Southeast Asia, Animated

Sat27Mar'21 - Sat27Mar'21

When’s the last time you saw yourself represented in a Hollywood animation or film?

Though it’s still rare, more animation and film works are drawing inspiration from SOUTHEAST ASIA and ASIA – think ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘Minari’ and Disney’s latest ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’.

How does that make us feel? What does that mean for the cinema industry? More importantly, ARE THEY REPRESENTING US RIGHT?

Join us on 27 MARCH, 10AM on Zoom for a panel discussion with 3 experienced subject experts.

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Moderator – Ang Qing Sheng
Qing Sheng Ang is currently a lecturer in the Animation programme at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore. He holds a Masters of Arts in Arts Pedagogy and Practice from Goldsmith University (London). He has presented at various international conferences, including the Society for Animation Studies Conference in 2016 and 2017, Animation Public Engagement Symposium and the Center for Culture and Cultural Studies Conference in 2015. He has also presented locally at the Learning and Teaching Seminar 2017 in LASALLE. His publications include the peer-reviewed Animation Practice, Process & Production Journal (Intellect) and the Animation Studies Journal (SAS).

As an independent animation filmmaker, he has received support from LASALLE, National Arts Council (Singapore) and IMDA SFC to produce animated short films. “5 Shades of Solitude” was produced for Utter 2015 as part of the Singapore Writer’s Festival; “Lak Boh Ki”, the world’s first Hainanese animated short, has won the Audience Choice Award and Judges Special Prize at the International Digital Animation Festival NAGOYA, Excellent Award at Asiagraph 2016 in Tokyo as well as the Singapore Gold Award at 19th Digicon6 ASIA; “Kua Bo”, a Hokkien-animated short film, won the Best Animation at the Singapore National Youth Film Awards 2020 and the Silver Award at the 22nd Digicon6 ASIA Singapore.

He is also a winner of the CDL E-Generation Challenge 2019 which landed him on an Arctic Expedition with world-renowned explorer Robert Swan. He aspires to produce environmental films to inspire sustainable human-nature coexistence.

Every now and then, he will squeeze in time to do urban sketching and hiking!

Panellist – Raul Garcia
Raúl was born in Madrid starting his animation career very early. He’s been an animator at international feature films ranging from “Asterix and Caesar Surprise”, “The Chipmunks Great Adventure” and “Land before time” until he worked on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”, opening the doors as animator in the Walt Disney Studios for 10 years working in animated classics as “Beauty and the Beast”, “Aladdin”, “Lion King”, “Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Hercules” and “Pocahontas”. After “Fantasia 2000” Raúl moved as sequence director for Paramount on films like “The Rugrats in Paris”, “The Wild Thornberries Movie” and “Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius” nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature .

In 2002 he joined Kandor Graphics as creative director, with the award winning short film “The Tell Tale Heart”, and soon afterwards as co-writer and director with his partner Manuel Sicilia on the feature film “The Missing Lynx”, winner of the Goya award to the best animated Feature in 2008. He produced with Antonio Banderas, the Academy Award Nominee short film “The Lady and the Reaper”.

As director and producer he was at the helm of the Animated Feature “Extraordinary Tales” based on Edgar Allan Poe stories. Extraordinary Tales won him a nomination as best director of an independent feature film at the 2016 ANNIE Awards as well as several International Awards.

Raul Garcia is member of the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences of Hollywood , The Writers Guild of America, The American Cartoonist Society, and Asifa Hollywood .

He has published two books in animation techniques and acts as artist in residence at the Lasalle college of the arts in Singapore and teaches animation around the world.

Panellist – Dr John Miksic
John N. Miksic received his PhD from Cornell University based on archaeological fieldwork in Sumatra. He joined the National University of Singapore, where he is emeritus professor in the Southeast Asian Studies Department.

He founded the Archaeology Unit at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. He has received awards from the government of Singapore and the court of Surakarta (Indonesia).

His book Singapore and the Silk Road of the Sea won the inaugural award for best book on Singapore history in 2018.

He was also a cultural consultant for Disney’s “Legends of the Ring of Fire” and a local RPG computer game called ‘The World Of Temasek” – both based on Southeast Asian history. His specialties include historical archaeology of Southeast Asia, urbanization, trade, Buddhism, and ceramics.

Southeast Asia, Animated

  • Date:Sat27Mar'21 - Sat27Mar'21
  • Location: Zoom