7 November 2006

CALL FOR SHORT FILMS and ARTICLES - An Asian Australian Occasion (May 2007; St Lucia, Qld)


  • DVD or VHS. Duration 6 to 15 mins max. pref. Will also accept links to Internet clips (i.e. favourite You Tube) for review.
  • Articles/essays in Word - 1000 - 1500 limit. "Zine" style artwork as JPGs also welcome.
DEADLINE: December 30

EVENT: “An Asian Australian Occasion”
A Free One Day Film Festival and Panel Discussion
May 2007 @ UQ Duhig Library Conference Room

Organised by Brisbane students in association with
The Asian Australian Studies Research Network (AASRN) and
The University of Queensland Library

“An Asian Australian Occasion” will showcase a combination of panel discussions and short films that creatively construct and interrogate conceptualisations of Asian Australian culture and identities. This special one-day event also aims to promote dialogues between both senior and emerging academics, artists and activists.

The program will feature a range of films that focus on questions of belonging and mobility in the everyday lives of Asian Australians; this includes Fish Sauce Breath, Delivery Day and Chinese Take Away.

The panel discussions will be chaired by Dr Jacqueline Lo, of the ANU and the Asian Australian Studies Research Network. Other panelists include Benjamin Law (QUT), who is writing an 8-part Asian Australian sit-com, and Jen Tsen Kwok (UQ), whose research explores the political cultures and subcultures of diasporic Chinese communities in multicultural Australia. There will also be a screening of more experimental works including Sydney artist My Le Thi's PHO NOW.

A booklet featuring the program, panelist bios, short articles, plus a listing of links to notable Internet clips about Asian Australian identities is also being planned.

Volunteers for the planning committee and on the day are also needed.

Enquiries can be sent to Indigo.