The Asia South East — Short Film Festival is a seasonal film festival that gives international audiences from Asia, Europe and North America who are living or travelling in the south east of Asia, a chance to see a wide variety of the great short films that are being produced from around the world. We screen all genres from drama to action to horror to documentary to comedy to animation and we prize originality above all. We have awards for different genres, production locations and technical and artistic talent. The festival organisers are very proud to be able to showcase the best work of both established and upcoming filmmakers.
The Southeast Asian Short Film Competition defies easy summary, considering the numerous selections and the diversity of their themes, styles and stories. We highly recommend you enjoy the variety and revel in the abundance of strong, creative talent from the region. Along the Mekong River, a woman reunites with her ex-lover at a hydroelectric plant. Meanwhile, a young man travels downstream to a temple in search of a cure for his insomnia. In an undercover spy mission, a transgender woman disguises as a masculine man to lure a student activist, only to fall in love.