After supporting local features in cinemas, it’s time to enjoy local short films at your own cosy space!
ifva will once again, present two online screenings, which features the 26th ifva open category Gold awardee Kwok Zune and Silver awardee Chan Kam-hei’s award-winning works and their previous works respectively. Gold award work “Night is Young” was awarded Best Live Action Short Film at the 57th Golden Horse Award, and the rest is history. Kwok’s graduation work “Homecoming” tells the story of how the retirement plan of a Pilipino house maid, who has been separated from her family for two decades, is ruined by unexpected happenings, and how she strives to find a way out.
Chan Kam-hei’s Silver award short film “This Is Not The End” is about a boy named Wing-luk finds his emotional outlet in hurdle races. Born with limitations, can he take the leap and overcome his difficult life? It is still hard for gender minorities to live a pleasant life in this city. Chan’s “Conditioned” tells the story of a girl who was born in a walled village is forced to wear short hair and dress like a man, just to meet the gender expectations of twisted adults, with her thoughts left unsaid and untold. There is never a standard route to reach our destination, with these four short films, may we be enlightened and continue with our journey.
Kwok Zune's Short Film Selection and Director Sharing
Chan Kam-hei's Short Film Selection
Night is Young
One night in the life of a taxi driver during the anti-extradition law protests in Hong Kong.
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….
This Is Not The End
Wing-luk, who grew up in a poor and repressed family, is fortunate enough to find an outlet for his emotions: hurdle races, even though his mother Saul ing does not care. He tries his best to overcome his born limitations, yet his goals remain even more distant. As he is about to graduate, can he take the leap to achieve better results and at the same time overcome his difficulties in life?
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?