The Hub Of Film Studies in Southeast Asia

The Asian Cinema Research (ACR Lab) is a network of Asian cinema and media researchers working in Singapore and beyond. The ACR Lab aims to make Singapore the hub of film studies in Southeast Asia and to forge strong alliances with the world’s leading film studies institutions and film festivals.

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Book Talk

Cinemas Dark and Slow in Digital India

Date: 16 July 2021 (Friday), 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lalitha Gopalan (the University of Texas in Austin) will introduce her new book Cinemas Dark and Slow in Digital Asia, the first book on independent filmmaking in India

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Asian Cinema Seminar Series: Southeast Asia On Screen

Date: 11 June 2021 (Friday), 11:00am – 12:30pm (GMT +8)
In the first of our Asian Cinema Seminar Series, Gaik Cheng Khoo (University of Nottingham, Malaysia) Thomas Barker (University of Nottingham, Malaysia) and Mary J. Ainslie ( University of Nottingham, Nigbo) will be discussing Southeast Asia on Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis.

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Asian Cinema And The Cultural Cold War

Date: 20-22 May 2021
This three-day ‘virtual’ academic event will showcase ongoing research dealing with film cultures, international politics, and industries in Asia – East, Southeast, and South – during the height of the Cultural Cold War.

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