Film Title

Shear Marks
Director: Kwok Man-ho, Lam Ho-tak, Ng Kai-chung


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2015
Duration 8'42
Colour Color
Language In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Animation
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis The lines marked on the lamppost, which records the height of Chi, carry his childhood memories in the era of resettlement. The frivolous youthful days, the budding first love, the past with no regrets… mixed memories reappear in his mind’s eye, lighting up the innocence in his heart all over again.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

This trip was quite enriching. I get to know animation industry in other countries. The range of topics covered by the short films there is quite wide, from discussion on life, greediness, desire, to humor, preaching, gaming etc. Productions are of big-scale, and you can see the effort they have put on the small details.

I learned a lot from the discussion between animation makers and I. It was really eye-opening. In free time I visited numerous museums to understand the history and culture there. I believe these experiences will be helpful on my upcoming animation production.”

— Shared by Kwok Man-Ho, director of Shear Marks, after attending Cartoons on the Bay - International Cross-media and Children's Television Festival 2016 in Venice, under the sponsorship of NAE.

“Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival is one of the largest animation festival in the world. It is a great experience for an animator to participate and visit. The festival had selected the very best works from over 2000 submissions all over the world, so all the selected works were of high quality. I am amazed by the animation technic, story and idea of the works. All the works selected are from different countries. The difference in cultures usually have obvious effects on the ideas of works and generated many out-of-the-box stories. It was a very great chance to see different cultures from all around the world in one festival. By visiting this festival, I learnt a lot of new ideas and technics that I have never seen before. It helped me to better understand how animation is going on in different countries and this has really helped a lot on my future planning.”

Shared by Lam Ho-tak, director of Shears Marks, after attending the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival 2016 in South Korea, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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