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.
|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|
|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*|
|12/12||(SUN)||4:00pm||Talk: Cross Currents in Hong Kong and Korean Cinema|
|30/12||(THU)||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*|
|16/1||(SUN)||5:15pm||Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan|
*with after-screening talk
*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.