Featured short motion pictures by young filmmakers from Southeast Asia will be introduced to the Vietnamese public through a series of movies and talk show entitled “S-Express Vietnam 2022 – Discovering Southeast Asia Through Short Films” from now to September 29.

A scene from the motion picture “May” (2021) by young director Tran Trung Hau. Photo: Nguoi noi tieng

Accordingly, a series of 10 films and talk shows with young directors will take place from July 28 to September 29 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietnamese film curator Marcus Vu Manh Cuong said that S-Express is a network of 10 film curators from Southeast Asian countries.

Each year, these curators will select a series of short films with a length of 60 to 90 minutes to represent their countries at the S-Express film event.

These selected short films will also be screened at other regional film festivals, including Mini Film Festival (Kuching, Malaysia), Minikino Film Week (Bali, Indonesia), Thai Short Films & Videos Festival (Bangkok, Thailand), among others.

“In order to have a wider connection with the audience, S-Express Vietnam 2022 will be held in virtual and in-person formats in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The program will also interact with foreign filmmakers in an online platform,” according to Cuong.

S-Express Vietnam 2022 was kicked-start with a series of Vietnamese independent films on July 28. Short films from Singapore will be screened on August 4, those from Laos on August 11, Indonesia on August 18, the Philippines on August 25, Malaysia on September 1, Thailand on September 8, Brunei on September 15, and Myanmar on September 22 and Cambodia on September 29.

The movie screening program will start at 7pm, followed by a 30-minute-film talk show which will be coordinated by film curator Marcus Manh Cuong Vu and Vietnamese film directors Nguyen Hoang Diep and Lan Nguyen.

S-Express Vietnam 2022 is open to the public. Audiences interested in the program can sign up at https://www.facebook.com/thubaytre or https://www.facebook.com/caphethubay.