Confessions of a Film Programmer
A group of film programmers and curators of a short film festival were interviewed for promotional purposes. However, it isn’t just a simple promotional video, though it tries to be. The film opens with the question “Do you ever feel guilty about being a gatekeeper?”, and we start to see that there is more to a programmer/curator’s job than just starting or ending a new filmmaker’s career. For some it’s their livelihood, and for others it’s the only thing they are good at. But why is cinema so important to them in the first place?
about the artist /
Chloe Yap Mun Ee (b. 1995) is an experimental filmmaker and video artist who is curious about the expressions of form, medium, identity, love, intimacy, as well as their hypocrisies and contradictions. Meanwhile she continues confronting and challenging her own shifting points of view by deploying the distorted wisdom of the audience in one way or another; impartiality is alright, but biased judgments are even better. Her latest work is a video installation, I Don’t Really Want You to See Me, But I Still Want to Show You(2022), where she confronts her fear and guilt towards the cinema image and the power dynamics within its space.