Puff the Magic Dragon
Director: Ho Ka-ho
Hong Kong / Col & B/W/ 2010/ 5'/ No dialogue and subtitles / Animation



Wandering aimlessly in a state of loneliness and confusion
Crawling through a decadent life
Floating in between reality and simulation
Searching unconsciously
The self I see is the seeing self
A vicious cycle


About the Director

Ho Ka-ho graduated from the School of Creative Media of City University of Hong Kong in 2009.

He is engaged in the motion graphic and animation production. His animation work Puff the Magic Dragon was being crowned Silver Award (Animation Category) in the 16th ifva Awards and also received the prize Honorary Mention at the up-and-coming International Film Festival Hannover in Germany.


Festival / Screening History and Award Record (excerpt)

  • 2012 (India) Finalist, International Competition (Animation), Mumbai International Film Festival
  • 2011 (Hong Kong) Silver Award, Animation Category, 16th ifva Awards
  • 2011 (Germany) Honorary Mention, 11th Hannover up-and-coming Film Festival,
  • 2011 (Germany) Official Selection, interFilm International Short Film Festival Official 2011 (South Korea) Selection, 3rd Seoul International Extreme-Short Film Image & Film Festival
  • 2011 (Japan) Winning work, Division II: "CG Animation Theater", ASIAGRAPH in Tokyo
  • 2011 (Russia) Screening, Panorama, OPEN CINEMA International Film Festival
  • 2010 (Taiwan) Selection, Asia program, Ex!t Experimental Media Art Festival Official




Remarks shared after Festival visit

"Been to two international Film Festivals in Germany, not only do I saw fabulous works from another country, I also met the Animator that I admired, and surprisingly received an award - that is an unforgettable experience to me." — Shared by Ho Ka-ho, director of Puff the Magic Dragon, after attending the interFilm International Short Film Festival 2011 and the 11th Hannover up-and-coming Film Festival in Germany, under the sponsorship of NAE.




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