Film Title

Disappearing in Central
Director: Chu Hoi-ying


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Production Country Hong Kong
Production Year 2013
Duration 21’ 08”
Colour Colour
Language In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles
Genre Documentary
Shooting Format HD
Synopsis In the 70s and 80s,the printing industry was extremely active in Hong Kong,especially in Central and Sheung Wan districts. Not only have the old skills and color of Hong Kong been disappearing, but also the human warmth associated with the industry.
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Remarks shared after Festival visit

"I am so glad to be a part of the Cannes Film Festival, joining filmmakers from other parts of the world, which is encouraging for me to move even forward towards my dream. Thank you NAE for the subsidy. It is beneficial for Hong Kong arising filmmakers to earn more opportunities to exchange abroad.”

— Shared by Chu Hoi-ying, director of Disappearing in Central, after attending Short Film Palme d-or & Short Film Corner, 67th Festival de Cannes in France, under the sponsorship of NAE.

"Got a great chance not only share my film to others but also a great opportunity to watch so many short films of high standard!"

— Shared by Chu Hoi-ying, director of Disappearing in Central, after attending Busan international Short Film Festival in South Korea, under the sponsorship of NAE.

“Thank you for the invitation of NAE and we had the opportunity to show our piece in the largest short film festival in Europe and have film screening. In the festival, I have viewed many experimental short films with high quality, the topics are very broad and I have gained some inspiration for production in the future. Moreover, I met a French documentary film director and we have exchanged some thoughts about films and discussed about the opportunities for further coorperation. I would like to thank you for the staff of NAE once again, they promote Hong Kong’s short films to all over the world diligently. As one of the young Hong Kong directors, I must pay more effort to make the films.”

— Shared by Chu Hoi-ying, director of Disappearing in Central, after attending Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival & Market 2015 in France, under the sponsorship of NAE

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