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Festival Favourites Collection

$16.50

A collection of award-winning Asian shorts that have traveled the international film festival circuit extensively.

  • Ah Ma by Anthony Chen
  • Locust by Victric Thng
  • D.I.Y. by Royston Tan
  • Motorcycle by Aditya Assarat

More on the films below.

Product Description

1. Ah Ma

DIRECTOR Anthony Chen
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2006
GENRE Drama
DURATION 14:33 min
LANGUAGE English, Mandarin and Hokkien with English subtitles
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 3
SYPNOSIS Ah Ma is lying in the hospital, her life hanging by a thread. Her family gathers by her deathbed to send her off. Overwhelmed by sadness, they struggle to find their own way of coming to terms with the impending end.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Special Mention Award – Cannes International Film Festival
Official Selection – Bangkok International Film Festival
Official Selection – Sao Paulo International Film Festival
In Competition – Stockholm International Film Festival
In Competition – Tirana International Short Film Festival
Rotterdam International Film Festival
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Taipei Film Festival

 2. Locust

DIRECTOR Victric Thng
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2003
GENRE Experimental
DURATION 3:22 min
LANGUAGE Cantonese with English subtitles
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 3
SYPNOSIS A momentary encounter evokes both a sense of fondness and bitterness of the heart. Moving and lyrical, the film’s Hong Kong backdrop heightens the emotive narration.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Renault Samsung 2nd Prize – Busan Asian Short Film Festival
Tribeca Underground Film Festival
Q! Film Festival
Berlin Asia Pacific Film Festival
Best Asean Short Film Award (Silver) – Malaysian Video Awards
Short Shorts Film Festival
Hong Kong Independent Film & Video Awards

 3. D.I.Y.

DIRECTOR Royston Tan
COUNTRY Singapore
YEAR 2005
GENRE Musical / Dance
DURATION 5:45 min
LANGUAGE No Dialogue
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 3
SYPNOSIS The squeak of dirty plates, the tap of a finger against a seafood restaurant aquarium, the thump of feet inside a cargo lift, and many other disparate sounds, all come together into a quirky and funky piece of beat science.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Best Contemporary Short and Production Design – Sapporo Short Fest
Labo Competition – Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
International Short Film Festival Winterthur
Melbourne International Film Festival
Jecheon International Music & Film Festival
Busan Asian Short Film Festival
Encounters Short FIlm Festival

 4. Motorcycle

DIRECTOR Aditya Assarat
COUNTRY Thailand
YEAR 2000
GENRE Drama
DURATION 14 min
LANGUAGE Thai with English subtitles
FORMAT PAL DVD, Region 3
SYPNOSIS A remote village in north-east Thailand receives a call from the city that Grandfather Koon’s son has been killed in a motorcycle crash. Somehow, Koon must bring the body back to the village and ensure that there is a proper funeral.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Gold Hugo Award – Chicago International Film Festival
Special Merit Award – Palm Springs International Short Film Festival
Golden Gate Award Grand Prize – San Francisco International Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
Singapore International Film Festival