ZATERDAG 28 APRIL | 15:00 | €10,-

Het CinemAsia FilmLAB is een programma dat in het leven is geroepen om een breed scala aan Aziatische diaspora en vergelijkbare identiteiten in Nederland en het buitenland op het witte doek en op televisie te representeren. Nederlands-Aziatische filmmakers, schrijvers, cinematografen en acteurs hebben een wereld aan verhalen te vertellen die maar zelden in de Nederlandse bioscopen te zien zijn.

Het CinemAsia FilmLAB biedt de gelegenheid aan Nederlands-Aziatische filmmakers om zowel voor als achter de camera hun talent, ervaring en visie in te zetten voor de Nederlandse filmkunst. Uit alle aanmeldingen selecteren de producenten een handje vol talenten en dan start de gezamenlijke ontwikkeling van het script. De geselecteerden worden ook geholpen bij het vergaren van de cast en crew, krijgen feedback op de planning en het budget en worden gedurende het hele filmproces, van ontwikkeling tot postproductie, begeleidt.

CinemAsia FilmLAB assisteert ook bij de distributie en werkt samen met verschillende filmfestivals en -organisaties van over de hele wereld om zo de korte films aan een zo groot mogelijk publiek te presenteren. Festivals waarmee wordt samen gewerkt, zijn onder andere Berlin Asian Film FestivalFilm by the SeaBali International Film FestivalIndofilmcaféShortcutz Amsterdam en het Tong Tong Fair.

Hirofumi’s Suitcase won de FilmLAB award en is geselecteerd voor Short Film Corner op Festival de Cannes 2018 en Prisma Independent Film Awards 2018. FilmLAB komt daarom terug voor de CinemAsia Best Of-dag.

CinemAsia FIlmLAB is a program that was created to stimulate a wider range of Asian representation and other diasporic identities on television and cinema screens in Netherlands and around the world. Dutch-Asian filmmakers, writers, cinematographers and actors have a wealth of stories to tell that rarely make it to Dutch cinema screens. CinemAsia FilmLAB provides an opportunity for Dutch-Asian filmmakers to hone their skills and fain experience in the art of filmmaking both in front of and behind the camera.

All FilmLAB shorts premiere at the CinemAsia Film Festival where filmmakers also get the opportunity to share the creative process behind their films. The shorts are also part of the CinemAsia On Tour program and screened in several cinemas throughout The Netherlands.

Hirofumi’s Suitcase won the FilmLAB award and is accepted at Short Film Corner Festival de Cannes 2018 and Prisma Independent Film Awards 2018. Therefore FilmLAB will return for the CinemAsia Best Of-day. 

Program FilmLAB 2018:

Father and Son

The Netherlands | 2018 | 8 minutes | Fiction | Hakka Chinese, Dutch

Director: Jimmy Tai

Cast: Aaron Wan, Patrick Chan

25-year-old Chung and his Chinese father have a hard time communicating. When Chung’s mother passes away, they need to find a new way to communicate and understand each other. Cooking together may be the solution for their problem.

 

Hangul Blues

The Netherlands | 2018 | 8 minutes | Fiction | Korean, Dutch

Director: Daan Vree

Cast: Jung Sun den Hollander, Ye-sung Yoon

When 28-year-old Petra receives a letter and a picture from her Korean birthmother her life is turned upside-down. She becomes determined to learn Korean so she can talk to her mother, but that’s easier said than done. Luckily there’s 8 year-old einzelgänger Kwan Mok, who just moved from Korea to the Netherlands, who is willing to help her.

 

Hirofumi’s Suitcase

The Netherlands | 2018 | 8 minutes | Fiction | Japanese, English

Director: Natasja Pattipeilohy

Cast: Masataka Miyanaga, Kumi Sekimoto, Liselotte van Dijk

An introverted Japanese expat tries to express his love for his Dutch language instructor before she will leave to travel the world. However, the language-barrier is making it impossible for him to get his message across. Despite his shyness and fear for what others will think, he will have to put everything on the line to communicate his love to her.

 

Inburgering 2.0

The Netherlands | 2018 | 8 minutes | Fiction, Comedy | Dutch, Mandarin, Korean

Director: Alex Tai

Cast: Aaron Wan, Caroline Vermeulen, Wing Poon, Lai Chun Chung

Dutch Nancy is about to meet her Chinese mother-in-law. Nancy thinks that the mother of her Chinese boyfriend is a so-called ‘tiger mom’. To assure herself of her approval Nancy starts studying Chinese language. On top of this, Nancy undergoes a challenging integration exam to prove she’s worthy of being with her boyfriend. Have you ever gone into absurdities in order to be accepted in another culture? This story will give you chills, provoke thoughts and reflections.

 

Truth Will Out | Al Moesten de Kraaien het Uitbrengen

The Netherlands | 2018 | 9 minutes | Fiction | English, Japanese

Director: Michael Creutzburg

Cast: Kumi Sekimoto, Daniel Bellus

Hiromi (34) returns home to her Dutch boyfriend Tom (26) after a brief trip to visit her family in Japan. Their reunion seems happy at first, but the tension between the couple starts to grow. Although Tom doesn’t say it, Hiromi seems to know something is going on.

 

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