(Updated Dates) New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival

Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2022.07.12 - 2022.07.17

In the past decade, Hong Kong has seen a growing number of first-time or emerging filmmakers. To help young filmmakers build a long-term sustainable career and to meet the needs of an increasingly diversified audience culture and film industry, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) sees a pertinent need to assist filmmakers to expand their professional and personal horizons, enrich their crafts, network and get recognised on local and international levels.

From 25 November 2021 to 16 January 2022, the Hong Kong Arts Centre presents New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival. Following the success of the first edition, which focused on the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, this programme aims to introduce the importance of BIFF as one of the leading film festivals in Asia and how it assists budding filmmakers from Hong Kong and South Korea. The screenings comprise a Hong Kong showcase curated by Maggie Lee, Curator of New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival; Asia Chief Film Critic, Variety; Curator for Tokyo and Vancouver International Film Festivals, and a Korean showcase co-curated by Lee and Nam Dong-chul, Program Director, Busan International Film Festival. There are four thematic talks designed for those who aspire to pursue a career in film to learn about the industry’s inner-workings. Film distributors, sales, producers, festival curators, funding bodies and filmmakers will share their professional experiences and insights through in-depth conversations. The programme also consists of two workshops: Film Project Pitching Workshop and Screenwriting Workshop with Chung Seo-kyung, and Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan.




Details of Korean Film Screenings

Details of Hong Kong Film Screenings

Details of Talks

Details of Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan

Details of Film Project Pitching Workshop

Details of Screenwriting Workshop with Chung Seo-kyung 


Event Schedule

26/11(FRI)7:45pmFive Fingers of Death*
27/11(SAT)2:30pmThe Bacchus Lady
27/11(SAT)7:30pmThe King of Pigs
28/11(SUN)1:00pmChelsia, My Love*
28/11(SUN)4:45pmTalk: Launching Korean Cinema onto the World Stage
28/11(SUN)8:00pmConcrete Clouds*
1/12(WED)7:45pmAnna Magdalena*
3/12(FRI)7:45pmPerfect Life *
4/12(SAT)1:00pmComfort Women Trilogy – The Murmuring
4/12(SAT)3:15pmComfort Women Trilogy – Habitual Sadness, My Own Breathing *
5/12(SUN)2:30pmTalk: BIFF’s Mission to Nurture Asian Filmmakers
5/12(SUN)4:30pmTalk: Industry Toolkit for Emerging Filmmakers
5/12(SUN)7:30pmThe Journals of Musan*
8/12(WED)7:45pmThe Floating Landscape*
11/12(SAT)3:00pmDrug War
12/12(SUN)4:00pmTalk: Cross Currents in Hong Kong and Korean Cinema
12/12(SUN)7:30pmFourth Place
29/12(WED)7:45pmPublic Toilet*
30/12(THU)7:45pmToo Many Ways to Be No.1
4/1(TUE)7:45pmToo Many Ways to Be No.1
5/1(WED)7:45pmRolling Home with A Bull*
6/1(THU)7:45pmLike a Virgin*
12/7(TUE)7:45pmToo Many Ways to Be No.1 (Updated date)
13/7(WED)7:45pmToo Many Ways to Be No.1 (Additional date)
15/7(FRI)7:45pmDecision to Leave
16/7(SAT)7:30pmDumplings (Updated date)
17/7(SUN)2:30pmThirst (Updated date)
17/7(SUN)5:15pmMasterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan (Updated date)

*with after-screening talk

Tickets are now available on POPTICKET.hk

Ticket Prices:
Screenings $80 / $64*
Masterclass $60 / $48* 
Masterclass Package - One ticket each of DumplingsThirst and Masterclass $170


*20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for HKAC Individual members & HKAC BEE. Members must present a valid membership card upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
*Only one discount offer could be applied to each ticket purchase.
*Free seating.
General programme enquiries: 25820282
Workshop enquiries: 25820203
Press enquiries: 25820248
Internet booking: https://www.popticket.hk/biff
While it is the HKAC’s policy to secure the best possible screening versions of our presented films, the HKAC appreciates our patron’s understanding of the occasional less than perfect screening versions. Thank you for your kind consideration. 
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Centre
Financially supported by: Film Development Fund, Create Hong Kong
Festival Partner: Busan International Film Festival
In Association with: Korean Film Council


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