ShoutOUT!: Anime-ASEAN:Catch animation shorts from Singapore and Japan with filmmakers present

 Still from 'Flower and Steam' by Eri Kawaguchi

Three animation directors from Japan will visit Singapore as part of the inaugural ANIME-ASEAN festival. Masanobu Hiraoka, Eri Kawaguchi and Asami Ike will be presenting their animated films at the National Museum of Singapore, together with works by Singaporean animation directors.

In conjunction with the Japanese Film Festival, key works by Japanese and Singaporean animation artists will be screened for one afternoon only at the National Museum of Singapore on Saturday, 17 September 2016. Admission is free.

ANIME-ASEAN is an independent animation festival supported by The Japan Foundation. Through screenings, lectures and workshops, this festival strives to widen the knowledge of independent animation culture, cultivate public interest and create platforms for local artists.

This initiative is led by Nobuaki Doi, Festival Director of the New Chitose International Animation Festival, and Tan Wei Keong, a Singaporean animation artist.

Doi, 34, says 'The independent animation scene in ASEAN countries is still unknown in Japan but it seems something new is starting to happen. As the selection results of Annecy, Zagreb and other international festivals show, a new generation - Tan Wei Keong, Zhuang Brothers and Kapie Eipak - has emerged from Singapore. In my opinion, Singapore animation is unique in being "bright and light" in expression despite its complex topics.'

In addition to the screening, there will be a roundtable discussion that will examine the state of independent animation in both Japan and Singapore. Entry to this talk is free as well.

More on the event in this link here.

Screening Programme
Brutally Honest: New Wave of Japan and Singapore Animation
17 September 2016, Saturday
11:30 am
National Museum of Singapore
Gallery Theatre, Basement 1
Entry Fee: Free
A screening of 13 short animations from Japan and Singapore, followed by a Q&A session with the Japanese directors - Eri Kawaguchi, Asami Ike and Masanobu Hiraoka, and local animation directors.
Flower and Steam / Eri Kawaguchi
The Tiger of 142B / Harry and Henry Zhuang
Datum Point / Ryo Orikasa
A Brief History of Time / Davier Yoon and Joshua Tan
Ways of Seeing / Jerrold Chong
Land / Masanobu Hiraoka
Downtown / Kapie Eipak
The Last Drop / Srinivas Bhakta
L’OEil du Cyclone / Masanobu Hiraoka
The Great Escape / Tan Wei Keong
The Cloudy Dog Talk About / Asami Ike
Wild Wild Ham / Eri Kawaguchi

Seminar Session
Not Alone: Japan and Singapore Independent Animation

Presented by Nobuaki Doi and Tan Wei Keong Panelists: Eri Kawaguchi, Asami Ike, Masanobu Hiraoka, Henry and Harry Zhuang
Entry Fee: Free

A roundtable discussion with independent animation artists, this session hopes to lift the veil and educate audiences on the approaches taken for the creation of independent animation and examine the state of independent animation of both Singapore and Japan. Targeted at animation students and professionals this round-table conversation will be hosted by head collaborators of the Anime-ASEAN project, Tan Wei Keong (Singapore) and Nobuaki Doi (Japan). Guest speakers include animation artists from Japan (Eri Kawaguchi, Asami Ike and Masanobu Hiraoka) and Singapore (Harry and Henry Zhuang, and Tan Wei Keong).

Still from 'The Great Escape' by Tan Wei Keong
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