APERTURE Festival 2013

STARTING November 21 – 23, you can participate in the APERTURE Festival – a film festival celebrating ethnographic documentaries in the Asia-Pacific region. Hieu Chau finds out more about the festival.

With a strong focus on ethnographic documentaries emanating from the Asia-Pacific Region, APERTURE Festival 2013 is unique in that the festival itself acts as an anthropological study of cultures in this region.

From November 21 – 23, visiting audiences will be able to catch a series of more than 30 films exploring the cultures of various people across the Asia-Pacific region. Featuring documentaries from both local and international filmmakers, APERTURE aim to provide a platform for aspiring documentarians in the region to be able to have their films screened while also faithfully representing people of an Asia-Pacific heritage.

The best part about this festival is that it is absolutely free of charge for participants though bookings will still need to be made in advance.

To further understand what APERTURE is all about, we went down to the festival’s recent launch party to ask the organisers themselves.

APERTURE Festival will take place between November 21 – 23 at the University of Melbourne’s Carrillo Ganter Theatre inside the Sidney Myer Asia Centre. Entry into the festival is free though a gold coin donation is appreciated. Bookings can be made at APERTURE’s Eventbrite page. For more information about the festival, please visit APERTURE Festival’s official website