Employee Retraining Board 20th Anniversary Commission Project雇员再培训局二十周年委约计划 ——《喜乐.同路》僱員再培訓局二十周年委約計劃——《喜樂.同路》

Creative Partner:

In 2012, ifva collaborate with the Employees Retraining Board (ERB), to extend short films to all levels of society. Four films are commissioned by the ERB using real cases of students trained under their programme to inspire the people of Hong Kong.  The directors have combined masterful imagery with heartfelt concern for their subjects to create life-affirming films.

3 minutes Highlight

Hong Kong / Colour / 3’ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

“We all have gone through ups and downs.”

You’re about to hear four real stories.The four protagonists underwent different adversities, yet made the same decision. They took ERB training courses and strived to make dreams come true, leading meaningful lives. Regardless of good or bad times, always think optimistically. You can turn “ups and downs” into “joy” and turn over a new leaf to live more fruitfully.

“Soundless” by Vincent CHUI

Hong Kong / Colour / 5’12” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

I hope the audience would slowly enter the world of the deaf people through the alternation of sound and silence. However, I found it quite hard to achieve during the creative process. It’s just like Chen Jun said in the film that she couldn’t understand what is silence. She is really focus while she is doing her job. She is also well in expressing herself. I hope the short film will arouse the interest of the audience to know about her.

Vincent CHUI

Graduated from Communications Arts Department of Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. Started his career in Hong Kong Broadcast Television Company. He’s been working in the independent field since 1993. Founded Ying e Chi, a Hong Kong Independent film Collective, with the fellow independent filmmakers to promote and distribute their films in the 1997. Made his first feature Leaving in Sorrow in 2001.  The second feature Fear of Intimacy was selected in competition category in Moscow International Film Festival. The most recent film is Three Narrow Gates. Now is working on his new feature A Fig, being the artistic director of Ying e Chi and the curator of Hong Kong Independent Film Festival.

Tomorrow is Another Day” by Kit HUNG

Hong Kong / Colour / 4’13”/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

New immigrant Nguyen Thi Thom didn’t speak a word of Cantonese when she came to Hong Kong, but there’s nothing she can’t handle in her life. With positivity, optimism and perseverance, she grits her teeth and changes her life for the better. She is fully integrated into Hong Kong society finally. Tomorrow is Another Day, directed by Kit HUNG, music and lyrics by Eman LAM, is the Utopian vision of a Vietnamese woman in Hong Kong.


Graduated from the MFA programme in the Department of Film, Video and New Media in School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kit is an ifva alumnus and the award winner of the Distinguished Award in 2000. His films have won numerous awards and played at over 100 international film festivals. He has also won Best Director at the 13th LesGaiCineMad, Spain and Best New Director at the Turin LGBT International Film Festival, Italy. His first feature film, Soundless Wind Chime (2009), was nominated for the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival 2009 and will be released in 13 countries worldwide.

“the secret taste” by Adam WONG

Hong Kong / Colour / 12’32”/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

In May 2011, Ming CHOW, at her 27 years old, having studied the barista certificate course for only two months, defeated many experienced baristas from the locals and the overseas at the Grand Barista Championship, Hong Kong region. What made Ming CHOW’s coffee hit the cord of the jury who were international coffee experts?

The story dated back form 10 years ago. When Ming CHOW was still a school girl, she was helping her father to run the family’s grocery store in the market. While the father was hoping her to inherit the business, Ming was all day long figuring out how to get her future away from the fishy smell of the market…


Graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He started making shorts when he was an exchange student at the University of Iowa, USA. His shorts Fish (1997), Ah Wai & Murphy (1999) and Glowing (2000) were awarded at ifva. His features include When Beckham Met Owen (2004, the Opening Film of the 1st Hong Kong Asian Film Festival and the winner of the Independent Spirits Award) and Magic Boy (2007, nominated for the best new director of the Hong Kong Film Awards). In 2009, together with other 6 Asian directors, he released the collaborative film The Moon of which he directed the short Pinwheel. Adam is also a lecturer of the creative media courses at the School of Design, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity. He has just finished a TVC for San Miguel beer and a one- unit TV drama We Wanna Buy a Flat for RTHK.

“This is not the end” by Zcratch Production

Hong Kong / Colour / 2’25”/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

We are living in a city which is flooded with gambling culture. Stock investment, property investment… Even we know that these investments are fraught of risks, we still cannot stand the failure from these games. Through a relaxed form and animated style to present a story about a man who found his own way to overcame the great failure of his life, no matter how big the difficulties are, if you find a right path, it is not a big deal.


founded in 2006, is a numerous awarded multimedia creative group in Hong Kong, focusing on digital entertainment and moving images. Since 2005, the team has started to create award-winning animation across different media. Their work pieces had been widely exhibited and presented locally and internationally, in Hong Kong, China, Japan, Europe and North America. The team was awarded the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2008 – Best Digital Animation & Best Digital Entertainment (Independent) Award. Recently they won the 16th ifva Awards (Animation Category) – Silver Award and up-and-coming Int. Film Festival Hannover 2011 International Competition – Honorary Mention.




香港/ 彩色 / 3’ / 粤语对白,中英文字幕


一个叙述者向观众娓娓道来四个真人真事:四个故事的主角遭遇不同的困境,但他们都作出相同的选择 – 报读ERB课程,结果凭着努力走出自己的路,活出精彩人生,人生无论是起是落,是晴是阴,只要拥有正面乐观的态度,「起落」都可以化为「喜乐」,重新上路,创造更丰盛的人­生。

崔允信作品   《无声》

香港/ 彩色 / 5’12” / 粤语对白,中英文字幕



毕业于洛杉矶Loyola Marymount University电影系,参与独立制作多年,曾获得ifva比赛奖项,现与其他独立电影工作者组成「影意志」,宣传及发行香港独立制作。

洪荣杰作品   《从今天起》

香港/ 彩色 / 4’13” / 粤语对白,中英文字幕




黃修平作品   《花椒 八角 咖啡豆》

香港/ 彩色 / 12’32” / 粵語對白,中英文字幕

2011年5月,学习冲调咖啡只有两个月的27岁女子周祥明,成功击败一众本地资深的咖啡师及过江龙,赢得了Grand Barista Championship咖啡师大赛的香港区冠军。究竟,她的咖啡是何以触动了国际咖啡大师级评审的味蕾?



毕业于香港中文大学艺术系,到美国爱荷华大学作交换生期间开始拍摄短片,作品曾获得多个奖项,长片作品有《当碧咸遇上奥云》(2004) 及《魔术男》(2007),他更凭《魔术男》获提名香港金像奖最佳新晋导演。

Zcratch Production
作品      《下半场开始》

香港/ 彩色 / 2’25” / 粤语对白,中英文字幕













Zcratch Production

成立于 2006年,是活跃于本港数码娱乐及活动影像的多媒体创作团队,专注于跨媒体动画创作,屡获本地及国际殊荣,作品更于香港、中国、日本、欧洲及北美等地展示。




香港/ 彩色 / 3’ / 粵語對白,中英文字幕


一個敍述者向觀眾娓娓道來四個真人真事:四個故事的主角遭遇不同的困境,但他們都作出相同的選擇 – 報讀ERB課程,結果憑著努力走出自己的路,活出精彩人生,人生無論是起是落,是晴是陰,只要擁有正面樂觀的態度,「起落」都可以化為「喜樂」,重新上路,創造更豐盛的人­生。

崔允信作品   《無聲》

香港/ 彩色 / 5’12” / 粵語對白,中英文字幕



畢業於洛杉磯Loyola Marymount University電影系,參與獨立製作多年,曾獲得ifva比賽獎項,現與其他獨立電影工作者組成「影意志」,宣傳及發行香港獨立製作。

洪榮杰作品   《從今天起》

香港/ 彩色 / 4’13” / 粵語對白,中英文字幕




黃修平作品   《花椒 八角 咖啡豆》

香港/ 彩色 / 12’32” / 粵語對白,中英文字幕

2011年5月,學習沖調咖啡只有兩個月的27歲女子周祥明,成功擊敗一眾本地資深的咖啡師及過江龍,贏得了Grand Barista Championship咖啡師大賽的香港區冠軍。究竟,她的咖啡是何以觸動了國際咖啡大師級評審的味蕾?



畢業於香港中文大學藝術系,到美國愛荷華大學作交換生期間開始拍攝短片,作品曾獲得多個獎項,長片作品有《當碧咸遇上奧雲》(2004) 及《魔術男》(2007),他更憑《魔術男》獲提名香港金像獎最佳新晉導演。

Zcratch Production作品      《下半場開始》

香港/ 彩色 / 2’25” / 粵語對白,中英文字幕


Zcratch Production

成立於 2006年,是活躍於本港數碼娛樂及活動影像的多媒體創作團隊,專注於跨媒體動畫創作,屢獲本地及國際殊榮,作品更於香港、中國、日本、歐洲及北美等地展示。