host of Jordanian television shows, before pivoting to pursue his dream of writing and directing for the screen.

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Mysterious Hill

19 minutes | 2021 | Thailand | Narrative |
Thai | sub. English | 13+

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Schedule

LIGHT OF ASIA 1

XXI 3 | TUE 29 NOV | 12:15

XXI 2 | WED 30 NOV | 12:45

World Premiere

Synopsis

After a year of wearing shrine suit to commit the vow she had promised to the spirit, now “the actress” must go back to Mysterious Hill to perform a ritual to take the suit off with the help of non-believer “film director” who wants to prove spirit doesn’t exist.

Director

Thamsatid Charoenrittichai

 

Production Company

Big Cheese Film

 

Contact:

wavekung1712@gmail.com

Director's Profile

Thamsatid Charoenrittichai

Thamsatid Charoenrittichai

Thamsatid Charoenrittichai, currently working as part-time screenwriter and also marketing manager in a Bangkok-based company. his first short "Qinglang De Tiankong" was selected for several film festivals.

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Aadigunjan

Murmurs of the Jungle

20 minutes | 2021 | India | Documentary |
Marathi | sub. English | 13+

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Schedule

LIGHT OF ASIA 2

XXI 2 | SUN 27 NOV | 15:15

XXI 1 | FRI 2 DEC | 12:00

Indonesia Premiere

Synopsis

A grandmother tells a story to her grandson about the origins of their remote indigenous village in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. As the mysterious morning slowly unfolds, spirits wander in the forest and dark secrets buried in time slowly emerge. The trees whisper tales of the Gods and the ancestors. They say that you don’t die. Your spirit assimilates into the jungle. And while civilization, its beliefs, and the cycle of life, death, and rebirth continues, the forest stands eternal. A bridge between the old and the new.

Director

Sohil Vaidya

 

Director’s Filmography

2019

Samir

 

2019

The Timekeeper (Documentary short)

 

2018

Difficult People (Short)

 

Production Company

Magic Lantern Production

 

Contact:

sohilcinemforever@gmail.com

Melbourne International Film Festival 2022
Winner for Best Short Film

NFDC Film Bazaar 2021
Winner for Short Film

Director's Profile

Sohil Vaidya

Sohil Vaidya

Sohil is a writer and director based in Pune and Los Angeles. He has won the Grand Prix for Best Short Film at Melbourne International Film Festival for his film Murmurs of the Jungle and the Directors Guild of America's Award for his thesis film "Difficult People". Sohil's films have been screened at more than 90 International Film Festivals such as Rotterdam, Melbourne, Chicago, Raindance, IFFI(Indian Panorama), Palm Springs, Rhode Island International, Edmonton International, LA Asian Pacific, Dharamshala (DIFF), Kerala (IDSFFK), Newyork Indian Film Festival and have been acquired by multiple online platforms. Sohil is a BAFTA Fellow for their newcomer's program in Los Angeles. He graduated from the University of Southern California(USC) Film School with MFA in Film/TV Directing.

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Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol

It’s Raining Frogs Outside

14 minutes | 2021 | Philippines | Narrative
Sambal, Tagalog, English | sub. English | 17+

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Schedule

LIGHT OF ASIA 2

XXI 2 | SUN 27 NOV | 15:15

XXI 1 | FRI 2 DEC | 12:00

Indonesia Premiere

Synopsis

The world is about to end. Maya is forced to go home to the province of Zambales. There, she confronts her childhood house that terrorizes her as frogs rain outside.

Director

Maria Estela Paiso

 

Production Company

MalasMalas

 

Contact:

estela.paiso@gmail.com

AFI Fest 2022
Nominee for Live Action Short Film

Berlin International Film Festival 2022
Nominee for Short Film

 

Director's Profile

Maria Estela Paiso

Maria Estela Paiso

"Maria Estela Paiso has worked in post-production since 2016 and since edited several features and shorts. After numerous visual experiments and hiphop music videos, she forayed into directing in 2021 with her short film "Ampangabagat Nin Talakba Ha Likol (It’s Raining Frogs Outside)". She spends her free time trying to get a 100 at karaoke."

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Falling Day

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Si Wol

Falling Day

15 minutes | 2021 | South Korea | Narrative
Korean | sub. English | 17+

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Schedule

LIGHT OF ASIA 2

XXI 2 | SUN 27 NOV | 15:15

XXI 1 | FRI 2 DEC | 12:00

Indonesia Premiere

Synopsis

My sister is pregnant. And so did I.” Na B, a high school student, has a Taemong (precognitive dream about the birth of a child). Na B thinks it was for her elder sister’s baby, but reconfirmed that it was her own by the obstetrics and gynecology. In order to get rid of the baby, Na B and her boyfriend ask around for methods, but for abortion, above all, parental consent is required, as well as abortion cost. Na B came to choose ‘Miffgin’, which is cheap and does not require parental consent. She heads to a place to do direct deal with a Miffgin seller.

Director

Kyung Seo Park

 

Production Company

Soongsil University SSFilm

 

Contact:

caseypk@naver.com

Director's Profile

Kyung Seo Park

Kyung Seo Park

Born in South Korea on June 9, 2000. When going to high school in Chuncheon of South Korea, decided to become a film director after watching The Handmaiden” (2016). Making a movie club with school friends was the first step, and after graduation, went to Soongsil University's Department of Film Arts in 2019, to study wider and deeper about film. “Falling Day” is the director's first short film, and also first film since became an adult. After “Falling Day”, director directed short films “Hickey” (2021, 20min) and “Fishy” (2022, 25 menit). Both of which are currently in distribution.

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Dancing Colors

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Dancing Colors

15 minutes | 2022 | Indonesia | Narrative | Indonesia | sub. English | 17+

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Schedule

LIGHT OF ASIA 2

XXI 2 | SUN 27 NOV | 15:15

XXI 1 | FRI 2 DEC | 12:00

Synopsis

To please his parents, Dika hides his true self by dancing it out.

Director

Reza Fahriyansyah

 

Director’s Filmography

2021

West Love (Short)

 

2018

Kembalilah Dengan Tenang (Short) 

 

2016

Sedeng Sang (Short)

 

Production Company

Crazyone Films

Yayasan Hivos

 

Contact:

crazyonefilms@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

Concorto Film Festival 2022
Nominee for International Competition

Locarno International Film Festival 2022
Nominee for International Competition

Director's Profile

M. Reza Fahriyansyah

M. Reza Fahriyansyah

Reza is an Indonesian film director who has been consistently highlighting social working-class issues through his films. His film "Rest In Peace" was selected for a short film competition at Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2019, and now he's developing his first feature film.

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แสงมัวบอด (Saeng Mua Bot)

Blinded by the Light

22 minutes | 2021 | Thailand | Documentary | Thai | sub. English | 13+

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Schedule

LIGHT OF ASIA 1

XXI 3 | TUE 29 NOV | 12:15

XXI 2 | WED 30 NOV | 12:45

Synopsis

Blinded by the Light is a two-channel video installation commissioned by Thai Film Archive in celebration of 124th anniversary of the birth of Thai cinema. The film aims to interrogate double- sided effects of how cinema itself has changed and developed through time, and how it affected both workers in film productions and its audiences along its journey.

Director

Chanasorn Chaikitiporn

 

Production Company

We Wide Wave

 

Contact:

pluemchanasorn@gmail.com

Beijing International Short Film Festival 2021

Official selection

Singapore International Film Festival 2021

Official selection

Director's Profile

Chanasorn Chaikitiporn

Chanasorn Chaikitiporn

Chanasorn Chaikitiporn is an aspiring filmmaker and moving image artist. Who is interested and artistic practices in exploring and interrogate the histories of Thailand. In combining narrative fiction and the documentary essay film genre, he investigates on archival, found footages and declassified documents.

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Ang Hinirang na Anak ng Diyos

The Appointed Son of God

20 minutes | 2021 | Philippines | Narrative
Tagalog | sub. English | 17+

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Schedule

XXI 3 | TUE 29 NOV | 12:15

XXI 2 | WED 30 NOV | 12:45

Indonesia Premiere

Synopsis

Duterte Regime, Philippines – Reality mingles with fiction when an amateur filmmaker directs a film about a veteran action star who auditions for a young director’s film debut about a self-proclaimed messiah—their ending is still to be written.

Director

Lester Cristal

 

 

Director’s Filmography

2020

Kloseta (Short)

 

2019

Paano Magmahal ng Uod? (TV Mini Series)

 

2019

Plus. Minus. (Short)

 

 

Production Company

Daluyon Films and Outré Studios

 

 

Contact:

lestercristal.films@gmail.com

Director's Profile

Lester Cristal

Lester Cristal

Gay and a native of the Manila slums, Cristal is no stranger to the harsh realities of life. His films, which emphasize voices that are underrepresented, unheard, and underserved, challenge the conventions of his community. As a scholar, Cristal studied digital filmmaking and then worked at the Cultural Center of the Philippines to supervise the promotion and preservation of more than half a century's worth of archives. FAMAS Awards, the Philippines' oldest awarding body for cinema, nominated one of his works for Best Short Film. He has participated in script and pitch programs at Interfilm Berlin in Germany, Drama Film Festival in Greece, and Sundance Film Festival in the U.S.

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Anjing-Anjing Menyerbu Kuburan

The Intrusion

15 minutes | 2021 | Indonesia | Narrative |
Javanese | sub. English | 17+

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Schedule

LIGHT OF ASIA 1

XXI 3 | TUE 29 NOV | 12:15

XXI 2 | WED 30 NOV | 12:45

World Premiere

Synopsis

A couple tries to dig a freshly buried corpse for its ear. They believe it would bring wealth.

 

Director

Eden Junjung

 

Director’s Filmography

2019

Bura (Short)

 

2017

Flowers in the Wall (Short)

 

2016

Happy Family (Short)

 

Production Company

Partisipasi Indonesia

 

Contact:

eden.junx@gmail.com

Director's Profile

Eden Junjung

Eden Junjung

Eden Junjung is an Indonesian filmmaker whose shorts include "Flower in the Wall" (2016, Bogota & Busan International Short competition), "Happy Family" (2017, Valletta, Taipei) and "Bura" (2019, Singapore, Tampere competition also Best Jury Award in SeaShort Malaysia 2020). His feature project "Mayday" won Best Future Project at Jogja Future Project, Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Fest 2018, He is also alumnus of SAFL 2019 Singapore and SEAFIC 2020 Thailand.

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