NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Film Highlights

HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) aims at broadening the horizons of Hong Kong creative talents and helping them gain exposure abroad. Five award-winning titles, screened at 2018 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market were brought back to local platform, are selected for us to revisit stories that have brought pride to Hong Kong.

18/3 (Sun) | 4pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | Hong Kong | 56’ | Free Admission
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Oh! Million Fist!
Hugh Cho
2017 / Col / 7′ 00″ / No dialogue and subtitles

Recommended Short, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2017, Hong Kong

Dance and martial arts share the same origin. Having practised martial arts for years, dancer Hugh Cho collaborates with fight director Master Yuen Fai to develop a choreography based on fight scenarios, merging dance with action movie and its shooting technique to create a new kind of screendance.

I Am Not Pretty
Keung Yin-ni, Sin Man-ting
2017 / Col / 6′ 00″ / No dialogue and subtitles

Jury Choice, 4th Animation Support Program*, Hong Kong
Next Generation Award, 19th Digicon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong

Della always puts on heavy make-up, anecdotes happen because of it. Because of our society’s tendency to judge a book by its cover, Della believes appearance means everything, heavy make-up is beautiful.

Produced under CreateHK-sponsored Animation Support

Who Stole My Dream
Liu Xiao-hu
2016 / Col / 9′ 17″ / In Cantonese and Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles

The Best Film (Fiction) Gold Award, 12th Hong Kong Interschool Film Festival, Hong Kong

Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Jury’s Award (Drama), Inno-Action! HKBU Academy of Film Seeds Project 2017*, Hong Kong

Kit, a student from Mainland, was rushed up on by Long who bosses around in school. Kit hopes to pursuit his dream as an artist, but Long took revenge on him. Finally Kit decides to let go and keep chasing his dream.

Lost Cemeteries
Ho Ying-kuen
2017 / B&W & Color / 25′ 58″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Best Selection, 17th Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan

New Frontier Award, South Taiwan Film Festival 2017, Taiwan

Best Script (Student Division), 11th Fresh Wave International Short Films Festival, Hong Kong

Tung and Yan, brothers from a single-parent family, solely rely on their mother who operates a store selling incenses in a wet market for living. After a year since their mother has passed away, the government now implements a plan to demolish the public estates for redevelopment.

St. Zombian’s
Jessie Kwok
2016 / Col / 7′ 30″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Best Microfilm Production – Silver Award, Best Microfilm Cinematography and Best Microfilm Actor – Silver Award, 4th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music)*, Hong Kong

Prize of Effort, 19th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong

At St. Zombian’s, there are only three zombie students and one beautiful half-zombie half-human hybrid who takes on multiple roles as headmaster, teacher and tutor. The three students learn to imitate humans, and one of them even dreams to become a singer…

Produced under CreateHK-sponsored Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music)

* sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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