SEAxSEA Film Festival

2018 Edition

SEAxSEA: The Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival

4:30pm-7:30pm, January 24-26, 2018
Thomson Hall 101

The SEAxSEA Film Festival is part of the Southeast Asia Center’s mission to actively organize Southeast Asia-related programs, and features films that explore Southeast Asia in its diversity, emphasizing underrepresented communities and youth-produced visions of the past, present, and future.

In this, our inaugural year, we are proud to feature two full-length documentaries from indigenous female storymakers from Southeast Asia. “War is a Tender Thing” by Adjani Arumpac features the conflict in Mindanao, Philippines, vis-a-vis her own heritage as half-Muslim and half-Christian. “The Peace Agency” examines the role that a grassroots women’s organization founded by Lian Gogali has in maintaining peace and rebuilding Poso, Indonesia. In addition, we are pleased to show many short films from the region, most of them student-made.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event here, and drop by for some free popcorn, drinks, and most of all, great films!


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

4:30 PM – Shorts Program I

  • Where the Wind Stops By by Dimas Romadhon (Indonesia, USA)
  • Home Away From Phteah by Peter Prom (Cambodia, USA)
  • So-Khin by Chaweng Chaiyawan (Thailand, Myanmar)
  • Menuju Batas (Toward the Limit) by Jeffri Harianja (Indonesia)
  • Nandito naman Tayo para sa isa’t isa, ‘di ba? (Aren’t We Here For Each Other?) by Gilb Baldoza (Philippines)
  • Vietnam 4D Experience by Juan Poveda (Vietnam, Spain)
  • Amarta: Gadis dan Air (Amarta: the Girl and the Water)  by Bambang Kuntara Murti (Indonesia)

6:00 PM – Feature Program I

  • Ang Paglilinis (The Cleansing) by Aldrich Alarilla (Philippines)
  • War is a Tender Thing by Adjani Arumpac (Philippines)


Thursday, January 25, 2018

4:30 PM – Shorts Program II

  • Umbilical by Wesley Leon Aroozoo (Singapore)
  • Culture Shot by Zhen Yee Khor (Malaysia)
  • Kitorang Basudara (Far Away Home) by Ninndi Raras (Indonesia)
  • Singh in the Lion City by Upneet Kaur-Nagpal (Singapore)
  • New Guitar Strings by May Oo Tha (Myanmar, USA)
  • The Filipino Picture Show by Shalemar Colma (Philippines, USA)

6:00 PM – Feature Program II

  • The Peace Agency by Sue Useem (Indonesia)


Friday, January 26, 2018

4:30 PM – Shorts Program III

  • The String by Sani Febriani (Indonesia)
  • Samurai Ndeso (Villager Samurai) by Alvin Apriliano Tan (Indonesia)
  • Fell in Cemetery by Jakkrapan Sriwichai (Thailand)
  • Listen by Min Min Hein (Myanmar)
  • Tari Batik (Journey to Batik) by Sabine Bolk (Indonesia, Netherlands)
  • Dermaga (The Wharf) by Zaihadi Zainudin (Malaysia)
  • Dreams of Cambodia by Cyntheara Tham (Cambodia, USA)
  • Nuoc (Water/Homeland) by Quyen Nguyen-Le (Vietnam, USA)
  • Queer Transnational Love in the time of Social Media and Globalization by Adrian Alarilla (Philippines, Singapore, UAE, USA)
  • From Leonard to Leona: Ah Kua no more by Larry Tung (Singapore, USA)