True Colors Film Festival (TCFF) will present its inaugural edition from Dec. 3 to 12.
Presented by The Nippon Foundation, the event will showcase 30 award-winning feature and short films with the themes of human conditions and experiences in relationship, hope, dreams and transformation.
Singaporean director Tan Bee Thiam, whose film Tiong Bahru Social Club premiered at this year’s Busan International Film Festival, acts as lead curator.
“We hope that the carefully curated film selection will deepen our understanding of what an inclusive world can be and equip us with the vocabulary and sensitivity to discuss social issues, such as disability, so that these dialogues are captured and represented well,” said Tan in a statement.
TCFF will be launched on Dec. 3 to commemorate the International Day of Disability and acknowledge the 1 billion people who live with disabilities around the world.
The festival will also feature films with disability as the theme. They include 37 Seconds (2019, Japan), which tells the story of a comic book writer who suffers from brain damage while still focusing on building her career in the manga industry; A Long Journey for the First Steps (2017, Slovenia), which talks about Palestinian children who suffer because of the war in Gaza; Elsewhere (2015, Italy), which shows a glimpse of the mind of a person with down syndrome; and Over the Horizon (2017, Russia), which follows an interaction between a photographer and a blind person.
The feature films can be streamed for free via The Projector Plus, available for most viewers in Asia-Pacific. (gis/wng)
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