FilmLab | CinemAsia23

FilmLab | CinemAsia23

FilmLAB is back with its 12th edition! This year’s “Weekend Jam” edition presents two short promos made by two emerging Asian-Dutch talents: Thuy NGUYEN (Stiletto) and Tenzing WOING (A Precious Shadow).


Stiletto (by Thuy NGUYEN) is an Asian-Dutch LGBTQIA+ story about a non-binary person who encounters an elegant but reluctant woman. When she begins to fall for them, a memory brings all to a sudden pause.


A Precious Shadow (by Tenzing WOING) follows a dinner conversation between Chinese immigrants from the 90s who worked and lived in Amsterdam’s red light district. The touching and tough memories they bring up reignite a journey of nostalgia at the dinner table, and ends with songs about missing home.


Two FilmLAB Alumni make a return to the FilmLAB Screening with their latest productions: Honeycomb (2022), directed by Haider HUSSAIN, and Outsiders (2022), directed by Rishi CHAMMAN.


The FilmLAB Screening concludes with the Asian-European Media Makers Forum, a panel discussion between established professionals and decision-makers from different disciplines of the Asian-European film and media industry.


At the PitchLAB Event, up-and-coming writers and creators will be given a chance to pitch their film idea as well as network and gather valuable feedback from their peers.


FilmLAB Screening — Saturday 11 March 11:30-13:30 in SK1 Studio/K 

PitchLAB Event — Friday 10 March 16:30-18:00 in SK4 Studio/K 


About FilmLAB

CinemAsia FilmLAB established in 2006 has produced over 36 short films by or about the Dutch Asian community in The Netherlands. FilmLAB’s core mission is to train Asian European film/media makers and create and exhibit Asian stories for film, television and online platforms to diversify European media and society.

Speelduur: 120 min

Ondertiteling: English