Tuesday, 13 September 2011

MALAYSIAN SHORTS is on Monday 19 Sep. Hosted by me!

It's time again to view Malaysian short films!

Most of the directors will be present, so you can ask & mingle. Most of them won't be violent:

As usual, do vote for your 3 favourite shorts of the night.
Don't vote for the ones that put you to sleep:
Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia 
MALAYSIAN SHORTS (edisi September 2011)
Where: HELP University College Auditorium, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL

When: Monday 19 September, 8pm onwards

How Much: Free lor!

You may confirm at the Facebook event page


1) Afternoon River Evening Sky
Director: Edmund Yeo
2010, 19 min
A short film divided into two parallel stories. In Afternoon River, Grace, a waitress in a Bah Kut Teh restaurant tries to go through her mundane everyday work while ignoring the incessant ringing of her cell phone. In Evening Sky, the tomboyish Lai Fun seeks justice from an illegal DVD peddler who impregnated her best friend.

2) The Invigilator
Director: Manesh Nesaratnam
2010, 12 min
A story about two high-school teachers and their aspirations in the teaching profession. This film is at once a light-hearted clash of pedagogical perspectives and at the same time an echo of societies' frustrations with the inadequacies of available education systems.

3) Scene
Director: Soren Mohd Noor
2011/ 2 min
When a young adult receives a friend request from a “stranger” via his Facebook account, he finds himself dealing with issues of faith, principles and peer pressure.

4) Permata Bonda
Director: Fikri Jermadi
2010/ 16 min
The constant complaints and bickering between a mother and her daughter causes the daughter, Maimon, to reevaluate her life, forcing her to make a difficult decision that could change her life forever.

5) Burger Boy
Director: Timo
2008/20 min
Flipping burgers is a great way to meet people.

6) The Lims
Director: Brad Liew
2011/3 min
Inspired by Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, The Royal Lims is a satire on the nasty habit of smoking and the Malaysian government's anti-smoking campaign

7) Perempuan, Hujan & Kematian
Director: Abror Rivai
2001/20 min
Seorang pesakit delusi sedang diwarat di atas sebuah rumah di atas bukit. Dia berdepan dengan konflik psikologu apabile melihat dirinya sebagai orang lain. Siapa dia sebenarnya?

8) Hujan Panas
Director: Nadiah Hamzah
2011 / 20mins
For the longest time, Zaki has dreamed about coming to America. He enrolls himself in a business course and finds himself in New York City – in an apartment with two illegal Indonesian immigrants; Ferdy and Mira, in Flushing, Queens. As he grapples with the harsh reality of living in the city, he finds himself slowly attracted to Mira. She helps him realize the possibilities of starting life anew – possibilities that are threatened by an impending marriage and his awaited return to Malaysia.


TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 51 min

*Photos from Perempuan, Hujan & Kematian and Afternoon River Evening Sky

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Short story by Celine Tee in the latest SELANGOR TIMES

The full issue may be read/downloaded here. This is the 40th issue and almost all had short stories in them, so there's an alumni of about 30 people (some with more than one entry).