Past Award Title
Gold Award
Old Man And A Dog
Chan Hon-yan
Col / 29'40" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
After being diagnosed with terminal cancerand feeling hopeless, solitary Old Chan wants to end his life. His grandson Ka-chun whom he hasn’t met for years brings him an abandoned old dog. The two meet at their final stage of life bringing warmth to each other. Although lives can’t be reversed, the old dog at least help Chan and Ka-chun to re-establish their long-lost relationship and leave some pleasant memories.
Silver Award
Ward 11
Tsang Tsui-shan
Col & BW / 16' 00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Aloneness is not the same as being lonely. Lying beneath the white sheets, the 11 holds the tale of forbidden love, unconditional love, in dreams and in reality, always together forever apart. Tracing and arresting a dance couple’s shadows, encountering the dance, trekking the terrains of their adventures. Lying motionless in 11, the lovers listen, whisper, even at the dullest moments, words of love, conversations continue to flow, laughter fills the ward.
Special Mention
Endless Chain of Lies
Liknifena
Col / 17'00" / In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles
It was late at night, she crossed the streets of Central and Sheung Wan with a bucket of clothes and arrived at a 24-hour laundromat. She dumped the clothes on the ground clumsily, while a man keeping replying messages on his phone came to the laundromat. In this suppressing city, they were busy working on their own, but a coincidence encounter let them get salvation from each other. Yet, they’ve never imagined that the night was endlessly long.
Special Mention
Comrades
Kanas Liu
Col / 14'21" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
On 28th July 2019, police clashed with protesters in western part of Hong Kong Island and arrested 49 people at the scene. Amidst the chaos, protesters were helping each other and trying not to leave their fellows unaccompanied.
Gold Award
Bully's Wording
Cheung Ching-ho
Col / 05"49" / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitle
Although Ah Jun studies in a relatively bad secondary school, he still works very hard. His classmates always bully him. They laugh at him and make fun of him every day. Until one day, his classmates no longer just mess around with him, they drag him into the toilet. He faints after that. In order to run away from their responsibilities, each one has their own defending reasons...
Silver Award
Special
Emma To
Col / 06'40" / In Cantonese and English with English subtitles
This film is about love, family and living with someone who has an intellectual disability. It's about a Down Syndrome boy and his family and how their lives together can be frustrating and beautiful simultaneously. Not only does it portray the life of Max, the Down Syndrome boy, but also his sister's, his mother's and their whole dynamic as a family, providing different perspectives to this otherwise untouched and untold experience.
Special Mention
The Toilet Exorcist
Choi Shing-ho
B&W / 18'35" / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
Alan and a group of young people are doing nothing at home everyday. Once, out of curiosity, they try out an urban legend and then attract a monster to attack them. Alan’s life is already bad enough. Being attacked by the monster, will he choose a life even worse or to fight back?
Special Mention
The Handmade Buns
Lee Pui-wa, Wong Nok-yin, Ho Cheuk-lam, Yeung Ching-tak Douglas, Chan Long
Col / 05'11" / In Cantonese with no subtitles
Hongkongers have a fast-paced lifestyle so eating buns for breakfast becomes almost a tradition. Even though the bakery chain stores keep expanding, Mr. So, the owner, insists that with the advantage of good quality, he can manage to run his own small bakery. It is hoped that the small bakery can continue to strive and motivate the new start of each day.
Special Mention
A Candle Lights Others and Consumes Itself
Chong Man-chung
Col / 05'00'' / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
University student Suk-man receives a phone call from her secondary classmate and learns that Chinese History teacher Mr. Kam passed away unfortunately. She recalls the anecdotes in the past: his attentive teaching, perseverance and self-example. All of them inspire Suk-man to study hard and contribute to certain important decision in her life.
Enthusiastic Award
Tin Ka Ping Secondary School
Gold Award
Another World
Ng Kai-chung Tommy (Hong Kong)
Col / 14'01" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
In the underworld, there is nothing meant to happen. This is impermanence.
Silver Award
A Gong
Liu Yen-chen, Zozo Jhen, Chan Ka-yin, Marine Varguy, Tena Galovic (Taiwan)
Col / 5'38" / In Taiwanese with Chinese and English subtitles
An inner journey of a 7-year-old boy’s acceptance of his grandpa’s death in a traditional Taiwanese funeral. After following all the steps of the ceremony, he has to find his own way to express the sentiment of losing someone. The entire film is finished by hand-drawn oil pastel with subtle animation style, portraying a unique Taiwanese tale.
Special Mention
Survival HK
Louise Pau (Hong Kong)
Col / 7'06" / In English with English subtitles
An English listening test takes place inside a small classroom while a typhoon hits outside. The students struggle to focus between the test recording and what happens beyond the test.
Special Mention
Amaryllis
Wong Ying-kwan, Ng Wing-kiu (Hong Kong)
Col / 6'37" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The old social values were more traditional than the modern ones. Women had low social status and were not respected. In this story, the woman pursues love in adversity and maintains it with her whole life no matter what. Ironically, in reality, other people still think that the woman is being passive and she doesn’t have a say.
Gold Award
As You Were Here
Pan I-an
(Taiwan)
The artist’s mom is a knitting expert who used to hand knit clothes for the artist when she was little. She is also a traditional mom who worries and nags a lot. In this work, the artist transforms the words her mom used to nag into wearable e-textiles...
Silver Award
Life/Time
Witaya Junma
(Thailand)
Life/Time is an interactive installation of moving images applied the persistence of vision technique on drinking glasses. It is designed for participants to wet their fingers and press the rim of each glass. With that pressure the glass will spin and create a sound...
Special Mention
Mind Cut
Tung Wing-hong
(Hong Kong)
The rapid rotation of screens created its own space and overlapped with the routine of a spinning light. An indescribable thought flashes through a confused mind. He missed and never grasped this spark of light.
Special Mention
InkFlux - Freeland
Chris Cheung (h0nh1m)
(Hong Kong)
InkFlux is a state infused with Zen, it breaks down the convention that leaving white space for the “emptiness” in traditional Chinese painting...
Gold Award
The City of Honey
Moein Ruholamini (Iran)
Col / 07'30" / In Arabic with English subtitles
The children without family want to leave their war-torn city, but it is a long way to go.
Silver Award
Viral Kids
Arjanmar H. Rebeta (Philippines)
Col / 18'08" / In Tagalog with English subtitles
Viral Kids is about the trending stories of five different street children who have their own past and dreams but being hindered and exploited by an unknown force behind the online platform.
Special Mention
The Remains
Manoj Babu Panta (Nepal)
Col / 16'27" / In Nepali with English subtitles
The Remains is a stream of consciousness progression of the hallucinatory experience of an old man in his late 70s living in an isolated river bank.
Gold Award
Family Family Day
Lee Wai-shing
Col / 27' 00" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Granny left us, but the Californian sunshine that once accompanied her has never departed.
Silver Award
My World
Jun Li
Col / 29' 10" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Revolt is youth. An ambitious teacher’s pet and a pair of quirky siblings challenge gender roles and traditional morals through seven exam questions. This wild and philosophising film leaves no stone unturned.
Special Mention
Be a Rider or a Fool
Law Wai-leung
Col / 11' 08" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Using dramatic scenes and interviews, Be a Rider or a Fool recreates a robbery that takes place in Hong Kong. Bebo is a South Asian youth born and bred in Hong Kong. Through observing how he deals with the conflict and his reflections about this incident, this film reflects the sense of helplessness that Hong Kong people feel.
Special Mention
The Umbrella
Tsang Hing-weng Eric
Col / 21' 59" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
One night in October, 2014, the rain kept falling. In an university residence hall, several young people from various backgrounds were assigned to the same room to spend the night together, as efforts to support student protesters were about to get under way. With steady long shots, this film captures the younger generation’s sense of restlessness and unease.
Gold Award
Nil
Silver Award
Alert
Fong Ho-ching
Col & B&W / 5' 46" / No dialogue and subtitles
An artist just starting out in her career looks back on the process of creation and recalls her original intentions. However, the cruel reality forces her to seek escape. When she reaches another stage in life, her changing circumstances cause her to stop living in the past. She decides to move forward and seize the last chance to change herself.
Special Mention
Dear.
Wong E-ki, Yeung Hoi-tung
Col / 13' 20" / In Japanese with Chinese subtitles
Love that cannot be expressed is buried with time. This is the longing and their ultimate regret that everyone has experienced. No matter how much you have loved, cried, laughed and hated, in the end it is just missed opportunities. Amidst all the changes, it is perhaps the self who once chased after him that is unforgettable. Dear certain someone.
Special Mention
ON
Tsang Choi-shu
Col / 1' 06" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The moment of “Christmas, what a nice festival!”
Special Mention
Run of My Life
Tam Tsz-lok Douglas
Col / 2' 18" / No dialogue and subtitles
This work vividly demonstrates Hong Kong’s notoriously overworked students. With the corridor symbolising the timeline of a school day, the short film showcases tasks and challenges “thrown” at the protagonist as he runs for his life to the clock which displays the time when lessons end. Both surreal and dystopian, the perception of the film cannot be more perceptive.
Gold Award
Kin’s Hair
Chan Kwun-chung, Wong Tsz-yin, Chang See-wan
Hong Kong / Col / 5' 51" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
This film depicts the story of Kin and his one remaining hair. Through the process of Kin’s hair loss, the story brings out many major and minor incidents in Hong Kong over the past 20 years. Having achieved some kind of release, Kin gets rid of his one treasured hair.
Silver Award
Toxic Relationship
Step Cheung
Hong Kong / Col / 3' 36" / No dialogue and subtitles
“Human race will just surrender to fear by betraying our true feeling.” – Taizo Kato
The value and happiness of people should not be built on others. If you try to find someone to complete your life, your self-value will become dependent on others and will feel incomplete when you lose this person.
Special Mention
Subway Commute
Redic Hsu
Taiwan / Col / 10' 22" / No dialogue and subtitles
During a routine commute, a man suddenly feels lost on the subway. He knows there’s something wrong and an indescribable threat is approaching. Trapped in the empty car, the man tries to look for the answer…
Special Mention
imai / Fly feat. 79, Kaho Nakamura
Baku Hashimoto
Japan / Col / 3' 14" / No dialogue and subtitles
This is a stop-motion animation featuring three pieces of mochis. They begin their little adventure around the living room table house while merging and transforming into different types of rice cakes. Other snacks join their dance in the living room, and leads to a delightful ending.
Gold Award
That • This
Hu Ching-chuan
Taiwan
This artwork puts the scenes scanned at different times and in various places on reconstructed spatial coordinates. The talking voices are the daily conversations in Burmese between my mother and my aunt who migrated from Burma to Taiwan and the US respectively. They have not met for more than a decade, but now traverse different spaces in VR. The “that” and “this” are near to as much as they are far from each other.
Silver Award
Between Happening
Carla Chan
Hong Kong
Between Happening is a kinetic, time-based installation, consisting of a framed screenprint and a hidden custom-built magnetic mechanism. A magnet inside the frame moves the iron powder and print onto the paper, revealing the structures and outlines of a landscape. The movement induced by the magnet creates ever-changing patterns of erasing and constructing, revealing and concealing the landscape, which slowly evolves through time.
Special Mention
HeartfeltSPAM
Katsuki Nogami
Japan
I asked a female friend to rewrite spam emails with pen and paper because of the strangeness of these funny messages created by bots. But what would you feel if you receive a spam mail handwritten on paper and sealed in an envelope? I also translated them to different languages a few times with Google to generate text distorted by bot.
Gold Award
Temporary
Hsu Hui-ju
Taiwan / Col / 25' 00" / In Taiwanese with Chinese and English subtitles
Using unconventional documentary techniques, this film employs three real-life temporary workers to work temporarily in an abandoned factory, which becomes a stage for playing out an intangible and makeshift family drama. The relationships between these temporary workers reflect their existence in the margins and wilderness of the city.
Silver Award
On the Border
Wei Shujun
China / Col /15' 00" / In Putonghua with English subtitles
A Korean youth named Hua Dongxing decides to leave his remote village. In order to realise his dreams, he needs to seek for his father in town for his travel expenses. However, there is not a trace of where his father is, so Hua starts on a wandering journey in search of his father without any information on his whereabouts…
Special Mention
Luzon
Chiang Wei-liang
Singapore / Col / 13' 03" / No dialogue with English subtitles
Somewhere in the South China Sea, a Chinese nuclear waste barrel draws a Taiwanese fisherman and his Filipino counterpart into a maritime conflict.
Gold Award
Even Ants Strive For Survival
Ren Xia
B&W / 20’ 31″ / In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
The Government introduces a law to replace citizens’ names with numbers. Ma Yi, who keeps ants as pets at home, suddenly gets arrested for no reason. He is released the next day, without knowing what offence he has committed. From that day onwards, his name is replaced by a number, and he himself has become as trivial as ants.
Silver Award
Piled Cloud
Wong Cheuk-man
Col / 25’ 53″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Ex-sailor Lam Dong has retired and lives alone in the city like an outsider. He sub-lets his apartment to Zheng Yang, a film student from Beijing. Since then, there seems to be a foreigner living in Dong’s apartment.
Special Mention
Call Me Mrs Chan
Chan Hau-chun, Chui Chi-yin
Col / 15’ 53″ / In Hokkien with Chinese and English subtitle
Cleaner Mrs Chan works in a public housing estate to clear the garbage, 365 days a year except on the first day of the Chinese New Year. For the past ten years, her quiet dedication cleaning the building has brought her no respect, only back pain. She said people despised her job, but she carried on with it.
Special Mention
Monkey Business
Wong Hoi-yin, Suen Sui-hung, Wong Chung-yan, Wong Ka-man, Chan Hoi-yu
Col / 30’ 00″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Three young people in the contemporary society get a chance to become rich through an extraordinary experience. In their temporary shelter in an old apartment, they start a dangerous back-alley business. Under the neon light of the dark night, a zero-sum gamble is taking place…
Gold Award
Mom
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.
Silver Award
RED
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”.
Special Mention
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.
Special Mention
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.
Special Mention
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?
Youth Enthusiastic Award
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Gold Award
Losing Sight of a Longed Place
Wong Tsz-ying, Shek Ka-chun, Wong Chun-long
Hong Kong / Col / 7′ 45″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
This film depicts a young homosexual who fights for his rights and that of people around him, but the barrier between himself and his father and the lack of progress in society put him in a state of confusion and self-reflection.
Silver Award
Muteum
Lee Pak-yee Aggie
Hong Kong / Col / 4′ 09″/ No dialogue and subtitles
In a museum, we should behave well, from outer to inner, from shallow to its deepest, seriously and sincerely.
Special Mention
Stories About Him
Yang Yung-shiuan
Taiwan / Col / 12′ 46″ / In Mandarin and Taiwanese with English subtitles
One day I asked my aunts and uncles about my grandpa while they were playing mahjong. What does he look like? Where did he come from? How was his childhood? What had he been through? The stories they told me are too difficult to imagine. Are those all real? Who is he?
Excellence Award
Passing Rain
Yeung Hey-chiu
Hong Kong / Col / 6′ 05” / No dialogue and subtitles
After a small turn of fate, a girl studying in the covered playground started to pay attention to a boy. After a sudden shower of rain, they started to get closer.
Gold Award
hardworking circuit #1.3
Wong Chun-hoi
Hong Kong
hardworking circuit #1.3 is a realisation of a schema of monotonous, repetitive circuit, using as many units of relay switch as possible to bridge up the sequential extension of cables, merely for the purpose of electricity connection.
Silver Award
Apart and/or Together
Teppei Yamada
Japan
The artist collects heartbeat from ten people, and attaches threads to the speakers to represent different rhythms. But they sound in unison in the exhibition space. The phenomenon is similar to today’s society. We try to have sympathy towards others, but also want to establish identities through our differences. We may desire, contradictorily, “apart” and “together” at the same time.
Special Mention
Undermine
Wong Chi-chuen
Hong Kong
The noise of the spinning propeller, which drives the rotation movement, amplifies the uneasiness, tension and fragility of the human depiction. An LED TV is disassembled, modified and backlit by a custom circular light to become semi-transparent to display a stabilised video of a woman taken from overhead. Undermine contrasts and balances a disturbing kinetic movement with the slow pace of a natural body movement.
Excellence Award
Victoria East
Law Yuk-mui
Hong Kong
Victoria East is a multi-channel video installation. Through four perspectives: mountain, sea, coast and wind, the artwork retraces the urban development of Tseung Kwan O under British colonial rule and urban planning policy in a century’s time.
Gold Award
Tshweesh
Feyrouz Serhal
Lebanon / Col / 26′ 00″ / In Arabic with English subtitles
The soccer World Cup kicks off today and the people of Beirut are eager for the long-awaited event.
While life moves on normally in such a day, the signal of the first match seems to be disrupted by strange audio waves. The frustration in the air builds up giving way to a bigger live event.
Silver Award
One More Experiment
Sergey Vlasov
Russia / Col / 15′ 52″ / In English and Russian with English subtitles
In the near future all actors have become computer generated characters and human actors are unemployed. This is a story of an aging actor who has come to the small booth where the computer directs his monologue reading. This is the only place he can act.
Special Mention
Death of the Sound Man
Sorayos Prapapan
Thailand / Col / 16′ 00″ / In Thai with English subtitles
Voice of the people are often neglected, same as sound in film that audience don’t care. Two sound recordists are working on final mix of a short film. Will their sound be heard by someone?
Special Mention
Gray Umbrella
Mohammad Poustindouz
Iran / Col / 8’ 32” / In Persian with English subtitles
Mr. Maleki has a permanent habit. Until a man with an umbrella enters his life.
Gold Award
And Afterwards

Law Sin-yan
Col / 27’ 29” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Still a student, Man-heng had a chance to help a schoolmate who was bullied, but he decided to turn his head away and simply spectated the suffering of the disadvantaged. A decade has passed since then and the very same episode reappears in his life.
Silver Award
A Long Ride
Ng Chun
Col / 25’ 06” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
2015, summer. A laundry shop in To Kwa Wan is closing down due to urban re-development. Kau, the shop’s worker, wishes to return a suit jacket owned by a loyal costumer in person. Holding an old and stopped pocket watch, he strolls along buildings and railways under construction and searches through every part of the district.
Special Mention
Fish in Puddle
Wong Suk-nga
Col / 18’ 30″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A story about mutual dependence and love. 15-year-old Wing lives with two foster siblings in an old lady’s apartment. To reunite with his father, Wing saves money by all means. Likewise, Wing’s brother believes in returning to his mother’s shelter while Wing’s elder sister, who has mild intellectual disability, feels distant relating to her own parents.
Special Mention
Conditioned
Chan Kam-hei
Col / 24’ 14” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Born in a walled village, Yeuk-lam wears short hair and dresses like a man, which is against her will. Her father is always away and her mother, a hysteric person. Yeuk-lam lives a life that is more lonely and challenging than any other 16-year-old girls. Can she leave this suffocating situation the way her friend Ka-yeung does?
Gold Award
Nil
Silver Award
The Shadow
Cheng Wai-ching
B&W / 7′ 28″ / In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles
Moving forward at gloomy nights, she evades shadows at arm’s length and seek quietude. Through setbacks and interludes, she notices the sparkling street lights on window reflections on the other shore the moment she turns around. Among the fragments and pieces about her relationship, does there exist a real person or just her inner demon?
Special Mention
The Hedgehog Girl
Fong Ho-ching
Col / 16′ 21″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
一Betrayed by her close friend, a middle school girl loses her faith in people. She believes people are always taking advantages from each other and true devotion between friends does not exist. Consequently she remains indifferent to life until a strange incident happens in her high school, which gradually boasts her confidence in sincere relationship again.
Special Mention
The Condemned Eighteen
Fong Lai-hin
B&W / 1′ 00″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
A, a heinous criminal, still remains childish approaching eighteen. Is she reluctant to grow up? Those who fail to move forward should be trampled underfoot by the pressing crowd from behind; those who cannot live on their own have no place in the world. They can do nothing but wait for their death as time passes.
Special Mention
Ripple
Kwok Ho-hin
Col / 14′ 48″ / In Cantonese with no subtitles
Students committing suicide – who would listen to their voices? A mother has pinned high hopes on her son who commits suicide. The film tells the story after his death. The same mother now pins all her hope on the younger daughter, who goes to a school that stresses public exams and drillings. Confronting pressure from family and teachers, she chooses to leave.
Special Mention
What If
Chan Tsz-shan Adrain
Col / 11′ 07″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Peter has spent six years of middle and high school achieving nothing. By coincidence, he acquires the What-If Phone Booth, which offers him a whole different life. His dream girl has become his girlfriend, and he has become a celebrity and curve wrecker in school. How will he live his new life?
Youth Enthusiastic Award
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Gold Award
Resettlement Memory
Lee Kwok-wai
Col / 6’ 37″/ In Cantonese with English subtitles
A fire in the 1950s destroyed the entire cottage area. In the seven-storey government resettlement block for the victims, it is not uncommon for a family of five to live together in a mere 200 square feet flat. Accustomed to quantifying income, population, and land supply, how should we quantify the process whereby a flat transforms into a home?
Silver Award
Eye Bags
Ho Wai-kwan
Col / 5’ 45″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Through the monologue, Talia tells her experience of having a chronic insomnia problem. She does not know the reasons that cause this problem and eventually she meets Ah Gum, the goldfish who lives in her eye bags. They develop an interesting relationship.
Special Mention
Chill and Shivering
Vincent Yip, Kwok Wai-chung Philip
Col / 10’ 16″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A story about a typical geek who lives in his own world obsessed with computers, models and dolls, and who occupies an old rented flat. One night, something strange happens. Unaware that the dwelling was formerly a shop providing Chinese herbal medical service, his surrounding turns supernatural and leads to a life-changing experience.
Gold Award
Ghost in the Sellotape
Junya Kataoka
Japan
Shadow of a scotch tape is projected by a magic lantern machine made of a high power LED, a lens and a motor. When the motor winds the scotch tape slowly, the shadow slides accordingly. Bubbles on the adhesive surface of the tape, when projected, appears like the moon surface or a micro world under microscope. In a beating sound, the image appears to be rotating and subtly changing its look.
Silver Award
C6H12O6 + O2
Irene Agrivina
Indonesia
C6H12O6+O2 uses the symbiotic relation between Azolla, a unique water fern, and Anabaena (Cyanobacteria). Cyanobacteria is the only species that can perform oxygen-generating photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation. The photosynthesis of Azolla and Anabaena generates useful products like biofertiliser. In the process, Azolla reduces the amount of carbon dioxide in atmosphere, helping to alleviate the threat of climate change.
Special Mention
Floating Paper
Junya Kataoka
Japan
A paper slowly descends in a transparent box. This work operates without any special mechanism like a blower or a magnet, and the paper falls solely because of gravity. Since the box is of almost the same size as the A4 paper, the paper descends slowly with a familiar yet poetic movement.
Best Local Work
Re-Dürer
Hui Wai-keung
Hong Kong
This is a rework of Albrecht Dürer’s three well-known engravings. I am convinced that the ancient definitions of inspired melancholy from Pseudo-Aristotle was inscribed on them. We have three types of melancholy in our lives: imagination, reason, and intellect. I rework the concepts based on my own interpretation, and hack a popular computer game to generate graphics, presented in a three-channel video installation.
Gold Award
Anchorage Prohibited
Chiang Wei-liang
Singapore / Col / 17’ 00″ / In Vietnamese and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
Without means to put down roots and settle, two migrant workers seek solutions on an island where anchorage is prohibited.
Silver Award
Wild Tides
Lu Po-shun
Taiwan / Col / 25’ 31″ / In Minnan with Chinese and English subtitles
It’s the harvest season. A village boy is riding his motorcycle around for opportunities to work, but all he could get was neglect or rejection. Finally, when he gets the chance for a job, he realises that he has forgotten the tool. Now he must go and fetch it back.
Special Mention
Santé
Sabrine Khoury
Israel / Col / 18’ 54″ / In Arabic with English subtitles
An Arabian salsa dancer is in a relationship with a Jewish dancer. Their next show is planned to take place in an Israeli settlement, however, she kept this detail hidden. When the dancers reach the army checkpoint, she realises that no matter how hard she tries, she will always be the other.
Gold Award
The Sea Within
Wong Wai-nap
Col / 30′ 00″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A fishermen couple having lived from boat to shore for most of their lives, and each with a view of one’s own. With the declining local fishing industry, the two struggles between reality and ideal. This is a story of my family, best enacted by my parents.

Silver Award
The Food Fascists
Yip Man-hay
Col / 30′ 00″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Legendary chef Mo Yik-tin is notorious for turning animals into spectacular dishes – taste always rules over lives under the butcher’s knife. Mo’s perseverance on creating culinary dishes is respectful at the same time fearful, and that gives him the title “Food Fascist”.

Special Mention
SOD-032
Cheung Ho-lam
Col / 25′ 30″ / In Cantonese and Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles
Arisa, a female A.I. programmed by Yosuke, was actualised accidentally. Arisa knows that Yosuke turns into a coward when facing Yuki, the classmate he fancies, so she makes plans for him. Arisa is infected with computer virus and Yosuke fails to recover, so he decides to accomplish his love battle with his own hand.
Special Mention
From Beavis (M) to Beatrice (F) (Oct 2015 Edit)
Wong Suet-ling Beatrice
Col / 26′ 26″ / In Cantonese and English with English subtitles
My personal transgender documentary, from my coming out to my surgery, from male to female.

Gold Award
Oxygen
Yip Yuen-ching
Col / 13′ 40″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Fifty years after Handover, Hong Kong media is under surveillance by the government. Familiar places turn foreign and strange. Cheung Jing, with her team OXYGEN, challenges the authority, and tries to awaken others to what is happening around. Her yearning for freedom is like a distant dream.
Silver Award
When the Sun Goes Down
Cheng Kui-sum, Wong Chun-lung
Col / 11′ 22″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
A pair of ex-lovers is wandering around the campus one random evening. She asks for more while he is afraid of revisiting the past. Love turns into doubt, he wonders if she is really coming back into his arms. Will he leave the past behind? Can we ever get back together again?

Special Mention
All I Want
Wu Tin-long
Col and B&W / 21′ 51″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
All I Want depicts several conflicts between a couple. He wants to be released from his repression, while she hopes to leave her emptiness behind. The immature couple takes advantage of each other to find their own peace of mind. Is this selfishness? An insult to love? Or have they torn away the mask of morality after all?



Special Mention
Whiteboard
Keung Shing-lok
Col / 3′ 14″ / No dialogue and subtitles
When a simple whiteboard doodle becomes alive and sentient, it interacts with its creator and hilarity and mishaps ensue. Playtime is cut short, however, as a mysterious evil being suddenly springs in with only one intention: to bring chaos and destruction. It is now up to the doodled hero to save the day.

Special Mention
The Dormer
Ho Yui-chi Savio
Col / 9′ 11″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
We are all searching for a place with freedom
But once we get there
It may not be as beautiful as you have expected
/
Could there be anyone who does not yearn for his
own home
A place which really belongs to oneself

Youth Enthusiastic Award
HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Gold Award
Behind the Schoolbag
Ho Chun-yu
Col / 9′ 30″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Behind the Schoolbag is a story about salvation of oneself. Shun has experienced painful days during his youth, so he deliberately keeps a distance from others. Living a stressful life, people nowadays is easy to suffer from all sorts of mental illness. Only through self-therapy can one live a life at present.
Silver Award
Shear Marks
Lam Ho-tak, Kwok Man-ho, Ng Kai-chung
Col / 8′ 42″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The lines marked on the lamppost, which records the height of Chi, carry his childhood memories in the era of resettlement. The frivolous youthful days, the budding first love, the past with no regrets…mixed memories reappear in his mind’s eye, lighting up the innocence in his heart all over again.
 


Special Mention
Eye’m Free
Pau Ching-yee Louise
Col / 8′ 32″ / No dialogue and subtitles
In the near future, holographic goggles have substituted all electronic devices and those who could afford it become wholly dependent on it. Chuck is one of the devoted users and an incident leaves him deprived of the privileges. His classmate offers aid but things take a turn for the worse when she cooks up an inventive solution for him…

Special Mention
Mur Mur
Lo Hin-kit
Col / 2′ 40″ / No dialogue and subtitles
Earlier this morning, I attended a funeral. It was peaceful and calm.
Gold Award
Ming Jing
Chan Kiu-hong
Hong Kong
Wherever you go, problems always follow, even to different parts of the world. One end of Ming Jing is a set of over nine hundred bowls, each with a magnetic bead inside. The other end is connected to an infrared detector at the entrance of a Beijing gallery. When triggered by passers-by, signals are transmitted to the local end with four amplifiers to vibrate the magnetic beads, creating a ripple-like effect.

Silver Award
Rekion-crepitation-
Katsuki Nogami
Japan
Rekion (crepitation) in Japanese refers to the intraarticular crackling sound among joints of body parts such as neck and fingers. As for the output, the sound is audible through parametric speaker (supersonic wave speaker) with super directivity. The speaker is attached to the robot that synchronises with the movement of the face of the performer. Audience can listen to the sound of the joints directly with their bare ears.

Special Mention
voice from the root, reclaiming
Yip Kai-chun
Hong Kong
In the past two years, I had asked my father to teach me his mother tongue Hakka with a recorder in an impromptu way. Together with recordings of conversations with his relatives and friends, I jotted down notes in codes of Cantonese, Mandarin, English and self-invented symbols. The recordings are transposed to a TV set and two speakers. Audience can listen to the dialogues between me and my father and learn Hakka together.

Emerging Talent Award
The Elusive
Siu Wai-hang
Hong Kong
I believe we can understand humanity fromlandscape, even though the truth is always partially hidden and blocked. We must bypass these obstacles to see the truth (or desire). I created a mechanical device to catch and reconstruct the identity bit by bit, something I have long been searching for but always find elusive.

Gold Award
Playgrounds
Shamik Sen Gupta, Pallavi MD
India / Col / 18′ 08″ / In Indian with English subtitles
During a game of hide ‘n’ seek, 3-year-old Murli hides in an auto rickshaw and falls asleep. He wakes up in a different neighbourhood with an angry man shouting at him. But Murli can’t understand him and just wants his mother. The angry man grudgingly sets out to take him back home.
Silver Award
Unfortunately
Sharokh Dolkou
Iran / Col / 25′ 41″ / In Persian with English subtitles
A man and a woman. A café. And talking about a problem.
More to reveal: the man’s wife has been cheating on him, so he is telling his wife’s sister about it.
Special Mention
The Translator
Emre Kayis
Turkey / Col / 23′ 03″ / In Kurdish with English subtitles
Yusuf, 13-year-old refugee boy, lives in a small Turkish border town. One of the things that excites his alienated life is a 15-year-old girl who always appears in his dream and has no interest in him. One day she comes and asks for his help which gives Yusuf the power to choose between using his power wisely or abusing it.

Gold Award
32 and 4
Chan Hau-chun
Col / 30′ 00″ / In Cantonese and Chaozhou dialect with Chinese and English subtitles
The director spent her childhood living apart from her family and knew very little about its history. This changed when she graduated from University and decided to face her parents with her camera, in search of answers to questions about her past.
Silver Award
The Woman Security Guards
Chan Ho-lun Fredie, Ma Chi-hang
Col / 24′ 00″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A property management corporation, which outsources its security service, has recently changed its contracted service provider. Having discovered that the scheme involves nepotism, the supervisor of the corporation exposes the hidden truth, which provokes huge tumult.
Special Mention
Hong Kong will be destroyed after 33 years
Ng Siu-lun
Col / 7′ 30″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
As forcasted by the Meterological Adminstration, an asteriod will crash into Hong Kong in 33 years’ time. How should the people handle the approaching catastrophe?
Gold Award
Someone Who Waits For Sunset
Tang Ka-huen, Kong Ming-sum, Leung Pui-man, Luo Zhi-ji
Col / 19′ 37″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
A boy and a girl. A promise under the sunset.
Silver Award
Happy Birthday!
Chan Hin-kong
Col / 29′ 34″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
Naivety • Reality • Cruelty • Acceptance = Maturity
Special Mention
Aggot’s Story
Ma Man-ching, Leung Kwok-pang, Chan Pak-long, Chung Ka-wai Whitney, Chan Chun-hong Billy, Cheung Yat-long Thomas, Yeung Kwan-on, Ng Kin-fung
Col / 6′ 12″ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
This is just an ordinary story about a dog and its owner.
Special Mention
News Chase
Tam Lai-ting, Kwok Ue-yau, Tsang Tsz-san, Fu Cheuk-hin
Col / 5′ 53″ / In Cantonese with no subtitles
This film takes the format of a news programme to explore the issue of poverty in Hong Kong, and explores the effectiveness of government policies as well as a host of other livelihood issues from a multitude of angles.
Special Mention
The Days Without Ballet
Chu Tsz-yui
Col & B/W / 11’ 44” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
This is my second documentary, which records the feelings and thoughts of an 18-year-old girl who can no longer dance ballet.
Youth Enthusiastic Award
KICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity
Gold Award
Disposition
Mak Siu-fung
Col / 17′ 37″ / No dialogue and subtitle
To pursue his prey – a gigantic creature hiding in a snow mountain for years – M the hunter has put himself in a life-threatening situation. An incident which occurred subsequently leads him to a dilemma about what to do.
Silver Award
Before Dying
Montagut Chuen
Col / 15′ 00″ / No dialogue and subtitles
Before Dying revolves around those who are hospitalised and bedridden. At his last gasp, the protagonist witnesses the experiences of other inmates and forsees the end of life.
Special Mention
Swamp
Man Chun-yip
Col / 8’ 01” / No dialogue and subtitles

It is all about death, guilt and helplessness.

Deeper
Deeper
Deeper…

A memorial of Q

Gold Award
Nil
Silver Award
The Fading Piece
Lau Ching-wa
Hong Kong
This is a duo stop-motion animation. The animation on the right shows a diminishing pastel, while the left animation reveals the development of a line-drawing on the Kwun Tong landscape, simultaneously, line by line. In reality, the animation on the left is drawn by the pastel on the right.
Silver Award
APHASIA
Huang Yin-tzu
Taiwan
This video installation consists of four vertical videos side by side, portrays Taiwanese women from four different historical periods in the last 130 years to show the cultural identity crisis in Taiwan.
Best Local Work
The Fading Piece
Lau Ching-wa
Hong Kong
This is a duo stop-motion animation. The animation on the right shows a diminishing pastel, while the left animation reveals the development of a line-drawing on the Kwun Tong landscape, simultaneously, line by line. In reality, the animation on the left is drawn by the pastel on the right.
Special Mention
Surveillance
Zhou Shan, Long Xinru
China
Surveillance reveals the relationship between physical interaction of the figures and their virtual “interaction” with news content, reflecting on the notion of information power and data control as widely seen in today’s media environment.
Gold Award
The Baby
Ali Asgari
Iran / Col / 15′ 59” / In Persian with English subtitles
Narges and her friend have just a few hours to find someone to take care of her baby for some days.
Silver Award
Where The Sky Ends
Jacki Berman, Gilad Cohen
Israel / Col / 23′ 14″ / In Hebrew with Hebrew and English subtitles
Igor, Avner, Kipnis and Leon are residents in the Abarbanel Psychiatric Mental Hospital. They live and dream about the past; they live and dream about the future… day after day after day.
Special Mention
Endless Road
Jin Huaqing, Shi Xinjie
China / Col / 29′ 30″ / In Putonghua with Chinese subtitles
Yan’s mother did not take her daughter’s advice and kept reporting the pollution issues caused by a paper-making factory in the village, even after suffering the revenge.
Gold Award
Beautiful Life
Chan Ho-lun Fredie
25′ 30” / In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles
Yayang, an Indonesian girl who works in Hong Kong, dreams to improve her life back home someday. Employed by a grassroots family, Yayang receives salary that is less than the minimum allowable wage. Despite the fact that she is underpaid, close bonding is developed between Yayang and the family. This puts Yayang in the dilemma of staying or quitting…
Silver Award
Yeung Yeung with Cows
Wong Cheuk-man, Law Wan-i, Law Hoi-ki, Leung Wing-sze, Tang Ka-hei
24′ 49" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Yeung Yeung has been living with more than a hundred stray cows for years, and faces many problems, such as the supply of cow feed, the lack of grazing ground, stolen cows, medical problems, etc. Moreover, the documentary records her hopes and regrets in life.
Special Mention
The Echoes of Circles
Lam Kin-hung Joel
29′ 00" / In Japanese, Korean and Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The Echoes of Circles tells the story of three people who receive strange text messages, and the three react to the messages in different ways. The images and the story interact with each other to form interesting collusions and associations. The Echoes of Circles attempts to transcend the conventions of narrative and non-narrative films, and plays with the mutual influence between images, language and text.
Special Mention
Invisible Rock
Chen King-yuen
23′ 14" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Jacky, a film student, is working on his script and he tries to fuse his life experience into this creative work. A number of people show up in this journey, his long-lost and estranged mother Jade, a city-wandering lesbian Josephine and a self-embracing gay Joseph. While Jacky attempts to disentangle his complicated relationships with them, he comes to realise his dream, his memory and even his life has always been revolving around them. Sometimes they clash, sometimes they drift apart.
Gold Award
I am not a Superhero
Jonathan Tam
21′ 00" / In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles
A story about a teenage superhero’s life in Hong Kong.
Silver Award
Yao Dao Police Call
Wong Chun-pong
14′ 58" / In Cantonese with no subtitles
This work centres on bullying in school, and gives detailed suggestions on how to solve such problems. The fight scenes are very realistic, and very close to real life bullying. These scenes are very captivating, but more importantly, the film teaches people that there are serious consequences to bullying.
Special Mention
Kidnap
Mok Chui-shan, Yip Tsz-ching, Kiang Tin-long, Lee Suet-ying, Yip Yuen-ting, Wong Ka-chun
7′ 55" / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
In a dark and stormy night, a man suddenly finds himself tied up and kidnapped. He passes out, and when he comes round, he finds himself facing several burly men, who alternately threatens and tries to entice him into revealing his secrets. But can the man resist in the end?
Gold Award
Tale of Rebellious Stone
Ng Kai-chung, Ng Tsz-ching
13′ 21" / No dialogue and subtitles
A stone, with its unflawed surface, was carved and polished by beliefs and rules. Yet the core is raw. The more eager you try to smoothen it, the more eager it indulges itself. Its untamed nature is no longer to be restrained.
Silver Award
Hong Kong Station
Wong Wai-ho, Oscar Sheikh
3′ 00" / No dialogue and subtitles
This work is set with the Hong Kong MTR as background, from the late 1970s when the subway was first built to now. Through all the things that had happened on every level of the subway, the state of society from each period is brought forth. The end of the short clip brings a little bit of joy to dreary, humdrum everyday life with a lightning-fast dance performance.
Special Mention
YETI
Joe Kwun
3′ 00" / No dialogue and subtitles
Once, while heading up a mountain to collect some medicinal herbs, a trembling puppy climbed on the back of the main character YETI. YETI reluctantly brought the puppy up the mountain, but on the way he noticed that the puppy climbed on his back simply to gain warmth. YETI put the puppy back on his back, realising a small action can turn into a great gift. From then on, YETI never criticised the external world and learned to care about others.
Special Mention
Blind Vision
Leecat Ho
3′ 28" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
This is a story about blind people. We have all met blind people before, but have we ever thought about how they live their lives? How do they perceive the world? How far can they go amid the darkness? Through the camera angle of animation, the audience can experience the blind’s perspective of vision – screen by screen, the images of the eye within’ of the blind are presented in this animation.
Gold Award
The Mechanics of Shadows, Selva Days
Cedric Maridet
The Mechanics of Shadows, Selva Days simulates a real time artificial ecosystem controlling four robotised turntables with recordings from the Brazilian rainforest and projections of shadows of the mechanism from each machine. The composition of sounds and of movements of these turntables are controlled in real-time by a computer system based on the Lotka-Volterra equations that models the dynamics of population growth according to the prey or predator systems in which several species interact. Each turntable represents an animal species and behaves according to three different modes mapped from the equations: the tone arm either stands still, moves freely, or plays the record to create an immersive audiovisual experience.
Silver Award
Integrated Branching City
Fung Wing-lam, Ngai Po-yiu, Kwok Wan-ting, Choi Ka-man
Integrated Branching City is an installation that engages differences between viewers who may have different sensations of living in the city. In our research, we particularly referred urban disease patient’s electroencephalography (EEG) to symbolise our interpretation on the social disparting condition. The interactive space functions to use viewers’ EEG data to interrupt undesirable situations and reconstruct with empathy.
Special Mention
Iris
Cheuk Sze-wing Chloe, Wong Chi-chuen Kenny
Iris is responsive to the audience’s hand gestures when they put their hands inside a designated device. Their hands are then projected and detected by a sensor. After the gestures are scrutinised, Iris will respond according to an array of rules that audience may explore through communication. Since the installation will keep learning the input gestures, the video database of different combinations of movements will expand persistently and act more dynamically.
Gold Award
Butter Lamp
Hu Wei
China / 15′ 00" / In Tibetain with English subtitles
A young itinerant photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to take their family pictures against diverse and more or less exotic backgrounds. Through these shots, the photographer will weave unique links with each of the various villagers.
Silver Award
Dreams in the Depths
Armin Isarian
Iran / 12′ 18" / In Persian with English subtitles
In June 2007, the tall walls were made around the borders of Gaza Strip, therefore the people of this region were surrounded by the sea and impenetrable walls. A young boy and his father in a tunnel under the border walls between Gaza strip and Egypt are waiting to bargain their goods with the people from another side of the walls. The boy wants to have a bicycle and his father tries to make excuses because of their circumstances.
Special Mention
The Poet and Singer
Bi Gan
China / 22′ 00" / In Guizhou dialect with Chinese and English subtitles
Chen Sheng and Bad Bean come to the river to wait for Hua Heshang. There, they see a wooden stake engraved with The Diamond Sutra. Chen Sheng guesses that when the wind blows, all sins will be redeemed.
Special Mention
The Questioning
Zhu Rikun
China / 20′ 30" / In Putonghua with English subtitles
On 24 July 2012, I drove to Xinyu, Jiangxi Province to cheer human rights activist Liu Ping and two other local independent candidates. They have been oppressed by the government and the police for taking part in the election and other human rights protection events. Before, there were some other people beaten by the police when they went there to cheer and support the candidates. While doing these things, we found ourselves tailed. At 12 o’clock at night, some policemen came to our room and started the so-called ‘room inspection’.
Gold Award
6th March
Wong Chun
30′ 00" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
On 6th March 2011, 113 protesters were arrested for “Unlawful Assembly” after they stormed the traffic lanes of Central during a demonstration against the budget proposal. Protesters were placed in the canteen of the police station for questioning in groups due to inadequate rooms.
Three protesters and three police officers, six people with different political views sitting around the table. The copy machine is out of order, it’s going to be a long night. So they started chatting.
Silver Award
Waiting to Drown
Nick Cheuk
30′ 00" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Chak is a sentimental boy who enjoys indulging in his imaginary world. Ellen is an imaginative girl who likes to talk to her soft toy hippo.
When Ellen vanished into thin air, feeling heartbroken, her secret admirer Chak decided to totally forget about her and fall in love with Yan.
But Chak slowly realised that his dream should be Ellen, the girl who has vivid imagination as he always does. Yet, what Chak has to face is the brutal reality…
Special Mention
One . Superhero
Ben Tang
10′ 56" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A monster attacks the Earth and is about to destroy the city. As Superman prepares to battle it, he receives a call from his superior, instructing him to protect the valuable properties of the large developers and ignore the others. The monster is beaten by Superman, but does not bear a grudge. Instead, it reminds Superman about the lifestyles of human beings.
Gold Award
Withhold
Silver Award
Molding
Ng Chak-hang
4′ 08" / No dialogue and subtitles
Throughout our lives, we learn by imitating other people. Children imitate the behavior of adults. Every saying, clothing, reading material, habit, all penetrate into our everyday lives, slowly and surely turn you and I into the same, mold-like assembly-line product.
Silver Award
Red Apple
Lee Wai-yam, Tang Lok-yiu
27′ 00" / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
This is a market that I visited frequently when small. The neighbourhood called it “Red Apple”. After moving to other district, I haven’t been here for nearly five years. With intense mood of reminiscence and unfamiliarity induced by long period of separation, I visited the market again, observing people working there and incidents happening inside with new perspectives. They gave me a heartwarming feeling that is so rare today.
Special Mention
Invisible notes
Tang Yik-chi, Lee Sin-ming Sammy, Tse Chun-lai, Kwong Wai-shan, Fung Yee-man, Chan Tsz-him, Cheng Lok-kwan, Cheng Tsz-tim, Wong Wing-chung, Tam Chin-yiu
22′ 20" / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
Ah Ching was orphaned at young age and was taken in by a technician, Long Gor, who works at a retreat. Ah Ching by chance encounters Ah Chun. The two,who share a love of music, hit it off immediately. However, they both carry with their burdens that hinder their pursuit of dreams. Ah Ching struggles with the difficult choice between her studies and her dreams. Does giving in to reality mean giving up one’s dreams?
Special Mention
Rainbow
Law Ho-pui
10′ 07" / In Cantonese with no subtitles
Grandma starts to forget my name, and often mistakes me for my cousin. She likes going out for walks, to have tea and ride on her wheelchair around Lok Fu.
At home, she often reminisces about the past, and sings “Salt Water Songs”. After the death of Grandpa, I found out that Grandma has many stories I have not heard before. I also discovered that her smile is as beautiful as rainbows.
Special Mention
Symbiosis
Pun Tsz-wai
5′ 36" / No dialogue and subtitles
This video is shot by old-fashioned techniques such as the OHP and stopmotion animation. It is an analogy about how modern media affects the social perception of beauty. The visuals on the wall are representations of the constant changing contents in the media. This is then contrasted with the clay which is a metaphor for people’s inner mind-set. The battle between the two elements is presented in the film. Symbiosis is the interaction between two living organisms, in this case, is the modern media a living being?
Special Mention
Twin Ice
Ma Man-ching, Leung Kwok-pang, Chan Chun-hong, Chan Leung-yu Kathy, Ho Ka-wai, Gong Rio Ho-ching, Chung Ka-wai, Tsang Ching-yee
10′ 00" / In Cantonese with no subtitles
Many people think that pure friendship between a man and a woman is not possible. Actually such friendship is possible, but it is harder to maintain than regular friendship. It is as short-lived as a double popsicle, or twin ice.
Perhaps there are no double popsicles that will never be separated, because all popsicles are destined to melt.
Even though they may be separated, some people may still remember the innocent times the two halves had shared.
Gold Award
Under the Lion Crotch
Wong Ping
4′ 39" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
I’m sorry we have two national anthems, but we can only hear the one about building a great wall with our flesh and blood. It is always on TV, and you have to listen to it all the time even if you don’t want to.
In this city, singing is far more popular than music.
We can never escape it, nor can we fight it.
We can only reach out our hand from below ground, and put a white chrysanthemum on our grave.
Silver Award
Half
Lai Xueyi, Lin Hongrui
3′ 05" / No dialogue and subtitles
Mr. Eye runs into Ms. Eye in a restaurant by chance. Ms. Eye soon disappears and leaves Mr. Eye trailing behind in the street. Surrounded by couples in the street, Mr. Eye is deeply disappointed but his mood soon improves as he reunites with Ms. Eye in the cinema by accident.
Special Mention
Fishing With Popo
Fu Wing-yan
8′ 26" / In Cantonese with English subtitles
This is a documentary about my grandmother’s death. I had not much footage so I interviewed my relatives as they revealed how her simplicity and humility always concealed her sacrifices in her lifetime. In those interviews, I realized that “true accounts” would be shadowed by the interviewee’s personality and vocabulary. The more I dug for her stories and physical traces, the more I realized my memories of her were the most powerful images to build a portrait of her. In animation I have tried to relive those memories and stories, and express the longing for her.
Gold Award
Bad Trip
Kwan Tsz-wai Alan
Bad Trip is an immersive interactive installation that enables people to navigate the creator’s mind using a game controller.
Since November 2011, every moments of his life has been documented by a video camera mounted on glasses, producing an expanding database of digitalised visual memories. Using a custom virtual reality software, he created a virtual mindscape where people could navigate, and experience his memories and dreams.
The virtual world is perpetually evolving as he loads fresh digital memories every night.
Silver Award / Best Concept
(Atypical Installation)
Wong Yu-hin, Lam Chi-fai
March 2013. Ten years after SARS. Wearing a surgical mask, what were you doing during that spring? What do you remember? (Atypical Installation) regenerates certain scenario, triggering audience to remember that spring, when people lived in silence and stared at each other’s eyes, yet deep down in our heart were aware of our fundamental status: we were all bound together by the same destiny. You and I, half isolated, with keywords of memory float around.
Special Mention
Differential Reality
Kelvin Lee
This work displaces our perception of reality through the integration of the differentiated space-time. The passage of time is differentiated into discrete moments from which the sense of “now” is reconstructed. Time is manifested as visual ripple flowing through the chronological order from left to right, top to down on the screen space whereas the moment of “now” is the integration of the brightness of the individual “past” moments. This work invites the audience to interact and experience through cognitive switching between the close scrutiny of individual “past” moments and the construction of “now” from reorganisation of the “past”.
Gold Award
The Other Side
Khen Shalem
Israel / 23′ 40" / In Hebrew with English subtitles
A simple soccer ball sparks an unusual friendship between two young boys on either side of the Israeli and Palestinian separation wall. Can this wordless and gaze free relationship overcome the wall’s towering presence?
Silver Award
The Home Gleaners
Zhang Siqing
China / 30′ 00" / In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
Ma Yuejin is a gleaner who always follows pickpockets and picks up the wallets that they throw away after taking the money. He would then contact the victims and try to cash from them. One day, he follows and watches a pickpocket at work as usual. A photo of a woman slips out of the wallet that has been stolen, and a young gleaner takes it. Ma Yuejin catches this young gleaner and from then on, they embark on a bizarre journey of “root-seeking”.
Special Mention
Malchiki
Ilya Kazankov
Russia / 22′ 41" / In Russian with English subtitles
It doesn’t matter if you are a captain of the first rank, Midshipman, Admiral or Lev Tolstoy —— deep inside yourself you still are a little boy. And in a snowy town behind the red window, Nadezhda (Hope) is waiting for you.
Gold Award
1+1
Lai Yan-chi Mo
30′ 00" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Grandpa and granddaughter from Tsoi Yuen Village travel to the city, trying hard to preserve collective memories that are quickly eroding away. They stroll alongside the ex-Legislative Council building, pondering upon what used to be the Star Ferry and Queen’s Pier.
Gold Award
Meeting of the Half Moons
Ng Ho-yin
19′ 40" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A man believes that the hospital staff is responsible for his father’s death; a woman is accused of causing the death of someone else’s father; the rest proclaim their innocence. All hold onto proof’s that justify their reasoning, but no one can offer a complete picture!
Silver Award
Wrong Dial
Cheuk Wan-chi
4′ 30" / In Cantonese with no subtitles
He is a Primary Four young kid.
She is an adult woman.
A series of wrong dialing brought the two together in a most fitting way.
Special Mention
The True Story of Ah Poon
Tsim Ho-tat, Suen Ching, Lam Hon-fung, Chak Hoi-ling
29′ 57" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Ah Poon is a man of strong principles, and adopts LU Xun’s quote of “Fierce-browed, I coolly defy a thousand pointing fingers” as his motto. When he gets into a fight with school authority because of something written by his daughter, he takes his daughter away in rage. Is Ah Poon right or wrong?
Gold Award
Accident
Szeto Wing-yin, Cheng Chi-hong, Li Yui-hon
10′ 59" / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
Death is no way to reflect on the meaning of life. One has to live to ascertain truth.
Silver Award
Talk to Bear
Tse Cheuk-fung, Poon Lok-wan
4′ 54" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A time in the future when everybody owns a TELE-TALK BEAR that helps to relate messages to specific targets. Unfortunately Ah Fung’s TELE-TALK BEAR is out of order and brings about a lot of miscommunications. After this, Ah Fung realizes that communication is not merely the transmission of words……
Special Mention
Final Fantasy XVII
Szeto Wing-yin
10′ 31" / In Cantonese with no subtitles
No dramatic flow of a typical story, no twist and bend of an exciting plot, it is just a matter of being there for you.
Special Mention
The Love of Unforgettable
Lai Ka-ho, Lee Sze-long, Katherine So Cheuk-nam, Lin Hung-hing, Lok Chui-lun, Tang Yuen-ying
19′ 39" / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
Yan leaves home after a big quarrel with her mother and gets acquainted with a mysterious man in black. Who is this man then keeps following Yan? What are his motives?
Special Mention
The Ascension
Stanley Leung, Gershon Sng, Matthew Tung, William Hall-Jones
6′ 30" / No dialogue and subtitles
When a beggar comes upon an estranged box with a power to change his life for the better, he demonstrates this ability to other beggars. However, to his horror, upon witnessing the box’s power, the others plot against him to obtain it. Eventually, they realize that the box is more than what it seems. What follows leaves the group in pure and utter awe.
Gold Award
Within Within
Sharon Liu
3′ 29" / In English with no subtitles
“There are many things we cannot choose in life, no one can choose their parents. You have to learn to love them before knowing them.”
My graduation film is about my personal feelings to Hong Kong and its complicated relationship with China. It expresses what I really want to say and feel at the age of 23, that I love not just my birth place Hong Kong but my country as well.
Silver Award
GALAMAN
Lau Kwun-yiu, Johnee
8′ 40" / In Cantonese with English subtitles
GALAMAN is a super hero of armpit and he is facing his largest crisis – Nobody clicks the “Like” button in his Facebook page! His battle of fighting for “Likes” starts…
One day, a monster attacked Hong Kong. Man rose up his armpit and transformed himself into a super hero, GALAMAN!
Armpit is no more a body part to feel embarrassed and shame with. Raise your armpit and welcome the age of GALA!
Special Mention
Demon Kills
Mak Ying-ping
4′ 56" / In Cantonese with English subtitles
A boy confesses why he commits suicide at his school. Troubled by hallucinations of demons around him, he decides to stand up to the demons and exposes them. Only he has to bear with the consequences that come along. Bullied and isolated, the boy becomes more mentally unstable and goes into hiding. Upon discovering more demons lurking in the city, he decides to find out where these devils come from and embarks on a journey into the far north wilderness.
Gold Award / Best Concept
Unreserved: Karaoke as Choir
Wong Yu-hin, Lam Chi-fai
Do we have any relations with the lonely urban singers? When terms like “relational aesthetics”, and “site-specific” become popular jargons in art theory, this work want to give “person specific” a try by enabling participants to pair up with a street singer to create a chorus indirectly and then place the chorus back to the streets.
Silver Award
Jsut Code
Winnie Soon, Helen Pritchard
Jsut Code is a collaborative installation in which participants are invited to decode electronic texts written and read by a collective of human and non human writers. Statements on life and death are gathered in real-time, from the social media site twitter and displayed as geometric images. Viewers encounter a continuously updating feed as the machine translates language into image and twitter message to QR code, each image “carries” a language of pattern and meaning.
Special Mention
Time Axis
Lam Miu-ling
Participants will watch their own silhouettes appearing and dissipating on paper. This installation combines the use of thermochromic paint and thermal printers to create the effect of fading image on paper: one is regular receipt paper and the other is custom thermochromnic paper. Images created on the thermochromic paper will disappear after a few sounds of being printed out.
Special Mention
Squiggle
Henry Chu
Squiggle is an iPad and iPhone app that allows user to make music while drawing a picture. It has a simple interface that has nothing more than colorful lines and a couple of buttons.
Gold Award
Land of the Heroes
Sahim Omar Kalifa
Iraq / 17′ 31" / In Kurdish with English subtitles
1988, the conflict between Iraq and Iran is reaching its final stage. The ten-year-old Dileer and his sister Zienee want to watch cartoons on television, but that is easier said than done when bully Malo comes along…
Silver Award
All The Lines Flow Out
Lim Yi-yong, Charles
Singapore / 21′ 00" / In English and English subtitles
All The Lines Flow Out takes the viewer through the monsoon drains of Singapore, drawing attention to the vast network of ‘longkangs’ (the local term for drains) which form an unintended map of the city state. The film charts the journey of a mysterious person who travels through the longkangs searching for a way home.
Special Mention
An Original Photocopy of Happiness
Dechen Roder
Bhutan / 23′ 08" / In Dzongkha with English subtitles
16-year-old Chuni sets out along in Thimphu town to find the name and identity of her father. Equipped with a small handicam, she bravely approaches different prominent men whom she “suspects” might be her father based on conversations with her mother. Through her encounters with her suspects, she finds out less about her father, and more about the overwhelming complexities of life.
Gold Award
This Pair
Wong Yee-mei
30′ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Why does Old Granny seem less lovable as she ages? 82-year-old Granny lives with her fifth son in a Guangzhou apartment, but spends most of the time by herself. Two of her children are dead, another two have their own families, and a further two divide their time between Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The only connection among members of this family seems to be the annual grave sweeping ceremony.
Silver Award
Styx
Yau Hon-pong
26′ 07″ / In Cantonese with no subtitles
An ordinary young girl gets hit in the head and robbed, and lies on the ground unconscious afterwards. A young man witnesses the crime, but does not do anything to help. One day the two meet again. The young man recognizes the girl, but pretends otherwise. He promises to help her take her revenge. They come back to the scene of the crime, find the perpetrator and beat him up. She thinks she has succeeded in getting her revenge…
Silver Award
21 years after.
Lo Chun-yip
30′ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
This is the first referendum held in Hong Kong and probably the last. Some people want to grasp the chance to directly participate in the democratic process. They try in various ways to push for greater democracy in society so that the people can become emancipated.
Special Mention
The Decisive Moment
Wong Wai-kit, Hui Chi-kin
30′ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Possession and loss depends on a split second decision. Pressing the shutter button means glory and social position. Deciding to do so means losing one’s autonomy and conscience. In just a split second a mistake is made. How do you resolve it?
Special Mention
Tsoi Yuen Villagers
Shek Yi-ching, Yiu Wing-ho, Tang Heng, Seung Yu-hang, Ho Fung-lun
20′ 54″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Chan has been living and farming in Tsoi Yuen Village for decades. He grew up in the village and was married there. Now that his children are grown, he still works in the field day in and day out. In documenting Chan’s life, this film attempts to let the audience understand the events, people, and the way they feel about this village as well as demonstrate the impact of the high-speed railway construction on this village.
Gold Award
Besides Dreaming
Wong Man-ki, Leung Yu-fung, Yip Ka-yan, Liu Kwok-ching, Yu Chui-sang
17′ 06″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A man who used to have big dreams gradually loses himself amidst the constantly changing and developing cityscape, and gives up on painting. When he returns to a village still untouched by development, he is forced to confront his destiny and lost dreams…
Gold Award
Paper/ plane
Leung Yuk-hang, Chin Matthew Frederick, Lee Ho-yan
7′ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
Under the setting sun, the protagonist picks up a paper aeroplane on the way home from school, and the story starts from there.
Silver Award
Nil
Special Mention
The Storyteller
Choi Nga-man, So Chung-hay
14′ 17″ / In Cantonese and Putonghua with Chinese subtitles
This is a story about a confused young woman confronting her emotional longings. Boy or girl? It is not up to her to decide.
Special Mention
wild kids
Chan Sung-hei, Chan Tik-man, Chan Ka-yan, Chun Fung-ying
11′ / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
“Parental negligence leads to malnourishment”, “Accident befalls child left home alone”, “Children from divorced families join gangs”…. How do some of the Hong Kong children deal with life?
Special Mention
Sept Chiens Andalou
Wong Chui-yee, Tsoi Wing-fung, Tam Miu-yin, Milky, Lam Man-chun, Tsang Ho-yeung, Lo Chun-yin
14′ 00″ / No dialogue with Chinese subtitles
The name of the work is “Sept Chiens”, which means seven dogs. The film is divided into seven parts, each directed by a different group of people. The seven shorts are all told from the same creative angle, yet they all differ in story and theme. If I Love Paris can be viewed as one single work, the why can’t Sept Chiens?
Gold Award
Back to base
MakSiu-fung, Ho Ka-chiu
19′ 04″ / No dialogue and subtitles
Two explorers with different special abilities arrived at an unknown planet for their adventure. They found a strange transport machine and brought it along to meet the monster.
Silver Award
Puff the Magic Dragon
Ho Ka-ho, Tsui Ka-hei
5′ / No dialogue and subtitles
Wandering aimlessly in a state of loneliness and confusion
Crawling through a decadent life
Floating in between reality and simulation
Searching unconsciously
The self I see is the seeing self
A vicious cycle
Special Mention
Pick Up & Put Down
Lilian Fu
13′ 10″ / In Cantonese with English subtitles
There lives an old woman in an island city who collects scraps for a living. She traverses the city with her little trolley all day and watches the world go by. One day a big wave comes and washes over the entire city. When the water recedes everything has changed. People look at the old woman and each other, and they see everything with fresh eyes.
Special Mention
Before the End
Chio Ka-ian, Fion, Leung Chi-hang, Pang Kuen-yee, Pierre, Lau Sze-long, Yeung Wai-ping
8′ 20″ / No dialogue and subtitle
Before the End is a mixed media animation, using stop-motion and 3D. People always need to concentrate on their work nowadays. They always pay so much attention to their interests, desires and dreams that it is easy for them to ignore their families. This animation brings out the message that family affection is important; we need to love and treasure each other before it is too late.
Gold Award
10Hz
Wong Chi-chuen Kenny
Close your eyes. You will be surrounded by 30 tuning forks on a rotating platform. There is a spotlight in front of you.
Stimulated Vision: Tuning forks alternately block the light to create flickering effect.
Illusionary Sound: Tuning forks with 512Hz and 522Hz produce sound randomly. When the two frequencies pass through your ears separately, 10Hz binaural beats will be generated by the illusion in your brain. Oscillating waves instead of pure frequencies are heard.
Extended experience: The viewing process documented by video and computer programming is installed outside the room to extend the viewer’s experience to a larger audience.
Silver Award
Sycamore (dancing poetry) , on the street
Wong Yu-hin Sampson, Lam Chi-fai Jason
Sycamore allows the city subject to transform from passive flaneur to a gamer within a reconstructed cityscape, or even become a poet. On the road giant Chinese characters in white paint are deconstructed and regrouped to become the raw material for a poem about the urban fabric. Participants take part in constructing a city poem and a poetic city.
Special Mention
Device Playing – Cassette Recorder
Michelle@Dimension+
The work makes use of the basic principle of a cassette recorder and seeks to subvert the mechanics of the cassette and give control of the audio back to the audience. The circular shape of the cassette stretches the length of the tape to infinity.
Through the revolving path, the audience can listen to or record sounds, and move their bodies to experience linear mobility, and in the process experience the cassette recorder in a new way.
Special Mention
blackout
Yuen Sau-ying
Two participants try to send messages to each other at the same time on a keyboard with no screen. If they press on the same character at the same time, the “message” will be sent. The “message” is transformed into sound and light. Instead of being sent out in text form, the message composes a poetic performance. The more frequently it is turned on, the sooner it will be burnt out. The connection among them would remain as fragments.
Best Concept
PMV [Personalized Music Video]
Millie Chiu

How to create a music video which is interpreted by and derived from the audience instead of the director or music producer?

PMV, a personalized music video, can achieve this by monitoring the subtle changes in brain waves of the audience while listening to the song. Upon wearing the specialized headphone, the brain waves of the audience is recorded and transformed into data, thus controlling the sequences and special effects of the music video. This experience is diverse and unique and the music video which is “created” by the audience can be shared among friends via the social media.

Grand Prize
The April Chill
Tornike Bziava
Georgia / 15′ / In Georgian with English subtitles
At 4 o’clock in the morning, on April 9, 1989, the Soviet troops violently quelled a peaceful demonstration in Tbilisi. Twenty-two innocent lives fell victim to this atrocious act. April Chill tells the story of the awakening of human instinct in Soviet military service man, thanks to a young Georgian dancer.
Special Jury Prize
ZUD. COLD SYMPHONY
Buyan Markhaa
Mongolia / 29′ 30″ / In Mongolian with English subtitles
Their lifestyle has remained almost unchanged since Genghis Khan’s Mongol Empire. Like their ancestors in the 13th century, the nomadic lifestyle still characterizes Mongolian herders.
Bayanbat is one of the Mongolian herders who fought to keep his animals alive for more than six months in freezing temperatures that average minus 40 degrees Celsius. He fought bravely against the natural disaster known as ZUD. However, the battle ended with nature’s victory.
In the winter of 2009-2010, thousands of Mongolian herders, including Bayanbat, lost their property.
Special Mention
My Mom’s Great Kimchi Stew
HAN Seung-hun
South Korea / 19′ 33″ / In Korean with English subtitles
At the first day of every month Min-kyun’s mother makes a large amount of kimchi stew which the family can eat during the month.
On June 1, the family starts their all the same morning.
Gold Award
Homecoming
Zune KWOK
16mm / 29’ 35”

A mother left her family because she loved them, but there was a big price to pay.

More than 20 years ago, a Filipino girl named Charlie left her son and came to Hong Kong to work as a house maid. Separated from her family all these years, she thought she could finally go home to her son when she retired, but…

Silver Award
Daylily
CHAN Tsz-wai Wallis
DV / 30’
Huen, Ching and Ji are like three petals of a flower. They are always together in and after school, hanging out whenever is possible. However, when Ching and Ji are having their own relationship issues, Huen realises they won’t be together forever.
Special Mention
The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village
TSANG Tsui-shan
DV / 14’
The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village retraces the past of Ho Chung Village through old photos from several families. With the updated pictures represent the presence, we witness the change of a village as if flipping a photo album.
Special Mention
The Betrayed Tigers
LIU Ming-yin Stanley
HD / 30’
Divorcing his wife for 13 years, Bob has found out about an affair of his ex-wife while they were still married. An anonymous love letter leads Bob to believe it was one of his best friends, but the only problem is he isn’t sure which one it was. Feeling betrayed and outraged, he decides to call a lunch gathering with the old “Six Tigers” gang to find out who the culprit was.
Special Mention
Camera Gun
YIU Man-kwan Jason
DV / 23’
It is a usual story with an unusual setting that explores two extremes of one reality. Two persons face the same reality with constrasting roles and attitudes. On one hand, a killer believes pretentious people should be killed by his camera; on the other, a healer believes people should be awaken from the pretentious mind by her gun. Through a metaphorical use of a camera and a gun, this short video investigates the conflicting attitudes towards truthfulness and pretense in our society nowadays.
Gold Award
Where
MAK Ho-nin, MAK Ko-nin
DV / 11’ 40”
A student realizes everything changes in the classroom after woken up: the school is not the same school he knows. Not only that, his fellow students all become ghosts, appearing and vanishing at will. Running away from the ghosts, he remembers what has happened and finds out the truth behind.
Silver Award
Three of Us
WONG Wing-yee
DV / 4’ 6”
The movie is about my childhood and the close relationship between my grandprarents and me. Their daily houseworks are imprinted in my childhood memory.
Special Mention
We Sing We Sing
CHANG Hiu-laam, HO Chor-man
DV / 27’ 2”
Let’s make some noise! We take the guitar and wander around all corners of the city, longing for a chance to have your attention. This might be viewed as foolishness, but we believe that it is a memorable journey representing our bravery and fantasy, which might have already vanished in the grown-ups’minds.
Special Mention
Breath
TANG Kwong-san, PANG Chun
DV / 1’ 42”
“It is not the marks we are after” is a popular slogan on TV, but in reality, students are constantly fighting for the marks in school. In this competitive society, we are all evaluated by how many marks we can get. The pressure is unprecedented and unbearable. Is it asking too much to just let loose and breathe in the freedom?
Special Mention
The 6th Step
CHEUNG Chun-ki, WONG Yik-fung
DV / 9’ 59”
Every student wants to get the best grade possible, including our hero, but that doesn’t mean you will get what you want. To cover up his failure, he tries to hide his exam paper in the woods. Exhausted, he falls asleep and dreams of a secret laboratory transforming his schoolmates into elite students. He takes it as a sign and starts searching this lab everywhere…
Special Mention
Story of Our Tuck Shop
PANG Tin-yui
HD / 9’58”
This documentary is about the tuck shop in Diocesan Boys’ School, which has just been renew and is now owned by Café de Coral. Throughout these changes, is the love still remains here?
Gold Award
Nil
Silver Award
Wu Song Kills Tiger
Buck MOK
10’ 20”
Paul Poon’s Water Margin only belongs to the stage, now Buck Mok makes it into an animation.
Silver Award
A Hair Story
MAK Shing-fung
7’ 15”
It is a story about a man who attempts to remember the treasurable memories of his childhood.
Special Mention
Tree
CHEUNG Kok-ning, SIU Suet-ying, CHENG Wing-shan
4’ 36”
A boy’s parents died after an earthquake. He buries them under a tree and falls asleep. At this serene moment, he is touched by a pair of hands. He is scared but then realises the hands belong to his parents.
Special Mention
I am I
CHAN Ying-lee
7’ 28”
Sometimes people may lost their directions in life, especially when they fall sick. If during that time they have someone to stand by and support them, they will have more courage to fight against their illness. Ken, a patient of early psychosis, fights against his illness and his chaotic and nervous mind. Can he find someone to face this challenge together with him?
Special Mention
Donate Blood Instead of Hot Blooded
MAK Ying-ping
4’ 18”
The future has no future. Dai Lo Fai works as a night-time cashier in 7-11. One night, his classmate Gum walks into the store. Dai Lo Fai is ashamed to be seen but Gum still recognises him. Gum then tells him about his dream of becoming a table tennis star and encourages Dai Lo Fai to do the same, to find his dream and work hard towards it. Dai Lo Fai is moved and decides to pick up his childhood dream of becoming a painter. He quits his job and paints everyday, until the reality sinks in…
Special Mention
Tancho
Oscar SHEIKH
3’ 43”
The film talks about how a Japanese crane (Tancho bird) turns into a Japanese fish (Tancho fish). It takes place at a surreal tree island where there are some bugs. Tancho is what the Japanese call the red spot on the heads of the crane/fish. Symbolism is involved in the film. Tancho bird symbolizes your true self, Tancho fish symbolizes your superego. The Tree Island and the bugs are your desires. The film explores randomness and unconsciousness according to Freud’s three levels of human psyche. Superego dominates the play in our lives according to the film.
Gold Award
Nil
Silver Award
Table-Obscura.II : Intimacy
LEE Wing-shan
Dining table is a dramatic theatre which involves both public and private space. This work transforms a dining table into a camera obscura. By making use of the principal of optical imaging , the space under the table can be revealed on the table on a glass dish. This process makes the hidden and private object revealed on a public area. The brightness of the image depends on the distance between the gazing position of the participants and the table. A pre-recorded intimate conversation of a couple is adopted into this installation. Those conversations are presented in programme-based approach in order to show the playful episode of dialogic narrative. This approach requires two persons to participate in this installation, so that the notions of the piece can be exhibited completely. The participants can experience the ambiguous relations of peeping and being peeped, of the real and the virtual, and also the dialogic narrative in this installation.
Silver Award
A Map of Our Own-Kwun Tong Culture and Histories
Anson MAK, Yammie CHAN, Yuenya, saSa, imjoy, Yvette HUI, ar On, Stanley NG, Joshua CHEUNG, WONG Chung-fai, Ronald LEUNG, youthfotologue, YU Nicole KT
Kwun Tong is undergoing the largest urban renewal plan in Hong Kong. This project is a participatory web-based interactive and locative archive on Kwun Tong culture. It supports multiple contributors and various types of media works (sound, still image and moving image). Visitors can interact with this archive in various ways including search on map/ time-line/ categories; sharing of media works in other web 2.0 platforms; audio-visual mix and rendering of itineraries for Kwun Tong walk.
Silver Award
Stories of a Cell Phone
CHIU Yuet-yung Millie

This is an interactive video installation in which the audience engage in the interactions with the characters in a series of short stories and scenarios with their own mobile phones.

The scenarios in this project are based on the everyday usage of mobile phones. How do people use their phones? When will they use it? What consequences will they have when a phone rings? The audience can call or answer phone calls from the characters in the videos. Picking the phone or ringing the characters at different times will affect the ending or outcome of the video.

Special Mention
Mushroom on the Cassette Tape
LAU Ming-tat Lawrence
Cassette tape was the most popular audio format in the 1980s. One of our enjoyable memories was to arrange songs within the limited time of the tape, in order to create a unique musical record. Mushroom on the Cassette Tape is an interactive installation that (re)injects life into this old mechanical gadget. Old substance is emotional and poetic while new one is attractive and exciting. By mixing the old and new media (as well as the physical and virtual), audience can record “spores” on the tape and playback to create the mushroom bundles in an abstract form.
Special Mention
5-stars’ identity
Winnie SOON
5-stars’ Identity expresses the notion of transmediation and examines the properties of dynamic complex system in association with readymade objects. The new aesthetic possibilities is explored by having the inter-relationship of technology, media and objects, leading to a hybridization in sensorial transformation. The project starts with scanning the various Internet websites of news and blogs; those content that is related to Chinese identity will be translated into different language versions and sent to the mobile devices. The five mobile phones perform with different behaviours, subject to political and environmental events. It constructs a continuous and dynamic autonomous system.
Special Mention
Video Vending Machine
Naomi CHAN
Video Vending Machine is an interactive video installation about consumption preference and new experience of purchasing by the basic and virtual unit of videos. In this vending machine, pixel sequences are the products for sell. After inserting coins, one movie clip out of 20 choices can be chosen. One pixel sequence from that chosen movie clip will be removed randomly and unloaded to the Internet. By following the directory printed on the instant output from the machine, participants can check out the removed pixel sequence.
Grand Prize
Intoxicant
John HSU
35mm / 26’
The story is about an internet forum called “BDD Forum System” which is being threatened to be destroyed by a hacker named “Intoxicant”. While every user in the forum is wondering what kind of disaster will “Intoxicant” bring, six different users start suspecting each other. When the countdown to annihilation starts, the chaos between identity and trust begins to grow.
Grand Prize
Shred of Hope
Tom SHOVAL
16mm / 26’ 7”
It is Winter, Julian is heading to work, as always. On his face signs of trouble are noticeable, but maybe it isn’t so, maybe it’s nothing, just another ordinary day at work…
Special Mention
The Last Day of Bulkin I.S.
Aleksey ANDRIANOV
35mm / 13’
An employee of a certain organisation visits people who are going to die, asking them to put a tick on a receipt entitled: “Roughly I am satisfied with my life”. Ivan Sergueevich Bulkin refuses to sign.
Special Mention
A Piece of Cake
WU De-chuen, CHEN Li-hua, Jimmy JU, HSU Ching-yun
animation / 11’ 17”
In order to help his son David to finish a homework interview, a father drives all the way from the city to his hometown where he grew up. The father accidentally has the chance to revisit an unknown story that makes him cry for a long time.
Gold Award
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.
Silver Award
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.
Special Mention
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…
Gold Award
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.
Gold Award
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.
Special Mention
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.
Special Mention
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.
Special Mention
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.
Gold Award
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.
Silver Award
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.
Special Mention
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.
Special Mention
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.
Gold Award
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.
Silver Award
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.

Special Mention
Black Box
CHAN Wai-yu, KWOK Yu-ho
This is a sealed-off communicative installation.
Special Mention
The Happiness of the Fish
CHEUNG Hon-him
Through the conversation between Zhuangzi and Huizi in the story of The 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.
Special Mention
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.
Grand Prize
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.
Special Mention
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.
Special Mention
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.
Gold Award
Merry X’mas
AU Man-kit Jevons
HD / 24’
Exchanging gift is a small issue; however, the poor little girl has to work hard to prepare for that. Eventually she decides to collect recycling papers in the street. It is sad and heartbreaking. There is neither stunning scene nor sensational plot. The rights and wrongs, warm and cold of the world are narrated simply from the little girl’s point of view.
Silver Award
Wong Tsz Ching in Search for Wong Tsz Ching
WONG Tsz-ching
DV / 20’
Someone is bored enough to Google search his/her own name and document the process into a video clip…
Silver Award
The Young Dream
CHOW Tze-chun, LAI On-ching
16mm / 21’
It is a record of a young girl’s dreams. If thought could travel across the green field, dying at the school campus is not a bad idea.
Special Mention
Variable
WONG Wai-kit
HD / 7’
Feeling tired… performing different roles in front of different peoples… taking down the mask, I come to see… the Self has been lost in the performance of its social roles.
Gold Award
Voice in the Darkness
LEE Ka-wai, LAI Chiu-ting
DV / 9’
On a street thronged with people, a sightless man gropes along and discovers the difficulty of asking for directions. Some ignore him, some are eager to help. In the world of darkness, sounds are just sounds….
Silver Award
Family
HONG Chun-wai, LAM Chi-Kin, CHAN Fu-lim, TANG Ho-man
DV / 5’
Born to a single-parent family, the protagonist is neglect­ed by his busy father and becomes a victim of neglect. The film expresses the relationship between a father and a son and the latter’s feelings of neglect by means of a receipt.
Special Mention
Deliverance
KWAN Tsz-wai, Alan
HD / 4’ 10”
Everybody thinks their whole life should be at least as much fun as masturbation.
Special Mention
GameLive
FONG Ching-kui
DV / 8’
There are many video games addicts who live their days in a hazy stupor. Even when reading, they picture them­selves as characters in a game. On the streets, console-tot­ing pedestrians stumble on their way like the zombies in their games. The harms of addiction are evident.
Special Mention
Lost View
CHAN Kai-lun, CHAN Shun-wa
DV / 10’ 21”
Projected population growth means that there will be an urgent demand for land. Driven by nostalgia and a love of nature, a young man takes the last photos of NCT, the village where he grew up, which will be developed into a new town by the government. He wants to capture NCT’s most natural and beautiful state, yet the influences of de­velopment have already taken their toll. Is the government’s decision necessarily better than what we want?
Gold Award
The Hole
LEONG Suet-yan Cherry
2’ 47”
Once upon a time, Big Eye discovers a hole in the sky. He is curious about what lies behind this hole, but most people just do not care. Someone says it is a dangerous place. Someone says it is where God lives. Someone says it is a wonderland. Eventually Big Eye decides to go to this mysterious place to find the real answer.…
Silver Award
Link
CHUI Chun-yu, CHAN Wai-yee
2’ 30”
This short film reveals the subtle relationship among a monster from nowhere, social changes, metamorphosis of the human body.
Special Mention
The Red Buds
LEUNG Man-ki
11’ 20”
Everybody has his or her object of desire, be it material, passion for somebody, or a goal. They’ll do whatever it takes for their goals, and in doing so they sacrifice their integrity, pushing themselves into an abyss without know­ing it.
Special Mention
Wisdom Tree
HO Man-kit, TSUI Ka-hei, TSUI Ka-long, CHAN Siu-chung
8’ 30”
Pointing out the problem of the air pollution, arouse resi­dents’ attention to our environment.
Gold Award
Nil
Silver Award
Alliance
WONG Wing-fat
Alliance is an interactive artwork stressing the communi­cation between the audiences’ body and the programme. The audiences’ motion would be recorded, digitalised and transformed into dancing words. The system is able to construct and decontruct words through the participa­tion of the audiences.
Silver Award
Rubbing Tool
KWOK Yu-ho, CHAN Wai-yu
We have to find radical way to solve our food problem!
Special Mention
Pixsonic Playground
CHEUNG Hon-him, LAM Chi-fai Jason
Pixsonic Playground is an interactive installation that breaks down the visual element from social recognition and human perception, in turn of transcription of cod­ing music composition and gesture performance. It is an interactive installation that allows player to freely express their style of playing and their gesture of playing on the score.The formation of the music score is decided by the player enters the related works which linked with the tag system from the Flickr.
Grand Prize
Half Teaspoon
ISFANSYAH Ifa
DV / 18’
The story about a wife who love his husband, deeply. Eve­ryday the wife makes a cup of coffe for his husband; three teaspoon of coffe-half teaspoon sugar. The husband never delighted by the wife’s coffe. The wife keep trying to make a cup of coffee for his husband. Because she loves him, deeply.
Grand Prize
Jia
SUWICHAKORNPONG Anocha
DV / 14’
Filmmaking is about life, but life is not about filmmaking.
Special Mention
Bare
Santana ISSAR
VHS / 11’ 30”
A daughter digs up some home videos shot by her parents 20 years ago and edits them from a new angle. Through interviews with her father, mother and sister, she discov­ers the impact of her father’s alcoholism on each member of her family. Finally the father pours out his heart in the video.
Gold Award
Lovers’ Lover
MAK Hei-yan
DV / 30’
It is over between “her” and “him”, and she soon starts over with another “him”. It turns out “he” has another “her”…… It starts, it ends, it starts all over again…… It is not just you and me in a relationship, there is another s/he involved……. So anyone can be the third party.
Silver Award
Tomato School
Benjamin LAM Ho-yin
DV / 3’ 58”
This project is about “everyday life”. The possibility of accelerating the definition of a school, the possibility of creating ‘Everyday Architecture’ that belongs to everyone, from the beginning to the end. The school was a proposal for a multimedia firm called ‘Tomato’. The confusion or the shifting between these identities: ‘Street’, ‘Stage’ and ‘School’ is what this specific space made up of. There is no clear identity. Occupants ‘perform’ different actions on the street, to accelerate the idea of a stage and at the same time having ‘conversations’ with each other to create the school.
Silver Award
Upstairs
CHOW Kwun-wai
Super 16 / 30’

Lok has been struggling with mental disorder for many years. Because of the misunderstanding and discrimination among the common people, he chose to keep his illness in secret.

Lok is used to take a walk inside his residential building at sleepless night and he meets Yan occasionally. He feels happy after get in touch with her and they are soon to be a lover. However, he does not tell the truth and try to find a chance to confess. One night, Lok finds an opportunity…

Special Mention
Anna
HO Pak-hung Philip
DV / 8’ 40”
There is a variety of storyline on this short film and I don’t want to affect what you are going to observe. Please come to the screening!
Gold Award
Report
LUNG Yin-ping, HO Pui-yi, CHAN Wing-yiu, CHU Siu-kei
DV / 30’

This video is an observation of two HKCEE candidates about how they prepared for their results release two days before the HKCEE result release day.

The two of them had different decisions.

One of them had full confidence to get promoted to another famous school for study. The other one had already made up her mind about what she should do afterwards. However, the F.6 admission result is so unpredictable that the ad to encounter a totally unexpected outcome. How do they feel deep in their heart? Are their futures really determined by their “marks”?

Silver Award
Oronine
KWAN Yik-chung, TSOI Yu-hang
DV / 5’
The farewell to my daughter is painful. Being your father, what can I do for you? I only can pick up a flower from the grassland and tell it to shelter you and let you sleep peacefully.
Silver Award
I Think I
MA Ho-yin, CHENG Sin-yu, TSOI Yu-hang, YIP Kwok-kin
DV / 16’ 10”
After Ho Ming refused to kiss Wai Kiu, they spent a night in Tin King Light Railway station, warmly. Hoi Ming said this was the most joyful moment in her life; the station was the most unforgettable place in her life. She would not forget after passing away.
Special Mention
A Taste of Summer
WOO Ling-chi
DV / 15’ 20”
The Drama Club has always been bombarded critically and is going to split up. Facing such a serious problem, the members are figuring a way out to save their club. But sadly disagreement happens between them. One day the chairperson, Lok Ching, found that one of their members, KiKi, has started a homosexual relationship with the most popular boy in school by chance. Their relationship reminds Lok Ching a famous movie which is a great hit lately and therefore that inspires Ching to create a whole new story. To save their club, Ching determined to use this story for their ultimate drama and even invited both KiKi, the popular boy for the main characters of the play. The performance was then a great success while the truth is being revealed.
Special Mention
Three of a Kind
CHAN Ka-leung, CHENG Tung-cheuk, CHEUNG Hok-chi
DV / 11’ 36”
The main character bumps into a mysterious man on his way home, and is thus got involved into a conspiracy. The strong, the weak and the spectator will settle their score tonight. His hatred towards him and the spectator’s discontent of the world will come to their inevitable end.
Special Mention
Dejavu
LAM Pui-yan, LAM Hoi-u
DV / 16’ 38”
She can see the future in her dream. One day, she dreams that her good friend is going to kill her? How can she change her fate?
Special Mention
Lost
MAK Ka-kuen
DV / 6’ 36”

Have you ever been forced to enter a “maze” when you can make no other choices in your life?

When you are lost, you feel contemptible, fearful, confused, worried, frustrated, and at last losing your soul and suffocates.

This moment, the hardest person you are facing is indeed yourself. You betray yourself, you distrust yourself, you disrespect yourself…..to walk out of the maze, you have to face your true self and destroy the obstacle inside you.

You are the only person that controls your own future.

Special Mention
Kwai Ching in Perspective
CHEUNG Chun-hin
DV / 5’ 46”
The fun and seldom seen sides of Kwai Ching are presented in the news footage format. The style is humorous and it exposes the social discords in the district.
Gold Award
The Chronicle of a Drawing; the Footprints of Time
George WONG Cheuk-hin
9’ 43”
It’d all started with an uncontented heart – uncontented of always having ideas but not being able to realise them to the fullest. This was a rather ‘hysteric’ project for one to have carried out, as many questioned why I’ve locked myself away in my room and not getting a job after graduation for nearly a year. To me, not merely the running characters exist between the frames of blank paper, but also many months of mixed feelings, experiences and emotions. May all appreciations be unto my Lord Jesus, as I know he is the root of all ideas and creativities!
Silver Award
Living In the Dark
LEUNG Gong-tsyn Thomas
5’
The story captures my childhood experiences of eye injury, the pain, the distorted images and the loneliness of living in the dark. The story is also about my father’s interpretation of this world, and how his blindness makes me cherish all the beauty that I see in this world.
Silver Award
Sukki’s Story
LEUNG Gong-tsyn Thomas
5’

This is a story about a long distance relationship between a mother and her son.

The film reflects on his changing relationship with his mother when he leaves Hong Kong to start his new life in a new country, leaving mum behind and lots of wonderful memories.

Special Mention
My Lovely Neighbour
Tom Benny LEUNG, CHAN Wai-mo, Daniele MANOLI
3’ 22”

My lovely neighbor Tom” is the title of this movie. The word Tom is referring to “Peeping Tom” often associated with voyeurism.

If you’re associating voyeurism with sex and nudity I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed because this movie does not contain one single frame of sex or nudity, it’s only about BLOOD and VIOLENCE.

On the 35th floor of the Carter Building lived an upper class family of 4 (Father, Mother, Son & Daughter). Not long after the son’s 7th birthday something terrible happened and since that day the kids have been living by themselves in the flat.

Special Mention
Cotton
TO Sze-wing, SZE Siu-ling
6’ 50”
As time goes, it won’t return again. If there is something you had missed, you won’t get it back again. This is a story between three generations linking up by a big dog named “Cotton”. Cotton is living in the poor class in Hong Kong but he is as strong as a “hero tree”. The story is in a cotton tree blossom season, having a speacial meaning and a promise amoung this family. Also, for me, a sweet childhood memory towards my dog , my family, and my home, Hong Kong.
Gold Award
MUSICAL LOOM
Kingsley NG
The work transforms a 250 year-old loom (purchased from the Jacquard Museum of France) into a sound and image instrument. A single-screen is projected onto the threads through a mirror. An IR camera and ultrasonic distance sensors were used for the tracking. A participant can sit and interact with the machine one at a time. A light bar snaps to and follows the participant’s hand movements. He or she then generates mechanical soundscapes, or malleable musical expressions based on their interaction. One can play on the threads (like a harp), and control 4-voice harmonies and volumes by the hands’ positions in midair.
Gold Award
The Sound of Market
Henry CHU
This work reads stock information (in Hong Kong market) on the internet in real time, and transform this data to music tunes. The installation mimic the stock terminal computer of bank or stock broker, the customer or anyone could enter the stock code through the keypad device (which looks like a keyboard but just has the number pad part), and the stock information will be displayed accordingly. This work is very much the same but it doesn't return information, but convert the ups and downs of the stock price into music. The chart is also displayed, but unlike conventional financial presentation, more colors are used. The palette is generated by the computer to accompany the music. The rhythm of the music is quite random and unpredictable, just like the stock market does. Users can also switch to another stock by entering a new stock code, provide that its available in the market. The software use the data in two year time, this is to make sure there is no obviously pause in the music.
Special Mention
All About my Ho Chung
TSANG Tsui-shan Jessey
With paper, pen, and camera in hand, the author wanders about the village she lives in, poking into every nook and cranny, collecting sounds and images from which she assembles various stories. Video imagery and field recordings provide the opportunity to travel through Ho Chung Village as Tsang Tsui Shan presents a multi-layered recreation based on personal interpretations of the town as she remembers it.
Special Mention
The Peeper
LAM Wai-keung
"The peeper" is an interactive installation work. Image would be projected and player may change it by touching the image. Some vapor mask would be generated by computer, player can touch and try to wipe away the vapor and get a clear image that a girl is bathing. If player stop wiping, the vapor appear again.
Special Mention
Bloated City|Skinny Language
HUNG Keung and innov + media lab
The audience will encounter a different experience about “change or unchanged,”move or stay”, “to be or not to be”. Standing amidst the interactive work, one has a feeling that their body is between a rock and a hard place. These two dissimilar situations unfold simultaneously before your eyes, you use your body to feel a contradiction, which is exactly the experience of wanting to get close and far that the artist wishes to express.
Grand Prize
Life With Happiness
LIN Wan-Yu, HSU Ya-Ting
29’ 58”

Losheng Sanatorium, Taiwan’s only isolated hospital for leprosy patients. In the past, due to the lack of medical advancements and social panic, Taiwan government forced 1,000 patients into isolation. This condition lasted through the colonial government, the National government, the reformed democratic government. For 50 to 60 years, the patients have made Losheng their home, enduring a loss of their rights, and slowly fading from the society’s notice.

Now, they seemed to have walked out of their past, and into society. Yet, with the construction of the Hsin-Zhuang MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) works, the government has once again forced 300 aged patients to move out of LoSheng, tearing it down for the purpose of economic benefits. In the face of authority, the patients persevere in life, voicing out for their homeland.

Special Mention
Meat Days
Joe HSIEH
12’ 20”
In a chaotic world where cannibalism is common place. Ah Err barters sexual favors for human flesh for her own survival as well as to care for her young child and sick husband. One day, her husband suddenly dies….
Special Mention
Hakko-fermentation
Madoka Kumagai
28’
A housewife spends her time looking after her two-year-old girl and doing household chores. Her husband, however, has absolutely no interest in child-raising or domestic affairs. Her stress continues to accumulate, until she begins to feel that there is a strong odor permeating both inside and outside the house…
Gold Award
The 8th
Jervis SUEN
16mm / 21’ 40”
The 8th refers to the eighth day, the immediate day after God has created the world, and Adam and Eve, in seven days. It turned out that Adam and Eve might not be able to live happily ever after with each other. So God created that thing that would guarantee it, love, on the eighth day. With the coming of love, their life is not the same….
Silver Award
Just Love
FUNG King-long
DV / 29’ 38”
Love cannot be explained. Two girls in love is as natural as heterosexual love. It is just love. And their love should be part of our history.
Special Mention
Our Steps
LEE Chi-wai, KWAN Wing-men, NG Hoi-yan, YEUNG Ki-fai
16mm / 25’ 22”
Endless long vacation. Daddy takes up two jobs so that he can provide Chung with a better education. Chung doesn’t understand his father’s expectation for him. One night, Chung is punished and he runs away from home….
Special Mention
The Blacks
CHOY Yuk-ling
DV / 22’
This documentary is a story about Ganiw, an African who came from Ghana to Hong Kong to look for business opportunities. Ganiw stays in a small room with three friends in Chungking Mansion. He knows more about Hong Kong than we think. “I love Hong Kong”, Ganiw said. Hong Kong is his second home.
Special Mention
Name of Wu Mei
KONG Khong-chang
DV / 16’
The story of this video is based on a short novel The Name of Wu-mei by Yuen Siu-cheong. Yuen uses an extraordinary narrative direction to present the story. The readers come to question the perception they get from the reading. The story is about the narrator – Nin Kuen who tells us the process of completing the novel The Name of Wu-mei. But how credible is his narration?
Silver Award
Trapped
CHENG Tung-cheuk
DV / 6’ 40”
Endless escape… the boy was encaged. He tried to escape from the besiegement of his fate, but his attempt was futile. What’s ridiculous is that he could not escape from the consequence of his escape – he was the victim of his own choices…
Silver Award
Angels’ Trumpets
YEUNG Mei-fung, KWAN Yik-chung, LAI Pak-hei
DV / 20’ 50”
This night, several people are getting ready for a short-film shooting. This night, these people are killed one by one. This night, she kills these people! This night, she is terrified to witness the murders. This night, she remembers the past! That night, she finds out that the murderer is … HERSELF!
Special Mention
First Second Third Fourth
Helen NG, YUNG Cho-yan, LAU Wing-ying
DV / 5’ 09”

First: Laughter has aroused my curiosity on emotions. Second: I want it, I want to get out!

Third: So, that’s it? Fourth: Right or wrong, meaningful or not, see you at the stop!

Special Mention
0 Budget
WOO Ling-chi
DV / 11’ 30”
“Cinema is a rice bowl.” To filmmakers, no shooting means no food on the table. To film lovers, no cinema means no food for the soul. 0 Budget salutes the glory days of local cinema by remaking some classic scenes and highlights the crisis facing local cinema with some new footage.
Special Mention
Little Shoes
CHOW Hong-ching
DV / 2’
Little shoes are lost.
Special Mention
Seek
WU Kong-tung
DV / 8’ 46”
Mother and son go to supermarket and each busy with their own shopping. Customers and shop assistants are also cold to one another. The mother can’t help but think about going to the wet market with her son back then: stall owners and customers chatted and joked; it was so full of life….
Gold Award
Mum Is Born
John CHAN
DV / 20’
Kids take the care of their parents for granted? Is it really the parents’ responsibility to take care of their kids? They see it as their responsibility, or as an assurance for their own future? What if it is reversed? Misunderstandings may lead to better communication, accidents may not be all bad, it all depends how we cope with changes and challenges…
Silver Award
The Well In 80s’
CHAU Pak-ho
DV / 4’ 45”
A boy chases his dream in the courtyard, but some other children use their imagination to change the courtyard into a playground. Soon, the small world comes alive with dreams and reality.
Silver Award
Making Love With PA
WONG Wai-hang
DV / 15’ 15”
It is about a typical Hong Kong family of three. The father is laid off. Mother and son try to make him smile but it ends up in a family fight. This family tragedy, however, is finally saved by “it”.
Special Mention
A Mid-Night Story
WONG Hoi-chung
DV / 6’ 03”
This story is about a confrontation between a small pushcart a big garbage truck in Hong Kong at midnight.
Special Mention
Who Cares
TSUI Ka-hei, TSUI Ka-long, CHAN Siu-chung
DV / 8’ 23”
The story starts with a city and its Disneyland. Once they meet each other, Disney takes over and the city begins to transform from a diversified metropolitan into a monotonous theme park. With the city losing its historical and cultural values, it is now Disneyland and its city.
Special Mention
Backbone Medley
Bun LEE
DV / 3’ 59”
Everyone has a dream, but far too many have given theirs up just because of some minor setbacks.
Silver Award
TV Clock
Henry CHU
We are so used to the TV that we can tell the time from the programme showing. The TV Clock transforms the TV screen to a digital clock. The passing of time is shown by image changes. A jump in the last digit ushers in a new image while images of other digits remain stationary. This allows a display of multiple images that reminds the user of the elapse of time.
Special Mention
Offense for Defense
Franky NG
It’s a multi-player game for maximum four AI or players. The only rule is to prevent from being pushed out of the stage within 30 seconds. There are two different endings and there is only one way to have a good ending.
Special Mention
Brain Disorder
Bryan FU
Brain disorders appear once part of the brain is damaged. Each video can simulate a brain disorder or what the patient can perceive. The project is divided into five short videos which represent five different brain disorders: Perseveration (located in Frontal Lobe), Transient Global Amnesia (located in Temporal Lobe), Motion Agnosia (located in Occipital Lobe), Dyschronation (located in Parietal Lobe) and Echopraxia (located in Cerebellum).
Grand Prize
My 747
HOU Chi-jan
DV / 11’
747 is an 8-year-old Yamaha scooter, 50cc, and its model name is DNU-747. The film starts with the distinctive motorbike experience from the viewpoint of 747. It is interspersed with fragmented imagery of petty junk like penalty records and old flyers, recorded on photo, ENG and DV. Tracing a journey from 1996 to 2004, the film is a private chronicle that will resonate with all Taiwanese people who have ever owned a motorbike.
Special Mention
The Chamber
YU Seock-hyun
CGI / 5’
The Chamber is an enclosed room that has a collinear link with the outside world.
Special Mention
Vous Vous Souviens De Moi?
Thunska Pansittivorakul
DV / 14’
A man was forbidden by the court not to sleep in the same bed with boy, but he was allowed to own a robot boy. Unfortunately the robot hadn’t been programmed to love.
Gold Award
Mother
CHAN Tai-lee
DV / 18’ 20”
A day in mother’s life and her life in sketches.
Silver Award
Lonely Planet
TSANG Tsui-shan
DV / 25’ 30”
Back and forth, there is something different from before… I am surrounded by flowers…
Summer is the season for love, and the time Chi Fan broke up with her lover. Trying to forget the sadness, Chi Fan came back to Hong Kong. She revisited the old places with her best friend, Kee Yin. The places seemed familiar but strange. They came across many happy faces. They talked about work, love and their lives.
Traveling from one city to another, everyone is searching for something. Back and forth, we are only looking for a chance to starting over again.
Special Mention
Ladies’ Market Inside Stuff
CHUNG Ling-yam
DV / 37’ 14”
Conflicts between Government and citizens happen everyday. I used a digital ideo camera to report stories of survival of the hawkers in the Ladies’s Maket, Hon Kong.
Although the hawkers are not well educated, we can feel their honesty to life in the interviews.
Special Mention
Soldier Crab
LAM Wai-keung
DV / 20’
From the start, audiences are brought to a vacant house owned by a physically disabled old man. With no background information provided, this only character remains unknown till the end. No dialogue and voice-over, only the old man’s daily chores are repeatedly shown on the screen. These chores constitute the rhythm of the old man’s life. If rhythm is recurrent in nature, to show variations in recurrence is then the intention of this porject. “Soldier Crab” doesn’t try to give an explanation to the protagonist’s psychological state, but invites audience to see a life led by a man of obsessional character.
Special Mention
Meat
LO Chak-wing
DV / 19’ 13”
Just a story of an individual.
And nothing else.
Gold Award
Under the Sun
LAU Pok-yin
DV / 27’
A group of Aberdeen Technical School students hold a review meeting after their participation in a solar car design competition. Members reminisce on their months of hard work.
Silver Award
Until I Die
LOU Yee-nam
DV / 26’
Internet bars have been mushrooming in recent years and become the hot spots for local young men. They are, however, unregulated. What do the young do in these bars? What are their attractions? It may be beyond your wildest imagination.
Special Mention
Until I Die
LOU Y ee-nam
DV / 26’
Internet bars have been mushrooming in recent years and become the hot spots for local young men. They are, however, unregulated. What do the young do in these bars? What are their attractions? It may be beyond your wildest imagination.
Gold Award
Tree as Company
WONG Lai-ming
DV / 10’ 52”
I saw a very special tree in a park one day. The outlook of this tree is just stunning and it moves my heart. Especially, when the wind blows, its expressive foliages are waving, like life breathing within it. It bears an act of embracement, like open arms. Over and over, I went back to visit the tree, it was like visiting a friend.
Silver Award
Canned Despair
HUNG Chi-wing
DV / 3’
“We can’t escape the disaster” is the mail concept of my animation. Twins (two characters) want to escape from disaster and find their fantasy world. Unfortunately, the fantasy world doesn’t exist. Finally, they still can’t escape the disaster and die from it.
Silver Award
HK161
WONG Wai-hang
DV / 15’
The Frog Prince is resigned to the fact that he will never be loved. One day, he finds his “Sleeping Beauty’ in Rm 161. Prince Frog falls in love with the Sleeping Beauty, but this Sleeping Beauty has to give out her love to 161 princes.
Special Mention
Kill AL
CHAN Siu-chung, TSUI Ka-hei, TSUI Ka-long
DV / 13’ 40”
Bruce Lee is a candidate in this year’s Advanced Level Examination and he spared no effort in his revision. With his dissatisfaction with the examination and bureaucracy reaches the boiling points, he single-handedly takes on the Examination Authority.
Grand Prize
Year By Year
LIU Wei
DV / 45’
It records the Spring Festival of the Petitioners in Dongzhuang, Beijing, and the words of the petitioners.
Special Jury Prize
Picture
SHEN Yan-jun
DV / 20’
A girl meets a young man in a restaurant. He asks her to take a picture to her girlfriend Xiaojun. But ther picture in not the point here, what the girl sees and hears along the way is.
Special Jury Prize
Exodus
Sherman ONG Beng Ann
DV / 30’

Two women and a man in cinematic dance,
Subtle emotions and hidden desires,
Revealing truth and deadly beauty.

Exodus deals with the unspoken nuances of human emotions. An encounter between a lower-class ethnic Chinese shampoo girl and a Javanese court dancer sparks an awakening that manifests the dialectic of obsession and the transient nature of human affection. Set against the backdrop of the dominant Javanese culture, this story deals with the aspirations and identity of two women, each gambling for a better life in a post-Suharto era.

Grand Prize
Desire of Egg
Choi-fung WONG
DV / 32′
The media who discloses someone’s privacy will be condemned, but how are we going to deal with the matter if someone chooses to expose his or her own privacy?
Wong, a young author of 25, was alone on her bed at midnight. In her own little secret place, she tried to record all her private life in front of a digital camera. This was an attempt to challenge the norm of morality. Without reservation, Wong presented her secret life to all of us. What was projected on the screen was apparently her morbid state. Video production has become very popular, and all of us could create an independent short of our own free will. The major theme of this film is the exposure of one’s personal privacy.
Gold Award
Nightmare
Ka-to CHEUNG, Wai-lok LAW
DV / 10′
We cannot leave this world with worldly treasure. Only nightmares follow us. Awakened from a nightmare, a high school student encounters a series of terrible incidents. Someone is hunting for somebody? Someone is murdered? But who are they? I what happens before one’s eyes a nightmare or reality?
The directors have borrowed a lot of ingredients from mainstream horrors. Manipulating these essentials, this independent video is tailored. From the plot to details, as well as in the sound effects, we can see many familiar elements. This work seems to pay homage to the American, Japanese, and Korean horrors. Only a few dialogues are used to narrate the horrible story, but the causality of events is still quite clear. Some frightening scenes added with the background music ofInfernal Affairs achieve fantastic results.
Silver Award
Mono-chrome
Ka-to CHEUNG, Wai-lok LAW
DV / 8′
The world were like this: there is only black and white. In such world people had lost their self and forgot what colours were. A girl came everyday. With a painting brush she swore to draw out all earthly beauties in order to recover the colours for the world.
Silver Award
Thirst
Ka-yiu NG, Kam-tung CHEUNG, Tsz-yan CHEUNG, Kane CHAN, Yuen-wai LUK
DV / 7′
The little fish in the water were just like the small potatoes of the city. His departure from the water source will make them feel thirsty. Days after days, working and taking a rest alternatively rule their life. It seems that such kind of lifestyle is inevitable. Ordinary office workers lead an ordinary life. What they encounter just for a very short moment is the water of life by which one cannot escape from it.
The directors use a big aquarium to symbolize the city. The audience witnesses how people lead their life in the container. A sense of solitude develops when we see how the people walk form home to the deserted underground train station, from the office to the busy streets, and at the end of the day walk back home. How are we like when we see our own reflection on broken pieces of glass? If we pick up the broken pieces and put them back in the water, will our life be saved?
Bronze Award
The Letter
Tin-wai SO, Chia-lu CHIANG
DV / 4′ 30″
How could we derive happiness from receiving a letter if we in the first place lack the courage to post a letter? Wandering between the post office and the mailbox, she seems to be troubled by bewilderment. An onlooker walking past witnesses the hesitation of the protagonist and thoroughly understands her situation. A single piece of encouragement or a simple gesture would be adequate to change one’s life.
Adapting to the particular setting of a typical public housing estate, the directors try to reflect the relationship between people – what seems close is in fact far away. With some simple scenes and wordless actions, a fantastic story about neighbour relationship delivered. It seems as if one was recounting his or her experience.
Distinguished Award
980133
Susan Yi-shan LI
DV / 8′
The HKCEE exams aare getting too close for comfort. Counting down alone, the protagonist felt herself being isolated by her fellow classmates. It seemed someone were speaking ill of her at her back. Were these gossips real? Or were they illusions resulted from stress? This is a sequel to the director’s previous work 980001 (co-directed with Yuen, and won a distinguished award of Youth Category last year). This year the same theme on stress is repeated. Public exams are so stressful and difficult, and they are a challenge that all high school students have to face. The technique of using a 4-picture screen with subtitles on each of the small screens reveals the stress and anxiety of the candidates in the face of public exams.
Distinguished Award
Bring Me Back In Three Days
Wilson Pok-yin LAU
DV / 12′
Looking for a guy lost in three days? Kit is very forgetful? The fact is he lacks definite views of his own and he lacks personal character. He tries to find out his true self by questioning all his classmates, but all answers given are different. The process of such kind of self-discovery sounds really interesting.
This work is boyishly honest, revealing the straightforward and frank conversation amongst boys. It exposes the different stages of exploration and self-discovery of our youth during their growth by looking at how they understand and interpret themselves. Taking advantages of the campus settings, the scriptwriter-director leads the audience to experience how the protagonist “looks for a lost guy”. It does not explain what the self is finally, yet the process sounds interesting. Many dialogues even crack your smile.
Distinguished Award
Shot and Shoot
Chun-hung CHAN, Siu-fung CHU, Kong-wah CHOI
DV / 12′ 30″
In an unusual summer, he happened to pick up a video camera and decided to do something extraordinary – to make some shooting. But he failed to recruit an actor. Meanwhile, his female friends were all so busy with slimming to entertain him. He further hit the roadblock when a dangerous accident happened. Well, shootings… is not an easy task at all.
A change from joy and happiness to rude complaints is shown. It’s a statement of a great movie fan as well as an outcry of an anti-movie supporter.
Distinguished Award
Such We Be
Alex FU, Adam Taekyung KIM
DV / 7′
Three youngsters are talking about homosexuality. Matt and Alex resent the gay community while James feels uneasy with the answer. The latter is puzzled and feels struggled: If sex orientation is inborn and unchangeable, should on confess or not? Or should on continue to pretend “a straight guy”?
Instead of adhering to rational discussion, the director skillfully explores the internal struggle of the character. Through images, the character’s bewilderment is turned into a number of illusions. This short but pithy work indicates the inner struggle of a gay “in the closet”. Some images are down-to-earth but in fact are equipped with dramatic tension. The open ending allows the audience to select their standpoint.
Jury Special Prize
《白切仔配白痴雞》
Sze-ka WONG, Cammy KWOK
DV / 2′
Long time ago, there was a “kingdom of obedience”. A mother was known to be the most careless person in the kingdom. One day, her son wanted to eat chicken and mandarins. However, only gooses and oranges were available in the market. What should the mother do?
The directors intended to confuse the audience by misspelling the names in the film title. But the ending gives an explanation because the directors worry that the audience may misinterpret the meaning. The story does not go smooth because of overcautious calculation. Furthermore, the choice of theme as well as the ways and techniques of production reveal thoughtless effort. As an animation work, its skills are very rough and it lacks concrete details. Fortunately, some funny scenes make on feel comfy.
Gold Award
My Dear Flower
Wai-kuen CHUNG
DV / 9′
A man who used to play the directive role cannot make up his mind on what to have for dinner. It’s a story about the stereotype of gender. The author intends to use flowers, buildings and food to signify the relationship of two sexes and the power struggle between them. This work is also characterized by stylistic role modeling. Lines, colours and the movements are in significant layers. Original music with no dialogue provided this small tragedy an appropriate expression.
Silver Award
Foollee
John Yu-fung CHAN
DV / 9′
It’s the romance between a little beggar and a girl. With romantic plots and breathtaking shots, the author conveys the feeling of bliss from a tragedy. In the light of character design, art, action handling and editing, it gets a feel of Japanese animation. The application of computer effects on the hand-drawn pictures achieves professional quality. As an independent work, this animation is undoubtedly a large-scale creation full of ambition and self-confidence.
Bronze Award
I Don’t Think
King-fung IP
DV / 13′
A young train driver starts his series of journeys in a city full of different systems. What he is looking for is a way out or just another entrance? This work imitates the paper cutting animation of Eastern Europe in the 1960’s. A mass of familiar texts and icons are integrated together to form a number of motion pictures which carries a strong visual sense. The employment of black, white and red further highlights the theme and makes the story impressive.
Distinguished Award
Frog at the Bottom of the Well
Akin Vai-kin VONG
DV / 2′ 30″
It’s a traditional parable with an unexpected ending. This 3D computer animation is well-balanced, narrates the story by the use of basic techniques. The director hopes to express a single idea: “There may have countless difficulties to overcome, countless targets to achieve. The world of animals is always beyond our imagination. Still, our imagination can go beyond the world.
Distinguished Award
Santa’s Rhapsody
Katherine E-pui LUK, Step Wing-yee CHEUNG
DV / 11′
This large-scale 3D computer animation sees plentiful features of the fairy tales. Both the characters and small tools are carefully designed. Together with the complicated scenes, this film is attractive enough to steal one’s attention.
The directors depict the story by the use of computer game. Either words or illustrations are added to explain the story. By doing so, it enriches the ordinary plot. Also, it is likely to turn this world of fantasy into a series of films.
Distinguished Award
Tomato Love
Joey Chung-yee KAN
DV / 6′ 30″
A romance between a human and a kind of fruit? This is just a metaphor. Love is without category and boundary. Through the wonderful relationship between a boy and a tomato, a series of adventures emerge. The director polishes a number of hand-drawn pictures with the use of computer software “After Effects”. The actions seem featureless, yet the variations of lines bring out a sense of impromptu and childish attraction.
Jury Special Prize
Fat Attack
Lok-man YEUNG
DV / 3′ 30″
“Slimming” has become the trend of the entire society. Does a slim body represent beauty, success or something else? This animation, through the manipulation of unique graphic design, colour, lively rhythm and music, shows the director’s views on irrational slimming. Though the viewpoints are subjective, some of the content are quite sensible. As the director says, “People said being slim was so good looking, but I don’t think so. Things will develop in the opposite direction when they become too extreme. The muscular bodies will go hot in the next trend.”
Gold Award
Desire of Egg
Choi-fung WONG
DV / 32′
The media who discloses someone’s privacy will be condemned, but how are we going to deal with the matter if someone chooses to expose his or her own privacy?
Wong, a young author of 25, was alone on her bed at midnight. In her own little secret place, she tried to record all her private life in front of a digital camera. This was an attempt to challenge the norm of morality. Without reservation, Wong presented her secret life to all of us. What was projected on the screen was apparently her morbid state. Video production has become very popular, and all of us could create an independent short of our own free will. The major theme of this film is the exposure of one’s personal privacy.
Silver Award
The Wild One
Sze-ming NG
DV / 15′
A killers organization is a hell in which no one can find a way out. A betrayal of the organization always results in death, and there is no exception even in an independent short such as this one. Such kind of Japanese-style movies about killers has been the “Vitasoy” for the Hong Kong film industry since a number of killer’s stories in Hong Kong were in fact imitated from their Japanese counterparts. In the eyes of a Dutch friend, things have become different. He is unwilling to reproduce the Japanese images. Rather, his story has its setting in a local public housing estate featuring a ringleader who has drunk “vitasoy” since childhood. The rough picture quality is a deliberate attempt which adds a strong flavour of localization to the abstract killers’ world. The killers and the killed become the formula of the genre. Don’t even think that the killers, after finishing their jobs, can seek comfort by smoking a cigarette. Betraying the organization equals to betraying the genre films. Unexpected results are inevitable.
Bronze Award
Acting Out
Ming-kai LEUNG
DV / 15′
An structor of acting is unable to differentiate between the actual world and stage performance. In real life, he mistakenly treats himself as one of the characters. During stage performance, he reveals his private feelings. Between the emotional and rational senses. The instructor fails to distinguish the public sphere from the private one. Wandering between the real world and the stage, he initiates a multiple relationship with his drama students. To play a drama in reality, and to play the true self in an imagined story, people are trapped between what’s real and unreal. This has become the main topic of this year’s independent shorts. When most works are intended to reflect a sense of confusion, Acting Out wants to bring out a direction.
Bronze Award
Out of Focus: AD
Frank Hok-man HUI
DV / 4′
A killer in the movie notices that his existence is only confined to the frame of the screen. When you realize what you’re doing or what you’re going to do is being manipulated by somebody else, and that what sit behind the screen watching you is the audience whom you can never see, you are likely to be more emotional and less likely to be able to cope with the situation. But could you make things clear when you’re in a state of “Out of Focus” as some movies do?
Independent shorts need no drama to underline the theme, but the voice-over can be served as the monologues while the films can mirror life. The author has explored the same theme with a digital video. Right now this 16mm-film remake, with better picture quality than the digital video does, allows us to discuss “what are films?” more appropriately.
Distinguished Award
Jordy & Kou
Chung-yin HUI
DV / 21′
Jordy and Kou were two very different persons when they first knew each other. Jordy used to think she should have a unique status at Kou’s heart. But Kou ranked Yan and his friends equally. When Charlie, Kou’s friend, returned from Beijing, Chao whom Jordy disliked also came to the gathering. When Jordy and Kou took the elevator, Jordy made a decision.
When DV images have become the mainstream of independent production, the visual quality produced by the rolls of film brings out strong effects. In handling a down-to-earth drama, the full gradation of light and shadow together with on-the-spot sounds depict the important elements of Jordy and Kou’s inner feelings.
Distinguished Award
A Moth and a Butterfly
Gilbert Chin-keung KWONG
Beta / 40′
A younger brother was going to enter a boarding school in Toronto. Before the new semester began, he had to stay in his elder brother’s home. Yet, after years of separation, they were rather estranged to each other. Living together failed to bridge their gap. The younger brother not only wanted his elder brother’s companion, but was also in love with his bed. Perhaps one was the butterfly, the other was the moth. Together they went to see the waterfall, but the water was not able to wash away the coldness of their hearts. It sounds like sharing the same track as Wong Kar-wai’s Happy Together. When the butterfly and the moth are together, such kind of love song like “Happy Together” has to stand side, the surrounding echoes are nevertheless the chilly wind of Toronto’s style.
Distinguished Award
Parasite
Ho-yeung YU
DV / 22′
The character is called Yam and the performer Cheng. But when she wears a dress and puts down the spectacles, Yam in the drama recovers her identity as Cheng, the performer. This story is about parasitism in which a lady helps her strange friend to crack the code. The sequences of the story are broken up. Only figures are left to hint the time of each film segment. The work turns into a game of search.
In independent short creation, a neatly done and easily comprehensible narrative may become a burden. Sometimes, when the structure is deconstructed and rearranged, the story becomes clearer while it also enlarges our thinking space, allowing us to view it from different perspectives.
Jury Special Prize
Missing Henry
Ling-ling WOO
DV / 6′
June sat in her room to miss Henry. The memory remaining in the space was like the ripples emerged from the spring water of a well. Her fragmented memory of Henry was like the ceiling fan moving continually in the gloomy space. The sounds of whistle echoed in the air. Through the private speech of gloominess and the overlapping of light and shadow in white and black, the integration of multiple images creates the space of depression. The dialogues and images in the room followed were borrowed from Philip Kaufman’s Henry & June. It’s June’s unforgettable memory of Henry.
Critics Award
Crammed
Ellery NGIAM
Beta / 11′
Hoping their children to have a bright future is a very heavy burden for the parents to bear. Even the children who shoulder this burden complain their hardship. Two years ago, a film I Am Not Stupid had already called upon people to have an insight of such matter. Now this short takes further step to portray the tragedy of the lovely but rebellious kids. Nevertheless, tragedies are the embellishment of one’s absurd life while stubbornness is the actual root of the sorrow. Showing a sense of humor to emphasize sadness and to deepen the theme, the ending chills one’s heart.
Critics Award
Freezing of Time
Chun-han SHIH
DV / 26′
A man and a woman who do not know each other are locked in an elevator. They then start a very meaningful conversation about life. From fearing alone to igniting mutual communication, they spend several dozens of minutes to talk about a number of matters, from monotonous work to empty love. But what are shown in the film are not simply the attitudes of Taiwan men and women towards life, but also a battle between traditional and modern values in addition to the feeling of solitude resulting from the absence of an outlet for the isolated island. It reflects the cultural space of the city of Taipei from multiple angles. Lingering sounds seem undulating but how can they stop?
Critics Award
I Will Follow You
Jun UEMATSU
DV / 40′
Love is complete dedication. Is that an ideal, or simply an irony? Natsuki, a factory worker, was deeply in love with his jobless boyfriend, so she practiced thrift and even try very hard to keep her body slim and beautiful. Nevertheless, her boyfriend did never treasure what she had done. He at last owed a great deal of debt and asked her to sell her body. This piece of work, to a certain extent, reveals how the Japanese men abandoned themselves after experiencing more than a decade of financial downturn. This poses a great contrary to the women whose social status has grown tremendously. It’s worth viewing.
Critics Award
Jasmine Bay
Robin WENG
DV / 18′
Grown-up people no longer behave innocently. Perhaps it is the saddest thing for all of us. Guang returned home to see his sick father. However, people had changed a lot while the scenes remained the same. Recalling the joys and sorrows, and those partings and reunions during his youth, Guang realized that he was unable to forget his old sentiment towards a beautiful girl who still caught his heart. His return became his self-pursuit. Viewing others growing up, he saw what the brutal reality was.
Critics Award
The Missing House
Liang YING
DV / 28′
Returning home during the spring festival causes hundred of different feelings to the juvenile delinquent, Chen Jun. Chen’s parents passed away long time ago. What’s left to him was an empty house – the only place he was supposed to stay but he soon found out that the place was taken over by an unscrupulous merchant. Not knowing where to go, Chen went back to the place where he used to live. To his surprise, the place had been redeveloped into a flyover. Chen spent a cold night there. People’s different attitudes towards the rich and the poor reveal human love and selfishness. Inside and outside the correctional office sees two different worlds. His experience touches one’s sympathy. Behind the prosperity, does it cost too much to us? Go home and have a look!
Grand Prize
Rice Distribution
Tammy CHEUNG
DV / 34′
The story took place on 3 September 2002, when the rice distribution of Yu Lan Festival was held in the football field of Tsz Wan Shan. Over 8,200 persons made up the queue. Most of them are the aged; some are the disabled. The event started at nine in the morning till six in the evening. Most of the participants arrived at four at dawn. Over a hundred cops were on duty to maintain order.
Gold Award
What Are You Gonna Do?
CHENG Kin-yip
DV / 60′
An ever-silent youngster comes across a rebellious youngster. Both of them don’t know their direction but they spend their time together everyday.
Silver Award
Flourmen
Lilian FU, Vivian FU
DV / 8′
A baker makes the dough into two brother. Each of them thinks they have chosen the right way: One chases the trends, and one goes against them. One loses himself, and one isolates himself. Conflicts are inevitable and they fight. But who is right and who is wrong?
Bronze Award
Grounding
TANG Hoi-yan
DV / 11′ 30″
The short film is about the process of searching dreams. It gives the mannequin the power to think, and lets him experience happiness of others. But his experience fails to satisfy the soul. Finally, he jumps into the sea in pursuit of other’s paradise, and hits a reef and dies.
Distinguished Award
980001
Shirley YUEN, Susan LI
DV / 5′ 30″
It is an experimental work. That student is an experiment too. This year in May, let’s see how it goes…
Distinguished Award
I Am Fine
Carlos LAM
DV / 5′ 30″
We could be Sam, but the saddest fact is that we never know we are.
Distinguished Award
Searching……
Celia YU
DV / 11′
“May I ask…?” A fat boy lost his way and kept asking the passers-by the way back home. He has also lost his favourite toy. He encounters many strange people and events. For the first time he experienced happiness, fear, loneliness, and uneasiness. In a sea of people, all of a sudden, he…
Jury Special Prize
The Age of Music Citizens
Susanna WONG
DV / 34′ 30″
It is a documentary about Hong Kong pop music makers. It highlights their work and their views on the pop music scene in the territory.
Gold Award
Very Fantastic
SO Man-yee
DV / 8′
Very Fantastic includes good ghosts and strange Hong Kong pre-war building. Through representing the odd special effect of Hong Kong streets and Chinese 9 square calligraphy paper, to show how “very fantastic” of the Hong Kong pre-war building and how importance to reserve Hong Kong own culture to be our heritage.
Devote Very Fantastic to my dearest dad, ma and grandma.
Silver Award
Into The Air ‘s Memory
YU Ka-ho Albert
DV / 5′ 30″
An elusive interaction between a sound seeker and a woman who pushes a wheelchair, in a desert where everyone searches for an unknown sound.
Bronze Award
the edge
SHUM Wing-man
DV / 3′
Life and death are two extremes. Life and death are two different worlds. But life and death exist in the same dimension. “Birdman” is the protagonist of the film, strives to climb the ladder. It unwillingly has its life being stolen and falls into my hand. The cross-dimension makes the “Birdman” falling into the fatal trap.
Distinguished Award
She Writes a Poem
John HO
DV / 6′ 30″
It is a gift that is offered to a theoretically blissful girl. When she feels sad and loses attention, he gives her footage of animation. And she gives him a prose poem in return, and her works are collected into She writes a poem. The pair is romantic but does not mean the same to their relationship. The girl continues to write, and he continues to draw.
Distinguished Award
Via Wire
MOK Ka-fai
DV / 5′
At an hour too early for bed and too late to start a new venture, a middle-aged man (Dave) and a young boy (Tommy) cruise and meet on a chat line on the Internet. They each disguise their true identity and conduct an amorous interaction. From their respective bedrooms, Dave and Tom enter into the cyber world where they are variously ancient Greek warrior-lovers, Baroque transvestite playmates, and Michelangelo’s Dying Slave and Bacchus. After an abstract sexual climax, the characters come back to the real world for a dramatic expose.
Distinguished Award
《一個月零一夜》
YIP Chi-chung
DV / 4′ 30″
There’s a month plus a day between 15 August and 14 July of the lunar year. The Ghost Festival falls on 14 July. Children shouldn’t go home too late at night. All the elderly say so. The Mid-autumn Festival falls on 15 August. Children carry their lanterns and play around in the streets. On such a day, people already forget children in lunar July should not go home too late at night.
Accustomed to spending its birthday alone, the paper doll comes across the rabbit lantern at one night. This night is perhaps their once-in-the-lifetime get-together.
Jury Special Prize
My Fantasia
CHENG Kwong-chuen
DV / 4′ 30″
It is a show of household stuffs.
Gold Award
Rice Distribution
Tammy CHEUNG
DV / 34′
The story took place on 3 September 2002, when the rice distribution of Yu Lan Festival was held in the football field of Tsz Wan Shan. Over 8,200 persons made up the queue. Most of them are the aged; some are the disabled. The event started at nine in the morning till six in the evening. Most of the participants arrived at four at dawn. Over a hundred cops were on duty to maintain order.
Silver Award
BurninNation
Verdy LEUNG, Zero YIU
DV / 2′
Why being patriotic has to burn the national flags? We are too patriotic. My patriotic enthusiasm is burning hot, and it burns the national flag in our hand. The national flag is not in our hand, it exists at heart every minute and every second. Patriotic enthusiasm burned the national flag in our hand, and let our enthusiasm burn constantly. The master copy of this video was burned. As national flag at our heart, what is for the use of the master copy? The great the People’s Republic of China, the great national flay, are never burning away. Enthusiasm is burning, long live patriotism.
Bronze Award
Kou and Jordy
HUI Chung-yin
DV / 15′
A grey flyover is hung up on Tai Kok Tsui Road. In an early morning, Kou, who wears a pair of thick-framed spectacles, begins his day at a bakery in Chung Wui Street.
Distinguished Award
1201
Ning WONG
Beta / 12′
A kind of thought emerges when men are under extreme oppression and without interaction with others.
Distinguished Award
Constructing Destruction
SIU Chi-man
DV / 15′
A second hand buyer likes collecting screws, and he breaks all his collectibles into pieces to look for the screws. After that, he recombines the pieces together. Repeatedly doing so, he has collected a huge pile of screws. Only he can appreciate and understand screws. During “constructing destruction”, he plays the life of a screw.
Distinguished Award
Suicide Hotel
Jervis SUEN
DV / 15′
According to the reports from the Coroner’s office, there were 915 cases of suicides in Hong Kong in 2001. This represents a suicidal rate of 13.5%, which means 13.5 people out of every 100,000 people killed themselves. It is the highest record for the past 10 years. For those who committed suicide, most of them were unemployed – one fourth of the total number.
To satisfy the increasing demand for suicidal attempts, a new hotel in Hong Kong is set up recently to provide service specially geared for this emerging need. The service includes scaled rooms for inhaling carbon monoxide fumes from burning charcoal, provision of drugs, rooms for hanging, and so on. The hotel also extends its service to include funeral arrangements after death. It is convenient for general public who wishes to kill themselves.
Jury Special Prize
Toys
CHAN Wai-hung
DV / 32′
The younger brother has found a box of old toys. He shot a video on them and sent it to his elder brother. The elder brother has brought some new toys, and shot some images on them. Yet, he does not send the tape to his younger brother.
Jury Special Prize
Y.M. – Yeung Ming
CHOW Wing-fung David, LEE Man-nei Sherry
DV / 40′
Y.M. – Yeung Ming follows a teenage girl’s fight to be with her family. When Yeung Ming was 12, her family was forced to abandon her because of a mainland’s immigration policy that meant her parents could take just one of their twin daughters to Hong Kong. She found hope in the Basic law, which said the children of Hong Kong permanent residents had the right of abode. But even this hope was shattered in June 1999 when the law was reinterpreted, at the Hong Kong Government’s request.
Critics Award
15
Royston TAN
35mm / 25′
With the gloomy global climate, Singapore society becoming increasingly unforgiving, a rising number of teens turning to secret societies, suicide and drugs.
15 is inspired by the true-life accounts of three troubled youths searching for their self-identity and acceptance in a fast moving society. Often, violence and decadence are compensatory “rewards” to relieve themselves of their troubles and societal pressures. A short film acted by the real teens themselves, shows the audience a slice of Singapore many has yet to see.
Critics Award
Being Normal
CHOI Hyun Jung
DV / 58′
J is a person who has both male sexual organ and female’s at the same time. So speak, he/she is an androgyny. In early 2000, I (the director) started living together with J by chance. In the beginning, I was just a by slander of what J had to get through as a minority in our society. I had some kind of curiosity and sympathy towards J. After 9 months, a fatal accident made me feel like I’ve made a fiction film, not a documentary film in the last 3 years.
Critics Award
The Bride
PAN Jian-lin
DV / 48′
A labourer from Anhui has been working in Beijing. In June of 2000, he went back hometown to get married. The day following the marriage, he brought his bride to Beijing and spent a night there. On the way to visit his sister, the couple was accommodated by the police without reason. From then on, the bride disappeared, and he began his search for his wife.
Critics Award
Empty Cage
JIANG Zhi
DV / 25′ 30″
It is about two usual days. The first day shows how a strange girl spends her time wandering about in Shenzhen. Another day sees how the film shooter hunts for the girl but failed. Her existence shows the fact that the author is moving out from the little town, a story slowly emerges from a special perspective.
Critics Award
Mouse Without Tail
PARK Won-chul
Beta / 13′ 30″
What if a hardworking mouse lives inside your computer? All day long, Zam, the mouse rolls the ball to move around the pad. He dreams of the day when he can chuck the ball and work inside a state-of-the Art Laser Mouse. So he gives up his tail and goes under surgical operation but…
Grand Prize
The Circle’s Corner
LAM Kin-hung
DV / 30′
The film presents a familiar place from the perspectives of three persons who are respectively born blind, mute and deaf. Representing the old, middle-aged and young, they share their life experience with the audience, and lead them to a brave new world of cinematic experience.
Gold Award
Panic In Short Film
LAI Kin-ho Ronald
DV / 16′ 30″
The main character has morbid fear of cockroaches. Whenever he sees them, he is thrown into agony and has to flee. This time, facing again his greatest feat, he vows to overcome it. However, in his inner battle to free himself, he stumbles against a wall: his runaway imagination.
Silver Award
Private Road
CHAN Ho-yu Alpha
DV / 21′
The new kid in class, Fung is weird indeed; he never puts his schoolbag down. Mau, Bell, Calvin, Nine and Emmy are determined to find out the truth. The deeper they dig into it, the more they come to know other’s privacy limits. A war for privacy is declared.
Bronze Award
Temple Tempo
Anne LUC
DV / 5′
One night in Temple Street, a group of people gathered to put on a show. But why do they do it?
Distinguished Award
A Boy In A Field
CHOI Kit-wang Kelvin
VHS / 11′
The boy lives a very boring life in the field. One day, a butterfly flies into his life and brings the first smile to his face. He is fascinated…
Distinguished Award
Digital Zoom 100X
WONG Sau-yan, CHEUNG Kin-yip
VHS / 22′
Chang Chi Yan, Miki Chan, Lai Tat Fai and JVC GR-DVP3, zoom on video piracy together.
Distinguished Award
Pace
CHOI Chun-kuen Jacky
VHS / 3′
A shoelace, an alarm clock and a chair are used to depict the fast-paced urban lifestyle of Hong Kong people. Warm and cold colours, sound effects and some editing effects, on the other hand, are employed to enhance the contrast between the hustle-bustle and the quiet and serene side.
Jury Special Prize
Building The Future
Lilian FU
DV / 3′
When war and crime are rampant, love is always left forgotten. It is only with love, however, can we rebuild beautiful nature and live in peace and innocence.
Gold Award
take a break
WOO Tam-ming
DV / 5′ 30″
“Take a break” is what Hong Kong people would say to justify their going abroad for a holiday or having some fun. But a break, a real break, may be…
Silver Award
Dandelion
Peter NG
VHS / 6′
Summer breeze, buzzin’ bees remind us of our own bygone days again.
Dandelion – an interlude of life and death; here, there and everywhere.
Mother and daughter – sharing their past and future, sorrow and laughter – and life, is but a memory.
Dandelion – a thousand flowerettes in the sky, and a drop in their memory.
Distinguished Award
E=MC2
CHAU Hiu-fan Alina
Beta / 8′
E=MC2 is my mythological version of the creation of the universe as told by young Albert Einstein to his little sister Maja. It is about how power tears the friendship of a seemingly inseparable pair, leading to a tragic battle and ending with the inevitable Big Bang. But, as history and our existence attests, “Spite of heaven’s fell rage, some beauty peept through lattice of sear’d age…” (William Shakespeare) A story which explains how Electron and Proton form atoms.
Distinguished Award
Monarch
Andrew CHEN
DV / 3′
The Noses (professional hunters) and the Eyes (leader) look out greedily for their prey. Seduced by the scent of the Lip (the predator), they are, however, devoured and possessed. She metamorphosing from the weak into the strong, is actually a Monarch butterfly in the disguise of a spider.
Distinguished Award
Thou Shalt Not Kill
CHAN Yuk-ting
Beta / 4′
A man kills someone. A judge kills many prisoners. The story is about who has the right to judge and who has the right to kill.
Jury Special Prize
Missing The Millennium: An Apocalyptic Painting
Kal NG
DV / 10′
- A bird’s eye view of the Millennium countdown
- A reflection on the definition of animation
Gold Award
The Circle’s Corner
LAM Kin-hung
DV / 30′
The film presents a familiar place from the perspectives of three persons who are respectively born blind, mute and deaf. Representing the old, middle-aged and young, they share their life experience with the audience, and lead them to a brave new world of cinematic experience.
Silver Award
Invisible Body (and so the cities)
Anson MAK
DV / 60′
30 odd shots, in 60 minutes. Most of them are empty shots, and yet they are so solid. They are long takes and yet seem to be so short. Besides the empty shots, there are segments of buddies chatting and the documentation of movements by a slow shutter 360 degree pan in the place I lived when I was a child. I don’t know what else to say as the work speaks for itself. I try to give some background information of this work in the director’s note. If it is necessary to be concluded by English words, it is merely a combination of some “terms” (that need to be re-interpreted though): it is about corporeality, sickness, associations of sickness(es), cities, and the notion(s) of space and time in a personal diary style documentary, if the combination of all these “terms” makes any sense.
Bronze Award
A City Constructed On Spider Web
TING Yu-hin Dominie
DV / 40′
As melodramatic as possible.
When selfless devotion gets beyond a certain limit, it becomes slavish transformation.
You never know how much one can stand until the day one takes off.
You curse, you cry. It’s useless since no one’s going to care, not anymore
The endless echo contrasts your hollow soul, overfloods your place, & gets you killed.
Distinguished Award
Chan Sau Chun
HUI Chung-yin Eric, TSANG Tsui-shan Jessey
DV / 48′
In the world of film, people always have their individual colours. Have you ever wanted to have a colour that is distinctively yours in reality?
This is a documentary about colours, the colours in life that are left forgotten.
Distinguished Award
Moon Chaser
WONG Wai-yim
Beta / 13′
The whole story is about an illusion; the illusion of a young man who shuts himself away in a cellar. He is obsessed with “the hand”… The moonlight he looks for is but a reflection of the sun. The location is the fin de siècle Christmas at downtown Hong Kong. The camera looks up at the sky, looking for the moon.
Distinguished Award
Na
William TANG
DV / 5′
She, on the verge of completely losing herself, has long been living in sadness and pain. She, it seems, it beyond any saving effort…
Distinguished Award
Overcoat
Bonni CHAN, Sean CURRAN, KWAN Pun-leung, LEE Yip-wah Amos
DV / 31′ 30″
Passing through St. Petersburg Avenue, trying to avoid the enormous shadow in the wind, which turns out to be the runaway warm overcoat, the overcoat of THE OVERCOAT.
Walking on Edinburgh Avenue, amid the wind and snow, looking for the new, off-stage THE OVERCOAT. A documentation of searching, a searching documentation.
Distinguished Award
shoe-stories
TSUI Ngai Miranda
DV / 36′

Walking in our shoes everyday
What do you see beyond them
Have you ever heard of
The stories of shoes

Wear the same shoes
Pass the same places and
Encounter the same faces
Day after day
Where has your mind sailed

The city grows
With the rhythm of our pace
Fragments of forgotten memories
Sketch the stories of
Urban landscape

Distinguished Award
THEME: (1) Lifetime of chance, (2) City of chance, (3) Chance encounter
NGAN Tin-king Kenneth
VHS / 11′
First, find the way of theme presentation, and then express it with video. In Interior Architecture, things are usually presented with graphics, but I want to use video instead. I presented everything, from scratch to finish, with video. I wanted to present Lifetime of chance & City of chance with video. I believe that city is full of opportunities, and I attempted to display the inter-relationship between city and opportunity through my own design. I also believe that theme is essential to Interior Architecture.
Distinguished Award
Wednesday Creamy Cake
TSE Yuet-na
DV / 9′ 30″
Good kids just have to study hard; you are allowed no other option;
You have birthday cakes on your birthdays, and I don’t know if that is enough;
There are seven days in a week, and your handprints are on my hands;
Wash your hands before every meal; something just can’t be washed away;
Reflect and regret on what you have done over the week; but then, who are you?
There is an answer to every puzzle; guess what is ours?
Distinguished Award
Weixiao
CHANG Hoi-sue Hazel
Beta / 23′ 30″
A young couple moves into a new house. They arrange the furniture, watch television, and listen to music. It is a cozy world of two, happy and peaceful.
Jury Special Prize
My Son
CHAN Wing-chiu, Kumiko
DV / 24′
A mother follows her autistic son with a video camera. The result is an opus of image, deep in love and care.
Best Documentary
On the Run
SHAM Wing-man Denise, YU Chung-yee Joey
DV / 26′
This documentary is about the mentality of graffiti writers in Hong Kong.
Public defacement is a criminal act in Hong Kong. Well aware of this and afraid, yet the graffiti writers are not so intimidated as to give up their dreams of “conquering the train”.
The graffiti writers in Hong Kong are all young in age and green in graffiti painting. To them, work and study are not where their dreams are and graffiti is what they strive for.
We have visited several teams of graffiti writers in Hong Kong to hear their rationale, and to document their way of life an what they get from painting graffiti on the street.
Grand Prize
Glowing
WONG Sau-ping Adam
DV / 60′

The word “director” is becoming more prestigious and romanticized. Knowing that someone has made some sort of movies, we would like to greet him/ her “Director!” or ask “When can I star in your movie?”… It is pretty fun indeed. However, if taking it seriously, why do I make movies (create)?

I believe good art is such that after it is “penetrated through” (It is “penetrated through” but not “separated from”) all the artistic judgment, something good remains.

What is the thing that remains?

Goodness.

In Chinese, the word “goodness” always comes after “truthfulness” and before “beauty”. I would say, “goodness is truthful, it brings along with it the gift, beauty.”

A good movie should make you see the landscape in the midst of life.

Gold Award
her mother/ red line
LUK Pui-man
DV / 6′
a video about mother-daughter relationships a video about the identities of daughters

a video that is structured like a triangle,

repeating and broken and connected

the relationship between daughter and

mother is like a triangle?

Silver Award
Get Some to People…
Philips KWOK
DV / 18′
A lot of people brush by us every day without our paying attention to their ways of life. This story is about those strangers who might have brushed pass us.
Silver Award
Play Around
NGAN Lai-ha
DV / 16′ 30″

The story of the mermaid is nothing but a tragedy.

In the fairy tale, the prince saves the mermaid from the coast. Then the mermaid, the prince and the princess lapse into a triangle relationship. The princess believes the love of the prince will return to her when the mermaid is gone. Actually, nothing remains the same.

Then another story begins, the princess herself plays the mermaid, waiting for another prince to come.

Distinguished Award
Ah Mei
YUEN Siu-tsz
DV / 8′
The philosophy of Ah Mei, studying hard, striving for university as university equals money, and money can fulfill May’s dream – a room of her own. The work Ah Mei shows how Ah Mei, a vegetable seller, views the relationship between money and being a university student. Her idea is the same as those of other students.
Distinguished Award
Noodles Rhapsody
CHAN Kwai-lan Esme
DV / 3′ 30″
It is my feelings about people and trends nowadays…
Distinguished Award
Time for Rest
LEE Wing-cheun g Jay
VHS / 8′

Keep running, running and running every day.

Finally, we even forget what we are chasing.

Take a breath, take a rest.

Gold Award
The Quartum of My Century
TSANG Fung-kee Snowman
DV / 7′ 30″
Find a place to look around. Suddenly everything surrounds me changing in my mind. I am confused, but not very happy, not very sad. Things seem to be growing but nothing has changed. I search all around and I am confused again. Keep going, all things are so calm.
Silver Award
COME HOME
HO Tat-hung John
DV / 3′

A layer of colour, a slide of film

A piece of paper, a movie scene

Prime

White, painter, black

Between black and white

A Red spring

A Green summer

A Blue autumn

A nightmare winter

Flow…

Waiting for the return of a lover

A boat came across the door

Unloaded three bags of sigh

Two bags of thinking

A bag of undischarged blast hope

Shedding tears torms an ocean

Swim in your arms

Say, “it is time to come home”

Distinguished Award
3046 -The Wars Between Mom & Son
LAU Cheuk-man
DV / 1′ 30″

There is not always peace and love between a son and a mom.

I love = I hate you = I kill you

Life is short.

But hatred is forever.

At least, it may last for more than 1,000 years.

Distinguished Award
Ambiguous Territory
NG Chik-kin
DV / 16′

Do boys and girls release a secret and attractive power? If the answer is yes, where does this power come from? They are as beautiful as fairies. Because of them, people are confused about whether it is right or wrong to love them. How do we explain this?

No feedback.

In this story, if the boy, the main character, tends to love the same sex, and also the girl, another main character, has a fairy body, do we long for entering their realm?

Dangerous.

There is merely one reason to explain. It is because there is “Beauty.” This is one of the important human elements that human require. This “Beauty” comes from everybody’s heart. There are different definitions of “Beauty” in different people’s hearts. Actually, this “Beauty” includes beauty and ugliness, love and hate. All these are just means to achieve the satisfaction of the human spirit.

Distinguished Award
A Dull’s Life
Viper KWAI Bun KWAI
DV / 4’ 30″
A urinal in a dirty public toilet is treated rudely by all the users. One day, he discovers that the female toilet is much cleaner, like a paradise. Then he decides to leave his position and has an adventure in the female toilet. Eventually, can he find his paradise there?
Gold Award
Glowing
WONG Sau-ping Adam
DV / 60′

The word “director” is becoming more prestigious and romanticized. Knowing that someone has made some sort of movies, we would like to greet him/ her “Director!” or ask “When can I star in your movie?”… It is pretty fun indeed. However, if taking it seriously, why do I make movies (create)?

I believe good art is such that after it is “penetrated through” (It is “penetrated through” but not “separated from”) all the artistic judgment, something good remains.

What is the thing that remains?

Goodness.

In Chinese, the word “goodness” always comes after “truthfulness” and before “beauty”. I would say, “goodness is truthful, it brings along with it the gift, beauty.”

A good movie should make you see the landscape in the midst of life.

Silver Award
The Foreign Bastard Chronicles Part 2
KO Ling-wan Leonard
DV / 25′
Ke Kuo-shiung is a Taiwanese foreign student of an American university in the Mid-west, and is out of luck and out of love. Since his girlfriend dumped him, his life is spent locked up his jail-like dorm room, daydreaming and masturbating. His life is “running around in circles”, until one night a switch of dimensions puts him into parallel universe where a “Ke Kuo-shiung” does not exist, and where none of his friends and family know him. He is forced to come to terms with the failures of his old life, and is forced to start anew.
Bronze Award
This Morning, I
CHIU Sing-yan
DV / 14′
A psychological thriller about how a man risks his life to write a perfect piece for his diary.
Distinguished Award
Sleeping Culture of Tuen Mun
LAW Sau-san Elizabeth
Hi8 / 9′
An actual record of the formation of the special sleeping culture of the citizens of Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. They leave home early in the morning and are back late in the evening. So they continue their sleep on their way in the buses due to the long travelling time.
Distinguished Award
Flick
CHAN Yan-yan Yammie
DV / 4′
There is an old public housing estate, which will be demolished soon. There is a corridor, which is the way to the hospital. There is a dying man, who is my father. This is a one-way road. This is the road to the unchangeable situation of life and death.
Distinguished Award
The Foreign Bastard Chronicles Part 3
KO Ling-wan Leonard
DV / 18′
Michael Valdes is a young writer who is trapped in a Mid-western college town the summer after his graduation. It is the summer of his “spiritual drought”, not only is he suffering from a writer’s block, but his life in general is in limbo. He desperately tries to find a “spiritual oasis”, but in all the wrong places, which leads him to a series of misadventures.
Distinguished Award
i dream
WOO Siu-chung Savio
DV / 6′
We are living in a time when machines are becoming more “human-like” and human are becoming more “machine-like”. i dream is a story about a dream of a human within a dream of a machine. It starts with the human’s dream of discovering his potential to achieve a goal without the aid of a machine. At the end, it reveals that, he is nothing but a dream character of another machine.
Distinguished Award
[:nv:s:b/e peop/e]
HUNG Wing-kit
DV / 33′
Moon is an experimental item in a laboratory. The experiment made her transparent beyond her control. [:nv:s:b/e peop/e} is about the journey of Moon in search of her own existence. The video explores the term “invisibility” in human relationships, through cyber identity and actual human communication.
Distinguished Award
Life In The Front
TANG Wing-yiu Glori
Beta / 32′
The name Wang Qian literally mean “to go ahead” in Chinese. However, the road ahead is not bright and prosperous to her. She is a four year old deaf girl living in a village in the rural area of Xuzhou. After the Chinese New Year, she has to leave home and her mother brings her back to the boarding training centre for deaf children. She has various experiences on her way back to school. On a road that should be simple, she is often in a wretched plight. Maybe no one knows how the road ahead will be.
Distinguished Award
Rati
MAN Ching-ying Phoebe
DV / 7′ 30″
The daily life of Rati, a walking vagina.
Distinguished Award
Well
CHAN Chui-hing Nose, WONG Tsz-yin
DV / 16′
In the 60s, children had to work at a young age so as to share the burden of their families; in the 70s, children were mostly street kids. In the early 80s, children spent their time inside the housing estates as parents no longer allowed to go out into the streets. They did not have TV games or icq, but they could have fun by playing hide-and-seek along the corridor, ball games in the lobby, and searching for goodies among the trash… It is in the later prosperity of the 80s that parents tried to make their kids happy with material items. I started working on this video three years ago, attempting to retain some of the long lost memories, for myself and those of my generation.
Best Documentary
Sleeping Culture of Tuen Mun
LAW Sau-san Elizabeth
Hi8 / 9′
An actual record of the formation of the special sleeping culture of the citizens of Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. They leave home early in the morning and are back late in the evening. So they continue their sleep on their way in the buses due to the long travelling time.
Best Sound-Design
This Morning, I
CHIU Sing-yan (Sound Designer)
DV / 14′
A psychological thriller about how a man risks his life to write a perfect piece for his diary.
Best Script
Glowing
WONG Sau-ping Adam (Scriptwriter)
DV / 60′

The word “director” is becoming more prestigious and romanticized. Knowing that someone has made some sort of movies, we would like to greet him/ her “Director!” or ask “When can I star in your movie?”… It is pretty fun indeed. However, if taking it seriously, why do I make movies (create)?

I believe good art is such that after it is “penetrated through” (It is “penetrated through” but not “separated from”) all the artistic judgment, something good remains.

What is the thing that remains?

Goodness.

In Chinese, the word “goodness” always comes after “truthfulness” and before “beauty”. I would say, “goodness is truthful, it brings along with it the gift, beauty.”

A good movie should make you see the landscape in the midst of life.

Best Mixed-Media Production
Nil
Grand Prize
17 1/2
Monica LEE
DV / 23′
1999/The end of the century/Summer/17 1/2-year-old
The summer has just begun, it seems like I am walking towards the end of my life.
What should I do?
Strange things happen every day.
Is this the start of an eminent century, or the end of the millennium?
Passion sprung tranquilly in my life, and ceased.
There is no definite “possible” or “impossible” when it comes to affection.
There is only “willingness” and “unwillingness”.
What if I see you again?
I am still the same, as innocent as before.
Silver Award
Untitled
Agnes LAM
DV / 4′
This is my first video. So I named it as Untitled. Starting from one dawn this summer when typhoon signal no.8 was hoisted, I observed that everything keeps on changing… such as the flowing ships and neon lights. We are just like those video fishes swimming in the limited TV tank every mid-night. Nevertheless, we could all find our joy under this situation, as we all understand nothing lasts forever or has only one way.
Distinguished Award
Knot
Agnes LAM
DV / 4′
In the ancient times, people used knot to make records. Nearly a year ago, in order to mark down this memory much more efficiently, I used knot too. One day, I took it out, loosened it and made a tighter one. There must be something wrong, it trapped my hands, and in fact I was trapped by myself. So, never use it to mark down anything. It is unreliable.
Distinguished Award
Foor Gei Dai Yeuk Chun
WU Ming-kit
V8 / 6′
“The braver the citizens, the higher their production.” Mao Ze-dong.
“Government is not the solution to our problem…Government is the problem.” The ex-American President Reagan.
“Climb up a tree to find a fish.” Mencius.
Distinguished Award
No One Control
CHAN Yu-ting
Hi8 / 19′
A boring afternoon. A common boy. A story that happens everywhere someday and somehow. No One Control got the same name with the phone-in programme of Commercial Radio which public could freely express their views and words in the air. The main role was a boy with no home, no sex and no identity, while the tram represented old fashion and low speed. The story is about the experience of the boy after he took a tram trip in one afternoon. The tram is streaming along in the city, however it would not lose its track. Meanwhile, the runaway youth walking along the streets, giving a cool eye to society. The collision between the new and the old culture compromises with the controversial problems. The story attempts to show the indifference and selfishness of the new generation.
Gold Award
The Museum of “Chou”
Kevin TSANG
DV / 10′
Changing point of view should really give a wonderful world? I will do it although I don’t believe it.
Silver Award
Φ
Albert YU
DV / 3′
Light – warmth and peace. The Creator’s divinity shines, yet, we run away from it, fearing to see our own nakedness.
Darkness – void and coldness, yet, we stay and find the shelter to hid our sins and imperfectness.
Φ had to choose between the two – living under the real sun or the one that only existed in memory.
Distinguished Award
Ningxia Journal
YUEN Chow-tai
VHS / 15′
Is it possible to accurately reconstruct an event without a camcorder or footage? Can animated cartoon be really defined as documentary? Who knows. Ningxia Journal is just my way of recapturing the journey through remote China. Everything here comes straight from my memory of Ningxia. I would like to think of it as lyrical prose to express my personal experience of what happened, rather than the objective truth.
Distinguished Award
An Office Incident
LIU Wang-cheung
DV / 4′
In an office, there are people who work too much, and there are people who rest too much. There are also people who hate to work hard, but they hate you to work harder than they do. In such situation, would you like to be the one who words, who rests or who leaves?
Distinguished Award
Story of Goldfish
CHAN Wing-sum
VHS / 11′
Being in a strange, pressured environment, how would you confront the situation? Look around calmly with curiosity, understand that although you couldn’t get rid of this brutal truth, you will still try to adapt yourself to it? Or would you just stay there to let yourself be lost and surrender to the hardship and indulge yourself in the futile gaiety? When facing the moment of darkness? Would you become hysterical, feeling despair, out of control and even approach towards your self-destruction? Or would you bring out your last breath of courage, break through these chains, and transcend yourself, soar up your spirit, spread your invisible mighty wings and dance on the moon.
Gold Award
Vivific of Pneuma
Anthony TSE
Beta / 12′
There is an old man who went through the Cultural Revolution, known as a period of highest in spirit and the lowest in material being. One day, he takes out all his life savings and goes to a restaurant. He slowly eats every single bill of his money, and the old man dies. The waiters of the restaurant cut open the old man and take all his undigested money. They even call the old man’s son to purchase back the body.
Silver Award
I’m Starving
Ching YAU
16mm / 13′
I’m Starving is an erotic love tale between a ghost and a woman who share a small apartment in Chinatown. The ghost who eats paper money and Chinese takeout menus contrasts starkly with the woman who thrives on instant ramen noodles; both, haunted by their landlord, decide eventually to invent a future together.
Bronze Award
On Our Own
John WONG
Beta / 41′
Seven years ago, whilst in his sixth form year, John Wong formed a band called Chaos. Last year, it broke up. This film is in memory of the band and an attempt to come to terms with his emotional attachment to it.
Distinguished Award
Summer Exercise
Edmond PANG
35mm / 11′
On the last day of his summer vacation, 11-year-old Ah Wah finds himself in deep water: he hasn’t finished his summer exercise. He is scared that Mr. Wong, his teacher, will report this to his parents. His mother will then find him a shame; his sister will insult him and his father will give him a beating, all of which are worse than death. After much thoughts, he finally finds a way out by getting to the root of all these: silence Mr. Wong, and before school starts!
Distinguished Award
Bamboo Door, Bamboo Door
WONG Ching-po
Beta / 57′
If someone asks about your past, please hesitate for a while. It is because you cannot tell everything behind the reality. Behind the locked doors of a village, there is a story about a handicapped girl.
Distinguished Award
mei li sheng huo
Jack NG
Beta / 22′
One night, a divorced woman, Lai meets Lok, a teenager, at the staircase outside her home. He has been beaten up badly and she saves him. Then he rapes her. As time goes by, the two are trapped within each other’s body and soul, no one can get away.
Distinguished Award
Hong Kong Is Not A Place For Love
Edward LAM
DV / 47′
Did I every say “I Love You”? No!! That’s why I’m now dumping you. You shouldn’t have approached me in the first place, ‘coz I have had no expectations in love. Actually, I need no love. And you shouldn’t have asked me to love you the way you do, ‘coz I could only be myself. If you ever have any chance to know me better, you’ll realize that you shouldn’t have loved me that long, ‘coz I’m too shit. And, leaving me will only do you good.
Distinguished Award
Ah Wai & Murphy
Adam WONG
DV / 4′
Spin and spin, best friends are you and me.
Special Prize (Video)
Knot
Agnes LAM
DV / 4′
In the ancient times, people used knot to make records. Nearly a year ago, in order to mark down this memory much more efficiently, I used knot too. One day, I took it out, loosened it and made a tighter one. There must be something wrong, it trapped my hands, and in fact I was trapped by myself. So, never use it to mark down anything. It is unreliable.
Special Prize (Film)
Nil
Special Prize (Best Cinematography)
The Offering
Antonin LHOTSKY (Cinematographer)
35mm / 10′
The Offering is an elegiac meditation about the passing of life, told through the story of love and friendship between a Japanese monk and the novice that came into his life, from their initial encounter to their final parting.
Special Prize (Best Cinematography)
Bamboo Door, Bamboo Door
Mun-wah TSE (Cinematographer)
Beta / 57′
If someone asks about your past, please hesitate for a while. It is because you cannot tell everything behind the reality. Behind the locked doors of a village, there is a story about a handicapped girl.
Special Prize (Best Sound-Recording)
True Love
Karen LEUNG, Johnny CHEUNG, CHEN Fong (Recordist)
Beta / 30′
Ah Kwong, the youngest son of a food stall owner, is ordered by his mother to pickup two bottles of ketchup from his grandfather’s store. Kwong accidentally breaks the bottles and is afraid. He tries to raise money from relatives to buy two new bottles. It seems to be minor issues but it is of great importance to Kwong. Yet, it is even less significant when compared to adult problems – shades light on the complex relationships of a family.
Grand Prize
The Window
TSANG Fung-chi Kevin
VHS / 5′
How to escape the world in which imaginations being prohibited?
Gold Award
What’s the View Like
LAU Siu-ling
Beta / 36′ 30″

What created man?

God molded Adam and Eve out of clay? Or the interaction between the 2 fluids, Yin and Yang and Heaven and Earth?

Whatever the truth is, here we are, alive. But how do we get along with the other human beings?

Being dumb is the easiest way. Being dishonest and distrust are effective.

How to live a happy life? By having no dream.

Who is important? Myself.

Are you listening? Nobody is.

You are sick. Everyone is!

Silver Award
She Makes Me Wanna Die
HUI Nga-shu Rita
Beta / 30′

Inside the dark cape

city is blinking

with twinkles flashing

The untamed yees, trapped in foreign time, are glancing

every one-eighteenth second

To escape from an alien summon she runs

runs into a toddling elf

When the night comes…

the enchanting psalm accelerates the vibrating wings

her tear descends when she weeps

is it her nostalgia before floating to the Newfoundland?

Is it her ecstasy after enrolled in the Noah?

When the night comes…

Asleep planet they wander with wings

A shout

the smoldering thunder

catalyzes the ten fingers to blend slowly, slowly

Who the angel the elf the human are

doesn’t matter anymore

Suddenly, she marches across the awaken city

can’t even sense her elf three feet away

Was the angel drowned with the ordinary beings?

or has she flown far away?

Who knows the answer?

Only if the Angle doesn’t die

Silver Award
Killer
KWOK Yiu-wah
Beta / 9′
killer+aeroplane+rat+hand chain+kid+W.C.+corridor+taipaidong+Kowloon City+junkie+zebra crossing+C.I.D.+cage+store+boss+stairs+public housing estate+bread=killer
Distinguished Award
Snapshots
MAK Yuen-yan
Beta / 27′

Snapshots mean pictures taken spontaneously using Polaroid or non-professional cameras.

Yan meets Ming when he is at his lowest and doesn’t know what to do with his life. Yan herself, who emigrated to Germany from Hong Kong with her family, has run away from home on finding out that she has a terminal disease. In this way she and Ming come together. Two lonely and helpless people joined by fate, offering each other comfort and support. And in the end they are left with snapshots in their hands to remind them of a beautiful time together. Only you yourself can fulfill your own dreams and hopes, it cannot be done for you by someone else. The story of Ming and Yan is only a beginning. Later they must seek a new lifestyle and that is the most important thing.

Stanley, Wendy, May, Nelson and Ulli, I love you all!

Distinguished Award
Memory Chase
Atta CHUI
SVHS / 14′ 30″
A girl (Ada Ma) claimed that she was living in the memories. Three years ago, she had a strange experience involving a set of mysterious photos. Since then, she found herself trapped in the memories and could not return to reality. Together with her best friend (Herman Kwong), they began a journey to chase the memories.
Distinguished Award
Father’s Toys
LAI Miu-suet
35mm / 51′

Fan lives with his aged father who has Alzheimer’s Disease. Rather than drawing them closer, the disease makes the already strained relationship between father and son even more tense. When Fan’s father begins collecting dirty old junk from the streets and bringing them home, Fan finds himself at wit’s end. Gradually, however, Fan sense that the battered toys and dusty vinyl records cluttering up his flat are not simply garbage, but pieces of the past – his own past as well as his father’s. Every little toy contains old memories that brings him back to the time when his father wasn’t just a broken old man but a single father trying his best to bring up his two children. The toys also conjure up happier times of growing up in government estates.

As his disease-stricken father fades, Fan begins to realise that his father’s actions are not completely senseless, but are in fact the silent voice of the old man reaching out to him. But is it too late for him to hear it?

Distinguished Award
《十七分半漫遊服務》
CHAN Wai-keung Tom
DV / 17′ 30″
He thought that throwing away his mobile phone was the only way out of his depressed life. However, he was wrong!
Gold Award
Women at the Gay Games Amsterdam
Susan ROYLE, LI Hong
DV / 35′

The Gay Games is a sporting event held every four years. It was founded in 1982 by the late Dr. Tom Waddell an American Olympian who had a vision of a world of inclusion and understanding, a world where people can freely participate and be themselves.

This documentary captures the spirit of these Games. The joy, friendship, love and inspiration experienced by women from all over the world meeting each other, participating, performing and playing together in the Gay Games V, held in Amsterdam, in August 1998.

Gold Award
A Thousand Pieces of Gold
Nuala ROONEY
Beta / 16′
If, in Hong Kong, “An Inch of Space is worth a Thousand Pieces of Gold” how do families who live in density HKHA flats cope with the lack of space? Do Hon gKong people have a particular way of adapting space to suit their needs? This film introduces the Ng and the Yung families both longterm residents of medium-sized flats. After living 27 years in a one room flat the Ng family will soon move to a new Homeownership flat. They explain how the interior of their current home has evolved over the years and how they have learned to cope with the everyday problems of high-density living. How do they envisage life in their new home? After 14 years of residency, the Yung family are happy in the home they have created. But what exactly does it take to make this space a “real” home? And, how much do different members contribute to the way the home functions and looks?
Distinguished Award
I am a Woman
Connie LAM
DV / 10′
I would like to use my personal experience to call for the other women to be more concerned about their body. A lot of women’s common physical problems are not popularly known among us and we women should find ways to remind each other.
Distinguished Award
King of Kowloon
Joanne SHEN, Martin EGAN
Beta / 29′

Seventy-eight-year-old Tseng Tso Choi has been writing calligraphy on the streets of Kowloon for over forty years. The self proclaimed ‘King of Kowloon’, is one of the city’s most intriguing citizens and in spite of old age, poverty and physical disability, Tseng perseveres in expressing himself with his ink brush, believing that he is the rightful heir to land in Kowloon.

King of Kowloon is a half hour documentary about Tseng’s life as well as the city he lives in. From interviews with ‘the man on the street’, to candid discussions with Tseng himself, the film examines the story behind his writing both the humour and the poignancy.

Shot over a period of one year, King of Kowloon, is the first full length documentary about this unforgettable individual. Shot mainly in Cantonese, it is a result of over one year’s work by Hong Kong based, first time filmmakers, Martin Egan and Joanne Shen.

Distinguished Award
Miscellaneous
IP Yuk-yiu
16mm / 30′
Miscellaneous is a film diary documenting Hong Kong as well as my immediate surroundings between the period of 1996 and 1998. The films follow my personal life since 1996: from my father’s diagnosis of cancer to the hand-over of Hong Kong and to the point of my father’s death during Christmas of 1997.
Distinguished Award
93949678
Stella LAI, CHAN Kin-kai, Jess LIT, WONG Hung-hung, TING Chun-chun
SVHS / 37′

September 95

JLM students recorded four classmates from year 1 to year 3. We decide to record the change of their attitudes towards their identity and nation.

September 98

The documentary film is finished. Some of the classmates become senseless to the society. Some are still concerned about the society. Some feel powerless to do anything for the society.

We finished the “soap opera” during the transfer of sovereignty.

Q&A

1.If life is an essay, what punctuation is denoted for 1997?
2. Who are you? A Hong Konger, a citizen of the SAR, a Chinese or a British?
3. What is the meaning of “mixed breed”?
4. What are you proud of as a Hong Konger?

Distinguished Award
Mayfly
Leonard LAW
Hi8 / 30′
In the early 1990s, a group of Hong Kongers in their twenties coincidentally chose to travel, study, and live in Paris. What were in their minds? What made them decide to leave home for Paris? In “May Flies”, their lives as strangers in Paris are speculated, in hope of finding the answer.
Distinguished Award
Route of Transition
LAM Kwok-yin Henry, Peter LI, Angie CHAU, Amy WONG
DV / 15′
Four parts of music and video bring you to the route of transition – whoever you are or whatever your home is. From past to future, which feeling will you have when riding through this route?
Gold Award
The Window
TSANG Fung-chi Kevin
VHS / 5′
How to escape the world in which imaginations being prohibited?
Silver Award
Y / N
CHAN Chi-wah, SHUM Ka-chun
2′ 30″
Four rooms; an elevator; a tenant; a few objects; an ideal lifestyle is crystallizing right here.
Distinguished Award
Frieden – The Tree of Peace
CHAU Hiu-fan Alina
VHS / 4′
The original meaning of the word “Frieden” means “peace” in German. In the film, I adapt the word “Frieden” as the name of the little heroine. Frieden is a little girl, who lives in an instable country. A place where war takes away her childhood, her happiness and people she loves. The only time she can escape from the cruel reality, is in her dream……
Distinguished Award
The Magician and the Rabbit
HSU Siu-chi
VHS / 4′ 30″
Where would a magic show be without the role of the rabbit? This is the story of how a rabbit of humble origins made it to the magician’s profession.
Distinguished Award
Skull Story
CHENG Kwong-chuen
Beta / 5′
Skull boy loves Big Skull at his first sight and determines to get it!
Gold Award
3/8 24:00
Karl CHEUNG
Beta / 4′
Have you been here before?

Believe it or not,

everything starts from this case…..

3/8 24:00

Silver Award
First 7 Minutes of Creation
Kal NG
Beta / 7′
If God had dreamed before creating the world, and if a machine made by human could reveal this dream on a computer monitor, it might have looked like this…
Distinguished Award
Finding Food
FUNG Kin-chung
VHS / 3′
Everyday animals look for food to live. No food, life will be over. Also, people earn money to live, for food is just a similar thing, a simple truth.
Distinguished Award
Apple of Sodom
CHAN Hung-kwan
VHS / 5′
The story begins with a “man” walking around the city and looking for an “Apple”. After he got that “Apple”, he realized that the “Apple” that he is looking for is a kind of evil……Actually, the “Apple” is an “Evil Apple”, and is a metaphor. It represents the temptations of nowadays society that bewilder teenagers and lead them astray.
Distinguished Award
Angel Blue
LIU Shok-han Alice
DV / 6′

Who’s listening? An angel? A demon?

Midnight. Dracula’s howls and cries

seethe ceaselessly in the mind. But the dismembered body

is silent.

Starry night. Who’s that wanderer among the stars?

The Little Prince?

What is he looking for?

The other half of himself?

The rose doesn’t appear.

The cat tosses and turns and falls amidst the walls.

It only wants to stretch a bit, to take a nap,

to forget its pains for a while,

to let its mind fly for a while,

to enjoy itself for a while.

Only for a brief while? Who cares?

Gold Award
Transmigration
HUNG Keung
Beta / 8′ 30″
According to an old grandmother’s tale, the soul of a person wanders out of her body when she is asleep. Here, I try to imagine the soul of an old lady playing around, despite her being serious during her daily life. At the same time, I record the sound/ voice from 7 women sharing with us their precious experiences.
Silver Award
Invisible City (Wall)
HUI Nga-shu Rita
DV / 11′
Many things happen under the wall, and many people always talk with the wall just like Charlie Brown. This story is talking about the relationship of the wall, city, memory and history.
Distinguished Award
Terminated Mail
TAM Kwok-ming
DV / 4′ 30″
Last day in Kai Tak Airport
Distinguished Award
You Don’t Know Me, But …
Kary KWOK
DV / 30″
You Don’t Know Me, But….” is about making serious “Video Art” without being too serious. I try to make the first impression in 30 sec, once you know how, it’s easy.
Distinguished Award
http:www.tube & memory.hk/love.97 (Version II)
HUNG Keung
Beta / 15′

According to the theory of Eric Berne M.D.: “We can recognize human energy in two forms: bodily energy and mental energy.” That is similar to the role of car and driver.

Actually, I want to explain, in this work, how human beings release their energy of loving – a kind of Love which is very mysterious and spiritual.

Distinguished Award
I am a Woman
Connie LAM
DV / 10′
I would like to use my personal experience to call for the other women to be more concerned about their body. A lot of women’s common physical problems are not popularly known among us and we women should find ways to remind each other.
Gold Award
Hong Kong Guy
LO Hoi-ying
V8 / 56′
A suffocatingly bored youth wanders around and has nothing to do everyday but is obsessed with movie idols and love to imitate them. On a sunny day, he decides to go overseas to visit his elder sister. After he comes back, he finds out that his home is being occupied, and his parents and friends are missing. He then determines to go to Mainland China in search of his parents. Having gone through a series of weird experience, he finds himself helplessly indulging in his own imagination which actually is fooling him. Then he begins to realize the truth: real life is undoubtedly less exciting than the imagined one, but it is sweeter.
Gold Award
Time as a Dimension
TANG Pak-kin
V8 / 9′

Some said a camera can freeze a moment, but what they catch is the shadow of time.

Therefore, I take up a handicap, tried to simulate time, its continuity, unchangeable and inference qualities.

But the result is, I think I’ve failed.

Maybe, nothing can use

time as a dimension.

Distinguished Award
My “Bounce Ko Gals”
HUNG Kwong-yin
V8 / 15′
The life style of uptown people is the same everyday. Working, schooling, wandering and drinking. It makes me think of the plot of “Bounce Ko Gals”, which is more or less the same with the reality. Then, “My Bounce Ko Gals” was produced.
Distinguished Award
The Challenger
Ian KENNY
SVHS / 4’ 30″
An alien warrior lands on an unknown planet in search of the ultimate challenge. After he lands, he cautiously emerges from his spacecraft and spots his towering opponent. A vicious futuristic showdown at the OK Corral ensues that only one combatant will emerge.
Distinguished Award
F=ma
LAI Mei-yee, MA Hoi-ling, AU Yin-ki, Vivian POON
DV / 6′
F=ma
Distinguished Award
Expectation
CHAN Wing-hong Edmund
Hi8 / 1′

The story is very simple. Karen will leave Hong Kong.

They have only little time.

But they cannot talk about anything.

Because they have nothing to share.

Special Prize (Video)
Planting
Jeremy WONG
DV / 4′

The act of planting resembles the establishments of new life in a new environment.

The film captures the character’s life in his garden in Australia. Being a migrant from Hong Kong, he retreats from reality in his Australia’s home. The character is accidentally reminded of the reality – back home, in Hong Kong, by the newspapers laid on the ground. He then is torn between the two places; confusion arises, losing orientation as being away from reality.

Special Prize (Video)
I am a Woman
Connie LAM
DV / 10′
I would like to use my personal experience to call for the other women to be more concerned about their body. A lot of women’s common physical problems are not popularly known among us and we women should find ways to remind each other.
Special Prize (Film)
Birth/Death of a Painter
KWEN Park-huen
35mm / 9′
In a world where no other animals but human beings exist, a man was able to trace back the fading memories of his previous life before his death.
Best Potential Videographer
Magcojaodkal 98
FAN Yuk-man, Philip KWOK
Hi8 / 8′
This production is a representation of our lives.
Grand Prize
Happy Valley (Waiting at T zero)
CHAN Kam-lok
Beta / 20′
A “documentary” about Happy Valley.
>You reproach me because each of my stories takes you right into the heart of a city without telling you of the space that stretches between one city and the other, whether it is covered by seas, or fields of rye, larch forest, swamps, I will answer you with a story.< (Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino)
Gold Award
《我愛水龍頭》
WONG Ching-po
Hi8 / 43′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Silver Award
In the Dumps
KWOK Wai-lun
16mm / 60′

In the beginning of the year 1997, an immigrant man returns to his city of birth to look fro work. Unable to find a job, he decides to employ himself as an immigration advisor, helping people in Hong Kong to immigrate.

As he was giving out advertisement flyers for his newly chosen occupation in the busy heart of the city, he meets a girl without a past nor future. This girl sort of appears out of the blue, in the mist of all the other characters and fixtures and sort of disappears into the cold without explanation. The immigration advisor and this girl kind of meet on a bridge near a train station and kind of fall in love inside a car, on a ferris wheel in an amusement park.

A street cleaner lies on his bed with his pregnant wife, they are awake, they are not making love, they feel trapped. The street cleaner encounters the immigration advisor one day, and becomes the immigration advisor’s first customer. Frustrated with the city, it’s garbage, pressured by the burden of having to support his wife and the child he’s expecting, the street cleaner wants to escape, away to another country. As a form of protest, the street cleaner’s wife decides not to have the child anyway, maybe against her husband’s will. All the angst and turmoil seem as if it will all explode… Until the day…

Distinguished Award
Easier to Give Up
LAU Siu-ling
DV / 27′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Distinguished Award
Thin
WONG Wing-kam
16mm / 15′
Try to explore something silently and with minimal elements.
Distinguished Award
《良友梁》
CHIU Chak-piu, 梁友良
16mm / 12′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Gold Award
In Search of the Dragon’s Tale
Haymann LAU, Stuart Mcgregor RANKIN
Beta / 48′
Local street musician Maurice Chan takes us on a journey back to his birthplace, the Walled City of Kowloon, with on-camera interviews with former residents and archive footage. It also explores issues related to life in modern Hong Kong and the 1997 handover.
Special Prize (Video)
《胼手胝足》
YUEN Fun, PANG Chun-kuen
Hi8 / 60′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Silver Award
New Vision on Video Arts (Hong Kong)
Ellen YUEN
Hi8 / 15′
This work contains several interviews with video art pioneers in Hong Kong, through which their valuable experiences and their faith in developing this media are shared. Programme One for the ‘New Vision’ series.
Distinguished Award
Trams
Yan-han LEUNG
Beta / 10’ 30″
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Distinguished Award
Cavafy – Poet of the City
Konstandinos John MAHONEY, Barry LOWE
DV / 11’ 30″
An offbeat introduction to the Greek poet Cavafy, a seminal 20th century poet and one of the fathers of modernism. The film is structured around images set to a reading of his greatest poem, ‘The City’ set in Hong Kong and Egypt.
Distinguished Award
Flying Before the Storm
MAK Ming-tat, CHANG Chao-wei
Hi8, DV / 34′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Gold Award
Mr. Salmon
Peter NG
VHS / 4′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Silver Award
Dream
SHEK Ming-fai Phil
VHS / 5′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Distinguished Award
0714
Ulrike HEROLD, MOK Mei-wah
16mm / 5′ 30″
How does a radio actually work?
Distinguished Award
Spinning Forever
Henry LEE
Beta / 3′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Distinguished Award
Destiny of City
MO Wing-yee K
VHS / 3′
About the city…… about the impact of information technology on urban dwellers, urban activities and thus the cityscape. The transformation of the city results in a segregation of the physical bodies of men and a dislocation of time/space in social interaction. Urban functions entail our networking rather than physical space. Daily communication is the mere exchange of information without face-to-face interaction. The scenes are both actual reality and a presage of the future since the process is still at work.
Gold Award
Getting Used to Run
Jamsen LAW
DV / 9′
What kind of psychological preparation do I need to make before I run? Does that mean I need to be ready to speed up, keep going, change, or escape? How would I feel after I get used to it? What would I think of if you ran? How would you feel if I ran? And how would it be if we ran?
Silver Award
Business
LEUNG Man-ho Daniel
VHS / 5′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Distinguished Award
Cold Rubbish
FUNG Kin-chung
VHS / 3′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Distinguished Award
Alice in Hong Kong
FUNG Wai Ernest
DV / 5′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Distinguished Award
97 Tons of Memories
Shun CHU
DV / 13′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Gold Award
Happy Valley (Waiting at T zero)
CHAN Kam-lok
Beta / 20′
A “documentary” about Happy Valley.
>You reproach me because each of my stories takes you right into the heart of a city without telling you of the space that stretches between one city and the other, whether it is covered by seas, or fields of rye, larch forest, swamps, I will answer you with a story.< (Invisible Cities – Italo Calvino)
Silver Award
The Journey of Time & Space
CHEUNG Lai, SUC Man-ki
VHS / 20″

It is a story of speed.

“The faster we go, the less we see.”

To make people aware of the consequences of technological development, we have the chance to think: what are the gains and what are the losses in the city? Speed makes people travel fast, but we avoid other people traveling fast, it makes people avoid thinking.

Distinguished Award
FOREST
HUNG Keung
U-matic high band / 13′
Describes my feeling when I first came to London. In this work, I try to create a meaning that is quite abstract, with the use of two characters, two sculptures, the play of shadows, night lights (moon, cars, street lamps) and sound (background music). There is no initial story-line to follow during shooting, apart from a basic mood. The importance of the outcome lies in the process of editing rather than shooting.
Distinguished Award
IFILM
LAU Ho-leung
16mm / 22′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Distinguished Award
Celebration in the Time of Bitter Songs 97 (MOVEment Version)
Anson MAK
Beta / 55′

To name video activism aims at social changes is not enough. To explain video activism by the language of documentary video only is again no enough. Video activism is about subject to changes, in a cultural spectrum. It is about subjectivity and political changes in a cultural context. To me, women movement and Tong Zhi movement are about women subjectivity, politicized and sexualized women bodies and how they interact with the concepts of space and time in everyday lives as well as the concepts of space and time in the existing ways of thinking about space and time in the language of video. This is especially vital when the mainstream TV is dominated by the norm from the perception of space and time that is trying so hard to REAL. Reality in video is not about what and who is real but about memories (personal stories) and representation, representation as represented as what (the form and style) and representation as represented by who (the power relationships of who has the right to speak for OTHERS and who has the right to set the rules of documentary video making in which the subjects are being placed there and displaced as objects).

This video is a stylish as well as personal (political) collage of me and my friends, as activists in the front line of PEOPLE’s movement fighting for erotic/sexual injustice, in time of celebration for the hand-over in 1997, Hong Kong.

Distinguished Award
Red Faces
KAM Man-fai
DV / 22′
“Guangong beheads Diaochan under the pale moonlight” – an episode from traditional Chinese opera. The death of she-Diaochan enables he-Guangong to establish his manhood (or to be a hero?), what follows is the journey in search of his own sex. Without Diaochan and his typical “red”, what else is left for Guangong to equip himself as a man? His fluttering beard or his squalid genitals?
Distinguished Award
diary from the hard-boiled wonderland
IP Yuk-yiu
Super 8mm / 6′ 30″
An index of (personal) history.
One last glimpse of the hard-boiled-wonderland-as-we-know-it.
Hong Kong, December 1996, diary before the revolution.
Gold Award
I am 17 years old in 1997
FAN Yuk-man
V8 / 9′ 30″
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Gold Award
The Colour is Green
AU Wah-hei, LEE Wing-cheung
V8 / 15′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Distinguished Award
《空氣》
MOK Ka-yan, KAN Wai-chi, SHAM Cheuk-yin, CH’NG See-min, MA Ching-sze, Ellen TJEN, CHAN Tsam-yee, WONG Pui-shan
Hi8 VHS / 9′
Air? Does it have any colour? Is it blue, black or white?
We care about the colour.
Distinguished Award
Battlefield
TSE Luen-ha, CHAN Kar-man, YEUNG Yui, TONG Fong-ling
VHS / 11′ 30″
We joined the “army” when we were 3 years old. Wasting more than ten precious, youthful years to arm ourselves for those infinite, endless and absurd battles. Although all your enemies are eventually defeated, does it mean you are the winner?
Distinguished Award
Several Thoughts of Blue
TING Yu-hin Dominic
DV / 8′
What is culture? Is following the media hype a part of culture? Having your own values? Any room left for your own thoughts? Knowing your genuine needs? Lost?
Conscious of the loss of yourself? Any way out? Any attempt to find a way out?
“If you can think Before You Consume, It doesn’t matter what you Buy.” – AMK
Special Prize (Video)
《胼手胝足》
YUEN Fun, PANG Chun-kuen
Hi8 / 60′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Special Prize (Video)
Love
HUNG Keung
U-matic High Band / 9′
Talks about my point of view on – Love
1) My home city – HONG KONG
2) Human being
Ref:
1) Opium war, British take-over of Hong Kong, Japanese occupation – 3 years and 8 months, Japanese surrendering and leaving, British came back, water-rationing, to the affair of 1997,
*Those events seem none of our business – teenagers – seem so far away from our real world. As I grow up, I do want to know detail about those kind of events. Now, I love my city even than before.
2) Like Hong Kong history, Love was a simple thing to me when I was a child. When I grow up, I realise that it is not the perfect thing that I expect: girl & man; man & man; man is woman; woman is boy; he is her, etc.
*These make me more confused yet excited. The story begins with a beer expressing his love to a man, telling my feelings towards women and Hong Kong.
Best Potential Videographer
The Colour is Green
AU Wah-hei, LEE Wing-cheung
V8 / 15′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Grand Prize
Neon Goddesses
YU Lik-wai
16mm / 46′
Three provincial girls debark in Beijing. Each tries to make her life in the capital. Yu Quin, with a degree in lyric arts, works as a bar hostess in a night-club frequented by the Nomeklatura, but retains a nostalgia for her past. Hu Jin, following her intuition, deserts her studies to seek her fortune in the labyrinthine city. Bit part player and model, her search is sown with misadventure. After several suicide attempts, Zun Ji, a repentant junkie, become a “dancing-queen” in Beijing’s discotheques. Rebellious and “devil may care”, she dances to forget her heavy past. Under the harsh light of the gaudy neons and through the sketches of their daily marginality, hopes are tainted with mockery.
Special Prize (Video)
Foul Ball
Kin-to YUEN
Beta / 2′

To this Boy, SOCCER IS LIFE. He lives on soccer balls, sewing them one by one, stitch by stitch with his little hands, in a dark factory a little better than Hell. Despite of the job, he still love playing soccer game. But he never gets much time to, when the Fat Boss will always pull him back to the slavery in a very ‘special’ way…

Simultaneously, one of those hand-made ball appears on the infamous TV advertisement: Million-dollar-contracted Soccer Superstars vs. Devilish Aliens. The game which decides human’s fate. It’s a game without red card. Aliens’ crashing defensive skills leave the soccer world idols laying in agony…

But life is not a spectator sport. What kind of dream can be better than stepping inside the arena and teaming up with your favorite athletes?

Sometimes violence is the solution, no matter who is guarding the Goal, the Fat Boss o the Alien King with its 10 feet wingspan…

Special Prize (Video)
din gei ham lan
Anson MAK, KING Pui-wai, POON Hin-sau, May SZETO, Ellen YUEN
Hi8 VHS SVHS / 60′
This is a collective (mind) work directly points to women issues. Videos about women, by women do not turn the productions into works about women issues. What we emphasize are the issues of subjectivity, spectatorship and representation of women. This work may be, or not simply, about women’s rights, may be, or not merely about attitudes and statements. Everything goes into and about everyday lives. This work is made up of 5 VHS: Production Feature, Music page, News page, Art page and Women page, in which, audience can choose which tape goes first. Consequently, this piece of work cannot be solely explained by one director, cannot be described as having a particular duration and most vital and interesting point is the fact that it cannot be screened in theatre or cinemas with standard screening procedure. Video are something that we see on TV or computer monitor and so can be seen at home.
Gold Award
Monologues
Chris CHOW / VHS 20′
VHS / 20′
It was September in New York City with a cheating husband. a lonely wife. a hesitant mistress. a furious lover. plus an oblivious, unemployed young man. One day, their fates were hopelessly intertwined into a cobweb of anger, obsession, melancholy, and eventually murder. In the end, everybody lost in the cruel game called destiny.
Gold Award
Xiao Shan Going Home
CHIU Chak-piu, JIA Zhang-ke
Beta / 57′
Xiao Shan, a temporary worker at the Hongyuan Restaurant, has just been fired by his boss Zhao Guoqing. Deciding to leave Beijing and returns to his home in Anyang, he goes to see a series of people from his hometown who have also been living in Beijing-construction workers, train ticket scalpers, university students, attendant, prostitutes-but no one wants to go back with him. Dispirited and confused, he searches out one after another of his old friends who are still in Beijing. Finally he leaves his wild long hair, the symbol of his life in the city, at a roadside barber stand as his offering to Beijing.
Distinguished Award
Hidden Love
LAM Che-kiu
Hi8 / 18′ 42″
This is first time in life to go to the upper deck of a bus. As he gets there, lots of memories come to mind. It seems that the bus has separated them, but in fact, it draws them much closer together.
Distinguished Award
A Sea of Sky
LAU Siu-ling
16mm / 11′
It’s about the sadness of young people and the pessimism of personal relationship.
Living in a big city at the abyss of economic depression, life is difficult especially for young people.
To survive, they have learned to have no desire and anger.
Between isolation and degeneration, the protagonist has chosen the former to keep his dignity.
He also finds it difficult communicating with the outside world.
One day he accidentally finds an audio cassette tape of Cantonese songs.
Though he doesn’t understand the exotic language, he feels that the songs are sung for him in his sorrow.
The tape also brings him a romance. He thinks his life is going to change.
But, life is out of control.
Distinguished Award
100% Secret Love
BOON Wai-hung
Hi8 / 32′
Having an introverted character, Anthony lives a regular life, insipid, dull and repeated day after day. One day, a 100% young lady irregularly appeared in Anthony’s life, causing collision and hope in his boring modes of living, and further led his introversion falling into a reverie. Whether he continued to fancy to be in love with that 100% young lady or to break through his self-barrier to seize this chance? It was what Anthony had to decide.
Distinguished Award
Ah Ming
HUI Nga-shu
Beta / 15′
A normal day, a normal family in Hong Kong, a normal school girl and a normal accident at home.
Distinguished Award
Traffic Jam
Hiroshi FUKUZAWA
Beta / 25′
An ordinary morning, he and she were once again brought together by fate. The two arranged to have a dinner that night and hoped to continue the love story that have never started. Thought the love remained, the scene had changed.
Gold Award
Neon Goddesses
YU Lik-wai
16mm / 46′
Three provincial girls debark in Beijing. Each tries to make her life in the capital. Yu Quin, with a degree in lyric arts, works as a bar hostess in a night-club frequented by the Nomeklatura, but retains a nostalgia for her past. Hu Jin, following her intuition, deserts her studies to seek her fortune in the labyrinthine city. Bit part player and model, her search is sown with misadventure. After several suicide attempts, Zun Ji, a repentant junkie, become a “dancing-queen” in Beijing’s discotheques. Rebellious and “devil may care”, she dances to forget her heavy past. Under the harsh light of the gaudy neons and through the sketches of their daily marginality, hopes are tainted with mockery.
Distinguished Award
No News is Good News
LAW Pui-king, NG Yin-chun
VHS / 21′
A documentary about press told by ‘the small amount of people’ in the press. The video starts from the incident of Mr. Leung Tin Wai, the associate publisher of “Surprise weekly”, had his arm chopped by some guys in his office. Violence is not only from outsiders, in fact the field if full of ‘violence’. People can’t escape from it and become animals, struggling until they are beaten to death.
Distinguished Award
This is What Our Country is Like
LAI Chung-toa
Hi8 / 43′
It is true that even an ordinary man may also have great expectations. For me, being able to edit the video footage taken in China over the years is undoubtedly my greatest wish. In fact, I derived the inspiration from “Ho Sheung” which is a masterpiece of Chinese epic. It induced me to make an attempt to produce an education – oriented version of my own. “Self-reliance” as well as “outspokenness” are the essence of the self-made version. Besides, although it may not be very creative, it is something factual. Although there may not have any insight, it is easy to comprehend. If you want to know how Hong Kong people help the poor and the uneducated, or if you are looking for a full picture of the education system in Mainland China, I think this video offers you a good reference.
Distinguished Award
New World
Kal NG
16mm / 12′
Compared to his cousin, who was born in Canada, and his father, who is an immigrant to Canada. Kal Ng finds himself a cultural margin. Cannot gives up the old world values or totally adapt to the western culture. He finds the need to redefine his identity by creating new images for himself and documenting his experience in the New World by picking up the movie camera. Therefore rewritten his own notion of the “New World”. A little Manifesto of 12 minutes.
Distinguished Award
The Last Vestiges of a Bridge
NG Yin-chun
SVHS / 30′
Not long lasting image/ Uncle Sweet/ Destruction is my construction/ Worshipers/ Love is colder than death/ The bell of Star Ferry is ringing/ Homeless man says that everyone should has himself a little cosmos/ Sickness will never be cured/ The wind is so strong/ The song of a history spokesman/ An old woman gets lost on the corridor/ ”Madness and Civilization”/ Hopeless and hope/ The end of the day from Lamma to Central
Distinguished Award
Hong Kong Road Movie
FUNG Bing-fai
Beta / 29′
01-07-1997 will be historical…
30-06-1997 will be historical too…
How about 31-06-1997???
any meaning???
just an imagination? or an expectation for a birthday present.
One person is here and one person is there…
we meet in cyber space…
this work is a cyber letter to the forthcoming generation.
Silver Award
Foul Ball
YUEN Kin-to / Beta / 2′
Beta / 2′

To this Boy, SOCCER IS LIFE. He lives on soccer balls, sewing them one by one, stitch by stitch with his little hands, in a dark factory a little better than Hell. Despite of the job, he still love playing soccer game. But he never gets much time to, when the Fat Boss will always pull him back to the slavery in a very ‘special’ way…

Simultaneously, one of those hand-made ball appears on the infamous TV advertisement: Million-dollar-contracted Soccer Superstars vs. Devilish Aliens. The game which decides human’s fate. It’s a game without red card. Aliens’ crashing defensive skills leave the soccer world idols laying in agony…

But life is not a spectator sport. What kind of dream can be better than stepping inside the arena and teaming up with your favorite athletes?

Sometimes violence is the solution, no matter who is guarding the Goal, the Fat Boss o the Alien King with its 10 feet wingspan…

Silver Award
《iD》
Ellen YUEN
Hi8 / 2' 30″
Choosing a ‘suitable’ position and identity from a limited and presented category only to find out that a label is just a label. After all, whether there are choices or not, it all depends.
Distinguished Award
Sleepy Guy
Raman HUI
35mm / 4′ 48″
Sleepy guy was so happy to meet the girl of his dream. He tried his best to make the evening memorable and magical. But it wasn’t easy for him…… He finally overcame all obstacles and spent eight hours straight with the girl.
Distinguished Award
Union
CHAN Shing-yung
VHS / 4′

Say: “Hey Folks! ……”

The reason why people cooperate is sometimes depends on having common enemies or hidden benefits. This always happens between family members and peer groups. From there, it extends to companies and counties all over the world, or even to planets of outer space. The union of “Hatred” then becomes the motivation of destruction. At the end, people find that only certain believes: Christianity – the love with sacrifice and honesty, can give them the “True” union and a new world of peace and hope.

Distinguished Award
(#01)
CHANG Tze-hin
Beta / 3′ 30″
#01 was the first visual poem that Captain Milk met while he was on the way of an intergalactic travel to a Galaxy called “the dark cream”. The creature inside the film was the smallest one that he had ever seen during that 3.5 million light years of travelling. He used his ultra-mini camera to record the whole process when he saw some red light twinkling outside the window. “The ship was finally detached and it seemed having some top secret and I just kept my lens on it”.
Gold Award
On the Road
FUNG Wai Ernest
SVHS / 4′
The distinctive journey on a tram. The director shows you the authentic nature of new and old districts, the scenery of Hong Kong highways and grasp the views of forest (skyscraper) and (cultural) desert.
Silver Award
The Ant
LEE Suk-man
VHS / 3′
This is a story about you and me, a story about people in the city. Rushing into compartments of MTR every morning and living in a limited space. The destiny of an ant is just like the unpredictable weather which everyone has to accept.
Silver Award
Raw Memory
FONG Kwong-cho
V8 / 3′ 30″
Distinguished Award
Pleasure
YUEN Kim-keung
VHS / 2′ 30″
Almost everyone likes reading. People spend their time on different kinds of books such as comic books, magazines, fictions, pornography etc. moreover, many designers draw their inspiration from magazines or picture books. This is a work about emotion through “peeping” or “being peeped”
Distinguished Award
6947
SO Kai-hong
Hi8 / 6′
This is a simple/complex person’s memories.
Silver Award
Hong Kong Road Movie
FUNG Bing-fai
Beta / 29′
01-07-1997 will be historical…
30-06-1997 will be historical too…
How about 31-06-1997???
any meaning???
just an imagination? or an explanation for a birthday present.
One person is here and one person is there…
we meet in cyber space…
this work is a cyber letter to the forthcoming generation.
Silver Award
din gei ham lan
Anson Mak, KING Pui-wai, POON Hin-sau, May SZETO, Ellen YUEN
Hi8 VHS SVHS / 60′
This is a collective (mind) work directly points to women issues. Videos about women, by women do not turn the productions into works about women issues. What we emphasize are the issues of subjectivity, spectatorship and representation of women. This work may be, or not simply, about women’s rights, may be, or not merely about attitudes and statements. Everything goes into and about everyday lives. This work is made up of 5 VHS: Production Feature, Music page, News page, Art page and Women page, in which, audience can choose which tape goes first. Consequently, this piece of work cannot be solely explained by one director, cannot be described as having a particular duration and most vital and interesting point is the fact that it cannot be screened in theatre or cinemas with standard screening procedure. Video are something that we see on TV or computer monitor and so can be seen at home.
Distinguished Award
Life is Elsewhere
Simon CHUNG
16mm / 15′

1. My first memory of a Christian Brother was of my headmaster swimming every day in the school’s 3-feet deep pool wearing flippers. Fast forward several years: forced by my parents’ financial situation, I had to return to study in Hong Kong after having been to England for a year. Brother Raphael said, “Don’t expect me to give you any more letters of recommendation if you decide to leave again.” One day in Toronto a few years later, a newspaper reported that a home in Ontario run by Christian brothers for runaway boys had, for over a decade, been the scene of rampant sexual and physical abuse.

2. Rimbaud was born in a border town, and throughout his life he tried to search for a home – at least that’s what the critics say. The fact was that he ran away from home three times by the age of sixteen. Once his mother had him brought back from Belgium by the police. That didn’t stop him for long. Throughout his life he kept running further and further away: to Germany, Italy, and then, for most of his life, running arms in Ethiopia. At the age of 37, he returned, one-legged, to his hometown. A final attempt to escape ended in a hospital in Marseilles.

3. Chief Constable Wong of Shum Shui Po HQ, veteran of numbers anti-gay sting operations, remarks on how to impersonate a gay man, “It’s really quite easy, you don’t even have to act like a sissy. All you need to do is keep your head down and look shifty.” (As quoted by an interview with Next Magazine).

Distinguished Award
Structure Attack
Patrick YIP
U-matic / 8′
The video “Structure Attack” is a voyage into subconsciousness in search of my memories: using representational imagery to provide a visual equivalent to by-product. Drifting imagery taken from reality but entirely transformed into a new and sensuously universe.
Distinguished Award
I have just used twenty words to describe very exactly about a work of art that is done by me — A Video Guide To Video Shooting
WONG Cheuk-sang
Hi8 / 5′
Similar to the cookery programme on TV, the first half demonstrates the making of the second half by means of video.
Distinguished Award
Jennifer
Gary LAM
Super8 / 3′
Distinguished Award
Old Earth
Jo LAW
SVHS / 7′ 30″
My mother collects photographs……
She organizes them into volumes……
Chronologically……
Grand Prize
A Tragedy Ahead
CHENG Chi-hung
VHS / 55′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Gold Award
Long Distance
CHUI Wan-shun Vincent, LAI Tze-kim Alex
16mm / 19′
A woman keeps telling people about how she felt when she made a long distance call to her boyfriend thirteen years ago.
A man, waken by a mysterious midnight call, tries to recall certain things that happened thirteen years ago.
Silver Award
I Have a Dream about a Short Video on the Making of a Short Film for Competition
FUNG Bing-fai
Beta / 30′
I
have
a dream
about
a
short
VIDEO
on
the making of
A SHORT film
for
Competition
Silver Award
What a Fool!
YIP Kam-fai
Hi8 / 25′
On the one-way road of life, they meet each other coincidentally. One has no motivation at all, the other has a carefree attitude and each holds contrasting points of view to the meaning of life. One secretly keeps track of the daily life of the other by a video camera. On one miraculous turn, from trailing to envy; from infatuation to sacrifice, he rearranges fate and rewrites history. Not only does he rebuild past events, he also discovers a new meaning to death.
Distinguished Award
Zip Code
LAI Wai-hau
SVHS 50′
After several aborted attempts at committing suicide, a wife decides to kill the husband instead. Their emotions impaired, the couple do not know where their problem lies. The wife lives in constant anxiety, while the husband starts having constipation. So, every night he goes to a certain café where he can relax and go to the loo. There, he meets a monk who’s about to give up his faith….
Distinguished Award
Hesitation
CHEUNG Wing-tim
Beta / 20′
Ordinary people always hesitate. When they get A, they want B; and when they have B, they come to think of C. The most ideal case, of course, is to win both, if not all…. But what a pity, victory is a privilege for the outstanding ones only. For the ordinary ones, they make choices carelessly, or pretend to be wise choosers, or worse of all, they let time fly without even having the courage to make the decision.
Distinguished Award
100% G
MAK Yuen-yan
SVHS / 15′
Like Fontuna and her wheel of fortune, a man met a girl and a special feeling was running through his veins. Scenarios after scenarios of him meeting her was going on in his mind and he knew that she must be – the 100% girl for him. In reality, nothing really happened, or did it really?
Gold Award
A Tragedy Ahead
CHEUNG Chi-hung
VHS / 55′
Synopsis available in Chinese only
Silver Award
Diasporama
YAU Ching
U-matic / 23′
I lug my camera with me every time I got to see a new city. I’ve got used to asking around, “Do you know anybody from Hong Kong, who is… interesting?” I’m tired of this habit, of questing, constructing myself, of insisting to present the unstereotypical Hong Kong identity, of yearning for self-determination, and sick of the yearning. The compromise of selfhood, whether we’re staying, or leaving. All that precious and hilarious whining, the long lost voices – yet more to be lost. All of these – I call, Disporama.
Silver Award
These Shoes Weren’t Made for Walking
LEE Tso-yam Paul
16mm / 27′
These Shoes Weren’t Made for Walking is a documentary film about four generations of Chinese women in my family. The film uses their personal testimonies, interwoven with the stories about their shoes, to explore the socio-cultural roles women have occupied in Chinese society over the past century. This past century has been a particularly turbulent period in modern Chinese history, moving from Imperial China to Nationalist China to Japanese occupation to British colonial Hong Kong, and now with 1997 fast approaching, to the emigration from Hong Kong to Canada, England, Australia, etc. The film pays tribute to the strength and tenacity of the women in my family, and to their struggle for a better life for their family, as feudal memories come clashing head-on with high-tech Western technology. To where will these women take their shoes in 1997?
Gold Award
The Mushroom Paradise
Dick WONG
35mm / 4' 15″
A and B competed in mushroom-growing, which drew a large audience. A girl started distributing flowers to the crowd, so that people would know that other than mushrooms, there were also flowers to contemplate. What she did anger A and B, who drove the girl away in joint effort and then led the mass in growing mushrooms. The mushrooms grew and grew until it covered the sky completely, making the world a dark place. Only then did the mass realize that they had made a mistake too grave to correct.
Silver Award
Mean Meanings
YUEN Kin-to
Beta / 1' 30″
Warning: This film contains offensive material which must not be distributed, circulated, sold, hired, given, lent, shown, played or projected to a person who enjoys his life.
Distinguished Award
Hey Man, What You Want!?
CHAN Ka-hing
VHS / 4’ 30″
This is the expanse between two points, which allows for infinite trips, abnormal frequencies and the abandonment of preconceptions. Let yourself be born, age, get sick, die and be reborn.
Gold Award
Retouch (I)
CHAN Kam-lok Mark
Beta / 5′
Through the juxtaposition of old and new materials, the truthfulness and limitations of recorded images are brought out into the open.
Silver Award
Untitled # 2
IP Yuk-yiu
VHS / 6′
Everything begins with a hidden camcorder, a half-broken TV and of course, an omnipresent remote control.
Untitled #2 is a frenzy mix of sexual fantasy, “domestic violence” and outright exhibitionism.
A catastrophic view of gender conflict? A pornographic catastrophe?
Or simply a sheer celebration of human sexuality?
Silver Award
Yuan Ping
YU Lik-wai
U-matic / 2′
A former Beijing opera actor in the past, Yuan Ping “reconverts” himself into a travesty singer and now earns his living in a shabby circus. Behind the past-present duality is concealed a self-derision of a shattered dream. The soberly subversive disguise is only a facetious revolt against the social impasse. A “cinematographic portrait” of a marginal figure in today’s China.
Gold Award
United Power (Post Modern Version)
Cheuk-sang WONG
Hi8 / 5′
Images of grandiose and decadence, honestly deconstructing an epic experience, over and over again.
Gold Award
Random Noise Experience 1
NG Chi-wai, KEE Pui-yee
VHS / 6' 30″
A strong feeling towards Lo-Fi sound.
Only surface knowledge about video.
A dull living environment.
The relationship between such sound and such music:
the components of Random Noise Experience 1.
Silver Award
Red
FUNG Kin-chung
SVHS / 3′
God made wonderful colours. The red of the flowers, the blue of the sea are hymns echoing the Lord’s wonder.
Red – you see it in pain, you see it in joy, you see it in fear….
Suddenly, she unveils the awe-inspiring, bringing hope. With boundless love, she is the enlightenment.
Silver Award
Even Better than the Real Thing
FUNG Wai Ernest
VHS / 4’30″
After the Internationale, let’s try something new. We don’t preach this time and let’s see what’s going to happen.
Distinguished Award
A Fading Flower
NG Kwok-leung
Beta / 10′
We might never have met in our lives, but we can still meet in our dreams. I see in my dreams a Guangdong opera diva from the mid-fifties.
Distinguished Award
The 13 Emotions
YIP Wai-ming
Hi8 / 17′
13 stories about love and emotions.
Some short, saying everything within a minute.
Some long, but end up saying the same thing over and over again.
Some just refuse to end.
Couldn’t place a full stop to them, like love.
Distinguished Award
This is a Film?
LAU Ho-leung
SVHS / 4′
A music video rendition of Citizen Kane.
Distinguished Award
The Way They Walk
LAI Miu-suet Carol
Hi8 / 15′
Things that happened one June, common people’s feet, commodified feet, things and feet ignored by people. Are their choices related to what had happened? Or do they not? The music I chose is Destination Anyway. For Hong Kong people living in 90’s, where is our destination?
Distinguished Award
Music Video III – Ding Dong (AIDS Virus)
Anson MAK
Hi8 / 6′
Image: Slides of AIDS virus + eyes + hand
Music: Ding Dong
Voice-over: human voice
Voiceimamugsiecover: see and to be seen and the ways of seeing
Distinguished Award
Ninety-Five, Two or Three
FUNG Wai Ernest
VHS / 6′
After the Internationale, drums ready and here goes our national anthem. Another trip round the city. It’s just that our double identity makes us a little….
Special Prize (Video)
Retouch (I)
CHAN Kam-lok Mark
Beta / 5′
Through the juxtaposition of old and new materials, the truthfulness and limitations of recorded images are brought out into the open.
Special Prize (Video)
United Power (Post Modern Version)
WONG Cheuk-sang
Hi8 / 5′
Images of grandiose and decadence, honestly deconstructing an epic experience, over and over again.