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天唐
Close to Heaven
Director: Chan Hon-yan

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2016
Duration 14'13
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis The Taiwanese girl came to Hong Kong and looked for her boyfriend. In hostel "Tin Tong”, she met a long stay HongKonger, through his binocular, she had the city view from hostel rooftop, and she started to review the meaning of the trip.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit


Thank you HKAC and “ifva 48-hour Challenge” for giving my team and I an opportunity to make Close to Heaven. Also, I have to thank NAE for sponsoring my trip to Italy to attend the festival.

From pre-task planning to fundraising to production to distribution, the short film industry in Europe is comparatively maturer and given great attention. I believe cultural diversity plays an important role in the flourishing state of the industry.

In addition to providing fertile ground for filmmakers to sharpen their film-making skills, more importantly, short films help people better appreciate films and encourage filmmakers to make films innovatively.

Although the short film market in Hong Kong would not take shape anytime soon, all forms of sponsorship and competition for short films are worth more time and resource. NAE is scheme providing opportunity for young creators to broaden their horizons.

If NAE could let more than one crew member visit the festivals together, it would be more beneficial to both the director and the producer. This is also the key to the sustainable development in the Hong Kong short film industry.


—Shared by Chan Hon-yan, director of Close to Heaven, after attending the Corti Da Sogni Antonio Ricci - International Short Film Festival.


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