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Welcome to the Southeast Asian cinema task force of WikiProject Film!


The Southeast Asian cinema task force is a joint task force of WikiProject Films and WikiProject Southeast Asia for the purpose of gathering interested editors in the common purpose of improving Wikipedia coverage of the Southeast Asian cinema and raising the quality of already-existing articles.

Film industries covered include:

Southeast Asia also encompasses Brunei, East Timor and Laos, and though those countries do not yet have "cinema of" articles, there are likely to be at least a few films being produced in those places.

Southeast Asian cinema may include not only domestic films, but also films made by Southeast Asian filmmakers outside of the region, films produced or co-produced by Southeast Asian companies, and foreign films shooting within Southeast Asia.


Active membersEdit

To join the Southeast Asian cinema task force, edit this section and add # {{User|yourusername}} and any comments to the following list of members in alphabetical order by username. Please add your username to Wikipedia:WikiProject Film/Participants also.

  1. Archiemarx (talk · contribs)
  2. Badagnani (talk · contribs)
  3. FDJoshua22 (talk · contribs)
  4. Hildanknight (talk · contribs)
  5. Iamasmartaleck (talk · contribs)
  6. John Carter (talk · contribs)
  7. Lionratz (talk · contribs) Recent films, Singaporean Cinemas
  8. Lugnuts (talk · contribs)
  9. ralph703 (talk · contribs)
  10. Rikker04 (talk · contribs)
  11. Wisekwai (talk · contribs)
  12. Withepedia (talk · contribs)

Member userboxEdit

You may place {{User Southeast Asian cinema task force}} on your user page to display the following userbox:

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You may also place {{User WikiProject Film}} on your user page.


Article partsEdit

Articles about films from Southeast Asia on English Wikipedia often lack basic details about the plot, the director, screenwriter, cinematographer and other crew, as well as the main actors. This is due to systemic bias, which has resulted in a scarcity of references, English-language and otherwise, about films from Southeast Asian countries, especially older films. A look at some of the existing articles about the region's cinema, though, will point editors in directions where they can find the information. Details are a little more forthcoming if the film has been exhibited at film festivals, and as it works out, these are the films that are most notable anyway.


On film articles, an image of the original, native-language theatrical poster is most desired. A consensus seems to be emerging that more than one image on film articles is probably too many, so conservatism is the watchword, at least on Stub- and Start-class articles. Once a film article has been more developed, for Good Article class and above, then we can think about adding more images. In short, develop the written content first, and worry about images later.

External linksEdit

At this point, just about anything, in any language, is helpful, but there are limits - fansites and personal blogs for example would be discouraged.

Tagging and assessmentEdit

Southeast Asian cinema task force assessment statistics


Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding |Southeast-task-force=yes to the {{Film}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Southeast Asian cinema task force articles.

Top articlesEdit

Featured articlesEdit

Good articlesEdit

Delisted good articlesEdit


Article Date featured on main page
  Ploning December 31, 2008
  Opera Jawa January 25, 2008
  The Love of Siam December 18, 2007
  The Victim September 30, 2007
  Insee thong July 30, 2007
  The Burnt Theatre July 21, 2007
  The Snake King's Child July 19, 2007
  Rice People July 18, 2007
  S-21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine July 18, 2007
  Ploy June 12, 2007
  Innocence April 7, 2007
  Out of the Darkness March 24, 2007
  Gunman March 23, 2007



  • Add things here!


  • Tagging talk pages is under way.
    • Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam articles are tagged.
    • Anything having to do, with Southeast Asia with a {{Film}} template gets tagged, including film festivals, studios, cinemas, lists, etc.
  • Recruit interested editors.
  • Collect categories, resource links, and templates.
  • Expand the open task listing above.
  • Add things here!

Interproject relationsEdit


Further readingEdit

  • Contemporary Asian Cinema, Anne Tereska Ciecko, editor. Berg, 2006. ISBN 1 84520237 6

External linksEdit

Annotated bibliographyEdit

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