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The Finest Collection
The 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival presents
Short Films from All around the Globe
"Short Film Competition" and "Beautiful 2012"
19 March, 2012 － An important feature of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is its selection and presentation of outstanding films from around the world. HKIFF's support of short films is not only to showcase exceptional works, but also to encourage young filmmakers in their careers.
The HKIFF is engaged with short films including an international "Short Film Competition"; and the production of short films by established filmmakers in the Beautiful 2012 series.
Some of the HKIFF screenings will be attended by the director and actors to share their filmmaking experiences with the audience.
Short Film Competition
With support from the Jockey Club Charities Trust through the Jockey Club Cine Academy (JCCA), the Short Film Competition has continued to attract high quality entries. This year sees 20 finalists from around world, including Europe and the Americas, competing for the Grand Prize and Jury Prize.
The short films cover a range of subjects from human relations, love, suspense and mystery, fantasy and animation (please see appendix for details). The films will be screened in four programmes, each kicking off with a title from Beautiful 2012.
As a further sign of its development under JCCA, the Competition has inaugurated a new Special Prize (Hong Kong) for local filmmakers that is designed to encourage their creativity and competitiveness.
All the winners in the Short Film Competition will be announced at the Awards Gala evening at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Tsimshatsui, on April 3, 2012.
Film Quattro - Beautiful 2012
The Quattro Hong Kong series, inaugurated in 2010, was created as a celebration of the city of Hong Kong. This year the omnibus project is supported by Youku and produced by the HKIFF Society. The project features four commissioned short works directed by critically acclaimed filmmakers including, Ann Hui (My Way), Tsai Ming-Liang (Walker), Gu Changwei (Long Tou) and Kim Tae-yong (You are More Than Beautiful). My Way is based on a true story, Long Tou explores the indefinable future and fate, Walker discusses urbanisation and You are More Than Beautiful propagates love to everyone in the world (please see appendix for details). The finished work will have its world premiere at the upcoming 36th HKIFF.
About Hong Kong International Film Festival Society
The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organization dedicated to the discovery and promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film.
Through its year-round programmes, the mission of the Society is to strengthen global appreciation of Chinese film culture and to promote inspiring films from around the world, enriching the cultural life of Hong Kong.
Committed to the development of a vibrant film culture in Hong Kong and Asia, the Society presents three annual flagship events in March and April: The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and the Asian Film Awards (AFA).
Passionately believing in the power of films to unite cultures and generations, the HKIFFS is devoted to giving thousands of film lovers around the region direct access to the world's most inspiring films all year round. |
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