Southeast Asian cinema is the film industry and films produced in, or by natives of Southeast Asia. It includes any films produced in Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The majority of the films made in this region came from the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia where its filmmaking industries in these countries are already well-established with film directors such as Lino Brocka, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Joko Anwar are well-known outside of the region. Notable production studios in Southeast Asia include Star Cinema, TBA Studios and Reality Entertainment in the Philippines, GDH 559 and Sahamongkol Film International in Thailand, Rapi Films in Indonesia, Encore Films in Singapore, and Studio 68 in Vietnam [1]

Southeast Asian cinema is a sub-section of continental Asian cinema, which in turn comes under the umbrella term of World cinema, a term used in some anglophone countries to describe any foreign language films.

The Far East as a cultural block includes East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

Key figures


Main article: Cinema of Cambodia

Further information: Horror films of Cambodia


Main article: Cinema of Indonesia


Main article: Cinema of Laos


Main article: Cinema of Malaysia


Main article: Cinema of Myanmar


Main article: Cinema of the Philippines


Main article: Cinema of Singapore


Main article: Cinema of Thailand


Main article: Cinema of Vietnam

See also

Further reading


  1. ^ "Studio 68".
  2. ^ "Anysay Keola". Retrieved 2020-04-14.