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天唐
Close to Heaven
Director: Chan Hon-yan

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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2016
Duration 14'13
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
Genre Drama
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis The Taiwanese girl came to Hong Kong and looked for her boyfriend. In hostel "Tin Tong”, she met a long stay HongKonger, through his binocular, she had the city view from hostel rooftop, and she started to review the meaning of the trip.
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Remarks shared after Festival


Thank you HKAC and “ifva 48-hour Challenge”
for giving my team and I an opportunity to make Close to Heaven.
Also, I have to thank NAE for sponsoring my trip to Italy to attend the
festival.


From pre-task planning to fundraising to
production to distribution, the short film industry in Europe is comparatively
maturer and given great attention.. [More]
Thank you HKAC and “ifva 48-hour Challenge”
for giving my team and I an opportunity to make Close to Heaven.
Also, I have to thank NAE for sponsoring my trip to Italy to attend the
festival.


From pre-task planning to fundraising to
production to distribution, the short film industry in Europe is comparatively
maturer and given great attention. I believe cultural diversity plays an
important role in the flourishing state of the industry.


In addition to providing fertile ground for
filmmakers to sharpen their film-making skills, more importantly, short films
help people better appreciate films and encourage filmmakers to make films
innovatively.


Although the short film market in Hong Kong
would not take shape anytime soon, all forms of sponsorship and
competition for short films are worth more time and resource. NAE is scheme
providing opportunity for young creators to broaden their horizons.


If NAE could let more than one crew member
visit the festivals together, it would be more beneficial to both the director
and the producer. This is also the key to the sustainable development in the
Hong Kong short film industry.





—Shared by Chan Hon-yan, director of Close
to Heaven, after attending the Corti Da Sogni Antonio Ricci - International
Short Film Festival.

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