Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase – The 19th ifva festival

Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase – The 19th ifva festival

When: Mar 21, 2014 Fri 19:00
Where: agnès b. CINEMA – Hong Kong Arts Centre

ifva

Founded in 1995, ifva serves as a platform that actively promotes and encourages creative talents in Asia, making short films, videos, animation and interactive media. With a cutting-edge vision and highlight independent spirit, ifva has evolved to promote different visual cultures while exploring the boundless potential of creative media. In addition to the annual competition and festival, ifva curates a host of programmes under two initiatives, “Cultivation” and “Engagement”. By connecting creative communities all over the world, ifva aims to engage everyone in the art of creation. ifva is also a core event of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong.

Russian dancer in China, Singaporean soldier in Taiwan, Korean city hunter, Iranian father and son… People across Asia enact stories of love, death, displacement and human rights in these 10 titles,forming a short film marathon of over 3 hours.

 

220′ / With after screening discussion

 

Movies

Still Movie
Killing A Pig Without Mao

Killing A Pig Without Mao

Huang Zhenqian / China / Col / 13’38” / In Putonghua with English subtitles

Meiling, a Chinese young apprentice in the slaughterhouse excels in the art of killing the pig. One day while cleaning, she discovers the statutes dusty in the refrigerator.

See Tiger Together

See Tiger Together

Zhou Xiaoran / China / Col / 29’53” / In Putonghua and Russian with Chinese and English subtitles

Tanya, a Russian dancing girl new to China, meets a Chinese boy Youzi who is not local, either. They find sustenance in each other out of loneliness, even though they speak different languages. Tanya plans to invite Youzi to see tigers, but Youzi leaves the city without saying goodbye.

The Poet and Singer The Poet and Singer

Bi Gan / China / B&W / 22’00” / Guizhou dialect with Chinese and English subtitles

This is a story about sin and redemption.

The Questioning

The Questioning

Zhu Rikun / China / Col / 20’30” / In Putonghua with English subtitles

One day in July 2012, I drove to Xinyu, Jiangxi Province to cheer some local human right activists there. We found ourselves tailed. At 12 o’clock at night, some policemen came to our room and started the so-called “room inspection”.

Butter Lamp

Butter Lamp

Hu Wei / China / Col / 15’00” / In Tibetain with English subtitles

A young itinerant photographer and his assistant suggest to Tibetan nomads to photograph them in front of various background.

When the Cold Wind Blows

When the Cold Wind Blows

Chiang Wei-liang / Singapore / Col / 20’00” / In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles

On their last night together, a young couple takes a walk through the streets of Taipei.

Dreams in the Depths Dreams in the Depths

Armin Isarian / Iran / Col / 12’18” / In Persian with English subtitles

A young boy and his father in a tunnel under the border walls are waiting to bargain their goods with the people from another side of the walls. The boy wants to have a bicycle and his father tries to excuse.

The Busy Young Psychic

The Busy Young Psychic

Chen Ho-yu / Taiwan / Col / 29’00” / In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles

With her extraordinary ability to see the dead, a teenage girl, working as a psychic in a temple at night, confronts traditional values and the superstitions of adults, all while trying to get to the birthday party of a classmate she has a crush on.

Badbud Badbud

Song Kyung Heub / South Korea / Col / 27’00” / In Korean with English subtitles

Gho is the writer of a comic book called “Bad Bug”. He tells the story of a hunter who protects humanity from the Bad Bugs. The comic means more to Gho than just a job. It’s his life. Gho is the Hunter, and he fights the Bad Bugs every night.

On the Air

On the Air

Hsu Chia-wen / Taiwan / Col / 29’06” / In Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles

A-Yi is a big fan of pop idol Jay Chou, and his favorite song is “Nunchucks”. One day, his Granny brings home a tape recorder, which gives A-Yi an idea…

 

Ticket: HK$60 / $35
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