With the students returning to school, HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) collaborated with Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University and presented eight animated shorts, which were screened at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market 2019, to their students majoring in Film, Television and New Media during the Activity Week. The directors were also invited to share their experience in filmmaking with the up-and-coming young creative talents in the film industry in the post-screening Q&A session.
Date: 16 October 2019
Time: 2:30pm
Duration: 64’
Venue: Rm 701 Lecture Theatre, 7/F, HKBU Shek Mun Campus, 8 On Muk Street, Shek Mun, Shatin
*Free admission, with after-screening discussion

Dragon's Delusion – Assassination
Kongkee (Kong Khong-chang), Lee Kwok-wai, Tsui Ka-hei Haze

Hong Kong / 2018 / Col / 10’ / No dialogue with Chinese and English subtitles

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?
Mak Siu-fung

Hong Kong / 2019 / Col / 6’ 17” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

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?
Toxic Relationship
Step Cheung

Hong Kong / 2018 / Col / 3’ 36” / No dialogue and subtitles

“Human race will just surrender to fear by betraying our true feeling.” – Taizo Kato

The value and happiness of people should not be built on others. If you try to find someone to complete your life, your self-value will become dependent on others and will feel incomplete when you lose this person.
Kin’s Hair
Chan Kwun-chung, Wong Tsz-yin, Chang See-wan

Hong Kong / 2018 / Col / 5’ 51” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

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.
Wong Ping’s Fables 2
Wong Ping

Hong Kong / 2019 / Col / 3’24” / No dialogue and subtitles

Moral lessons for the modern children
Mok Chun-hei

Hong Kong / 2019 / Col / 13’31” / No dialogue and subtitles

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
Nicolas Lesaffre

Hong Kong / 2018 / Col / 3’ 40” / No dialogue with Chinese and English subtitles

A magic character appears after a young woman ignored several of her dad's phone calls.

An innovative time machine will make them experience the changes in Hong Kong over the past 30 years and somehow remind us how family is key in our lives.
Another World
Ng Kai-chung

Hong Kong / 2019 / Col / 14’ 01” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

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.
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