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 A Classic of the 1980s Hong Kong New Wave Cinema
Father and Son screening under starlight

With the Victoria Harbour as the backdrop, the Jockey Club ifva Everywhere People’s Cinema – Open-air Screening will be presenting Father and Son directed by Allen Fong. The film depicts the daily happenings between father and son, and with its delicate and down-to-earth style, won him Best Picture and Best Director at the 1st Hong Kong Film Awards. Snacks will be provided and local indie band New Youth Barbershop is invited to perform before the screening.

Date: 4 December 2015 (Fri)
Time: 8:15 pm
Venue: Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza

Father and Son
1981 /
colour / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles / 93'00"
Director: Allen Fong
Synoosis: Law San-muk lives in a wooden squatter area with his family of seven. He works as a clerk in a business house, and is often bullied because he was uneducated. Therefore he does whatever he can to nurture his only son Ka-hing, hoping that he could mobilise upward in the society. However, Ka-hing is only fascinated by cinema, and eventually is kicked out of school, which makes his father furious, unsurprisingly. One day Ka-hing meets orphan Ng Siu-chung, and finds that they share the passion for cinema, so he invites Ka-hing to make experimental films at home…

Allen Fong, like other Hong Kong New Wave Cinema directors Johnny To, Tsui Hark and Ann Hui, started his career with making TV programmes before switching to film. He directed a few episodes of Below the Lion Rock for RTHK, and Father and Son (1981) was his directorial debut for the big screen. The film depicts the daily happenings between father and son, and with its delicate and down-to-earth style, won him Best Picture and Best Director at the 1st Hong Kong Film Awards. Allen Fong is especially good at illustrating the proximity of characters situated in a modern society. A film expressing his own genuine concern for humanity, Father and Son appears to ifva as an obvious choice for the inaugural screening of People’s Cinema.

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Seminar II:
Back to the start, let’s talk about screenplay

10/12/2015 (Thu) | 7:30pm | agnès b. CINEMA
Free of Charge | Conduct in Cantonese
Seat Reservation is needed


This time we will go back to where it all started. Grab your pencil and paper - it’s time to do some screenplay writing!
The first step is the hardest. The most important element prior to the rolling of camera is always the screenplay. The screenplay is the passport to lead you to investors, cast and crew, and eventually your audiences in cinemas. Jockey Club ifva Everywhere ifva+ Seminar II is honoured to have Saville Chan (screenwriter of She Remembers, He Forgets) and Philip Yung (director of Port of Call) to share with us the ups and downs on the road of screenwriting.

Moderator: Ernest Chan
Guest speakers: Saville Chan, Philip Yung

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ifva award-winning Media Art work The Fading Piece is exhibited at the HKTDC InnoDesignTech Expo
3-5/12/2015 | Inspiration Hall (Hall 3), Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Open to public, free Admission


20th ifva Silver Award winner of Media Art Category and The Best Local Work winner Jess Lau, will exhibit her award-winning work The Fading Piece at the HKTDC InnoDesignTech Expo 2015. The exhibition is open to public and free of charge.



【Event Sharing】
Fresh Wave 2015: Box Office Opens!


Fresh Wave 2015 International Short Film Festival will be from 7 to 20 Dec, 34 short films from the local competition session as well as 26 overseas selected shorts will be screened at Broadway Cinematheque. Tickets are now available. Stay tuned and buy tickets!