The Drifting Love (RTHK Programme Commissioning)
Director: Franky Cheung
Hong Kong/ Col/ 2010/ 13’42”'/ In Cantonese with English subtitles/  Animation



They did not know each other but loved each other deep down in their hearts. Their paths finally crossed in a storm, but it also separated them. The man was thrown to the sea. The girl tried to salvage him but failed. They drifted apart and lived on two poles ever after. The sea level rose because of the climate change and land became scarce. Several decades later, more and more people lived on the sea. Occasionally during a ship gathering, the two finally met again.


About the Director

Franky Cheung, ten-year working experience of animation. Fond of artistic matters and paintings since childhood. Graduated with a commercial designs and paintings diploma. Has deep interest in films and animation creations.

In the past few years, Franky designed and created numbers of short animated films, TV commercials, and music videos.


Festival / Screening History and Award Record (excerpt)

  • 2012 (India) Official Selection (Competition), Mumbai International Film Festival
  • 2011 (Hong Kong) Hong Kong ICT Awards, Best Digital Entertainment (Animation). Certificate of Merit (Music and Sound) & Best Entertainment Award
  • 2010 (Hong Kong) First Prize (Hong Kong Region) & Encouragement Award, 12th TBS DigiCon6 Award


Remarks shared after Festival visit

“Main focus of the festival is on documentary and local culture, and the local works are good at frawing and talking it.”
— Shared by Franky Cheung, director of The Drifting Love, after attending Mumbai International Film Festival 2012 in India, under the sponsorship of NAE.

(Photo from Mumbai International Film Festival homepage)




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