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MOVING ON

Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea202275 minutesEnglish and other languages with English subtitlesAnimation, Docu-fiction, Drama, Experimental, Women Filmmakers

These films do not shy away from difficult and layered stories, distant memories, and buried feelings. Our characters ground, trace, and reconnect pathways toward recognizing the resiliency within oneself through their roots and relations to the places around them.

IN THE DRY STREAM
유빈과 건

Kang Ji-hyo Profile Image

South Korea202226 minutes Korean and Jeju dialect with English subtitlesDrama, Women Filmmakers

Deep in the dry stream, Yu-bin and Geon are each other’s only friends. To them, this place is the best hideout and playground—but no one seems to understand.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

Director Bio

Kang Ji-hyo

Kang Ji-hyo majored in film studies in college. Her previous short film Interpreting Hyun-ju (2020) won the Grand Prize at Aichi International Women’s Film Festival, and screened in festivals locally and internationally.

UYAFAAFUJI’S REFUSAL: AN ODE TO THE YANBARU

Shō Yamagushiku Profile Image

Canada, USA202111 minutesEnglish and Uchinaaguchi with English and Japanese textDocumentary, Experimental, Family

Director Shō Yamagushiku presents a poetic and sensorial tribute to ancestors in Okinawa: “Our uyafaafuji (ancestors) appear to intervene in our daily lives, refusing to let us forget, refusing to let us compromise, and refusing to let us live restrained by the laws of the nations that seek to claim us.” 

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

RATED G

Director Bio

Shō Yamagushiku

Shō Yamagushiku’s creative practice is grounded in a diasporic islander consciousness. He is committed to cultivating the space to tell difficult and complicated stories in hopes of dismantling the separation and stagnation that inform the world he was born into.

THE HOUSE OF BRICK AND STONE

Ananth Subramaniam Profile Image

Malaysia202216 minutes English, Malay, Tamil and Mandarin with English subtitlesDocu-fiction

In the aftermath of the world's greatest financial sham in 2015, this docu-fiction follows a Malaysian child who finds solace and guidance from an unlikely figurehead. 

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

RATED PG

Content Warning: Trauma, Criminality

Director Bio

Ananth Subramaniam

Ananth Subramaniam is a Malaysian-based filmmaker and architect. His films often explore his ancestral identity and family within the context of a multi-layered genre.

A FELLER AND THE TREE

Kalainithan Kalaichelvan Profile Image

Canada20223 minutesTamil with English subtitlesExperimental

A feller cuts down a forest until he arrives at the last tree standing. The tree confronts the feller.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

Director Bio

Kalainithan Kalaichelvan

Kalainithan Kalaichelvan is a Toronto-based filmmaker known for directing music videos for some of Toronto’s leading artists, and was nominated for a Juno Award for Music Video of the Year in 2022. 

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Anna Phuong Nguyen, Winston Liu, Lilian Yu Wen Cao Profile Image

Australia20224 minutesEnglish, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Cantonese with English subtitlesAnimation, Women Filmmakers

Snippets of daily lives and sensory experiences, children and the elderly, workers, gossiping aunties and the overwhelming feeling you get when you’re in Cabramatta that memories are constantly being created all around you. 

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

 

Director Bio

Anna Phuong Nguyen, Winston Liu, Lilian Yu Wen Cao

Lilian Yu Wen Cao, Winston Liu and Anna Phuong Nguyen are all recent graduates of University of Technology Sydney. Filled with childhood memories and nostalgia, 2166 is a love letter to Cabramatta and Canley Vale.

THE HEADHUNTER’S DAUGHTER

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan Profile Image

Philippines202115 minutes Ilokano with English subtitlesDrama

Lynn leaves her family behind and traverses the harrowing roads of the Cordilleran highlands to try her luck in the city as a country singer.

ACCESSIBILITY

This film is presented with open English subtitles in-person and digitally.

RATING

Rated PG

Director Bio

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan

Don Josephus Raphael Eblahan is an independent filmmaker born of Ifugao and Visayan descent. The Headhunter’s Daughter premiered at Sundance 2022, where it won the Short Film Grand Jury Prize.

10 Nov, 2022 6:30 pm

The screening for Moving On will be shown at TIFF Bell Lightbox 4.

This shorts programme will also be shown as an online screening from Nov 14 – 20. Purchase the shorts VOD pass to watch this programme online and all other shorts in selection at the festival.

IN-PERSON TICKETS

Rating

Rated PG

Q&A: MOVING ON

Join us for a Q&A immediately after the theatrical presentation with attending guests from this shorts programme, moderated by Julienne Discutido.

Julienne Discutido

Julienne (she/her) is a Filipino-Canadian film programmer dedicated to elevating the work of emerging filmmakers. She is currently a programming assistant at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, involved with the Canadian Screen Awards and Talent Development programs. This is her third year as part of Reel Asian’s Programming Committee. Her favourite things to watch are horror, documentary, and cult films. She is also a strong enthusiast of any potato dish.

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