23rd ifva Festival: NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Film Highlights

Five award-winning titles being screened at 2018 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market with the sponsorship from CreateHK under NAE were brought back to local platform. At the 23rd ifva Festival, audience revisited stories that have brought pride to Hong Kong.

Date: 8 March 2018
Time: 16:00
Duration: 56’
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema

Oh! Million Fist!
Hugh cho

Hong Kong / 2017 / Col / 7’ 48” / No dialogue and subtitles Dance and martial arts share the same origin. Having practised martial arts for years, a long-term practitioner of martial arts, dancer Hugh Cho, develops a choreography based on fight scenarios. Playing with camera angles and speed of movement, Cho merges dance with action movie and its shooting technique to create a new kind of screendance.
I am Not Pretty
Keung Yin-ni, Sin Man-ting

Hong Kong / 2017 / Col / 6’ 00” / No Dialogue and subtitles Della always puts on heavy make-up, for it makes her feel more confident, look adorable for her loved one and get preferential treatment. Many embarrassing moments happen because of that. With Society’s tendency to judge a book its cover, Della believes that appearance means everything and intend to deceive the world with heavy make-up.
Who Stole My Dream
Liu Xiao-hu

Hong Kong / 2016 / Col / 9’ 17” / In Cantonese and Putonghua with Chinese and English Subtitles Kit, a student from Mainland, was rushed up on by Long who bosses around in school. Kit hopes to pursuit his dream as an artist, but Long took revenge on him. Finally Kit decides to let go and keep chasing his dream. Retiring from public life, the depression of a famous star, LilyMoon remained a secret until the discovery of a long-gone autobiography manuscript. What’s left without the spotlight on stage?
Lost Cemeteries
Ho Ying-kuen

Hong Kong / 2016 / Col / 25’ 58” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles 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.
St. Zombian’s
Jessie Kwok

Hong Kong / 2016 / Col / 7’ 30” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles At St. Zombian’s, there are only three zombie students and one beautiful half-zombie half-human hybrid who takes on multiple roles as headmaster, teacher and tutor. The three students learn to imitate humans, and one of them even dreams to become a singer…
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