Magazine article Variety

Fests and Orgs Tell Stories of Asian Media

Magazine article Variety

Fests and Orgs Tell Stories of Asian Media

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*Indonesia will be the I centerpiece at this I year's Singapore Media Fesival, which is run by the Info-Communications Media Development Authority. Now in its fourth edition, the fest's new Country-of-Focus program consolidates its mission of celebrating Asian storytelling by picking one country to highlight and promote across all the fest's events, such as the Asian Television Awards, Asia TV Forum S- Market, ScreenSingapore and Singapore Inti Film Festival.

Indonesian cinema is undergoing a vital boom, and the fest will welcome the participation of more Indonesian content and talent as the two countries celebrate 50 years of bilateral and diplomatic relations.

Skills to weave Asian stories are also being honed at the film fest's Southeast Asian Film Lab and the Southeast Asian Film Financing Project Market, both under the umbrella of the media festival. Two Vietnamese projects that participated al the Film Lab last year have been selected by the Cinefondation Atelier: Le Ban's "Taste" and Pham Ngoc Lam's "Cu Li Never Cries."

Le's producer, Dong Phuong Thao, attended the intense six-day flint lab, and her performance helped the project win Most Promising Project Prize. …

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