List of SGIFF 2021 films in Southeast Asian Short Film Competition


Every year, the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) honors and recognizes the exceptional contributions of filmmakers whose iconic works have helped shape Asian cinema at the Silver Screen Awards. The 32nd edition of the festival will be held from November 25, 2021 to December 5, 2021.

This year’s Southeast Asian Short Film Competition presents 23 new films across five programmes, offering a nuanced overview of the region while accentuating the complexities and specificities located within. Here are the short films:


Southeast Asian Short Film Competition

A Man TremblesMark Chua, Lam Li ShuenSingapore
Blinded by the LightChanasorn ChaikitipornThailand
DistanceDexter Paul de JesusPhilippines
Elephants in the CityDam Quang TrungVietnam
February 1stMo Mo, Leila MacaireFrance, Myanmar
Ghost of PhukangThanakrit DuangmaneepornThailand
Grandma’s Broken LegHuynh Cong NhoVietnam
Himala: A Dialectic of Our TimesLav DiazPhilippines
Lemongrass GirlPom BunsermvichaThailand
Like Shadows Through LeavesLucy DavisSingapore, Finland
New AbnormalSorayos PrapapanThailand, South Korea, Singapore
Nothing in the Cries of CicadasChiang Wei LiangSingapore, Taiwan
Notes from the PeripheryTulapop SaenjaroenThailand, United Kingdom
PosterityAudrie YeoMalaysia
RetraceTran Thi Ha TrangVietnam
Side by SidePolen LyCambodia
Sudden UncertaintyFirdaus BalamMalaysia
The Men Who WaitTruong Minh QuyFrance, Singapore
The New Faces (of Dreams and Mysteries)Mark Raymund GarciaPhilippines
The Scent of Rat CarcassesDharma Putra Puma NugrahaIndonesia
To Pick a FlowerShireen SenoPhilippines
Wa’anak Witu WatuNatasha TonteyIndonesia
You are 56, Still Count and Keep Counting: I am 25Tan Xin YenSingapore

The SGIFF 2021 is an event of the Singapore Media Festival (SMF), which is hosted by Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA). The festival will be hosted across multiple venues in Singapore with screenings at Filmgarde Bugis+, Carnival Cinema at Golden Mile Tower, Golden Village Grand, Oldham Theatre, National Museum of Singapore and Shaw Lido.

Talks and panels will be held at The Arts House and The Projector. There will be Film Academy sessions at LASALLE College of the Arts, Nanyang Technological University and WILD RICE.

Priority sale tickets for SGIFFriends are available for purchase at from 12:00 p.m. pm November 8, 2021. Official ticket sales commence at 12:00 p.m. on November 9, 2021.

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