TOKYO, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- Full Video for Symposium Focusing on Southeast Asian Film Industry "Now" Available Online -
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (SSFF & ASIA), a film festival qualifying for the annual Academy Awards (R) and one of Asia's largest international short film festivals, has joined hands again this year with the Japan Foundation Asia Center, which carries out various cultural exchange projects with the objective of fostering mutual understanding between Japan and other Asian nations, to establish a symposium program and screen short films that focus on Southeast Asia. Last year, we introduced the first video of a symposium featuring film professionals from Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore and Laos.
The new video recording of a symposium at this year's event, which welcomed film professionals from Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Myanmar, is now available in full video via the SSFF & ASIA project website:
As of last year, the symposium addressed four primary topics: 1) How short films are positioned and considered by the film industry in each country; 2) What the situation is of short film production in each country; 3) How the skills of up-and-coming filmmakers are being nurtured in each country; and 4) How Southeast Asian countries can work together to support each other in the future. From these topics, various areas were discussed, as the four participating Southeast Asian countries have different political, religious and economic conditions. In Malaysia, for example, short films are often made for advertisement purposes. Meanwhile, in Myanmar, short documentaries are easier to be made because of their cheaper budgets, etc. Furthermore, there is a guest column published regularly on the project website where essays by guest writers discussing film production in Southeast Asia are uploaded.
Lamin Oo / Documentary Filmmaker, Producer (Myanmar)
Phuong Hoang Nguyen / General Manager of the Center for Assistance and
Development of Movie Talents (Vietnam)
Tan Chui Mui / Filmmaker, Co-founder of Da Huang Pictures, Founder of Next New
Salaithip Jarupoom / Film Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
Committee for Short Shorts
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SOURCE Committee for Short Shorts