New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival

Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2021.11.25 - 2022.01.16
Price: Tickets are available now on POPTICKET 

【Programme Cancellation】

In view of the latest situation of the novel coronavirus, there will be the following arrangements for the moving image programmes at the Louis Koo Cinema of the Hong Kong Arts Centre from 7 to 16 January 2022:
New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival
The screenings of Too Many Ways to Be No.1, Dumplings and Thirst, and Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan from 7 to 16 January 2022 will be cancelled, or postponed. Further announcement will be made.



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) 7:45pm Five Fingers of Death*
27/11 (SAT) 2:30pm The Bacchus Lady
27/11 (SAT) 7:30pm The King of Pigs
28/11 (SUN) 1:00pm Chelsia, My Love*
28/11 (SUN) 4:45pm Talk: Launching Korean Cinema onto the World Stage
28/11 (SUN) 8:00pm Concrete Clouds*
1/12 (WED) 7:45pm Anna Magdalena*
3/12 (FRI) 7:45pm Perfect Life *
4/12 (SAT) 1:00pm Comfort Women Trilogy – The Murmuring
4/12 (SAT) 3:15pm Comfort Women Trilogy – Habitual Sadness, My Own Breathing *
5/12 (SUN) 2:30pm Talk: BIFF’s Mission to Nurture Asian Filmmakers
5/12 (SUN) 4:30pm Talk: Industry Toolkit for Emerging Filmmakers
5/12 (SUN) 7:30pm The Journals of Musan*
8/12 (WED) 7:45pm The Floating Landscape*
11/12 (SAT) 3:00pm Drug War
11/12 (SAT) 7:30pm Believer*
12/12 (SUN) 4:00pm Talk: Cross Currents in Hong Kong and Korean Cinema
12/12 (SUN) 7:30pm Fourth Place
28/12 (TUE) 7:45pm Breathless*
29/12 (WED) 7:45pm Public Toilet*
30/12 (THU) 7:45pm Too Many Ways to Be No.1
4/1 (TUE) 7:45pm Too Many Ways to Be No.1
5/1 (WED) 7:45pm Rolling Home with A Bull*
6/1 (THU) 7:45pm Like a Virgin*
7/1 (FRI) 7:45pm Too Many Ways to Be No.1 (Cancelled)
15/1 (SAT) 7:30pm Dumplings (Cancelled)
16/1 (SUN) 2:30pm Thirst (Cancelled)
16/1 (SUN) 5:15pm Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan (Cancelled)

*with after-screening talk

Ticket Prices:
Screenings $80 / $64*
Talks $50 / $40*
Masterclass $60 / $48* 
Package Discounts:
Package A - One ticket each for all Screenings, 4 Talks and Masterclass (service charge included) $1,430
Package B - One ticket each of DumplingsThirst and Masterclass $170
Package C - 20% off discount to each purchase of standard tickets of Comfort Women Trilogy


*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.
Tickets are available now on POPTICKET.
General programme enquiries: 25820282
Workshop enquiries: 25820203
Press enquiries: 25820248
Internet booking:
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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