Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Banjong in the Roughcut for Tropfest SEA
Gearing up for the next year's regional edition of Australia's Tropfest short-film festival, Tropfest Southeast Asia has put together Roughcut, a film symposium and screening for film professionals, educators, enthusiasts and short-film consumers and producers in the region.
Set for June 28 at the at the Performing Arts Centre of Penang in Malaysia, the full-day symposium will feature Pee Mak Phra Khanong director Banjong Pisanthanakun on a panel that also includes Tropfest International managing director Michael Laverty, Filipino director Sheron Dayoc (Ways of the Sea), Griffith Film School's Herman Van Eyken and Malaysian director Azharr Rudin.
Roughcut also features a three-hour masterclass by cinematographer Christopher Doyle.
Free public screenings will be held on June 29 in the compounds of two of George Town's heritage buildings – St. Joseph's Novitiate and in the city's oldest clan temple, featuring 10 Lessons in Film with Van Eyken and short film screenings curated by VIDDSEE.COM and Tropfest.