Film Title

Where Have the Flowers Gone?
Director: Chan Sin Hong


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2017
Duration 06'02''
Colour Colour
Language No Dialogue and Subtitles
Genre Animation
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis A piggy pursuing dream in the big city, but in reality all efforts seemed powerless and even lost his way. The classic movies of the silent era, Metropolis and Modern Times, retold through a lovable porcine protagonist.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

SICAF is one the the biggest animation festival in Asia which categorizes animation and cartoon animation. Apart from the typical independent animation we see in animation festival, there are also cartoon animations series such as "Fist of the North Star", "King of Prism", "The Prince of Darkness", "The Garden of Words" and "Your Name". However, it made me ponder that is it independent animation or cartoon animation do animators truly want to do.

— Shared by Chan Sin-hong, director of Where have the flowers gone after attending Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival 2017 in Korea, under the sponsorship of NAE.

I really appreciate that NAE gives me this opportunity to promote my animation. I’m very honored to be invited by NAE and get the support from Hongkong government. During the festival, I was amazed by the high standard short films and the endless creativity of international animators.

For competitions to film market, from professional forums to special screenings, the organization of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival is very mature. I believe that filmmakers such as directors and producers, and audience members alike can gain much from this festival.

My animation reflects hongkong people’s daily working life. I’ve used a very cute character which is a pig to represent hard-working Hongkong people. The animation reflects the philosophy of how to survive in such a fast paced society. I’m glad to hear that through the NAE promotion, different festivals have shown their interests in my animation.

The audience here in Clermont was awesome, they were curious about the animations. I’ve attended an animation screening and the theatre was full of teenager students. The usage of short films is easy for educational purposes. In France, the short film plays an important role in education on the basis of high school and university students. Although I’ve attended other international festival, they can’t compare with the influency of Clermont Ferrand international short film festival.

— Shared by Chan Sin-hong, director of Where have the flowers gone after attending Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival & Market 2018 in France, under the sponsorship of NAE.

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