FILMART 2019: NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Film Highlights

To boost the profile of Hong Kong short films through the international distributor/festival/filmmaker community, a booth will be set up at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) 2019, which reached out around 8,000 buyers and exhibitors each year, from 18 March to 21 March 2019.

This year, eight outstanding titles having been sponsored by CreateHK under NAE to participate in international film festivals or are now again have an opportunity to be presented to distributors, broadcasters, festival organisers and sales agents from around the world. These stories about people from different walks of life telling in incredible film languages will definitely touch the audiences’ heart.

“NEW ACTION EXPRESS” Short Film Highlights
18 March 2019 21 March 2019
2pm 12:45pm
Duration: 110’
Meeting Room N211-N212, HKCEC Meeting Room N102-N103, HKCEC

Lam Hei-chun

2018 | Col | 25’ 35” | In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles

After years of illness, Ken’s wife finally passes away. Ken returns to his job as streetlight repairman after the funeral. Having to work at night, he rarely sees his daughter Ann, who develops a fear for darkness since her mother dies. Often left alone at home, she learns to grow up at a tender age. She makes her father agree to go out and play with her on the night of Mid-Autumn Festival, but Ken breaks the promise because of work. During the festive season, father and daughter try hard to re-capture moments of love and concern for each other.
Ho Chung-ken

2018 | Col | 29’ 15” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Acting is not always a life of glamour and excitement, and is often filled with sweat and tears. Devoted actor Gus is crushed when he fails to cry on cue. As self-doubt sinks in, he hears that his father has suffered a sunstroke. He decides to help at his father’s company and cast his dream aside. When his friend Mo offers him a role in a new film, he declines but not before Mo shoves him the script. When he starts to read the script at night, he is amazed to find that the plot is identical to the events around him. In the realm of a dream-like script or a script-like dream, Gus ponders his life as an actor and finds his own direction.
Che Chun-hei

2018 | Col | 30’ 00” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Brother Shing assigns a hitman named Howard to kill an old man. While the old man is walking the dog, Howard fatally shoots the old man with a sniper. The old man dies leaving his mongrel alone. The mongrel stays alone but waits for his master who will never come back again. Having known this, Howard decides to accompany it until next mission. They rely on each other and gradually become a pair of good partners. One day, Howard accidentally kills a female student who tries to bully the mongrel. Things start to get out of control. Howard discovers that the mongrel actually is…
Silent Sky
Anthony Tang

2018 | Col | 24’ 46” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Tin Long, a 17-year-old boy, suffers a heavy blow after his best friend Chi Hong’s suicide for no reason. He can hardly accept nor understand it, yet school life carries on. Under the warmest sunlight bury the deepest sadness and loneliness. Putting together the fragments of the bygones which have been neglected before, the truth of Chi Hong’s suicide gradually surfaces. Understanding the sorrow and desperation from which his best friend has been suffering, how should Tin Long go his own way? On the edge of life or death, how would Tin Long survive in the cruel world? Would God give a helping hand? Who will listen to our purest hearts?
Short Film Gallery: Highlights from Hong Kong Arts Centre
19 March 2019 21 March 2019
10am 2:45pm
Duration: 50’
Meeting Room N211-N212, HKCEC Meeting Room N102-N103, HKCEC

The Little Iron Chef
Eddie Hui

2016 | Col | 9’ 15” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Upon a time in the basement laundry room of a Chinese Restaurant, Little Iron lives a mundane life of ironing napkins, aprons and table cloths. On a fateful day, he tasted the delicacy that was left on a tablecloth and discovered his passion for cooking and developed an unstoppable desire to become a chef. He must find out what goes on in the mystery kitchen. Not even Iron Mother’s repeated warnings can stop him.
Ho Fung

2016 | Col | 7’ 27” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

In every school, there must be a person who is the center of attention. Since junior secondary, Mei-sheng has shot a number of advertisements and movies. Everyone in the school nicknames her ‘Goddess’ and boys love to please her. For an ordinary boy like Hei, she is definitely out of reach…
Victoria and Wilhelm Tell
Yung Tsz-hong

2016 | Col | 25’ 58” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

This is a story takes place in Hong Kong where the 1997 handover did not happen. In 2003, Lapyan, a Form Four student stays at home because of SARS (virulent infectious disease caused by coronavirus). A girl who is his new neighbour visits him and spends time with him all day. Lap-yan does not realise the changes of the outside world, which will affect his own future.
See You Again, Lillian
Lam Sui-hei Dunhill

2016 | Col | 7’ 23” | In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Fighting against his tragic past, Noelia submerged in an emotional journey. He explores the limits of friendship, the drama and the resurgence of people in search for his destination.
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