The 23rd ifva Awards – Youth Category Finalist Showcase

Hong Kong youths bid farewell to their carefree childhood perhaps a little too early. Studies, exams and their own pursuits outside the academics bring about stress as intense as those adults are facing. First-hand experience in issues about family, romance, death… are all hastening their coming-of-age.

Finalist Showcase: 10/3 (Sat) | 3:30pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 54’ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
Ticketing information
This is Not the End
Chan Kam-chi, Luk Wing-tung, Siu Chun-ping, So Chun-ping
Col / 7′ 41″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles

In this documentary, we interviewed two practitioners in the funeral industry, and learnt about their opinions on “death”.

Hokkien Dialect
O Lam-lam
Col / 4′ 12″ / In Cantonese and Minnan with Chinese subtitles

This is about the contradicting and delicate relationship between my dad and I.

Tiffany Ng
Col / 6′ 05″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Mom is a film about distance and broken relationships. Through documenting a series of unanswered voice messages and misdialled phone calls among a mother, a grandmother, and a young girl, Mom shines light on the working class family.

Au Man-chak Anthony
B&W / 1′ 00″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Derick is a Form 6 student who should start planning his future. He seems optimistic at first, but the expectations from everyone around him start bringing him pressure which makes him doubt about himself…

Law of Soldier
Lau Tsz-yin
Col / 3′ 12″ / In Japanese with Chinese subtitles

Life of a soldier.

Kua Kua
Yim Lok-yiu
Col / 1′ 00″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

The story is about my poor term marks at school.
First is my Chinese. My comprehension skills are poor. Fortunately, I barely pass.
Then is English, I perform the best in this subject.
Then is Maths…ugh…I am not good at Maths at all.
Last but not least, Science. I don’t know how to spell the keywords!
To sum up, my results are just a little bit better than the poor ones.

An Exam Result Decides My Fate?
Tsang Kin-wong
Col / 1′ 00″ / No dialogue and subtitles

When youth’s values are determined by their academic results, the failing ones are doomed. Young souls are lost while public no longer cares. Soulless eyes, grainy world, pale crowds remain disturbing imagination for most of the people; this, however, is the reality for youngsters who suffer from emotional illness.

The Number You Have Tried to Reach is Now Busy
Lam Cheuk-him
Col / 10′ 13″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles

Living in this city, how many ridiculous happenings pop up because we are too busy to think twice? What are the deeds that we have done without a second thought? And who and what are the important people and things that we have missed all along?

Cheung Chi-ho
Col / 1′ 00″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Many have attended drawing classes as kids, but how many actually takes it on as a profession? He neglects numerous comments saying “painters would never make a living”, and works hard to strive for some recognition. Until one day, he realises that such “recognition” has defined his value, and he has even forgotten his initial ambition.

Yiu King-hei
Col / 18′ 27″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles

Markings on the test paper, red traffic light on the road, burning flame, warm blood, red flag… this is a story about “red”.

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