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KSFM’s “Malaysian Shorts”

By Benjamin McKay Monday evening’s screening of recent Malaysian short films largely confirmed the talent and richness to be found in the work of some of our leading independent filmmakers. Organised by Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia and hosted by the irrepressibly witty Amir Muhammad, these screenings are now firmly a part of the local film […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • January 24, 2008

Success At First Bloom

By Benjamin McKay It takes great skill to make a film about the emotional and material deprivation of young children without resorting to either sentimentality or sermonizing. How, instead, do you make an empathetic, realistic and non-preachy film about the plight of children in need and still manage to fully engage with your audience? Can, […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • December 19, 2007

Roti Bakar With Planta

By Lucy Friedland I don’t bother with film shorts in the States. I think of American shorts as a training ground for young, credit­ card-toting wannabe filmmakers, who haven’t yet honed their chops enough for someone — besides their parents -­- to fund their first feature. Why muck around with American shorts, anyway? When hundreds […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • December 20, 2006

Seluar Pendek Cina

By Ruhayat X Di taman permainan kau boleh kutip lebih banyak honesty daripada di mimbar dan pulpit. Selalunya orang paling hampir dengan diri sebenar mereka waktu tengah bermain or enjoying themselves, dan keeping up appearances langsung hilang dari kamus. It was in that spirit that I enjoyed tayangan filem-filem pendek dalam A Company of Shorts […]

  • Azwan Ismail
    Azwan Ismail
  • October 20, 2005