Asian Short Film Screening by Red Dot Cinema

Our Asia Tour beginning at George Town, Penang Malaysia

Red Dot Cinema brings independent short films from Asia to the world by distributing films to independent event organizers around the world, holding screening events across different cities. We empower organizers in putting up cool and fun screening events in the most creative spaces.

This July, Red Dot Cinema will begin its first Asia Tour starting from Penang, Malaysia, where we partner with a famous local cafe, Chai Diam Ma meaning 'sundry shop' in English.

Date & Time: 18 July 2015, Saturday, 7:00pm ~ 10:00pm

Venue: Chai Diam Ma
15, Lebuh Queen, George Town, Penang. Tel: +6016 431 4452

Fee: RM20 (online ticket), RM25 (door ticket)
Include 1 drink, 7 short films from Asia, and nice people

Number of people: Max 50

Enquiries: reddotcinemaasia@gmail.com

About the Venue
Chai Diam Ma art space and cafe comprises of a cafe and a souvenir shop. Quirky in more ways than one, scan the space for canvas bags, paintings, photographs and handmade craft. We also running different events like mini concert, art exhibition, art workshop, talks and film sharing night.

About the films (Red Dot Cinema vol.1)

The Guardian

Director: Disspong Sampattavanich
Country: Thailand
Length: 9min
Language: Thai
Subtitle: English
Completed date: 2013

A canal village’s “crazy man”, who is learning to swim wants want to become a lifeguard of the village. He had lost his son to the water and now tries to cope with it and get through the tragedy with this coping method. Award winning short film, Best Film and Best Actor from 9FilmFest (2013).

Our Promise (說好的在一起)

Director:King Wing 榮子樂
Country: Hong Kong
Length: 30min 4sec
Language: Cantonese
Subtitle: English/ Chinese
Completed date: 2014

As time goes by, everything changes, no matter what promises you've made at the very beginning. In reality, love relationships are often challenged. After all, who can truly stay together forever?

Sewing Women

Director: Jin Woo
Country: Korea
Length: 3min
Language: -
Subtitle: -
Completed date: 2012

There is a woman who is always sewing.

2013 PISAF film festival (Korea)
2013 INDIGO film festival (Korea)
2013 Femmina Woman Film Festival(Brazil)
2013 Brazil Student film Festival(Brazil)
2013 Annecy International Animation Festival, graduation film in competition (France)
2013 International Women's Film Festival in Seoul, Asia short film in competition (Korea)
2012 Ottawa International Animation Festival, graduation film out of competition (Canada)
2012 Independent Film Festival in Seoul, short film in competition(Korea)

Price of a View

Director: Lego Ho
Country: Hong Kong
Length: 2min 2sec
Language: -
Subtitle: -
Completed date: 2013

Hong Kong, despite the fame of Pearl of Oriental, is a tiny place with a population of 7 million. High-rising buildings have been developing everywhere due to the high cost of limited place. The space among the buildings becomes smaller and smaller. The outside view also has become the value of the buildings. Many Hong Kong people have spent their whole life working only for such a tiny living den. However, after their death, they still face the previous situation.....


Director: Daniel Yam
Country: Singapore
Length: 7min 30sec
Language: Mandarin
Subtitle: English
Completed date: 2013

A son confronts the resentment towards his father only to realize the true intentions that turn his life around. This boy never saw his dad as an inspiration. Until he found out his big secret. Best Shorts Nov 2013 (Merit of Excellence) ProFIRE 2013 (Special Awards of Progressive Film of Reality) World Film Awards (Golden Awards: Best Story, Best Newcomer/ Best International) Film Awards of Merit: Best Director/ Best Editing 2nd Asian Short Film Festival (Singapore Best Drama) Forster Film Festival (Best Film)


Director: Grace Chew
Country: Vietnam, Singapore
Length: 20min 40sec
Language: Vietnamese
Subtitle: English
Completed date: 2014

Destiny tells the story of three Vietnamese ladies, who hold the power to change their destiny, as they actively seek for their partner in a foreign country. They believe that fate will lead them to their destined partner. Through in-depth interviews with the ladies, family members and the matchmaker, the documentary reveals the ladies’ inner hopes, fears and aspirations, and how marrying to Singapore can help improve their families’ standards of living. Through the ladies’ narration, audiences witness the reality of the struggles and hardships the ladies face in search of a better future. The film depicts the lives of the girls through the hometowns that they grew up in and their interactions with family members. The ladies envision a new life in Singapore as they embark on a journey in search of their future partner.

Screened at Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults
Selected for Festival de Cine de Lanzarote (FIZL), Documentary Short Film

Dreams in the Depths

Director: Armin Isarian
Country: Iran
Length: 12min 48sec
Language: Persian
Subtitle: English
Completed date: 2013

A young boy and his father in a hidden cramped tunnel under the border walls between Gaza strip and Egypt are waiting to bargain their goods with the people from another side of the walls. the boy want to have a bicycle but his father beats around the bush.

Film Festival Awards: Best short film at Shanghai Int. film festival China 2013
Best short screenplay at Shanghai Int. film festival China 2013
Best short film at LifeTree Int. film festival Colorado USA 2014
Silver Award at IFVA Int. film festival Hong Kong 2014
Critic award at DC short Int. film festival Washington DC USA 2013
Best Audience Toronto Reel Asian Int. film festival Canada 2013
Film Festivals Appearances: Tampre Int. film festival Finland 2013 officially selected
Big sur Int. film festival USA 2013 officially selected
Isle of Waight Int. film festival Britain 2013 officially selected
Lahore Int. film festival Pakistan 2013 officially selected
And more...

Event Timeline
Sat Jul 18, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM MYT
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Chai Diam Ma, Penang
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Venue Address
15, Lebuh Queen, George Town, Penang Malaysia
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