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Outdoor Screening: Hong Kong New Generation Video


Date & Time:
15/06/2018  From 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
16/06/2018  From 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm


In recent years, Hong Kong short films and animations have made a name for themselves in different places around the world – not only frequently featured at overseas film festivals, but also won multiple awards in various international competitions. For two consecutive nights, Comix Home Base will be showing a series of award-winning works by emerging local talents. The “NEW ACTION EXPRESS” Short Film Highlight will feature four pieces that are selected for overseas film festivals. In addition, there will be a post-screening sharing session, in which the creators will share their experiences, taking their Hong Kong stories to the international stage. Meanwhile, Hong Kong Animation Showcase will bring you an array of unique local animations that are well-acclaimed in the world.
 
Organiser:       Hong Kong Arts Centre, Comix Home Base

 “NEW ACTION EXPRESS” Short Film Highlight
Date:               15/6/2018
Time:               7:30pm – 9pm
Duration:         55 minutes
Venue:             Public Open Space, G/F, Comix Home Base
with post-screening discussion
 
Hong Kong Animation Showcase
Date:               16/6/2018
Time:               7:30pm – 9:30pm
Duration:         119 minutes
Venue:             Public Open Space, G/F, Comix Home Base
 
Free Admission

Remarks: The screening schedule may be affected by adverse weather condition and the particular screening may be cancelled and re-scheduled. Please stay tuned for the latest updates on Comix Home Base and Hong Kong Arts Centre official websites. 

“NEW ACTION EXPRESS” Short Film Highlight
Oh! Million Fist!
Hugh CHO / 2017 / Hong Kong / Colour / 7’00” / No dialogue and subtitles

● Commissioned Dance Short, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival 2017, Hong Kong
 
Dance and martial arts share the same origin. Having practised martial arts for years, dancer Hugh Cho collaborates with fight director Master Yuen Fai to develop a choreography based on fight scenarios, merging dance with action movie and its shooting technique to create a new kind of screendance.
 
Call Me Mrs Chan
CHAN Hau-chun, CHUI Chi-yin / 2017 / Hong Kong / Colour / 15’53” / In Hokkien with Chinese and English subtitles
 
● Special Mention, 23rd ifva Awards (Open Category), Hong Kong
● First runner-up short, 10th Chinese Documentary Award, Hong Kong
 
Cleaner Mrs Chan works in a public housing estate to clear the garbage, 365 days a year except on the first day of the Chinese New Year. For the past ten years, her quiet dedication cleaning the building has brought her no respect, only back pain. She said people despised her job, but she carried on with it.
  
I Am Not Pretty
KEUNG Yin-ni, SIN Man-ting / 2017 / Hong Kong / Colour / 6’00” / No dialogue and subtitles
 
● Jury Choice, 4th Animation Support Program*, Hong Kong
● Next Generation Award, 19th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
*Produced under CreateHK-sponsored Animation Support
 
Della always puts on heavy make-up, anecdotes happen because of it. Because of our society’s tendency to judge a book by its cover, Della believes appearance means everything, heavy make-up is beautiful.
 
Lost Cemeteries
HO Ying-Kuen / 2017 / Hong Kong / B&W, Colour / 25’58” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English Subtitles
 
● Best Script (Student Division), 11th Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong
● New Frontier Award, 17th South Taiwan Film Festival South Award - Chinese Films Competition, Taiwan
● Outstanding Selection, 2017 Kaohsiung Film Festival International Short Film Competition, Taiwan
 
Tung and Yan, brothers from a single-parent family, solely rely on their mother who operates a store selling incenses in a wet market for living. After a year since their mother has passed away, the government now implements a plan to demolish the public estates for redevelopment.
 
Lost Cemeteries is classified as Category IIB, not suitable for young persons and children)
 
Hong Kong Animation Showcase
Always Out There
Joe KWUN / 2008 / Hong Kong / Colour / 3’00” / No dialogue and subtitles
 
● Fifth Prize, 13th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
 
The Boy, an ordinary child, like me and you. In the noisy city, he always looked up at the sky, eager to fly every day, in a corner of the world, looking for a more different of their own.  The Polar Bear, from the lonely planet, by giving, longing to meet their companions. He has been paid, and finally, all of their own also sent to others. Until a summer, The Boy and The Polar Bear in the city met, The Boy saw the sweat in The Polar Bear, he put the hands of the popsicles into two, half to The Polar Bear, half left to their own. They are happy to enjoy that half of the popsicles, while happy to know each other.
After that day, The Polar Bear left in The Boy’s side, became his guardian angel. They both support each other, encourage each other, move forward, together to find a more beautiful new world.
 
Disposition
MAK Siu-fung / 2014 / Hong Kong / Colour / /17’37” / No dialogue and subtitles
 
● Gold Award, 20th ifva Awards (Animation Category), Hong Kong
● Gold Award, 17th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Best Digital Entertainment (Animation & Visual Effects) Gold Award, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016, Hong Kong
● Best Digital Entertainment (Animation & Visual Effects) - Special Mention (Short Film) & (Animation), Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016, Hong Kong
 
To pursue his prey - a gigantic creature hiding in a snow mountain for years - M the hunter has put himself in a life-threatening situation. An incident which occurred subsequently leads him to a dilemma about what to do.
  
Shear Marks
LAM Ho-tak, KWOK Man-ho, NG Kai-chung / 2015 / Hong Kong / Colour / 8’42” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
 
● Silver Award, 21th ifva Awards (Animation Category), Hong Kong
● Silver Award, 17th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Best Digital Entertainment - Special Mention (Directing) & (Story / Screenplay), .Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016, Hong Kong
● Officially selected, Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival 2016, Korea
● Officially selected, shnit International Shortfilmfestival, Switzerland
● Officially selected, 13th Salento International Film Festival, Italy
                                                                                                                 
The lines marked on the lamppost, which records the height of Chi, carry his childhood memories in the era of resettlement. The frivolous youthful days, the budding first love, the past with no regrets… mixed memories reappear in his mind’s eye, lighting up the innocence in his heart all over again.
 
The Third Hand
CHUI Chun-yu, Wilson / 2015 / Hong Kong / Colour / 3’44” / No dialogue and subtitles
 
● Prize of Effort, 17th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Finalist, 21st ifva Awards (Animation Category), Hong Kong
● Officially selected, 13th Salento International Film Festival, Italy
 
Max is a player in an amateur basketball team but never assigned as a key player because of his chubbiness and clumsiness. Max starts working out in the gym when one day a third hand starts growing inside his body after he gobbled down a bottle of sports drink. Will this hand help Max become an incredible player?

 
Taste the Life
TSUI Ka-hei, Haze / 2011 / Hong Kong / Colour / 2’34” / No dialogue and subtitles
 
● Prize of Effort, 13th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Best Digital Entertainment (Animation) - Silver Award, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2012, Hong Kong
● Certificate of Excellence, 5th Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival, Hong Kong
● Digital Animation Honorable Mention, Taipei International Digital Content Awards 2012, Taiwan
 
Get away from the bustles, let the music of leisure float. Even it’s insignificantly short. A cup of Slurpee and a jazz song, simple yet carry life long. And joy is everywhere we want.
 
Resettlement Memory
LEE Kwok-wai / 2016 / Hong Kong / Colour / 6’37” / In Cantonese with English subtitles
 
● Gold Award, 22nd ifva Awards (Animation Category), Hong Kong
● Silver Award, 18th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Best Digital Entertainment (Animation & Visual Effects) Silver Award, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2017, Hong Kong
● Asian Perspective, DigiCon6 ASIA Silver, Japan
 
A fire in the 1950s destroyed the entire cottage area. In the seven-storey government resettlement block for the victims, it is not uncommon for a family to live together in a mere 200 square feet flat. Accustomed to quantifying income, population, and land supply, how should we quantify the process whereby a flat transforms into a home?
 
Departure
KONG Khong-chang (KONGKEE), LEE Kwok-wai and TSUI Ka-hei, Haze / 2017 / Hong Kong / Colour / 8’02” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
 
● Gold Award, 19th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Gold Mention, DigiCon6 ASIA Silver, Japan
 
2000 years ago, Qu Yuan, a poet and high priest during the Warring States period in ancient China, believed that men could be emancipated from pain by giving up their soul. 2000 years later in Hong Kong, a guy who looked like Qu Yuan set out to uncover the truth of the human soul, searching for a train to Miluo River, the river into which Qu Yuan jumped.
 
World Peacekeepers
Gordon CHIN / 2014 / China, Hong Kong / Colour / 23’00” / In Putonghua with Chinese subtitles
 
● Best TV Animation Award, 7th China International Animation Copyright Fair Golden Goat Award, China
 
China’s first science fiction machine animation, about peacekeeping players using high-tech weapons from the mysterious “black armor” in the hands of the successful rescue of the abducted juvenile occurred after the exclusion of all difficulties, bloody battles to defend their homes inspirational story.
 
Mum Is Born
John CHAN / 2005 / Hong Kong / Colour / 20’00” / No dialogue and subtitles
 
● Gold Award, 11th ifva Awards (Animation Category), Hong Kong
 
Kids take the care of their parents for granted? Is it really the parents’ responsibility to take care of their kids? They see it as their responsibility, or as an assurance for their own future? What if it is reversed? Misunderstandings may lead to better communication, accidents may not be all bad, it all depends how we cope with changes and challenges…
 
Behind the Schoolbag
HO Chun-yu / 2015 / Hong Kong / Colour / 9’30” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
 
● Gold Award, 21th ifva Awards (Animation Category), Hong Kong
● Silver Award, 17th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Audience Choice Award, 17th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Animation Grand Award and Gold Award, 9th Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival, Hong Kong
 
Behind the Schoolbag is a story about salvation of oneself. Shun has experienced painful days during his youth, so he deliberately keeps a distance from others. Living a stressful life, people nowadays is easy to suffer from all sorts of mental illness. Only through self-therapy can one live a life at present.

An Emo Nose
WONG Ping / 2015 / Hong Kong / Colour / 4’23” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
 
● Prize of Effort, 17th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Animation Gold Award, 9th Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival, Hong Kong
● Officially selected, 17th Animated Dreams, Estonia
● Officially selected, Video Art and Experimental Film Festival 2015, USA
● Officially selected, GIRAF Animation Festival 2015, Canada
 
I have lost my interest in any kind of social activities after my nose left me. Am I enjoying loneliness as I thought, or the ugliness of the people around me makes me feel being alone is actually not bad at all?

Chill and Shivering
Vincent YIP, Philip KWOK / 2016 / Hong Kong / Colour / 10’16” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
 
● Special Mention, 22nd ifva Awards (Animation Category), Hong Kong
● Gold Award, 18th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Best Digital Entertainment (Animation & Visual Effects) Gold Award, Hong Kong ICT Awards 2017, Hong Kong
● Honorable Mention, DigiCon6 ASIA Silver, Japan
 
The protagonist is a typical young introvert who does not venture outdoors, lives in his own world, and is obsessed with computers, models and dolls. He occupies an old rented flat. One night, a mysterious thing happens. He is unaware that the dwelling was formerly a shop providing traditional Chinese herbal medical service, and that his environment has become supernatural. The experience turns out to be a life-changing one.
 
Primal War
KWAI Bun / 2013 / Hong Kong / Colour / 1’52” / In English with English subtitles
 
● Prize of Effort, 16th DigiCon6 ASIA Awards (Hong Kong), Hong Kong
● Best Digital Entertainment (Animation) - Special Mention (Copmuter Graphics), Hong Kong ICT Awards 2014, Hong Kong
● Best Animated (2D/3D) Short Film, 24FPS International Animation Awards, India
● Awards of Excellence Winner, Best Shorts Competition, USA
 
Hong Kong in 2033, Victoria Harbour is plagued by alien life forms spawned from the sky. Controlled by a mysterious lady in black, thousands of aliens mobilise itself from their lair to the bridge.


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Public Open Space, G/F, Comix Home Base

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Free Admission

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