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
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.