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Asia South East-Short Film Festival hits HCMC
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Asia South East-Short Film Festival hits HCMC

The Asia South East-Short Film Festival taking place at The Hive in HCMC’s District 2 attracts a large audience - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ORGANIZER

The Asia South East-Short Film Festival was held at The Hive co-working space in HCMC’s District 2 last weekend, giving audience a chance to watch a wide variety of great short films that are produced from around the world.

The festival was curated by Rod Fraser, who is also the festival director of two other international film festivals that take place in the UK including London-X4 Seasonal Short Film Festival and London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival.

During the two-day festival, the organizer screened all genres, from drama to action, horror, documentary, comedy and animation.

Particularly, there were comedies from India, Korea and Japan, horror films from America and China, music videos from Vietnam and South Africa, documentaries from Myanmar and Canada, poetic dramas from France, India and Taiwan, amazing animation from Hungary and China, and a comedy horror film made by a nine-year-old boy from Australia.

Many of these films are not in wide release or available outside of film festivals.

“Since the dawn of Youtube, Facebook and cheap video camera technology there has been a real surge in independent filmmaking from every part of the world. It’s a very accessible art form now and I also love the fact that when you watch a short film you’re looking through the eyes of the filmmaker into a world that you might never actually get to see in real life,” said Rod Fraser.

According to the curator, with a young, motivated and aspiring population, HCMC was a perfect place to host the short film festival.

The Asia South East-Short Film Festival was previously held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and will later visit Bali, Indonesia after HCMC.

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