The Festival offers a series of dialogues and panel discussions by filmmakers and industry experts. Now available to view online for free!
Moderated by: Tan Pin Pin
This panel discussion brings together documentary filmmakers, some of whom have received the SEA-DOC Grant, to reflect on the role of documentaries in the region. Drawing on the combined themes and narratives of the films in the programme, it explores the notions of witnessing, testimony and archive.
Moderated by: Panuksmi Hardjowirogo
The talent and energy in recent Southeast Asian cinema are widely recognised. With limited and often unstable funding across its many countries, working with regional and international partners for access to co-production has become crucial for many projects.
Moderated by: Karen Chan
2020 has proved a dramatic and challenging year for cinema. Film exhibitors, filmmakers and film festivals have all been hit hard, confronted with dilemmas and decisions about survival, and the 120-year tradition of cinema viewing experience faces an unprecedented existential threat.
Moderated by: Jeremy Chua
Aimed at young and emerging filmmakers, this panel offers ideas and practical advice for making the most of under-explored and unconventional funding opportunities for short films.
Aswang takes an unflinching look at the nightmarish reality in Duterte-era Philippines as monstrous terror is unleashed upon the urban poor.