In its 8th year running, the Asian Film Symposium (AFS) has proven itself to be an important and vital regional film programme. Both a film festival and an industry-networking event, AFS has brought together prominent, young filmmaking talents and established curators from Asia to share information, resources and industry experience from their respective territories.
Furthermore, filmmakers whose works were previously featured at AFS have moved on to win awards and make their first feature films. Tan Chui Mui, Malaysian filmmaker for the acclaimed "Love Conquers All", had her short film "A Tree in Tanjung Malim" screened at the 5th AFS. Singapore filmmaker Han Yew Kwang has also moved on to produce two feature films including the successful "Unarmed Combat", a feature-length expansion of his original short film.
8TH ASIAN FILM SYMPOSIUM FILM PROGRAMME
14 Sept Sunday - The Picturehouse
6.30pm – Reception, Opening films "Kawaii" & "Lovers on the Road"
15 Sept Monday - The Substation, Theatre
7.30pm – Director's Talk by Tony Kern and Eng Yee Peng on Marketing & Distributing Documentaries + Screening of "A Month of Hungry Ghosts"
18 Sept Thursday - The Substation, Theatre
7.30pm - S-Express: Singapore and Malaysia
19 Sept Friday - The Substation, Theatre
7.30pm - S-Express: Thailand and Indonesia
20 Sept Saturday - The Substation, Theatre
1.30pm - Producer's Workshop by Kelvin Sng + Screening of "My Blue Heaven" & "Together"
4.30pm - Forum on Film Financing models
7.30pm - S-Express: Chinese 1
21 Sept Sunday - The Substation, Theatre
1.30pm - Medium Length Films: Philippines
4.30pm – Filmmaker's Seminar by HK Filmmaker Angie Chen
7.30pm - S-Express: Chinese 2
22 Sept Monday - The Picturehouse
7pm - Closing films "Summar" & "This Darling Life", Q&A and Reception
More information about the programme can be found here http://www.substation.org/AFS08.html