Past Award Winning Titles — The 14th ifva Awards

Open Category

Gold Award

Three Boys / LEUNG Ming-kai / 16mm / 19’ 33”

Silver Award

Let’s Take a Shower / YU Chung-yee / DV / 19’

Special Mention

The Story of Sun / LONG Fei / HD / 24’23”

 

Youth Category

Gold Award

Life Must Go On / SHAM Ka-ki / DV / 19’ 30”

My Rose / TANG Lok-to / DV / 3’ 19”

Special Mention

The Empty Body / WONG Sze-ming / DV / 3’19”

Let You Know / KWONG Kai-tung, WONG Hiu-kwan / DV / 21’ 09”

Without Title / Toson CHAN / DV / 4’ 28”

 

Animation Category

Gold Award

Such is Life / WONG Lai-ming Emily / 16’ 12”

Silver Award

Yim / CHUI Chun-yu, CHAN Wai-yee / 4’ 26”

Special Mention

All Around Me / YEUNG Hey-chiu /5’ 16”

My Mother is an Alien / YEUNG Sin-ling, LAU Sze-kit / 5’ 44”

 

Interactive Media Category

Gold Award

Stolen Time for Sale / FONG Sum-yu

Silver Award

Textworm / CHEUNG Chi-lung Ashley, LAM Chi-fai Jason

Special Mention

Black Box / CHAN Wai-yu, KWOK Yu-ho

The Happiness of the Fish / CHEUNG Hon-him

Leaf, Living Digit / LAU Ming-tat Lawrence

 

Asian New Force Category

Grand Prize

4 Kilometers / Shapiro MIRI / Digital Betacam / 22’ 30”

Special Mention

Fading / SHEN Ko-shang / DV / 15’

The Soliloquist / MA Kuang-pei / 35mm /6’ 05”

 

 

 

Three Boys / LEUNG Ming-kai / 16mm / 19’ 33”

An up-and-coming rock band in Manila has three members. The sudden departure of the lead singer brings an end to their musical careers; his sudden death brings the surviving members back together.

Let’s Take a Shower / YU Chung-yee / DV / 19’

Leprosy is a well-documented disease which can be found mainly in developing countries. The patients were relocated to stay in leprosy villages for quarantine and rehabilitation. However, they have to stay in the village even after recovery due to the social stigma against the visible deformities. This is a story about lepers’ children living in a leprosy colony where they cannot go to normal schools because of discrimination. Hundreds of children of the lepers enjoy studying in the only elementary school. However they are not yet to know that a potential blow to their school life is coming.

The Story of Sun / LONG Fei / HD / 24’23”

Originally from China, he comes to Hong Kong alone for school. His mother squeezes a day out to visit him but he seems bothered by the pop in. He intends to show his mother around Hong Kong but she accidentally finds out he has been suspended from school. He does not even have a roof over his head…

Life Must Go On / SHAM Ka-ki / DV / 19’ 30”

I’m soon to be 18. What am I doing? My life is the same every day, and I see the same people and do similar things. Why am I so ordinary? No matter what, life must go on.

My Rose / TANG Lok-to / DV / 3’ 19”

This short was made for the school’s Creative Week. It reflects my deep understanding of gay men, and expresses their innermost struggles and conflicts.

The Empty Body / WONG Sze-ming / DV / 3’19”

In my school days, the feeling of being chained up in life evokes discomfort. My school uniform is the embodiment of pressure, leaving me breathless. The uniform can confine my body, but not my soul.

Let You Know / KWONG Kai-tung, WONG Hiu-kwan / DV / 21’ 09”

Will is a teenager who has been relocated to the suburbs from the city. There he meets Yeuk-ching, a girl rejected by neighbours and students. Since Yeuk-ching is often confined in her own world and has little communication with others, Will’s existence has brought colour and joy into her secluded world. Their relationship sails smoothly until a bike accident that mars the perfect picture.

Without Title / Toson CHAN / DV / 4’ 28”

I DO NOT WANT to introduce any part of this video. Please FEEL IT YOURSELVES! Hope you will enjoy it.

Such is Life / WONG Lai-ming Emily / 16’ 12”

“Angry” is a little muddy figure created, out of the alien and larger-than his-life’s world, he feels lonely and angry all the time. But one day he encounters with “Love”, who changes his entire muddy life.

Yim / CHUI Chun-yu, CHAN Wai-yee / 4’ 26” 

The head of a reconstruction project falls into another realm while repossessing a tea restaurant. In this submerged city, anachronistic objects that bear the vestige of local culture and traces of historic past come into sight. After a massive destruction, the man is touched by his recollection and he awakes. He returns to reality with seeds of hope and attempts to preserve the relics, just to find out that he is unable to put a halt to the raging reconstruction plan.

All Around Me / YEUNG Hey-chiu / 5’ 16”

This is a short story that describes interpersonal relationships, and explores the connections between people and objects.

My Mother is an Alien / YEUNG Sin-ling, LAU Sze-kit / 5’ 44” 

A local animation, featuring a magical mother, takes you back in time, bringing tears and laughter.

Stolen Time for Sale / FONG Sum-yu

The performer steals time from strangers through pressing the button of elevators. The stolen times are recorded as video and are being exhibited in a gallery. Visitors could purchase and take away these times, which are extracted into CDs with money from the performer. According to the duration, number of people involved, their approximate age, appearance and response, prices for stolen times are different. The video sequences once sold are replaced by “SOLD — XX SECONDS FOR $XXX”, and are being shown together with the unsold ones.

Textworm / CHEUNG Chi-lung Ashley, LAM Chi-fai Jason

Textworm is an interactive installation which experiments on deconstruction of text. Game Play

(1) Type in: Players type words in keyboard and they will be projected onto the canvas.

(2) Cut: They can split the words by pointing laser pen on the projection screen.

(3) Auto Combine: The dissected parts will float and combine into new symbols.

Black Box / CHAN Wai-yu, KWOK Yu-ho

This is a sealed-off communicative installation.

The Happiness of the Fish / CHEUNG Hon-him

Through the conversation between Zhuangzi and Huizi in the story ofThe Happiness of the Fish, somehow we always project our views on others. This is our way of subjective thinking. This time, let the objective view of a fish lead us in the installation. See how we think of their creation.

Leaf, Living Digit / LAU Ming-tat Lawrence

Leaf, Living Digit consists of 3 transparent containers which provide a channel to access digital information. The square table-top surface is used as a projection screen where a sequence of Chinese characters “木” (means wood) are projected and turning orderly but, dully. Users can energise these “woods” by placing “real LIVING plants” into the containers. The “woods” are awakened and performs differently, shift, scale and rotate, according to the combination of which container having the plant. In this work, living things are used as medium to give life to digital world.

4 Kilometers / Shapiro MIRI / Digital Betacam / 22’ 30”

Somewhere between the 1947 traditional Bedouin desert-life of southern Israel and the 2007 modern city life of Beer-Sheba, just 4 Kilometers off the highway, lives a small Bedouin community. 15 years old Hulud has a dream; she is cracking the barrier set on that highway. With her young brother and sister she goes on a journey that will enable her to let go of the life she once wished for.

Fading / SHEN Ko-shang / DV / 15’

Shuinan Airport was also called Taichung Airport. In 1949, when the Kuomintang came to Taiwan, it built ten villages near the airport to house tens of thousands of airforce personnel and their families, and the area had the highest population density among such villages. In 2004, Shuinan Airport was officially closed after 68 years of operation. The restructuring plans involved the evacuation of the villages, and many people had to leave what had been their homes for over 50 years. Village life became a distant memory for many of these military families and their descendents.

The Soliloquist / MA Kuang-pei / 35mm /6’ 05”

“Loneliness, when I feel your existence, I do not want to be part of this world.” This is an urban fable interspersed with loneliness, inter-personal relationships, emotions, delusions and hallucinations.


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