NEW WAVES | KAVICH NEANG: DUSTY GROOVES: THE HISTORICAL IN THE CAMBODIAN NEW WAVE

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KAVICH NEANG • DUSTY GROOVES: THE HISTORICAL IN THE CAMBODIAN NEW WAVE
In dialogue with Chris Yeo
26 JULY 2017, WED / 8:00PM / 90 MIN


New Waves: Emerging Voices of Southeast Asian Cinema
New Waves shines a spotlight on young filmmakers who are making waves through the archipelago, forming an emerging community within Southeast Asia. Join them in a series of dialogues with Singaporean artists, writers and curators from different disciplines, as they recollect their entrance into cinema, their unique and personal approaches to utilising film as a mode of expression, and its convergence with other art forms and everyday life. Come participate in these open dialogue sessions to find out more about this emerging community of filmmakers in anticipation of the 28th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival end-2017.

New Waves is a programme by the Singapore International Film Festival, with Programme Partner *SCAPE.

Kavich Neang • Dusty Grooves: The Historical in the Cambodian New Wave
In dialogue with Chris Yeo
In recent years, there has been resurgence of interest in Cambodia's Golden Age of film and music from the 1960s. In parallel, we witness a young generation of filmmakers reigniting film culture and production in Cambodia.

Based in Phnom Penh, Kavich Neang co-founded Anti-Archive, a film production collective instrumental in its efforts to carve out a space for independent filmmaking in Cambodia. In this dialogue, Kavich will be joined by Chris Yeo from 13 Little Pictures, the collective that brought about a cinephilic turn in independent filmmaking in Singapore in the late 2000s. Together they explore the conditions that lead to collective filmmaking practices, the relationship between filmmakers and history, and Kavich's fascination with the White Building - an architectural icon he grew up in.

Short Film Screening:
  • Three Wheels (Dir: Kavich Neang / Cambodia / 2015 / 20min)
  • Boding (Dir: Kanitha Tith / Cambodia / 2014 / 10min)

Kavich Neang studied music and dance since a young age before graduating in professional design from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in 2013. In 2010, he directed his first short film, A Scale Boy, as part of a documentary film workshop led by Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh. In 2013, he joined the Busan International Film Festival's Asian Film Academy. In 2015, he directed his first narrative short film, Three Wheels, which premiered at the Busan International Festival that year and later won the Youth Jury award at the Singapore International Film Festival. In the same year, he made another film, Goodbye Phnom Penh, which was commissioned and subsequently screened by Asian Film Archive.


Chris Yeo Siew Hua is a member of the 13 Little Pictures film collective in Singapore. He has written and directed the experimental feature film In the House of Straw (2009) and the crowd-funded feature music documentary The Obs: A Singapore Story (2014). He is also a recipient of the New Talent Feature Grant from the Media Development Authority of Singapore for his upcoming fiction thriller A Land Imagined (slated 2018). The various films labs he has participated in includes, Next Masters Talent Campus Tokyo, Southeast Asian Fiction Film Labs (SEAFIC), Autumn Meeting and Asia Pacific Screen Lab.



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Wed Jul 26, 2017
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM SGT
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Venue Address
*SCAPE Gallery (Level 5), 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978 Singapore
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Singapore International Film Festival
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