The 23rd ifva Awards
Open Category Finalist Showcase
“The 23rd ifva Awards Open Category Finalist Showcase” will be screened on 9 Mar, 7:45pm (Programme 1) and 10 Mar, 7:45pm (Programme 2). The 10 local works depict stories of those marginalised, those oppressed, those aspiring for future, those flying high and diving deep for their own beliefs… But no matter how much we yearn for the outside world, we still need to face our inner self, with utmost honesty.
Tickets are available at URBTIX now.
Finalist Showcase Programme 1: 9/3 (Fri) | 7:45pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 113’ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion | Moderator: Nose Chan
Life on the Line
Cheung Yin-kei Ashley
Col / 25'13" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
What happens when one that who cannot face death, encounters the person that cannot face life? Nim Cheung is a phone operator at Suicide Prevention Hotline. One day, a suicidal call appears and the caller is the person responsible for her deepest fear, what would be her choice facing such dilemma?
Lam Chung-yin Bruno
Col / 13'09" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Helen, a hearing impaired girl, realises that people around her are giving up language, but uttering weird sounds instead. She and her friend Yuri, who shares the same impairment, discover a book titled Book of Helen Geller that teaches them the magic of hearing “real voices”. Then the magic goes out of control.
Kong Ka-yiu Ron, Kwan Yan-nok, Tse Hei-long, Ho Xi-cei, Chow Yin-man, Lee Chung-yin
Col / 29' 31" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Lee Chi-ho believes in the Flat Earth theory following an encounter with an old man. He debates with his son’s teacher about the Earth, and wants to prove that what his son and he believe in is true. Thus he decides to borrow the old man’s spaceship to fly up to the universe, and validate the Flat Earth theory.
Call Me Mrs Chan
Chan Hau-chun, Chui Chi-yin
Col / 15' 53" /In Hokkien with Chinese and English subtitles
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.
Liu Yang He
Jun Li
Col / 29' 22" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Kah was a sent-down youth during the Cultural Revolution, and was permanently injured in an industrial accident. She was then married to Hong Kong and later became a sex worker. One day she meets this amputated client, whose family escaped from the revolution when he was young. They feel sympathy towards each other...
Finalist Showcase Programme 1: 10/3 (Sat) | 7:45pm | 香港藝術中心電影院 | DCP | 114’ | HK$ 65/35* | 放映後設討論會 | 主持:陳序慶
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.
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…
Lee Wai-fung Jeff , Lau Chun-sing , To Ying
Col / 28' 01" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Journalist Sammy once gave up reporting the truth, and that led to her good friend’s suicide. Years later, her quest for the truth puts other people in danger. Sammy therefore feels completely lost.
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.
Deep Flight
Lo Lai-lai Natalie
Col / 9' 40"/ No dialogue with Chinese and English subtitles
She became a Deep Flight in the natural environment, never saying no, delivering diverse kinds of matter and happening, including desires.
The 23rd ifva Awards
Youth Category Finalist Showcase
Hong Kong youths bid farewell to their carefree childhood perhaps a little too early. Studies, exams and their own pursuits outside the academics bring about stress as intense as those adults are facing. First-hand experience in issues about family, romance, death… are all hastening their coming-of-age.
Finalist Showcase: 10/3 (Sat) | 3:30pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 54’ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
This is Not the End
Chan Kam-chi, Luk Wing-tung, Siu Chun-ping, So Chun-ping
Col / 7' 41"/ In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
In this documentary, we interviewed two practitioners in the funeral industry, and learnt about their opinions on "death".
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.
Tiffany Ng
Col / 6' 05"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Mom is a film about distance and broken relation-ships. 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.
Au Man-chak Anthony
B&W / 1' 00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Derick is a Form 6 student who should start planning his future. He seems optimistic at first, but the expectations from everyone around him start bringing him pressure which makes him doubt about himself…
Law of Soldier
Lau Tsz-yin
Col / 3' 12"/ In Japanese with Chinese subtitles
Life of a soldier.
Kua Kua
Yim Lok-yiu
Col / 1' 00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The story is about my poor term marks at school. First is my Chinese. My comprehension skills are poor. Fortunately, I barely pass. Then is English, I perform the best in this subject. Then is Maths...ugh...I am not good at Maths at all. Last but not least, Science. I don’t know how to spell the keywords! To sum up, my results are just a little bit better than the poor ones.
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.
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?
Cheung Chi-ho
Col / 1' 00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Many have attended drawing classes as kids, but how many actually takes it on as a profession? He neglects numerous comments saying “painters would never make a living”, and works hard to strive for some recognition. Until one day, he realises that such “recognition” has defined his value, and he has even forgotten his initial ambition..
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”.
The 23rd ifva Awards
Youth Category Finalist Screening
For the first time the Animation Category of the ifva Awards accepts entries from all over Asia, resulting in an unprecedented diversity: from imaginative fictions to real-life stories about family and society, from abstract to concrete, from ancient setting to modern context… All different contents and forms offer an animated world that blends the real and the imagined.
Finalist Showcase: 17/3 (Sat) | 2pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 69’ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
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.
The Giant with a House
Chan Sin-hong (Hong Kong)
Col / 10' 10''/ No dialogue with Chinese and English subtitles
This is a story about a giant carrying a big house and travelling with a little girl. In this world of fantasy, what is true may be false, and what is false may be true. The simple fairy tale is everything but simple.
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.
Wu Chung-yi (Taiwan)
Col / 4' 33"/ In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
This is a story about a young man, an island, a message, a past experience and a sea.
Cross Blade Kill
Mak Siu-fung (Hong Kong)
Col / 6' 00"/ In English with English subtitles
He kills not for money, but that he enjoys killing, or perhaps he is trying to get justice for his master. This time, his job is to kill a plot maker. The reason is not important; what’s important is that he wants to tell the plot maker, “The bullet you fired will eventually come back to hit you on the head.”
Wind Fire Lam Chung
Mok Yiu-wa Buck (Hong Kong)
Col / 6' 58''/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
This work is taken from the “Wild Boar Forest” chapter in the old Chinese novel The Water Margin. The Emperor neglected his duties and society was in decadence. Lam Chung is falsely accused by a local thug and his good friend, and has nowhere to turn. If you were Lam, an ordinary bureaucrat who goes through trials by wind, fire and snow, will your fate be any different?
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.
Huang Yuanyuan (China)
Col / 4' 01"/ No dialogue and subtitles
We usually forget reincarnation is merely illusions, similar to those we see on television. We sometimes get lost in the dramatic big waves and drift along the water flow. When we have had enough, and are determined to practise a clear mind, we will realise that those affecting us are simply tricks. All looping arguments, comfort and pain are just a scenery.
Pan Sz-yu (Taiwan)
Col / 6' 07" / No dialogue and subtitles
Neon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas, but when injected into glass tubes and connected to an electric current, it lights up into a reddish-orange neon light. When it was first discovered, scientists found the gas novel and dazzling, so they named it “neon”, which means “new”. We use neon as a concept to convey romantic love.
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?
The 23rd ifva Awards
Asian New Force Category Finalist
Film as a world language, a clear message delivered by the ten entries of this year’s Asian New Force Category. From the empowerment and daily life of foreign workers in Taiwan, to the two works about (un)heard voices as metaphors from Thai and Lebanon directors, and followed by two very unusual cross-species relationships from Japan… Films now not only serve as the medium for stories, but also the medium for issues that worth our attention beyond different boundaries.
Finalist Showcase: 16/3 (Fri) | 7:15pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 180’ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
A Human Being is Good
Shintaro Hihara (Japan)
Col / 17' 30"/ In Japanese with English subtitles
There is a group of “zombies” who are living a “normal" life in the human society. They look like zombies but they don't attack humans. In fact, there is a strange acceptance between zombies and humans. And then a zombie got a friend, a girlfriend, and even a family!
Tea Land
Tseng Ying-ting (Taiwan)
Col / 29' 58"/ In Mandarin, Minnan, Thai, Vietnamese with Chinese and English subtitles
In Taiwan, five run-away migrant workers from Southeast Asia work illegally on a high-mountain tea farm. They became “family” for they were on the same boat. When one of them dies and his savings gone, the trust among the other four people breaks down.
Liao Jiekai (Singapore)
Col / 19' 11"/ In Mandarin, Hokkien and English with English subtitles
Ever since Jianxiong disappeared a few years ago due to his involvement in underground communist activities, Meifeng had been trying to move on in life without her lover. A visit to his family on Chinese New Year’s Eve brings back familiarity and stirs up unexpected tensions.
About the Maritime Drifters
Hung Ya-chih (Taiwan)
Col / 22' 48"/ In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
This film looks at the difficulties faced by foreign fishers from Southeast Asia. Taking the Labor Standards Act as the basis, the film examines how people including fishers in different positions, human rights organisations, ship captains, and agents view the current labour situation within the fishing industry.
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 the final mix of a short film. Will their sound be heard by someone?
Are You Volleyball?!
Mohammad Bakhshi (Iran)
Col / 14' 00"/ In English and Arabic with English subtitles
A group of Arabian spoken asylum seekers arrive at an English spoken country border and cannot continue with their journey. They conflict with border soldiers every day till a deaf-mute baby becomes a catalyst for better communication between two groups.
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.
One More Experiment
Sergey Vlasov (Israel)
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.
Takeshi Kushida (Japan)
Col / 10' 00"/ No dialogue and subtitles
A lonely man falls in love with a shadow of woman appeared on the apartment's wall.
Gray Umbrella
Mohammad Poustindouz (Iran)
Col / 8' 32"/ In Persian with English subtitles
Mr. Maleki has permanent habit. Until a man with an umbrella enters his life.
The 23rd ifva Awards
Jury Recommendation
There are 19 shorts that are recommended by the jury, with every one of them being a unique piece of gem. The three free admission programmes include the followings: Programme 1 is a depiction of our everyday life; Programme 2 is the different representations of the crazy world; and Programme 3 is a journey from the most personal scenario to a national level incident.
Programme 1: 3/3 (Sat) | 2:30pm | Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum | HD | 69’ | Free Admission
Hero Daddy
Fung Yiu-tung (Hong Kong)
Col / 11' 51"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Ka-lok lives with his father who works as a truck driver. They stay in a tiny sub-divided compartment and could only afford lunch boxes. Now the landlady wants to kick them out by increasing the rent. Ka-lok’s dad decides to “secretly move” the house.
I am...?
Lau Tsz-ching Rachel (Hong Kong)
Col / 1' 00"/ No dialogue and subtitles
In one minute, we could peep through the creator’s daily life. Her social roles and identities are reflected through her and others’ eyes in the various clips, leading to a reflection on youngsters’ own identity crisis.
Black to School
Tung Siu-wai, Chung Ka-hei, Yu Pui-nok, Lui Nok, Ng Ping, Lam Ka-shing, Ho Chin-cheung ( Hong Kong )
Col / 26' 42"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
When more and more youngsters commit suicide, the Education Bureau has formulated the “stress resistant index” to assess students’ resilient ability. A girl scores low in this test, and thus receives a series of special treatment and counselling before taking another test. Will she pass in the end?
Lo Lai-lai Natalie (Hong Kong)
Col / 17' 07"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Glaciers continue to melt and run into crystal clear rivers. Glaciers can also be magically transformed into a kind of comfort food, an edible glacier, which consoles those who are angry or depressed. No wonder people are obsessed with it. Where is the utopia? Or if there is one?
Yes Man
Pun Cheuk-fung (Hong Kong)
Col / 1' 00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Our protagonist is participating in a shooting at school. Since another schoolmate’s father is the school principal, he could only take up a supporting role, to be beaten up by the leading actor, as well as other tasks against his will. Even if he complains to the director, nothing would change.
The Gift
Kohei Kajisa (Japan)
Col / 5' 10"/ No dialogue and subtitles
Upset by her parent’s fighting, sprightly little Sara makes dolls for her parents’ anniversary. She is holding out hope that they’ll make up when they see her gift, but she finds herself in a mysterious world. The adventure of Sara is about to begin!
Chang Su-hwa (Taiwan)
Col / 4' 38"/ No dialogue and subtitles
From a wall one experiences the passage of time, narrates happenings and the changes through time, and feels grateful along the way to fight for freedom. The wall serves as a metaphor for people, fragile yet tough, which echoes with the characteristics of human beings.
Programme 2: 3/3 (Sat) | 4:30pm | Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum | HD | 85’ | Free Admission
Where are you, my dear?
Carmen Wan, Li Ka-wing, Chan Yi-on, Yip Tak-hung, Ng Man-ni, Chan Yiu-hei (Hong Kong)
Col / 22' 51"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A typhoon afternoon, a corpse in the funeral house suddenly comes back to life while waiting for its turn for funeral. It turns into a zombie which only moves forward unconsciously. Could this be a mere drama or is there any hidden agenda?
Yoshimasa Higashi (Japan)
Col / 8' 30"/In Japanese with Chinese and English subtitles
Harry found a mysterious power but got kidnapped by a monster. To rescue Harry, his assistant Steve and his brother Kyle go to a secret area in Egypt where Nazi ghosts are still driving the tank. Kyle and Steve blast the tank and enter the pyramid of the monster…
Yang Tzu-hsin (Taiwan)
Col / 5' 21"/ In Mandarin with English subtitles
Sister and brother struggle to deal with the loss of their mother after a stressful funeral. As they try to piece their lives back together, flashbacks of a street vendor treat emerge from a distant childhood memory…
Choi Chun-hei Jacky (Hong Kong)
B&W / 17' 55"/In English with Chinese and English subtitles
A stranger who sees his homeland away is tricked by destiny. He holds Sisyphus’ huge rock on his shoulder to face all absurdity in life.
Kongkee (Hong Kong)
Col / 8' 00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A co-creation by Kongkee, Weigo Lee and Tsui Ka-hei. This is a sci-fi set in the 60s Hong Kong with a fictional history and a rewritten future. Illustrated with mesmerising colours, a robot is in search of the secrets of souls.
Tsang Yuk-hei (Hong Kong)
Col / 25' 59"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Red flowers falling, monologues fading, memories overlapping. In a mindless state, narrative becomes unnecessary. Mindless is like a dream, just as Zhuangzi says, “The stupid think they are awake, confidently knowing it.” Every shot and every frame is dreamy as the glittering moon, far yet close. Poetic begins with mindlessness.
Programme 3: 3/3 (Sat) | 7:30pm | Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum | HD | 78’ | Free Admission
morph workshop (Hong Kong)
Col / 6' 50"/ No dialogue and subtitles
This is a story about the daily routine of a man, who feels sick to be a part of the city. All he wants is to get back home.
Go Nuts
Yang Kai-yun (Taiwan)
Col / 5' 49"/ In Mandarin with English subtitles
Go Nuts uses “nuts glove for men” to mock the fact that female is being restricted by social stereotypes in the patriarchic world.
Light in the Shadows
Cheng Ching-yi, Sia Nga-ting (Hong Kong)
Col / 15' 02"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Four least-motivated and anti-social secondary school students follow a secret invitation to the rural. A young man whom they have never met before knows a lot about them. Things are getting weird. Could this be a kidnapping case or something else is going on?
Glimmer of Hope
Lam King-chun (Hong Kong)
Col / 20' 07"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
In 2017, a chemical accident leads to a poisonous gas disaster. A pair of brothers follow other survivors to a pre-war air-raid shelter. The enclosed environment stimulates the younger brother’s claustrophobia, which leads to a tragedy. Other survivors see him as a threat and go separate ways when they come to a junction.
Keep Rolling
Yeh Chia-chen (Taiwan)
Col / 10' 55"/ In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
Two actors in conversation. A student crew shooting “two actors in conversation”. A crew shooting “a student crew shooting two actors in conversation”. Two kids who break the rules of the rules of the rules…
The President’s Visit
Derry O'Brian (Lebanon)
Col/ 19' 06"/ In Arabic with English subtitles
When a small coastal town of fishermen learns about the secret visit of the President of the Republic to its local soap shop, they embark on an everlasting struggle in cleaning up and maintaining the perfect image of their town.
Never Stop Creating: Screening and Talk by Tom Lin
Tom Lin is one of the leading forces of the new generation of Taiwan cinema. Lin’s creative path seems smooth but the truth is there are so many more rejected projects than the realised ones. He derives, from the twists and turns in life, the power of gentleness and kindness in his creations. Besides screening two short films by Lin, he will also talk about how the creative process remains the best cure to problems in life.
18/3 (Sun) | 2pm | 香港藝術中心電影院 | 節目長約90分鐘 | HK$ 65/35* | 國語主講
The Olfactory System
Tom Lin
Taiwan / 1997 / Col / 15' 00"/ In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
A white collar worker is kidnapped on the way back home. The kidnapper gives lectures to him on the interrelationships among the five senses, and points out the importance of the olfactory system.
The Pain of Others
Tom Lin
Taiwan / 2005 / Col / 30' 00"/ In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
On the night of the presidential election, three coastguards are on patrol as usual when they encounter a mysterious woman. The Private forces the rookie to have sex with her as a rite of passage for soldiers. Private First Class steps forward to stop this horrendous act, yet his choice of action may be just as ridiculous and absurd...
Jockey Club ifva Everywhere
People Cinema: Little Cheung

Hong Kong’s grassroots often take centre stage in Fruit Chan’s films, from the “1997 Trilogy” to The Midnight After. Urban spaces, inhabited by these people, appears as if a character in his films. The latest edition of Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema, which always bring alternative cinematic experiences in public spaces, will be screening Fruit Chan’s Little Cheung in Tamar Park. Enjoy a film filled with Hong Kong sentiment facing the Victoria Harbour, which is also iconic to Hong Kong.

Major Funder

2/3 (Fri) | 7:30pm | Tamar Park | Free Admission

Please bring your own mat

Little Cheung
Fruit Chan
Hong Kong / 1999 / Col / 118' / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The eight-year-old Little Cheung often delivers takeaway for his family’s restaurant, and gets along so well with customers from all walks of life. Ah Fan, an illegal immigrant of the same age as Cheung, is declined for job at the restaurant, but Cheung befriends her. The two kids start their urban adventure from Hong Kong’s old district to Tsim Sha Tsui. Cheung runs away from family after he was punished for asking about his lost brother, and Ah Fan faces deportation owing her illegal status…
Jockey Club ifva Everywhere
48 Hour Film Challenge Showcase

Participating teams had to create a brand new short film with the theme “Critical Moment” in 48 hours. From scriptwriting, seeking location, casting to rolling, and followed by post-production like editing and sound design, the teams have literally experienced some critical moments. The “Jury Prize” was chosen by professional jurors Kwan Pun-leung, Yau Nai-hoi and Clement Cheng while the premiere audiences have casted their votes for “Audience Prize” in December 2017.

Major Funder
15/3 (Thu) / 7:30pm/ Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema/ Hong Kong / HD / 82'
Free Admission
The Signal
NGHOAH/ Col / 7' 59"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
Jury Prize, 48 Hour Film Challenge
Long plans to propose to his girlfriend. His exgirlfriend took away her cat, and he realises his ring is lost. Hallucinations are expectations, dreams, and fear. At this juncture, should he go forward, or back down?
187 Club
Col / 8' 00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
New body guard Chow feels puzzled by a strange woman who shrugs her shoulders, shakes her head and smiles at him. He asks his colleague Mak, but both cannot figure out why. Mak finally knows the real meanings of her act when he was shot in an accident.
To You, My Dearest
Shut the Freak Up
Col / 6' 24"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
When the yellow rose loses her thorns, and when she is no longer untouchable, it is time for her to say goodbye. Even though she is badly hurt, she leaves with her head up and smile. My dearest, can you help me find the missing her?
Mother’s Note
Happy Jim's Friends
Col / 7' 57"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Tung’s brother tags along Tung to attend a spiritual communications session. Tung’s friends, feeling annoyed, bully Tung’s brother, whose revenge puts Tung poisoned with mushrooms. What should Tung’s friends do?
The Temple Street’s Buddha
Col / 6' 10"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A monk from China takes shelter in a shabby house on Temple Street as he has nowhere else to stay. He discovers in the house a tree demon that feeds on babies. He decides to protect the babies and battle with the evil tree demon.
Pumping Heart
Non-Stop Production
Col / 8' 00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Before a boy commits suicide by jumping off a roof top, a woman pleads for a will from him to donate his heart to her daughter, a heart disease patient urgently looking for a heart replacement to survive.
1984 Studio
Col / 7' 32"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
An investment bank manager gets laid-off, and he hopes to re-gain his life through “The Company”. He must pass through their assessment before enjoying the service, but things are not as smooth as he has expected...
Just for Fun
Pomato/ Col / 7' 59"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Audience Prize, 48 Hour Film Challenge
Ching and his friend organised a stand-up comedy, but the performance angered a mafia gang. The gang threatens to execute them, unless they can make the gang laugh. Ching starts to reflect upon why he is doing stand-up comedies.
Col / 6' 02"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Uncle's condition turns critical when the elder brother is attending an important interview. After knowing the bad news, the younger brother and their mother rush to the hospital. Elder brother who was not able to answer the emergency call reads the message of the death of his uncle.
CM Potato
Col / 8' 00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Six hours from the e-Sports final, our protagonist’s long-time teammate suddenly disappears. With prolonged insomnia and living on medication, he is at the verge of mental breakdown. Can he find his comrade in time, and seize the opportunity to be a professional e-Sports player in the end?
Flow in the Wind
Blue Story
Col / 7' 39"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Ling, widow and single mother, immigrated to Hong Kong four years ago. Slightly bipolar, she loses custody of her daughter. No more family, no more shelter, no more job. These changes are just light as air to her.
All About Us 2017/18
Student Creative Film Showcase

“All About Us” – a creative media education scheme designed for ethnic minority youths in the city has come to its eighth edition. Under auidance of teaching artists and their seniors, participants have made films about realistic scenarios such as school bullying and friendships, as well as imaginative stories about aliens and intelligent agents. Two outstanding works from the “36-hour Intensive Shooting Challenge” will also be screened.

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Supporting Organisation
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11/3 (Sun)|2pm|Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema|Hong Kong|HD|73'|Free Admission|With after-screening discussion
Secret Knights
Vallo David Jonathan Delos Reyes, Robbie Renz Santos Bautista, Sanjay Thapa, Muhammad Usman, Limbu Yojan, Enriquez Jasmine Ann Lopez, Enriquez Janine Ann Lopez, Chan Wing-yi Shivali
Col / 20' 23"/ In English with English subtitles
In this action movie thriller, Derrick Cooper, a former military captain, has been recruited to join an independent international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion...
Limbu Utsab, Gurung Erish, Muhammad Usman, Shakir Saajid, Atique Hamza, Butt Abdul Mueed Sajid, Syed Raheel Shehzad, Galadriel Antonia Xavier
Col / 6' 14"/ In English with English subtitles
Bryan accidentally kills Ali when bullying him. Then he realises that his life is literally stuck in a loop, so he gets angry and goes to school late...
The Boy with No Words
Jazzmine Fernandee Senerpida, Jerwen Fernandee Senerpida, Anne Laurie Delaluna, Limbu David, Rai Kajen, Kurashi Jibran Naim Acielo
Col / 6' 49" / In English with English subtitles
Quiet boy Felix lives in his own music world, and he meets talkative girl Eve who shares a similar music taste...
What a Journey
Anisah Rehman, Sidra Saba, Gurung Shristi, Shreya Gurung, Arsy Nur Dinarti, Zachra Chairul Annam, Hamza Muhammed, Owais Muhammad, Ajab Khan, Husnain Muhammad, Rahman Fareed, Muhammad Fezan
Col / 7' 42"/ In English with English subtitles
Archaz from Kaluna planet travels to the Earth to find “bluemoon”, but his remote control gets stolen by Diana, a girl on Earth...
Patric Lourences Perena, Tony Jay Fuentes, Suraj Singh, Buhia Jbyd Hrithik Dela Cruz, Aryana Rai, Jovan B. Doronila, Ravneet Kaur, Christine Jessica Sarmiento Monsod, Priti Khatri, Dustine Josh Tan
Col / 5' 00" / In English with English subtitles
A new girl discovers her new school life won't only be dramatic but also mysterious and unforgettable.
Thebe Sharika, Ahmad Shazad, Angela Arcay, Kenna Chiu, Alfs Bryan Pabellan DotDot, Jackey Hang Limbu, Mullally Sean Alan, James Daniel Olano, Harry Manh
Col / 11' 45"/ In English with English subtitles
Best friends Sasha and Clara meet up to hike, but she is upset for Clara has invited her boyfriend James to join...

 Additional Showcase:36-hour Intensive Shooting Challenge Best Selection

The Hipnorapper

Col / 5' 18"/ In English with no subtitles

Jealousy Kills

Col / 9' 44"/ In English with no subtitles
Short Film Highlights

HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) aims at broadening the horizons of Hong Kong creative talents and helping them gain exposure abroad. Five award-winning titles, screened at 2018 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market were brought back to local platform, are selected for us to revisit stories that have brought pride to Hong Kong.

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18/3 (Sun)|4pm|Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema|Hong Kong|DCP|56'|Free admission|With after-screening discussion
Oh! Million Fist!
Hugh Cho
2017 / Col / 7' 00"/ No dialogue and subtitles
Dance and martial arts share the same origin. Having practised martial arts for years, dancer Hugh Cho collaborates with fight director Master Yuen Fai to develop a choreography based on fight scenarios .....
I Am Not Pretty
Keung Yin-ni, Sin Man-ting
2017 /Col / 6' 00" / No dialogue and subtitles
Della always puts on heavy make-up, anecdotes happen because of it......
Who Stole My Dream
Liu Xiao-hu
2016 /Col / 9' 17"/ In Cantonese and Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles
Kit, a student from Mainland, is rushed up on by Long who bosses around in school......
Lost Cemeteries
Ho Ying-kuen
2017 / B&W & Color / 25' 58"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Tung and Yan, brothers from a single-parent family, solely rely on their mother who operates a store selling incenses in a wet market for living. Aftera year since their mother has passed away......
St. Zombian’s
Jessie Kwok
2016 / Col / 7' 30" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
At St. Zombian’s, there are only three zombie students and one beautiful half-zombie half-human hybrid who takes on multiple roles as headmaster, teacher and tutor. The three students learn to imitate humans, and one of them even dreams to become a singer…

Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organisers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.

sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region