"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.
Venue: Stand number 4.P17, Lake Platform, Imperial Palace, allée de l’Impérial, Annecy
HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS – Animation Highlights
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?
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?
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.
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
A magic character appears after a young woman ignored several of her dad's phone calls.
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