Singapore Media Festival: Project Market Proposes Eclectic SE Asian Line-Up

ScreenSingapore, the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association and Ties That Bind have announced the 15 shortlisted projects for the Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) project market.

In keeping with the Singapore Media Festival’s 2017 focus on Indonesia, there are five projects from the country, including: “Lastri” from Adriyanto Dewo (“Tabula Rasa”); “Marangka: The Corpse Flower,” from Andra Fembriarto (“Under the Same Sky”); feature debutant Winaldo Artaraya Swastia’s “Stalker”; “The Hunted” from Delon Tio (“Mari Lari”); and “Yuni” from Kamila Andini (“The Seen and Unseen”).

Malaysian auteur Dain Said’s longtime producer Nandita Solomon (“Interchange”) makes her directorial debut with “And The Gods Rode Hornbills.” Shanjey Kumar Perumal, who made the Malaysian box office success “Jagat,” returns with “Ryder.” Also from Malaysia is “Wilderness” from Nadira Ilana (“The Silent Riot”).

There are three projects from the Philippines, including: “Eerie” from Mikhail Red (“Neomanila”); “Mina-Anud,” the fiction feature debut of cinematographer and documentarian Kerwin Go (“Eskrimadors”); and cinematographer and short film director Che Espiritu’s “The Sweet Taste of Salted Bread and Undies”.

Ishan Shukla’s “Schirkoa” is set as a Singapore-India co-produced animation, while Christian Comarmond’s “The Green Sari” is a Singapore-Mauritius co-production.

Thailand’s Nontawat Numbenchapol (“#BKKY”) will be at the market with “No Boys Land,” while Myanmar’s Sai Naw Kham (“The Crocodile Creek”) will present “The Returning Kid.”

The ScreenSingapore events, part of the Singapore Media Festival, will take place Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. Prizes will be announced Dec. 1.

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