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Archive: Fall 2007

Queer Southeast
Asian Short Films Program
Thursday, November 8 • 7pm
Reception at 6:30 pm

Curator John Badalu to appear in person for Q&A session

Queer Southeast Asian Short Films Project

The FVC is honored to welcome guest curator John Badalu to present a series of queer Southeast Asian short films. Badalu is both an independent producer working with some of East Asia’s leading filmmakers as well as the director of the Q! Festival. The Jakarta-based Q! Festival weathered attacks early in its history from fundamentalist religious groups to emerge as the only film festival of its kind in Indonesia with venues in Jakarta, Jogjakarta, and Bali. It is the largest queer festival in Asia. Badalu has served as a juror for the Berlin and Bangkok Film Festivals and as a producer for five independent films. For this FVC program, Badalu has selected short narrative films from Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Shown in conjunction with the conference The Skin of its Teeth: Body and Film in East Asian Cinemas, Thursday November 8 from 3:00-5:00pm and Friday November 9 from 10:00am-3:00pm in HIB 135.

Directed by Victric Thng
2003, Singapore • 4 minutes • Digital Projection

Unseen Bangkok
Directed by Thunska Pansittivorakul
2004, Thailand • 6 minutes • Digital Projection

Life Show
Directed by Thunska Pansittivorakul
2005, Thailand • 10 minutes • Digital Projection

The Matchmaker
Directed by Cinzia Puspita Rini
2006, Indonesia • 10 minutes • Digital Projection

Directed by Amir Mohammad
2002, Malaysia • 15 minutes • Digital Projection

Directed by Patrick Lim
2003, Malaysia • 23 minutes • Digital Projection

Last Full Show
Directed by Mark V. Reyes
2004, Philippines • 18 minutes • Digital Projection

Directed by Royston Tan
2004, Singapore • 12 minutes • Digital Projection

This program is co-presented by the Humanities Center and is organized by Jonathan M. Hall, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies and Comparative Literature at UC Irvine.



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