Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market 2019

Venue: Annecy, France 
Date: 2019.06.11 - 2019.06.14

"HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS" (NAE) is a scheme launched by the Hong Kong Arts Centre with the sponsorship by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, aiming to promote excellent Hong Kong short films and videos locally and abroad. Local talent are sponsored to attend international film or short film festivals and first-class cultural events overseas, with a view to introducing the talent to global audiences and for them to engage in rewarding exchanges. Talent as such form the backbone of our creative industries, who make Hong Kong a unique and vibrant creative hub in Asia.

 

Striving its best in promoting local animation works and bringing in new insights into local animation market, NAE is participating in the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market 2019 for the first time. Seeing the significant growth in the production of animated works in Hong Kong in recent years, it has become utterly crucial for these works to be screened and distributed in order to further propel the development of local animation landscape. By participating in one of the major animated film festivals in Europe, NAE aims at proactively bridging Hong Kong animators and their works with global potential buyers and distributors while continuously presenting local animations to the world at the same time.

 

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market 2019 will take place from 11 June to 14 June at Lake Platform, Imperial Palace, allée de l’Impérial, Annecy. Along with a promotional booth at the market for Hong Kong animations, an Animation Screening will also be arranged by NAE on 12 June to showcase 8 incredible Hong Kong awarded animated works created by Hong Kong animators to overseas audience.

 

Booth information:

11/6 (Tue) - 13/6 (Thu) 9am-7pm; 14/6 (Fri) 9am-6pm

Venue: Stand number 4.P17, Lake Platform, Imperial Palace, allée de l’Impérial, Annecy 

 Annecy booth with credit

 

 

Screening schedule:

HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS – Animation Highlights 

12/6 (Wed) 6pm
Venue: Berlioz, 3rd floor, Impérial Palace, allée de l’Impérial, Annecy, France
 

dragons-delusion-assassination 

Dragon's Delusion – Assassination
Director: KONGKEE (Kong Khong-chang), Lee Kwok-wai, Tsui Ka-hei Haze
Hong Kong | 2018 | 10’ 00” | No dialogue with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour
 
Silver Award, 20th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
Digital Entertainment Award (Animation & Visual Effects) Certificate of Merit, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019, Hong Kong
 

The search for eternal life is an incessant obsession of mankind. 2000 years ago, Emperor Qin Shi Huang devoted his energy to the search for the elixir of life. He failed ultimately, and finally resorted to building a terracotta army to accompany his burial. The Dragon’s Delusion puts forward a hypothesis: if the Emperor did succeed, what would the world be like?

 

infidelity

Infidelity
Director: Mak Siu-fung
Hong Kong | 2018 | 6’ 17” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour
 
Digital Entertainment Award (Animation & Visual Effects) Silver Award, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019, Hong Kong
Gold Award, 20th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
Gold Award (Small Animation Enterprises), 5th Animation Support Program*, Hong Kong
 

A man having multiple wives and concubines is being untrue to his wife. A woman who runs off with her lover is also being unfaithful to her husband. A man betraying his lover is another form of infidelity. Is domineering love the only thing left?

 
 
toxic-relationship 
Toxic Relationship
Director: Step Cheung
Hong Kong | 2018 | 3’ 36” | No dialogue and subtitles | HD | Colour
 
Animation Category - Silver Awards, 24th ifva Awards, Hong Kong
Digital Entertainment Award (Animation & Visual Effects) Certificate of Merit, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019, Hong Kong
Silver Award, 20th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
Best Narrative Animated Short Film, CARTÓN Festival Internacional de Cortos de Animación La Tribu, Argentina
Special Jury Mention, MENCIÓN ESPECIAL PROMOFEST, Short of the Year, Spain
Gold Award (Animation Start-ups), 5th Animation Support Program*, Hong Kong
 
“Human race will just surrender to fear by betraying our true feeling.” – Taizo Kato
The value and happiness of people should not be built on others. If you try to find someone to complete your life, your self-value will become dependent on others and will feel incomplete when you lose this person.
 
 
kins-hair
Kin’s Hair
Director: Chan Kwun-chung, Wong Tsz-yin, Chang See-wan
Hong Kong | 2018 | 5’ 51” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour 
 
Animation Category - Gold Award, 24th ifva Awards, Hong Kong
Digital Entertainment Award (Animation & Visual Effects) Certificate of Merit, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019, Hong Kong
Next Generation Award, 20th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
Next Generation Award, 20th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards, Japan
 

This film depicts the story of Kin and his one remaining hair. Through the process of Kin’s hair loss, the story brings out many major and minor incidents in Hong Kong over the past 20 years. Having achieved some kind of release, Kin gets rid of his one treasured hair.

 
 
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Wong Ping’s Fables 2
Director: Wong Ping
Hong Kong | 2019 | 13’ 00” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour 
 
Recommended Short Film, 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (Short Film Competition)*, Hong Kong
 
Moral lessons for the modern children
 

 

lionverse
Lionverse
Director: Mok Chun-hei
Hong Kong | 2019 | 3’ 24” | No dialogue and subtitles | HD | Colour 
Gold Award (Animation Start-ups), 6th Animation Support Program*, Hong Kong 

Youngsters may render speechless if they are asked about the meaning of “Spirit of Lion Rock”. Youngsters had never come across the most struggling period in Hong Kong. Now, Hong Kong has entered a “cooling period” after a vibrant growth. According to what the elders share, the “Spirit of Lion Rock” is “you reap what you sow”. However this spirit has long been forgotten. In our generation, what does the “Spirit of Lion Rock” truly mean to us?

 

wear-your-beautiful-life

Wear Your Beautiful Life
Director: Nicolas Lesaffre
Hong Kong | 2018 | 3’ 40” | No dialogue with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour 
Digital Entertainment Award (Animation & Visual Effects) Gold Award, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2019, Hong Kong

A magic character appears after a young woman ignored several of her dad's phone calls.
An innovative time machine will make them experience the changes in Hong Kong over the past 30 years and somehow remind us how family is key in our lives.

 

 

another-world

Another World
Director: Tommy Ng Kai-chung
Hong Kong | 2019 | 14’ 01” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles | HD | Colour 
 
Gold Award (Small Animation Enterprises (Tier 3)), 6th Animation Support Program*, Hong Kong 

Nothing is ever destined to happen in the nether. Everything is impermanent.When Ghostie, who should have lost traits of humanity, encountered a girl that was reluctant to give up on finding her lost brother, nothing will ever be the same anymore.

 

 

 

*Sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 


Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Centre

Sponsored by: Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

 

 

 

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