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1. A place of one’s own (一席之地)

DIRECTOR - Usen Leong

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 12 mn 10 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Malaysia

SCHOOL FILM - National Taiwan University

ENGLISH SUMMARY - Sultan Street and Petaling Street are among the oldest historical streets in the city of Kuala

Lumpur. For over a hundred years,this place has been home to everyone.However, development that is led and directed by the capitalist in the 21 century would not share this space with others.

 

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2. Deadline

DIRECTOR - Igor Cruz

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 24 mn 24 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Philippines

SCHOOL FILM - De La Salle University

ENGLISH SUMMARY - Joshua is a closet gay who is tasked to write a story for a school project. What kind of story will Joshua come up with now that he’s pressured on living up to his family’s expectations? This experimental short film is an examination of a closet gay’s psyche filled with fear and  selfloathing.

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3. Haryo

DIRECTOR - Zidny Nafian

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 13 mn 37 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Indonesia

SCHOOL FILM - Universitas multimedia nusantara

ENGLISH SUMMARY - Haryo, feels thirsty and try to find water.

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4. Insein Rhythm

DIRECTOR - Soe Moe Aung

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 10 mn 45 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Myanmar

SCHOOL FILM - Yangon Film School

ENGLISH SUMMARY - Insen Rhythm is a humorously edited portrait of the sights, sounds and rhythms of Yangon’s Insein railway station – but a stone’s throw from the country’s infamous Insein prison.

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5. Mudita: Selfless Joy

DIRECTOR - Melvin Chan

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 09 mn 10 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Singapore

SCHOOL FILM - Chapman University Singapore

ENGLISH SUMMARY - A personal documentary detailing the journey of a son who tries to reconnect with his mother, who became a Buddhist Nun after a lengthy and emotional divorce.

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6. Purple Light

DIRECTOR - Cecilia Ang

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 23 mn 54 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Singapore

SCHOOL FILM - Nanyang Technological University Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information

ENGLISH SUMMARY - A journey with Zipeng through his mandatory National Service, where he fell in love with his buddy, Ethan, while trying to find an identity and acceptance of himself.

 

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7.The Bridge

DIRECTOR - Elijah McKeogh

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 03 mn 53 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Vietnam

SCHOOL FILM - International School Ho Chi Minh City

ENGLISH SUMMARY - Elijah McKeogh is a talented 16 year old student film maker who has produced an stunning production that highlights the synergy possible between man’s desire to vacation with minimal impact on a thriving ecosystem that is Mango Bay, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam.

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8. The Way Home (回家的魚)

DIRECTOR - Clarice Lee

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 11 mn 15 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Singapore

SCHOOL FILM - New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia

ENGLISH SUMMARY - After living away for many years, Ah Wai returns to the house he grew up in and discovers that his mother has forgotten him due to Alzheimer’s. In his efforts to help her remember, Ah Wai slowly learns to come to terms with his mother’s condition.

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9. This is what boogie did in2012

DIRECTOR - Meidinda Tiara Syahputri

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 07 mn 00 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Indonesia

SCHOOL FILM - Multimedia Nusantara University

ENGLISH SUMMARY - Are dinosaurs real? some people believe existence while some don’t. BOOGIE(7), a little boy who is a big fan of dinosaurs, is really curious about the real sounds of dinosaurs.

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10. Tumbang Preso

DIRECTOR - Joey De Guzman

RUNNING TIME - 00 h 04 mn 49 sec

MAIN COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION - Philippines

SCHOOL FILM - Auckland University of Technology

ENGLISH SUMMARY - Clarence shares his and his friends’ aspirations and plays their favorite game, tumbang preso

(jailbreak) – a Filipino street game of arrests and escapes where each player’s life chances depend on the toppling of a tin can watched by a ‘tag’ who plays guard.