Independently Yours - Future Pictures

Venue: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre  
Date: 2021.04.26
Price: Standard ticket: $80. Tickets are now available at PUTYOURSELF.in 
Hong Kong Arts Centre is dedicated to cultivating the audience of and fostering the development of Hong Kong indie movies.  “Independently Yours”, 20 years after it was first presented by the HKAC, returns as a recurrent screening programme in the HKAC Cinema.
 
 
Independently Yours – Future Pictures
From 2019 to 2020, we were brought into so many exceptional challenges like never before. Numerous of cancelled events, disrupted plans, and unpredictable consequences – when the future imagined might never come, disappointment, anger and frustration grow among us. 
 
Yet, we picture the future, mostly because we believe and hope that the best is yet to come at the first place. These longing and imagination in your head are the one thing that is the hardest to be taken away from you. As such, the hardest the times are, the more we should imagine. 
 
Independently Yours – Future Pictures presents to you 6 short films picturing the future far and near. Through immersing into the unique future worlds, together we imagine: as 2020 is coming to an end, how shall our 2021 be? 
 
Screening Schedule
26/4 (Mon) 8pm* (Total duration: 70')
*with after-screening discussion via video call, moderated by Independent Filmmaker Fredie Chan Ho Lun (conducted in Cantonese).
 
  
The following measures will be implemented for screenings, to combat the prevailing threat of Novel Coronavirus:
- All audience must wear face masks
- Cinema staff have the right to deny the admission of any person with temperature higher than 37.5°C  
 
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GwanGong VS Alien
Director: Leung Chung-man
Hong Kong | 2011 | 16’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour 
 
Gold Award, Best Digital Entertainment (Student and Independent Group), Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013
Special Jury Price, Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival, Japan
Fifth Prize, 14th TBS DigiCon6 Awards: Hong Kong RegionGold Award, Digital Video, Taipei
International Digital Content Awards, Taiwan
Best Creativity Award, Open Division, Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong
 
When a dangerous alien creature attacks Hong Kong and disrupts our harmonious society, the People's Liberation Army sends out its greatest weapon - A Mech Lei Feng robot controlled by elite operators from Mainland China, Macau, and Hong Kong. But when even the best of Mainland Chinese technology fails us, there's always one man we can count on: Gwan gong, the legendary hero who stands for loyalty, justice, and righteousness. This ambitious, larger-than-life sci-fi action satire shows that faith is the greatest weapon we have against even the greatest evil.
 
 
Hong Kong will be destroyed after 33 years
Director: Ng Siu-lun
Hong Kong | 2013 | 7’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour 
 
Hong Kong Gold, 14th TBS DigiCon6 Awards: Hong Kong Region
 
As forecasted by the Meteorological Administration, an asteroid will crash into Hong Kong in 33 years’ time. How should the people handle the approaching catastrophe? 
 
 
Wisdom Tree
Director: Ho Man-kit, Tsui Ka-hei, Tsui Ka-long, Chan Siu-chung
Hong Kong | 2008 | 8’ | no dialogue and subtitles | HD | Colour 
 
Special Mention, 13th ifva Awards Animation Category, Hong Kong
 
The short depicts the familiar theme of environmental protection but sets it in an unspecified apocalyptic time in the future.
 
 
Back to Base
Director: Mak Siu-fung, Ho Ka-chiu
Hong Kong | 2010 | 19’ | No dialogue and subtitles | HD | Colour 
 
Gold Award, 16th ifva Awards Animation Category, Hong Kong
 
Two explorers with different special abilities arrived at an unknown planet for their adventure. They found a strange transport machine and brought it along to meet the monster.
 
 
21³
Director: Chu Yin Zhen
Hong Kong | 2018 | 4’ | no dialogue and subtitles | HD | Colour 
 
Merits Award of the Best Animation (Animation Start-ups), The 5th Animation Support Program, Hong Kong
 
When a person dies, 21 grams is lost in weight. Some call this the weight of soul; but how about inorganic matters? Do they have souls? 50 years from now, Hong Kong faces a biological disaster. Mob21, a medical robot, is sent by the government to attend the patients. Before long, Mob21 befriends them…
 
 
Dragon’s Delusion – Preface
Director: Kong Khong-chang (Kongkee)
Hong Kong | 2020 | 16’ | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour 
 
Gold, 22nd Digicon6 Asia: Hong Kong Region
Gold Award of the Best Animation (Small Animation Enterprises with Training in Advance Productions), The 7th Animation Support Program, Hong Kong
 
If soul need a shell, what is the different between human body and mechanic robot?What if, behind the search of life, or death, there is the same truth waiting for us?

 

This is a story of an awakening robot searching for its own soul.

 
 
Tickets are now available at PUTYOURSELF.in
 
Ticket price: $80 / 64*
*20% discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.

  

Programme enquiry: 2582 0248   
 
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Centre

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