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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There Is No Such Thing As Documentary

Date: 26, 27 February 2021

As the concluding programme of the exhibition Trinh T. Minh-ha. Films., this four-part conference brings together scholars and practitioners across filmic, anthropological and curatorial disciplines, addressing notions of multivocality, performativity, and truth in fiction, through Trinh’s practice as a filmmaker and theorist.


The South Korean Film Industry

Date: 12-16 April 2021


This two-day international conference will provide the first detailed scholarly overview of the South Korean film industry. Academic experts from Asia-Pacific, the UK, Europe, and North America will be invited. I have been invited to organize this academic event. University of Michigan’s Nam Center for Korean Studies hosts this conference in conjunction with the Asian Cinema Research Lab in Singapore.


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. The purpose of the conference is to create a space for scholarly exchange across disciplines, bringing together scholars working with the various archives and other sources related to the history and culture of postwar Asian cinema, decolonization, international politics, and US hegemony and cultural diplomacy in the Cold War era.