2/5 (Sat) 2pm & 7pm | See You Once Again, Bright Spring Days, This Pair
"Through screening of my film, I feel like I have shared a lot on Asian culture with audience from another side of the world. We had an oppontunity to visit a large-scale film studio in London and exchanged different views on productions and films with producers. It was a very meaningful trip as this was my first time attending festivals outside Asia. The visit has made me believe that my film career can go further.” — Shared by Jane Leung, director of See You Once Again, after attending the 6th Chinese Visual Festival in the United Kingdom, under the sponsorship of NAE.
Bright Sping Days
Director: Yeh Ka-lun
Hong Kong | 2018 | 25' | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour
"Chinese Visual Festival held their screening sessions in the cinema of British Film Institute where mostly classic and independent films are screened. Before the screenings, the staffs delivered leaflets about the films and related interview articles to the audience. It allowed the audience to have some initial ideas of the films before watching them. Besides, There were about 20 seats in the film corner where anyone could watch all the British film collections for free, such as work of British director - Ken Loach. I think this kind of educational practice is really meaningful and worth to follow." — Shared by Yeh Ka-lun, director of Bright Spring Days after attending the 8th Chinese Visual Festival in the United Kingdom, under the sponsorship of NAE.
Director: Wong Yee-mei
Hong Kong | 2010 | 30' | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour
3/5 (Sun) 2pm & 7pm | From Here To There, Goldberg VariationsFrom Here to There
Jae and Him were inseparable as teenagers. Their bond was so strong that it went far beyond just a normal friendship. However, like many schoolyard friendships, the two eventually had a falling out and stopped seeing each other. A decade later, the wedding of a common friend reunites the two, bringing back the hostilities that drove them apart in the first place. When Him gets drunk at the wedding party, Jae is asked to drive him home. A simple night drive across the city turns into a journey to their complicated past as they make detours to old landmarks and we see the events that led to their fallout. Will they be able to bury the hatchet, and will they be able to continue their friendship from where they left off?
“Being able to be in Cannes to be a part of this prestigious event is just mind-blowing. Festival de Cannes – Short Film Corner was an eye-opener for me. Not only did I see international high quality productions, but I was also greatly inspired from the exchanges and discussions with other foreign filmmakers, as well as producers. This would definitely be beneficial to my future creative work. ” — Shared by Wong Yee-lam Norris, director of From Here to There after attending Short Film Corner, the 66th Festival de Cannes in France, under the sponsorship of NAE.
HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS
Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) provides subsidies for Hong Kong short film and animation filmmakers to participate in international film festivals and competitions. NAE aims at broadening the horizons of local creative talent and helping them gain exposure abroad. Successful applicants will receive subsidies to cover the costs of a round trip air-ticket, hotel accommodation and festival/competition event pass with an expenditure ceiling of HK$50,000*.
For further details, please visit: www.naehk.com
*Applicants should comply with the terms and conditions set out under “On Application”.
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.