NONFLIX – limited and less…Asia

Film Festival with short, experimental films and more

Time: 09.04 — 11.04.2021 @18:30—21:30
Location: Sàn Art
Millennium Masteri
Unit B6.16
132 Bến Vân Đồn, Ward 6, District 4,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
(enter from Nguyen Huu Hao side)

See the screening schedule here.

NONFLIX is a three days film programme streaming on-line in Berlin and on-site in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Emerged in the time of social isolation, the festival seeks another mode of connecting, exchanging and getting into conversation through a journey of moving images. With 17 films by 11 artists, we take a closer look on Asia as the main focus: a complex encyclopedia of conflicts in cultures, politics and society which are triggers of the topics dealing in the movies by the artists of our programme. The films will be set up into two parts available online for 24 hours each, followed by the discussion „Pandemic Cinema“, sharing experiences about working processes and visions on the future of arts and movies.

Bringing together selected films from artists Nguyễn Trinh Thi, Bernd Lützeler, Douglas Seok, Kay Abaño, and Philip Widmann in the first part of the screening, the viewer will be drawn into stories, images and sounds debating on aesthetics, ethics, memory, history, migration, globalism and colonialism. The second part switches focus from external to internal colonization and zooms in on domestic problems, racism, intimacy, and gender issues by showing films by Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, Popo Fan, Trương Minh Quý, Colin Huang, Vũ Thị Thu Hà, and Lu Yang.

This film festival is an invitation and an opportunity to look through cinematic lenses at Asia as a continent, bearing dynamics, constantly transforming, shifting and renewing by the people. 

Fostering collaboration, exchanges and encounters between non-commercial art spaces, audiences and artists, our film programme will be co-hosted by Sàn Art in HCMC and QueerForever! in Hanoi.


Artists / Filmmakers
Bernd Lützeler (Germany), Colin Huang (Singapore), Douglas Seok (USA), Kay Abaño (Philipines/Germany), Lu Yang (China), Nguyễn Trinh Thi (Vietnam), Philip Widmann (Germany), Popo Fan (China/Germany), Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke (Thailand), Trương Minh Quý (Vietnam), Vũ Thị Thu Hà (Vietnam/USA)


NonBerlin, Sàn Art, QueerForever!, BàBầu Air