Twenty Dollars
Director: Lam See-chit
HD/ Hong Kong/ Col/ 2011/ 15'/ In Cantonese with Chinese & English subtitles/ Drama(Fiction)



In the fresh fruit market in Hong Kong, fruits are mixed with prostitution, gambling, drug addiction and gangs. Innocence is sold at $20.


About the Director
Lam See-chit, born in 1988, completed her film and television studies in the Academy of Film at Hong Kong Baptist University in 2011. Twenty Dollars is her graduation project.


Festival / Screening History and Award Record (excerpt)

  • Official Selection, International Competition, Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2012, France
  • Official Selection, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2012, Netherlands
  • Second prize (Personal Project Competition), International Federation Against Copyright Theft – Greater China 2011, Hong Kong
  • Official Selection, International Competition, International Short Film Festival shnit 2011, Switzerland
  • Prize-of-Effort, 13th Digicon6 (Hong Kong Region), Hong Kong
  • Best Director, International University Student Short Film Competition, Macau
  • International Movie Festival 2011, China


Remarks shared after Festival visit

This project encourages film makers in Hong Kong to broaden their horizon, and helps them to learn more about the film industry. The journey however provides opportunities for film makers to expand their career network, but also heighten their exposure to other international production to trigger inspiration and ideas. In a broader sense, the project also introduces Hong Kong film to foreign audience, and at the same time bring forth Hong Kong film industry to an international platform.

— Shared by Lam See-chit, director of Twenty Dollars after attending the 41st International Film Festival Rotterdam in Netherlands, under the sponsorship of NAE.




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