Asian Film Focus 2016
This year, AFF will feature films from South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Theme: Youth Today
Situated in the transitional period between childhood and adulthood, many Asian youths today live in environments saturated with media and technology that are also bound by traditional attitudes. As such, we hope to explore ideas about what it means to be a youth in an Asian society at present. What are their aspirations and fears? Do youths today share the same concerns as previous generations? What is the impact of Asia’s obsession with youth? Through looking at the differences and similarities of youth culture across Asian societies, the programme hopes to then connect to broader issues and concerns in contemporary Asia.
This theme will be explored through short films that have been selected by curators from the focus countries.
Select the following links for more information on the programme and to purchase tickets:
POWER OF ASIAN CINEMA is a documentary series co-produced by KBS Busan Headquarters and the Busan International Film Festival. Comprised of ten episodes, the series aims to improve our understanding of Asian cinema as well as to ascertain its growth and bright future. Each episode covers films and history of cinema of a different Asian countries. For this special showcase, films about the history of cinema in South Korea, Thailand, and Kazakhstan.
For tickets to The Scala by Aditya Assarat / Thailand / 10 Sept, Sat / 5pm: http://affpoac1.peatix.com/
For tickets to The Story of Kazakh Cinema - Underground of Kazakh film by Adilkhan Yerzhanov / Kazakhstan / 10 Sept, Sat / 6.30pm: http://affpoac2.peatix.com/
For tickets to Memory in Cinema by Choi Yeoung Song / South Korea / 10 Sept, Sat / 8pm: http://affpoac3.peatix.com
If art mirrors life, how does cinema capture the fleeting essence of youth, and how does it reflect reality? These sessions will examine the portrayal of youth onscreen and its socio-cultural connotations.
The Dialogue Sessions are free.
For tickets to Dialogue Session - Capturing the essence of youth: The Image and Representation in Asian Cinema / 8 Sept, Thur / 7pm to 8pm: http://affdialogue1.peatix.com/
For tickets to Dialogue Session - "When you grow up, your heart dies” – Cinematic representations of youth across the ages / 10 Sept, Sat / 3pm to 4pm: http://affdialogue2.peatix.com/
With the support of the Singapore Film Commission