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, …

FilmLAB Shorts 2018

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The FilmLAB Shorts program of 2018 is the first FilmLAB edition since Martijn van Veen and Genny van ‘t Veer took over CinemAsia FilmLAB. Together they have set up a program that aside from filmmakers and directors also gave cinematographers and writers the opportunity to submit. CinemAsia FilmLAB also opened up the submissions for FilmLAB alumni who have participated before …

Father & Son

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Fiction Short | Drama | 7 min. When a mother passes a father and son need to find a new way to communicate and understand each other. Director: Jimmy Tai Writer: Deepti Rao Screenings: CinemAsia Film Festival 2019 CinemAsia On Tour NATLAB Tong Tong Fair 2019

Integration 2.0

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Fiction Short | Comedy | 7 Min. Have you ever gone into absurdities in order to be accepted in another culture? Our story will give you chills, provoke thoughts and reflections. Director: Alex Lai Writer: Aaron Wan DOP: AndrĂ© Kloer Screenings: CinemAsia Film Festival 2018 CinemAsia On Tour 2018 NATLAB Asian Film Festival Berlin – Hamburg Tong Tong Fair 2019

Hangul Blues

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Fiction Short | Drama | 7 Min. When 28-year-old Petra receives a letter and a picture from her Korean birth mother she is determined to learn Korean, but that’s easier said than done. Director: Daan Vree Writer: Jung Sun Den Hollander DOP: DJ Yoon Screenings: CinemAsia Film Festival 2018 CinemAsia On Tour 2018 NATLAB Asian Film Festival Berlin – Hamburg …