FESTIVALS: SAFF unveils line-up of 15 projects
ScreenSingapore has announced the 15 Southeast Asian projects that have been selected for this year’s Southeast Asian Film Financing Conference (SAFF).
The line-up includes new projects from established directors such as Indonesia’s Ifa Isfansyah (The Dancer), the Philippines’ Mikhail Red (Birdshot) and Thailand’s Nontawat Numbenchapol (Boundary), along with the directorial debut of Malaysian producer Nandita Solomon (Bunohan).
Indonesia has been selected as the “Country of Focus” with five Indonesian projects selected for SAFF, which is jointly organised by ScreenSingapore and the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAVVA).
Meanwhile, Fox APAC executive vice president Kurt Rieder and Martin McCourt, investment head at London Pacific Finance, will share insights at a keynote panel entitled “Bringing a Local IP into a Global State”. Other speakers include Cannes Directors Fortnight programmer Benjamin Illos, Pingyao film festival artistic director Marco Mueller and Reliance Entertainment’s Dhruv Sinha.
As part of the Indonesian focus, Isfansyah will discuss development of the country’s burgeoning film industry with Krishnan Rajagopalan, co-founder of streaming service HOOQ and CEO of Whacked Out Media.
SAVVA executive director Justin Deimen said: “As we march onto our third edition, we continue to view the positive impact of SAFF within the regional filmmaking community and the network it creates for financiers, producers, and the rest of the ecosystem.
“The selection of projects and filmmakers we have this year at the SAFF Project Market is world-class and points to a deep pool of talent in Southeast Asia that will be showcased to international investors.”
ScreenSingapore will take place November 28 to December 1 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
FULL LIST OF SAFF 2017 PROJECTS:
AND THE GODS RODE HORNBILLS (Malaysia)
Producer: Nandita Solomon
Director: Nandita Solomon
Producer: Micah Tadena
Director: Mikhail Red
Producers: Dewi Umaya Rachman, Sabrang Mowo Damar Panuluh, Perlita Desiani
Director: Adriyanto Dewo
MARANGKA: THE CORPSE FLOWER (Indonesia)
Producer: Firdauzi Trizkiyanto
Director: Andra Fembriarto
Producers: Bianca Balbuena, Bradley Liew
Director: Kerwin G
NO BOYS LAND (Thailand)
Producers: Komtouch Napattaloong, John Badalu
Director: Nontawat Numbenchapol
PAN DE SALAWAL (Philippines)
Producer: Victoria Mostoles
Director: Che Espiritu
Producer: Sivanantham Perianan
Director: Shanjhey Kumar Perumal
SCHIRKOA (Singapore / India)
Producer: Aldric Chang
Director: Ishan Shukla
Producers: Amalia Rizky, Siera Tamihardja
Director: Winaldo Artaraya Swastia
THE GREEN SARI (Singapore / Mauritius)
Producer: Christian Comarmond
Director: Christian Comarmond
THE HUNTED (Indonesia)
Producer: Allen Jordan
Director: Agung Sentausa
THE RETURNING KID (Myanmar)
Producers: Soe Arkar Htun, Khin Warso
Director: Sai Naw Kham
Producer: Nadira Ilana
Director: Nadira Ilana
Producer: Ifa Isfansyah
Director: Kamila Andini