The Launch
Director: Lam Chi-chung
Hong Kong/ Col/ 2010/ 5’20”/ No dialogue and subtitles/ Animation



A machinist is going to make an elevator linking to the moon. However the elevator seems to have something wrong.

In order to get it fixed and achieve his dream, he has no way but to make a heavy decision…


About the Director

Chung Lam is a digital artist who thinks animation is a world of fantasy. He would like to swap his treasures for pursuing this world.


Festival / Screening History and Award Record (excerpt)

  • Finalist, International Competition (Animation), Mumbai International Film Festival 2012, India
  • Official Selection, 53rd Corona Cork Film Festival, Ireland
  • Grand Award, 4th Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival, Hong Kong
  • Finalist, Animation Category, 16th ifva Awards, Hong Kong


Remarks shared after Festival visit

"The trip was really fantastic that I could have much sharing made with the people who love films very much – not only filmmakers, but also the citizens there at the Festival. The cultural atmosphere in Cork was really good! The trip serves a great chance for me to watch many films that we rarely get reach of in Hong Kong, I really got my horizon broadened and I cannot wait to start preparing for my new filmmaking project now." — Shared by Lam Chi-chung, director of The Launch, after attending the 53rd Corona Cork Film Festival in Ireland, under the sponsorship of NAE.




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