GenreMusic, Film

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After much anticipation, SeaShorts Film Festival proudly returns in a physical format with their upcoming 2022 edition.

Founded in 2017 by the award-winning Malaysian filmmaker Tan Chui Mui, SeaShorts Film Festival is looking to build a creative cultural hub for Southeast Asia’s short film community right within Malaysia. Since then, it has grown into a notable regional film event. In its 2017-2019 editions, the Festival has been held in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and Malacca, respectively. Its most recent editions in 2020 and 2021 took place entirely online.

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22 SEPT - 25 SEPT 2022

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About the Show

SeaShorts 2022 Full Programme (The Future of Cinema)

Opening Programme

Oracle Bones by Gertjan Zuilhof
with Ella Raidel, Dain Said, Amir Muhammad, Kamal Sabran, Chloe Yap Mun Ee, Khavn De La Cruz, Tan Chui Mui

Competition Programme

SeaShorts Competition (Southeast Asian short films)
Next New Wave Competition (Malaysian  short films)
Malaysia Student Film Competition (Malaysian Student short films)
Cathay Play Best Chinese Short Film Competition ( Southeast Asia Chinese short films)
Future Stories: AI Script Writing Competition (Southeast Asian Writer)

Special Programme

Sea What is Inside curated by Jacky Yeap
What is Inside in Japan curated by Jacky Yeap
Whose Hand is Playing that Sound? curated by Chloe Yap
VR Exhibition: Beyond Mirage curated by Lim Kok Yong
TikTok: Call for "Response to Future of Cinema" curated by Jacky Yeap

Sidebar Programme

Worlds and Worldings curated by Alfonse Chiu
What We Do To Gather curated by Alfonse Chiu
History is a Wayward Ghost curated by Alfonse Chiu

Expanded Programme

Two Malaysian Video Essays by Amir Muhammad, Ridhwan Saidi
Fragments of Tuah by Faiqsyazwan Kuhiri, Mark Teh, Syamsul Azhar, Wong Tay Sy
My Video Making Practice by Gan Siong King
Special Focus: Rasa dan Asa by Okui Lala & Nasrikah
Open Screen an uncurated programme open for guests and audience to take up time on the screen to showcase, screen or perform.

Film Forum

Roundtable: Teaching Cinema in the New Malaysian Normal
Beyong Mirage VR Director's Forum


Kaohsiung VR Path toward XR Industry: Current Immersive Content Development and prospective
Kaohsiung VR Making the Idea Happen: From Somewhere to VR
Sharing Session AI Script Writing by Liu Xiaoyi
The Future of Different Realities: Storytelling in Machinima, Videogames and Virtual Worlds by Dr Jenna Ng


Adopting live-action VR 360 as a narrative approach
TikTok Creative Content Workshop

Generative AI by Eddie Wong (Pax 25)

Closing Programme

Very Long Short Film by Khavn De La Cruz
with Southeast Asia musicians & Khavn De La Cruz Family Band

Festival Director
Dain Said

Artistic Director
Tan Chui Mui

Program Director 
Jacky Yeap

Another project by SeaShorts Society

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