|1999-09-08|||||At last, the New Asian Currents line-up!|
At last, the New Asian Currents line-up!
We're happy to announce this year's line-up for the New Asian Currents program, introducing up-and-coming Asian documentarists. 48 works comprise this year's program, with the most number of short works to date. With Palestine and Lebanon being represented for the first time, the line-up promises to be even more lively, spanning regions far and wide within Asia.
This year, the shortest work is four minutes and the longest 180 minutes. The youngest director is a mere 17 years old. Works from the Asian continent's westernmost country, Turkey, and the continent‚s easternmost tip, Japan, will be screened.
In particular, works by young directors as well as female directors, stand out this year. Of the 48 directors, 14 of them are women, including some from the Middle East. The program also features a sharp increase in works produced with digital video cameras.
For the first time, all works in the New Asian Currents program will be screened with both Japanese and English subtitles. On the final day of the festival, the Ogawa Shinsuke Prize will be awarded to the most promising of the 48 works.
Two special programs are scheduled for a different venue. One, hosted by the distribution network VIDEO ACT!, will feature discussions on video activism in Japan and Korea (held over two days). Another is a joint Japan / Taiwan documentary symposium (held over three days) featuring Hara Kazuo and Wu Yii-feng. Definitely not to be missed!
Line-up for New Asian Currents 1999
Country / Title / Director / Running Time
CANADA - U.S.A.
Dear Sis: / Ho Tam / 5 min
Hair Cuts / Ho Tam / 8 min
Season of the Boys / Ho Tam / 4 min
Beijing Cotton-Fluffer / Zhu Chuan-ming / 78 min
Jiang Hu / Wu Wenguang / 110 min
Living Elsewhere / Wang Jian-wei / 180 min
Old Men / Lina Yang Tian-yi / 94 min
I Am 17 Years Old in 1997 / Fan Yuk-man / 9 min
Magcojaodkal 98 / Fan Yuk-man, Philip Kwok / 8 min
Notes Before the Revolution / Ip Yuk-yiu / 16 min
An Autumn Fable / Pinky B. Choudhury / 45 min
For Maya / Vasudha Joshi / 38 min
How Do I Survive, My Friend! / Anurag Singh, Jharana Jhaveri / 80min
I Sing the Body Electric / Shalinee Ghosh / 6 min
Kumar Talkies / Pankaj Rishi Kumar / 76 min
A Season Outside / Amar Kanwar / 30 min
Jakarta Stock Shots: No. 7 (TRK) / Ron Puyundatu /19 min
Kamas Dolls / Bahram Azimpour / 28 min
Silk / M. Sheykh Aleslami / 35 min
Tehran, the 25th Hour / Seifollah Samadian / 20 min
Trap / Farshad Fadaeian / 17 min
After School / Kobayashi Shigeru / 20 min
Bicycle / Kobayashi Shigeru / 30 min
Annyong-Kimchi / Matsue Tetsuaki / 52 min
The New God / Tsuchiya Yutaka / 98 min
Princess Plum P-udding / Terashima Mari / 35 min
The Children of North Korea Escaped to China / Byun Jae-sung / 35 min
Empty House / Kim Gina / 24 min
Making Sundried Red Peppers / Jang Hee-sun / 59 min
The Three-Legged Crow / Oh Jung-hun / 72 min
Jaiuk / Temirbek Birnazarov / 20 min
Between Us Two...Beirut / Dima Al Joundi / 52 min
Child of Mermaid / Faizal Mohd Zulkifli, Mohd Naguib Razak / 10 min
The Spirit Doesn't Come Anymore / Tsering Rhitar / 38 min
Tension / Rashid Masharawi / 26 min
Title Deed from Moses / Azza El-Hassan / 30 min
Made in the Philippines...To Fukuoka with Love / Ditsi Carolino, Sadhana Buxani / 84 min
Return to the Tribes / Howie Severino / 45 min
Boys for Beauty / Mickey Chen / 63 min
Funny Competition Between Labor and Management: You Have Me in You / Lo Shin-chieh (A-KAI) / 136 min
I Love (080) / Yang Li-zhou / 58 min
The Red Leaf Legend / Hsiao Chu-chen / 70 min
Swimming on the Highway / Wu Yao-tung / 49 min
Two Guys Go Hunting / Christopher Chen / 49 min
Exotic 101 / Michael Shaowanasai / 7 min
thirdworld / Apichatpong Weerasethakul / 17 min
The Hearts That Can't See the Sun / Hasan Karacadag / 23 min
Between Two Banks / Nujoom Alghanem / 20 min