Co-presented by Singapore Book Council, the Southeast Asian Focus (SEA Focus) programme spotlights literature, culture and the arts of the region to facilitate greater cross-cultural understanding across the region. Join regional science fiction and fantasy writers in A Southeast Asian Map for the Science Fiction Future for a conversation on creating distinctively Southeast Asian sci-fi universes; get to know the charismatic con-artists and crafty villains of Southeast Asian fiction in The Big and Bad: Who Rules The SEA?.

 SWF’s SEA Focus will also feature a curation of films by the Asian Film Archive, two of which will be making their Singapore premiere – Aladin (Indonesia) and Karnal (Philippines); as well as the Thai film Tears of the Black Tiger, which has not been screened in Singapore in almost two decades.