The 22nd ifva Awards
Open Category Finalist Showcase
Different faces of the city: elderly enduring the unbearable process of aging; foster family members facing separation; youngsters struggling with destiny, family issues and making choices. Having film genre as the subject matter, some directors playfully challenge the blurring line between reality and creation.
Programme 1
11/3 (Sat) | 2:30pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 132′ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
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.
Chan Cheong-wai Marcus
Col / 24’14” / In English with Chinese and English subtitles
William Stack’s leap to stardom at the age of eight was followed by a string of commercial and film and television shows. But soon, it all caught up with him. Parties, drugs, arrests.
310 Tung Chau Street
Cheng Oi-yue, Lee Wai-shing
Col / 28’45” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
310 Tung Chau Street – this is where the tiny room located at the poorest area in Hong Kong. Numerous conflicts arise among the three refugees residing in the narrow and difficult space.
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.
Yau King
Wong Siu-pong
Col / 30’00” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Is it a blessing to live for over a hundred years? Yauking came to Hong Kong alone and worked as a housemaid. She lost the ability to take care of herself and needed intensive care from nursing home as she grew old...
Programme 2
11/3 (Sat) | 7pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 126′ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
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...
No coincidence 2
Sung Ka-wai
Col / 28’26” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Speaking of creative world, there is no such thing as coincidence. Ho is a novelist writing her ghost fiction alone in a hotel. Her story portraits two screenwriters composing a play for a ghost movie. When a newbie later appears in her real and fictional worlds, unexpected changes occur in both settings.
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...
This is the Man Fu
Tse Nga-in
Col / 29’49” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
“To create is a tool for self-recovery”, a saying that I learnt when I was at university. Picking up my DV for the first time, I shot my father who was never at home...
Chan Sheung-shing
Col / 24’49” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Ma works part time in a laundry shop called Angela. One night during the Umbrella Movement, Ma encounters Shum, a customer whose head is hurt in the protest. When Shum’s clothes are being washed, the two begin to understand each other’s world for the first time.
The 22nd ifva Awards
Youth Category Finalist Showcase
Adolescence will overdue but thoughts never will. Through the youthful lens, the world has never been as exciting. They self-reflected through images, made documentation of people, and even created in the form of experimental film and horror. With anger and laughter, they respond to the cruel reality.
Finalist Showcase﹕18/3 (Sat) | 2pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 70’ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
Gotcha Go
Chan Ching-yin, Hung Tsz-ki, Kung Ka-ching, Kwok Yan-tung Lam, Chun-kit Bruce, Lee Nga-wan, Liu Wai-lok, Luk Ka-hai, Mok Nga-ching Katrina, Wong Man-yin
Col / 9' 02" / In Cantonese with no subtitles
Edison is a child who does a lot of bad deeds. He summons three powerful demons. Under their influence, Edison’s schoolmates repeatedly do wrong to strengthen their own powers. How will Edison save his friends?
Cheng Wai-sin Ruby
Col / 1’ 30” / No dialogue and subtitles
The images of Tea and Teaism has always been calm, elegant, traditional and peaceful for decades. This is an experiment on subverting such stereotypes of tea. Redness of black tea reminds me of blood and danger while green tea is related to Japanese culture. The collaboration of the two suggests geisha and her significant red lips which is a reminiscent of uncanniness and horror.
The Hedgehog Girl
Fong Ho-ching
Col / 16' 21" / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
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.
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?
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.
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.
Chow Chin-lok
Col / 5’15” / In Cantonese with no subtitles
As an international hub, Hong Kong has little tolerance to music. Does music really have no benefit to our society?
Me and me? Me or me!
Choi Chun-hei Jacky
Col, B&W / 3' 26” / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitles
Have you ever felt like you are not yourself anymore? Our daily routine of work and study makes life mechanical. You want to change and become a better you. Gradually, you’ve murdered your past self; the current you is no longer the same as before. This is what growing up means, I think.
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?
The 22nd ifva Awards
Animation Category Finalist Showcase
Animation is always mesmerising as they could depict even the hardest motif. Our nine finalist pieces embody a magical realistic way of narrating, from the life of stationery and the description of personal emotions, to reflections on judicial system and urban development.
16/3 (Thu) | 7:30pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 47’ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
The Only One
Choi Ka-lee, Siu Yik-hin
Col / 6'18" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A primitive wakes up to find himself in the modern world. Before he is found by archeologist Dolong, he behaves as usual in the city, and is soon arrested for breaking the law with his primeval way of life. Is it justifiable for the modern society to judge this primitive’s ordinary behaviours against the modern yardstick?
Rubber's Life
Chong Man-kit
Col / 2'00" / No dialogue and subtitles
This is a story about the tragic life of a plastic eraser. A discouraged rubber recalls his unpleasant memories of being abused repeatedly. He suffers from its torture and finally commits suicide to escape from the pain.
Come On Sun
Yip Chak-fung
Col / 4'00" / No dialogue and subtitles
Hawkeye saving the suffering people is often the focus in the legend “Hawkeye Shooting down the Sun”, but what if we look at the story from the Sun’s perspective? If everyone refuses to step in the other’s shoes, the situation can only get worse. It is mutual understanding that we should rely on to resolve conflicts.
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.
Chung Hiu-man
Col / 1'53" / No dialogue and subtitle
The story expresses the main character’s inner world. The objects, the monsters and colours in the work reflect a helpless, pressurised and anxious feeling. At the beginning, he tries to clear any obstacle in his heart with violence, but it in turn grows and starts swallowing him. It is obsession that traps a person in darkness.
Where have the flowers gone?
Chan Sin-hong
Col / 6'23" / No dialogue and subtitles
A story about a little pig pursuing his dreams and getting lost in the big city, inspired by the movies Metropolis and Modern Times. As a newcomer to the city chasing for his dream, a little pig from the village gradually descends into hopelessness by the pressurising reality.
Angela Wong, Sarah Sun
Col / 3'43"/ No dialogue and subtitles
A young, innocent farmer boy living in a small village has his quiet existence interrupted by a locust attack. Eventually, he learns to cope with the aftermath by accepting the difficult truth and leaping into adulthood.
Eye Bag
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.
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?
The 22nd ifva Awards
Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase
The world has never been in such turbulence. From garbage to racial crises, to daily happenings in Chinese rural villages and Taiwanese modern families, ten groups of Asian directors illustrate their pictures of humanities through moving images.
17/3 (Fri) | 7pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | DCP | 222′ | HK$ 65/35* | With after-screening discussion
Mounia Akl
Lebanon / Col / 20’ 50” / In Arabic with English subtitles
Under the imminent threat of Lebanon’s garbage crisis, Hala, a wild child inside of a woman, is the only one to refuse evacuation, clinging to whatever remains of home.
Microphone Test: A Letter to Huang Guo-Jun
Hsu Che-yu
Taiwan / B&W / 25’ 18” / In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
The title is named after the work of Huang Guo-jun, the late Taiwanese writer. Two months before his death, Huang composed a letter which mentioned his intention of suicide in a black-humour style. The contrast between the fictional aspect of work and real aspect of life, which is impossible to differentiate, has been a major focus of my works.
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.
Wang Chenguang
China / Col / 29'58" / In Shanxi dialect with Chinese and English subtitles
Guang receives a call from his hometown, informing him of his father’s death. As he returns to attend the funeral, his memory remains that of railways, rivers and corns. Guang is confused about his own future, and longs for relief. His cousin says there is something out there that helps people escape from confusion, which may shed light on his situation.
Dadyaa - The Woodpeckers of Rotha
Bibhusan Basnet, Pooja Gurung
Nepal and India / Col / 16’ 08” / In Nepali with English subtitles
Atimaley and Devi's village is haunted by memories. When a dear friend leaves the village without saying goodbye, the old couple face a dilemma. To keep living with the memories or to leave the village for good?
White Tunnel
Chien Lan-chi, Chang Chin-wei
Taiwan / B&W / 22’25” / In Minnan with Chinese and English subtitles
One day in April when the weather is unstable, a cab driver is driving four passengers – brothers and sisters who act like strangers – to visit their mother. The atmosphere gradually changes on the way…
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.
The Manliest Man
Anuj Gulati
India / Col / 22’ 29” / In Hindi with English subtitles
When the village potter fails to produce a son, the community chief calls for a “manlier” man to help the family bear a male offspring.
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.
Dad And The Son
Feng Weijie
China / Col / 30’00” / In Gansu dialect with Chinese and English subtitles
Ping is the son of a divorced father. One day he finds out that his beloved lamb has been sold by his dad. Ping refuses to talk to him and begins to save money through discreet means. By the time he has saved enough to buy his lamb back, it has already been killed by plague. The father and son continue to live their ordinary lives.
The 22nd ifva Awards
Jury Recommendation
This is the common problem every ifva jury would face: too many outstanding works, too few quotas for finalists. Three public screenings are arranged to share with audience these recommended picks by the different jury members.
Programme 1 - 4/3 (Sat) | 7:30pm | Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum | HD | 99′ | Free Admission
Chan Chun-hei
Hong Kong / Col / 29'55" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
Fishery is one of the earliest primary industries in Hong Kong and it had played an important role in the city’s development. People always describe fishery a sunset industry of Hong Kong. While many fishers have retired there are rarely any young people who are willing to be fishers because it is of general perception that this is a highly demanding occupation. This documentary attempts to observe how fishermen’s life is on the boat.
The Autonomous Era
Iu Chung-hong
Hong Kong / Col / 26'17" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
Does the Umbrella Movement bring along awakening? As a cinematic “thesis”, the director tries to analyse the problem, which deeply affects Hong Kong’s social movements in these years, through a “post-Umbrella Movement” perspective.
The Involved
Tang Sui-yan
Hong Kong / Co / 21'23" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
Hong Kong Police, an identity who is losing trust from citizens, has engaged into a conflict in decision making on dealing with political problem, personal life and social expectation. Scandals are destroying polices' reputation and some citizens believe the police force has been used as a political tool.
An Ordinary Day of Hing
Ying E Chi Grassroot Film Production Team
Hong Kong / Col / 16'41" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
Funded by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Grassroots Filmmaking Project 2016 is a community film making project co-organised by Ying E Chi and MILL6 Foundation. The short film is created by a group of students under the guidance of Vincent Chui and Siuyea Lo, which revolves around textile and garment workers.
Wander in the dark
Xu Guo-feng
Taiwan / Col / 5'22" / No dialogue and subtitles
This is a film between a cat and a city; a film about a life losing its name and identity.
Programme 2 - 5/3 (Sun) | 2pm | Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum | HD | 98′ | Free Admission
Hypnotism for love
Hiroki Inoue
Japan / Col / 25'00" / In Japanese with English subtitles
High school students, Kyoko and Kana, hypnotise their crushes to make them response to their love call. However, when Kyoko discovers that the boy whom Kana likes is having feelings for the wrong girl, she and Kana enter a crazed spiral of speculation.
The Little Big Thing
Ko Kong-ling
Hong Kong / Col / 21'19" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
Wai, a student who loves to imagine, is the secret admirer of schoolmate Tung. With his teacher’s approval on Wai’s suggestion, the seating plan will be rearranged. Wai would do whatever he could to sit next to Tung. His plan, however, is disrupted by his friend Kit accidentally. In the end Wai can only surrender himself to God’s plan.
Log In Dinner
Hugo Cheong
Macau / Col / 27'55" / In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles

In old Wei’s restaurant places a brand new computer, which looks rather like an alien. Surfing on the unfamiliar network, Wei is connected to the streaming of Angel – a teenage girl who live broadcasts herself eating. Since then Wei has found a means to pass his time.
The Tail Before
Wong Fei-pang
Hong Kong / Col / 23'12" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
Suet-yee feels anxious and hesitant about the fate of her mother, a dementia patient. For the past eight years, she has been a caretaker and company inher final journey. On deciding her mother’s future, she is given a number of suggestions by the doctor, and leads to vigourous debates among her family members. On life and death, there is never a best solution.
Programme 3 - 5/3 (Sun) | 4:30pm | Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum | HD | 57′ | Free Admission
Lucky 7
Li San-kit
Hong Kong / Col / 20'00" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
In January 2015, I decided to go to Germany to study for two years. Leaving in a hurry, I didn't say farewell to all of my friends. I eventually disappeared for a year...
Colors towards Dream
Li Long-ching, Chim Wan-yiu
Hong Kong / Col / 4’03” / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitle
There is a fine line between imagination and reality. Goals bring colours to your life. Don’t live like a zombie anymore! Seek breakthroughs from social norms and realise your true self. Try more new things with resolution and perseverance. You will discover how beautiful the world is.
Visible Santa
Choi Ka-Lee
Hong Kong / Col / 10'22" / Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
Like spirits, Santa Claus is visible only to children, whose heart is pure, but not adults. Yee, a visually impaired 20-year-old girl, is given a present by Santa one day. Surprisingly, she is able to sense his presence. It is the first time for Santa to meet an adult who is capable of that.
Forensic dreamer
Ng Yik-hang
Hong Kong / Col / 1'00" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
During class-time, a student falls asleep and dreams of being a forensic detective investigating on a dead body. What he finds is his own academic report....
Where's My Tuck Shop?
Chung Chun-hong, Chan Ho-yu, Chan Lee-nga, Lee Ting-yan, Ho Tsz-ching, Yeung Chin-kwan
Hong Kong / Col / 5’11” / In Cantonese with Chinese subtitle

A 5-minute documentary about the tuck shop in our school. The school campus has been relocated without a tuck shop. Teachers have talked a great deal about it, and it becomes part of the golden memories of students. On the other hand, some parents believe it is unhealthy to be addicted to snacks. Through the film, we attempt to review the issue and raise people’s concern.
Cheng Ka-shing
Hong Kong / Col / 6'00" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
Brought up healthily by a protective mother, Shing is a 4-year-old introvert who loves plants but dares not talk to strangers. There comes the day when he has to leave his mother and go to kindergarten alone. Eventually, in his own fashion, Shing manages to enter a new stage of life.
Say "No" to Violent Games
Lee Ting-yan, Chung Chun-hong, Lee Yin-wang, Ho Hei-yeung, Wong Chun-pui, Lam Pak-hei, Ho Tsz-ching, Chan Ho-yu, Yeung Chin-kwan
Hong Kong / Col / 5’00”/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle

The invention of digital games divides the world into two: the reality and the virtual reality. With the overwhelming popularity of internet games...
How To Train Your Lion
Fan Wai-ho
Hong Kong / Col / 5'18" / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitle
How To Train Your Lion tells a story about a child who, accompanied by his “Little Lion”, fights against the demon. The film begins by describing lion dance, an Intangible Cultural Heritage, and then portraits how the two overcome hurdles one after the other. During the process, the child learns to grow stronger and plucks up his courage. He eventually finds victory by discovering and attacking the demon’s lethal point.
Home and Mobility
There could be a thousand reasons to leave one’s homeland, with a common wish of “hoping for a better future”. However, things usually go against people’s will. From both a global and local point of view, this “Home and Mobility” screening aims to recollect these stories of diaspora, and the hardships accounted on the way to “settle down”.

The five directors will join a discussion panel with guest speaker to respond to the issue of social and global inequality.

Moderator: Dr. Leung Kai-chi
Speaker: Dr. Chan Yuk-wah
(Associate Professor at Department of Asian and International Studies, City University of Hong Kong)

12/3 (Sun) | 4pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | 103’ | Free admission
The Suitcase
Philip Leung
Canada / 12’00” / Col / In Mandarin with English subtitles
A mother attempts to calm her daughter down as she is smuggled from rural China to Canada in a suitcase.
The Drifter
Wong Tin-shing
Hong Kong / Col / 22′ 21″ / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Sze-man is facing a dilemma when she participates in an inter-school debate, standing on the negative side with the motion “Hong Kong Government should allow Mainlanders to settle down in Hong Kong”. Her “secret” as a cross-boundary student living in Shenzhen is carefully kept away from her classmates with the fear that she would be discriminated.
The Home Promised
Betty Xie
Canada and Taiwan / Col / 19’00” / In Mandarin with English subtitles
The Home Promised focuses on an urban neighbourhood on the brink of demolition – the Shaoxing neighbourhood in Taipei, Taiwan. Facing eviction, elderly residents of Shaoxing band together and find a home they never knew they had.
2 or 3 things about the bridge
Wan Fai
Hong Kong / 30’00” / Col / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The last Vietnamese refugees camp in Hong Kong was closed down in 2000, with a big group of them stayed in the city. Some of them chose to live under the flyovers in Shum Shui Po.
The Transplants
Tan Jingliang
Singapore/ Col / 20’00 / In Mandarin with English subtitles
A young Chinese couple struggles to adapt to their new home and grows increasingly estranged from one another and from their surroundings.
Sharing By Shen Ko-shang

“Films are magnificent gems that rely on us to be carved and unveiled one by one.”
Shen Ko-shang, Director of Taipei Film Festival

From shorts to feature films, TV commercials and documentaries, Shen Ko-shang is motivated to hone his skills in different aspects of media production. He has been polishing gems of moving images which constitutes to a wonderful journey with cinema. This year ifva is delighted to have Shen Ko-shang to share with us his journey of creation.

Moderator: Nose Chan

19/3 (Sun) | 2pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | 90’ | Free Admission | Conducted in Mandarin
Bus Odyssey
Shen Ko-shang
2011 / Taiwan / B&W / 5′ 48″ / In Mandarin and Minnan with Chinese and English subtitles

From 10+10

A Nice Travel
Shen Ko-shang, Luis Cifuentes
2013 / Taiwan / Col / 20′ 00″ / In Mandarin with English subtitles

From Taipei Factory

End of A Century: Miea’s Story
Shen Ko-shang
2015 / Taiwan / Col / 20′ 00″ / In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
All About Us 2016/17
Student Creative Film Showcase
“All About Us” – a creative image education scheme designed for ethnic minority youths in the city has come to its seventh edition. Students continue the spirits of their seniors to transform stories through moving images. The six shorts, from campus bullying to students’ suicides, are realistic tales to illustrate the pains and struggles of current students. Two outstanding works from the “Intensive Shooting Challenge” would also be screened.
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12/3 (Sun) | 12:30pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | Hong Kong | 64′ | Free admission | With after-screening discussion

Rock Bottom

John Albert D. Casilla、Mohammad Huzifa Hafeez、Rhyan Wong、Joe Vincent Zapata、Wong Brayanclint、Shumina Gurung、Singh Sukhdeep、Gill Dilpreet Kaur、Syed Ali Imam、Sirjana Gurung

2016 / Col / 11’17” / In English with English subtitles

Unconditional Friend

Zachrain Nayyara Ayudya、Zachra Chairul Annam、Hana Zahra Walangitan、Arsy Nur Dinarti、Daoud Kamal C. Abu Khaleel、Adil Mahammed、Shreya Gurung、Gurung Shristi

2016 / Col / 7’45” / In English with English subtitles


Bipin Bishwokarma、Cheng Tsz Ching、Rai Phirens、Remi Iwasaki
2016 / Col / 17’14” / In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles

Second Chances

Limbu Utsab、Asad Haider、Mohamed Rizwan、Gurung Erish、Galadriel Antonia Xavier、Chan Wing Yi Shivali、Shikha Pun、Laxmi Gurung、Prava Gurung
2016 / Col / 8’25” / In English with English subtitles


Limbu Priya、Aryana Rai、Giselle Giorgia Reyes Pagayo、Nighel Onella Llaniuo、Megan Stephanie King
2016 / Col / 5’24” / In English with English subtitles


Princess Jennievelle Angeles、Gulapa Heinrich Karlomiguel、Popa Jannah Carissa Ducante、Madec Kanlayakorn、Seyed Ibrahim Shameel
2016 / Col / 5’10” / In English with English subtitles
Additional Showcase:
36-hour Intensive Shooting Challenge Best Work

36 Hours

Bipin Bishwokarma、Cheng Tsz Ching、Rai Phirens、Remi Iwasaki、Lam Hoi Chun
2016/ Col / 6’57” / In Cantonese and English with no subtitles

Online Dating 101

Limbu Utsab、Asad Haider、Mohamed Rizwan、Gurung Erish、Galadriel Antonia Xavier、Chan Wing Yi Shivali、Shikha Pun、Laxmi Gurung、Prava Gurung
2016 / Col / 5’02” / In English with no subtitles
Jockey Club ifva Everywhere
48-hour Film Challenge Showcase
As one of the highlight events of Jockey Club ifva Everywhere, “48-hour Film Challenge” recruited eight teams to participate in the boundary-pushing challenge on production. They produced a brand new short film with the theme “Good Era” within just 48 hours. Pink Lin was awarded the winning short film in accordance with the adjudication of professional filmmakers as well as votes by the audience at the ifva Carnival.
Exclusively Funded By
10/3 (Fri) | 7:30pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema | 58’ | Free admission
Office Hour
Creepy 16
Col / 6’ 21” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Salaryman Simon has endless work to complete in office every day, spending most of his time in the office. One day, a “Time Salesman” sells him the “Better Times” product that allows him to get more time out of the 24 hours that everybody has…
To Be Continued
Col / 7’ 10” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A delivery boy sees all different people and happenings every day. He thinks that he can and should put up with all setbacks in order to make a living. One day, somebody finally touches his bottom line. He realises that, to chase after his dream, he should no longer step back.
Close to Heaven
Dong Er Production
Col / 8’ 54” / In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
A Taiwanese girl checks in to a hotel named “Heaven”, and comes across the janitor who lives here. In the hustle and bustle of Shum Shui Po, one always gets connected to voice mail, and the other resists the urban annoyance with silence. Apparently without reciprocity, they indeed appear cohabitating.
Pink Lin
Lo Yea
Col / 7’ 56” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Chi goes for an audition, hoping to get selected by a female painter – but she falls only for his nipples. Chi takes good care of them, but the left nipple disappears all of a sudden. After all the pretentions, they realise frankness and acceptance matter more.
Miracle Father
TAD Production
Col / 7’ 10” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
God created men and women, and we expect them to follow His teaching – children be kind to parents, husband and wife be loyal to each other, and people on earth be nice to one another. All seems eternal truth, but they are indeed more vulnerable than we have thought. Will truth expire one day?
Wong Sau-ping Adam’s Team
Col / 6’ 31” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Yoyo missed her chance of dating a boy of her dream in high school because of her coyness. Her shy personality hasn’t change even after graduation, leading to setbacks in career and love life. One day, her classmate suggests organising a speed dating for her and her dream guy. Will she confess her love this time?
Time Tunnel
Chung Wai-kuen Welby’s Team
Col / 7’ 10” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
There is a tunnel where one would forget all unhappiness after passing through it.
Lai Yan-chi Mo’s Team
Col / 8’ 35” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A security guard attempts the DSE public exam repeatedly but never passes...
Short Film Highlights

HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) aims to help Hong Kong creative talents gain overseas exposure by sponsoring them to participate in international film festivals. Four award- winning titles screened at different festivals are brought back to local platform. A screening with both daily little tales and mystical journeys.

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19/3 (Sun) | 4:30pm | Hong Kong Arts Centre’s Cinema | With after-screening discussion
Malinois Gaze
Ma Chi-hang
2014/ Col/ 25'00"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Security Guard is standing in a white cube and starring at the absurd artwork. He is like a watch dog, Malinois, looking at every passer-by.
Your Ring No Longer Fit My Hand
Tong Kwok-ching
2015/ Col/ 7'22"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Love, is to get along. Sweetness, is in line with each other’s wayward behaviour...
Au Revoir
Siu Man-hok
2015/ Col/ 20'17"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The sudden death of Uncle Fan was caused by a bowl of soybean pudding. He is desperate to know the truth about the affair of his wife...
I can’t live without a dream
Chan Kin-long
2013/ Col/ 29'55"/ In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Pak-kiu works as a gaffer while waiting for his first breakthrough in front of the camera. One day he is offered a role as a cancer patient...

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