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SEAFIC Launches Seed Lab for Southeast Asia's Short Film Makers

SEAFIC Launches Seed Lab for Southeast Asia's Short Film Makers

Five filmmakers from Cambodia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam were selected to participate in the inaugural Seed Lab, operated by the Southeast Asian Fiction Film Lab.

The new program helps shorts filmmakers explore their directorial voices before they develop their first features. It's being operated in partnership with the Festival des 3Continents Produire au Sud program.

Seed Lab will hold a first session in the online world from 4-10-10, 2021; the first one will be held in Phuket, Thailand in early April 2022.

The Philippines' Sam Manacsa has a short that won the Singapore Film Festival and the Asian Film Film Awards in the international Film Show. The Vietnami Viet Vu, whose most recent short was in Crown-Ferrand competition.

The programs mentors include: director Juho Kuosman from Finland; producer Isabelle Glachant from France and China; Guillaume Mainguet, head of Produire au Sud, director Franz Rodenkirchen (Germany); and executive director Raymond Phathanavirangoon from the SEAFIC.

SEAFIC has previously operated script and development labs for Southeast Asian filmmakers to strengthen the quality of fiction films from the region. The parallel producers lab SEAIC is run by Produire au Sud.