Film Title

Through The Looking Glass
Director: Hung Tsz-ching


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2014
Duration 15'30
Colour Color
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis Inspired by the sequel of Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass portrays the seventeen-year old Alice falls into the other side of the mirror world, after following the rabbit to its hole at school. Since then, weird incidents occur…
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Remarks shared after Festival

“I’m a fan of horror and
fantastic movies. That’s why I want to make my own version of the sequel of « Alice in wonderland». I named the girl
Alice.. [More]
“I’m a fan of horror and
fantastic movies. That’s why I want to make my own version of the sequel of « Alice in wonderland». I named the girl
Alice. It’s a fun story but makes the audience chilled, and I hope when they
look at the mirror alone, they will think about my short film and their
reflection coming alive.

This short film
belongs to one of my school projects. I was very surprised and excited when
I’ve learnt that I’ve been chosen to attend Clermont Ferrand International
Short Film Festival and market. I’m really thankful for festival invitation. I haven’t expected that a local
awarded short film can lead me to France and bring me so many opportunities.

Once in Clermont
Ferrand, I’ve realised that short films were really important. Not only for
film academy students, but also for professionals. Many professionals are
dedicated their life to make great short films and they are really proud of
being a short film director. The audience is really respectful and really
appreciate short film productions. It’s hard to make an intensive and impactful
story in only 30 minutes or even less. For French people, a good short film can
be as powerful as Picasso’s or Beethoven’s masterpiece, it’s a therapy to heal
people. While in Hong Kong, once graduated from film academy school, most of
the students give up producing short films. As for the audience, they are
looking for something more entertaining and prefer to watch movies to kill

One of my favorite
Fresh New Wave director, Agnes VARDA, came to the short film festival. I’m so
glad that we did meet many iconic directors and professionals at any time during
this event. They cheered us a lot and gave us precious advises.

Lately, I wrote
another horror script. I’m applying for the biggest short film festival in Hong
Kong and I’m still waiting for the results. Thanks to this trip financed by NAE,
I’ve learnt that in France, there are several film festivals exclusively dedicated
to fantastic and horror category, for example: Strasbourg European Fantastic
Film Festival. Even in 2010, the theme of Clermont Ferrand International Short
Film Festival and Market was zombie. It’s wonderful
to see in France, the film industry provides many opportunities to filmmakers
and fan of horror category, and they can promote themselves in a very
professional way.”

Shared by Hung
Tsz-ching Michelle,
director of Through the Looking Glass after attending Clermont-Ferrand
International Short Film Festival & Market 2016 in France, under the
sponsorship of NAE.

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