ShoutOUT! : Inaugural Asian Cultural Cinema Symposium

Priceless trailer of old Hong Kong movie Boat People by Ann Hui starring a young Andy Lau. The film will open the Symposium

LASALLE College of the Arts, Faculty of Media Arts is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Asian Cultural Cinema Symposium.Themed Human Spaces, the symposium looks at film as space to reflect the collision of the human condition and cultural constructs. The symposium aims to collate and publish findings that can unravel ways to centralize marginalized “voices” that exist in different spaces through film.

Films screened

29th September

Boat People

30th September
At The End of Daybreak
Things We Do When We Fall in Love
Taking Father Home
Yes, Madam Sir
Red Dragonflies
Agrarian Utopia
BI, Don’t Be Afraid
Refrains Happen Like Revolutions in a Song

1st October
The Burnt Theatre
The Middle Mystery of Kristo Negro
Only Love/ Want To Be Soldier
Father, Son and Holy War
Baby Arabia

A series of 3 forums will also be held to raise questions about the state of Asian film and filmmaking.

FORUM 1: 30th September, 2.30 -5pm
Content: Asian Cinema - Content and Representation
•KHAVN De La Cruz
•Sherad Anthony Sanchez
•Jan Philippe Carpio
•Ato Bautista
•Anand Pathwardan
•Bounchao Phichit

•A Discourse on Asian-related content on film: how Asians are being represented and what needs to be represented as younger Asian filmmakers put their generation’s concerns on film
•Preserving and representation of Culture through Film
•A look at how Asians are representated by Asian and filmmakers worldwide.
•An assessment on what it means to have a film categorised under Asian Cinema: relevance of and issues concerning Asian Cinema

FORUM 2: 1st October, 10.30am -12pm
Content: Practice and Future of Asian Cinema
•Ho Yuhang
•Rayya Makarim
•Rithy Panh
•Uruphong Raksasad
•Liao Jie Kai
•Megan Doneman

•A study on the struggle in putting forth Asian sttruggles and issues of diaspora
•A look at funding independent Asian film and initiatives that can assist. A sharing on how Asian/Asian-related filmmakers how funding, producing and distribution need to stay relevant.
•A quick overview on how Diaspora affects filmmakers and audiences
•The medium of Asian Cinema: Discourse on Digital and Film

FORUM 3: 1st October, 2.30 -5pm
Motivations of Asian Cinema - Festivals and Commercial Viability
•John Torres
•Ying Liang
•Dang Di Phan
•James Lee

•Considerations on how the directions of Asian cinema tend to be targeted toward film festivals
•An overview on how Asian cinema can garner wider, more commercial market
•Discussion on technological approach reflects on the trends of filmmaking

Check out the full programme in here.

Still from Liao Jiekai's Red Dragonflies
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