A Southeast Asian Short Film Festival

November 2019


SEA Movie is a film screening program that focuses on film discourse in Southeast Asia. Film is an effective medium for raising awareness about sharing issues and phenomena in our society. Through film screenings and discussions, SEA Movie encourages audiences to realize the situation as a community of nations in Southeast Asia and to understand social problems in the region. In addition, films in an academic lens can be an interesting topic to make useful discussions.



Realizing the importance of space can draw together discourses produced by filmmakers in Southeast Asia. Based on the above mentioned, Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Universitas Gajah Mada initiated SEA Movie. This is based on the awareness that film is an important element that can be used to understand the political, economic, social and cultural conditions of the people in the region. We hope that this screening will generate new thoughts and discourses on the existence of the Southeast Asian community. Short films from filmmakers in Southeast Asia selected based on the results of curation are not only seen as a medium that is able to provide a picture of reality, but also able to present criticism and discourse to form the ASEAN community that has been mutually agreed upon.



  • Filmmakers may send more than one short films.
  • Filmmakers must fill in the registration form.
  • Filmmakers will get official notification when public screenings after the festival are held.
  • Registration and submission are closed on October 30, 2018 11:59 p.m. (GMT + 7).
  • Registration is open to the public in Southeast Asia.
  • Short films registered are films produced by individuals or groups.
  • Short films registered will be archived by CESASS UGM.
  • We don’t charge registration fees.



  • Festival themes are youth, technology, and disaster.
  • Categories are fiction, documentary, and animation.
  • Duration must be less than 30 minutes including credit-title.
  • Format must be .mp4 /.flv /.avi /.mkv.
  • Frame size must be 720p and or 1080p.
  • Subtitles in English must be included, including short films that use English language introduction.

Submission methods are:

  • online (include link to cloud storage (Google Drive*/OneDrive/Dropbox) or YouTube) to seamovie.pssatugm@gmail.com.
  • offline (sending files on DVD) to CESASS UGM**.



Click the button below to submit.

seamovie.pssatugm@gmail.com or +62 822 2669 9331


Click here to download PDF file for SEA Movie 2018: Catastrophe, Captured. program book.

Click here to download PDF file for SEA Movie 2017: Borderless on-Screen program book.