So Far, So Close: Master Class by Animator Liu Jian
Change of Animation Category Juror and Programme Details

Animator Liu Jian will not be visiting Hong Kong due to health issues. His role as the juror of the Animation Category will be substituted. “So Far, So Close: Master Class by Animator Liu Jian” will be cancelled, and applicants will be notified individually. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Animators turn imagination into image flicks with their amusing brushes. Independent animators paint each frame of the animation one by one without the backup of a team but merely the perseverance which earns our utmost respect. In this edition of ifva, renowned animator Liu Jian, the director of 54th Golden Horse Best Animation Feature Have a Nice Day, will be sharing his experience with all blooming animators in the city.
Animation master Liu Jian will be bringing with him four short animations with various styles which are highly experimental: FACE shows a face that never stop “metamorphosing” while following the rhythm; Chaos & Order is a comparison of the complicated and abstract work of his then 10-year-old son with Liu’s simple and explicit style; Look at this Man questions the remaining “realness” after repeated interpretations through his son’s hundred studies of Lu Xun’s portrait; and 1’min turns our imaginary future upside down.
1′ min
Look at this man
Chaos & Order
17/3 (Sat) | 4:30pm | McAulay Studio, Hong Kong Arts Centre | Programme duration approx. 90min | Free Admission,
experience in animation production required | Conducted in Putonghua

Liu Jian

Juror, Animation Category, 23rd ifva Awards


Graduated from Nanjing University of the Arts andfounded Le-Joy Animation Studio in 2007. Have a Nice Day (2017) was in competition at the 67th Berlinale, and was awarded the Best Animation Feature at the 54th Golden Horse Film Festival.