CinemAsia ScriptLAB 2019

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In 2019 during the 10th edition of CinemAsia FilmLAB the first FilmLAB ScriptLAB was organised. In this edition we have given 10 participants the opportunity to create their film idea into a filmplan and filmscript. The participants of the 2019 edition of CinemAsia ScriptLAB are: Rinku Kalsy, Haider Hussain, Rishi Chamman, Sofia Murell, Priscilla Rasyid, Fawad Nahimi, Winston Cattaroja, Maine …

FilmLAB Shorts 2019

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In 2019 CinemAsia offered both a fiction and a documentary programme. Every year FilmLAB selects a theme to act as a framework for the production of the short films that are created by selected participants with an Asian background. Theme Crafts and cultural heritage is the theme of the documentaries that are made during the 2019 of the FilmLAB Shorts …

Holding Silence

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Short Documentary | 14 min. Three individual artisans from Asian descent find how being highly focused on their crafts lures them into a sense of silence, which in turn invites each of them to go down a contemplative journey along their family history line. After a seemingly random phone call, martial arts teacher Kierty Verbooy connects with his long-lost Indian …

The Bowl

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Documentary Short | 10 Min. For Dutch-Indonesian artist Barbara, inspiration is everywhere. Her jam-packed studio is filled with creativity. Everything is meticulously placed and ordered, yet anything is possible.A deconstructed Wayang doll shares its parts with a drawing manikin. Naked bowls are waiting to be glazed with poetical or humorous drawings.Cycling against the wind, Barbara visits hergarden to pick some …

Carve Out

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Documentary Short | 12 Min. Food sculpting has a profound role in the history of Chinese cuisine. Recognised as an important art in its native land in The Netherlands a very different tale is sung. Once the crown jewel of every dish in Chinese restaurants, food sculptures are now slowly disappearing and the craft threatens to go extinct. Having put …

Unicorn Cat

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Short Documentary | 9 Min. The days are busy for 9-year-old Maitreyi,the daughter of Indian expats, born and raised in the suburbs of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.In the afternoons, she plays hockey, a popular sport among the Dutch, but does she fit in with the other girls? In the evenings, she rushes off to learn Bharatnatyam, a classical Indian dance form, …