Director: Lam Sum
16mm/ Hong Kong / Col/ 2011/ 23'/ In Cantonese and Udu with Chinese & English subtitles/ Drama(Fiction)



Fai, a ten years old boy who’s a new immigrant from mainland China, he lives in a narrow suite with his mother and his step-father. The step-father loves gambling, the mother works long hours and seldom at home, Fai vaguely has the idea of “family”. One day, he met a Pakistani boy Khan, who was born and raised in Hong Kong. Khan, as a local, shown Fai of his new home and brought him to family dinners. However, while the friendship is building up, Khan’s family has to move out of the community because of the city redevelopment and the rising property cost. The city seems lonely and helpless for everyone. The only thing Fai wants to do, is to bid Khan farewell, the only connection between this city and him.


About the Director

Lam Sum, born on 12 of July 1985, Hong Kong. Lam is an independent short film/documentary filmmaker graduated from School of Film and TV, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lam is also a social movement activist, his work mostly focus on social issue. Video works include the documentary Beyond the Queen (2007), Dream Tour (2008), Night for Day (2009), and graduate work, Drifting (2011). He is now filming a documentary about an activist in Hong Kong, begins with one step (funded by CNEX 2.0).



  • Oasis (2012)
  • Loft in the Air (2012)
  • Night for Day (2009)
  • Beyond the Queen (2007)


Festival / Screening History and Award Record (excerpt)

  • Finalist, International Competition, 14th Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival, Israel
  • Official Selection, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Selection, Jockey Club Cine Academy (JCCA) Joint Universities Programme, 2012, Hong Kong
  • Screening, The 9th Hong Kong Social Movement Film Festival, Hong Kong
  • Finalist, International Competition, The 9th SKENA UP International Students Film and Theatre Festival, Kosovo
  • Screening, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts School of Film and Television- Academy Film and Television Graduation Screening, 2010-2011, Hong Kong




Remarks shared after Festival visit

"Through the support from Hong Kong Short Film: New Action Express, I was given the opportunity to travel to Kosovo and Israel to attend both film festivals, which was an eye-opening experience for myself. I had the opportunity to travel abroad, to live and to experience foreign culture and arts, and to learn the concept and philosophy on the film directing and producing by the filmmakers all around the world. As a young learner intending to pursue a career in creative media and film production, this journey definitely evoked and strengthened my ambition to create in the future." — Shared by Lam Sum, director of Drifting, comments after attending the 9th SKENA UP International Students Film and Theatre Festival in Kosovo and the 14th Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival in Israel under the sponsorship of NAE.



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