Founded in 2005, the Asian Film Archive (AFA) aspires to be a hub for the Asian filmcommunity, contributing to culture, scholarship and industry throughorganised screenings, educational and cultural programmes that open andenrich new intellectual, educational and creative spaces, to promote awider critical appreciation of this art form.
The Asian Film Archive is inviting guest curator Gertjan Zuilhof (former programmer for the Rotterdam International Film Festival) and his programme SEA of Sadness to Singapore for the first time. SEA of Sadness showcases classic masterpieces; contemporary work by young directors; feature-length films and shorts; and all genres from “pure” documentary to fiction films, experimental shorts and videos. These films are sensitive, personal and go deep into the memories and hopes of the people in the countries they are made in. SEA of Sadness will include film screenings, panel discussions and sharing sessions between the supported cultural professionals and local audiences.
Through Mobility First!, ASEF will be supporting the mobility of 1 European and 2 Asian nationals to attend SEA of Sadness from 2 to 28 August 2019, which will be held in Singapore.