29th SGIFF: Talk | Love Me, Tease Me | Pillow Talk with the Directors


Screening and talk co-organised with Astro A-List

Advisory Rating: M18 (Some Disturbing Scenes)

‘Love Me, Tease Me’ is an omnibus commissioned by A-List, featuring 10 shorts by 10 exciting young Southeast Asian directors. Each director’s interpretation of this theme is different: Some are melancholic, some packed with fun. Some play with time and space, some involve out-of-this-world experiences... there’s even a non-human one. Whatever you make of the premise, the collection is sure to stretch your imagination.


Amanda Nell Eu is a Malaysia-based filmmaker who explores the female body and identity within the context of Southeast Asia. Her latest short, It’s Easier to Raise Cattle, premiered in competition at the 2017 Venice Film Festival. She is developing her first feature, Tiger Stripes (SGIFF Southeast Asian Film Lab 2017).

While at Chulalongkorn University, Laotian Anysay Keola made Another Love Story, one of five films awarded the Distinguished Prize at the 2011 Young Thai Artist Awards. His thesis film, At The Horizon, was the first commercial Lao film to be broadcast on HBO Asia. He also founded Lao New Wave Cinema Productions.

Cambodian filmmaker Kavich Neang directed his first short, A Scale Boy, in 2010 during a documentary film workshop led by Rithy Panh. A participant of Cannes’s Cinéfondation 2017-2018 filmmaking residency, he is currently developing his first narrative feature, White Building. He is also co-founder of production company Anti-Archive.

Le Bao was born in the slums of Saigon. His shorts include Coal, inspired by his father, and Scent, winner of the Golden Heart award at YxineFF 2014 and in competition at the 26th SGIFF. His upcoming debut feature, Taste, won both a Co-Production Award and the ARTE International Prize at TorinoFilmLab, among other accolades.

Indonesian film critic Makbul Mubarak co-founded the film scholarship website Cinema Poetica before becoming a filmmaker himself. He is an alumnus of Korea National University of Arts, and of Berlinale Talents 2012. His short film The Malediction (2016) received special mention at SGIFF 2017. He is developing his first feature, Autobiography.

Nicole Midori Woodford’s latest short, Permanent Resident, screened in competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2018. The Singaporean’s first feature, You Are There, won the Open SEA Fund Award and the SEAFIC-TFL Award at the inaugural Southeast Asian Fiction Film Lab in 2017, and was selected for TorinoFilmLab’s 2018 FeatureLab program.

Nik Amir Hafiz is a Kuala Lumpur-based producer and director. His acclaimed feature KIL (2013) took home various Best Film and Best Director awards: at the 2014 Malaysia Film Festival, at 8TV’s Shout! Awards and at TV3’s Anugerah Skrin awards. His latest feature, Terbaik Dari Langit, won Best Film at the 2015 ASEAN International Film Festival and Awards.

Sharifah Amani is a Malaysia-based actress and filmmaker, known for working with the late director Yasmin Ahmad. Amani has directed three shorts: Sangkar (2010), Kampung Bangsar (2012) and Hawa (2013). She landed a Best Music Video nomination at 2016’s Anugerah Industri Muzik 22 for Fynn Jamal’s ‘Suatu Pernah’.

Sheron Dayoc is a Mindanaon filmmaker. His first feature, Halaw/Ways of The Sea (2010), won four top awards at Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, a NETPAC Special Mention award at Berlinale, and various other prizes. An Asian Film Academy and NEXT Masterclass alumnus, Dayoc founded production company Lantern Studios.

Bangkok-based Sorayos Prapapan started out as a sound recordist, then went on to screen shorts at Venice, Rotterdam, Busan, Clermont- Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Fribourg International Film Festival. His upcoming first feature, Arnold is a Model Student, was selected for various film labs. It received Rotterdam’s Hubert Bal Fund in 2015 and a Thai Ministry of Culture grant in 2018.

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