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The 21st ifva Awards -
Open Category Finalist Showcases and Jury Recommendation

From political reality, gender identity, education system to gourmet and everyday life, Hongkongers are still striving to get hold of their own destiny. Ten young film talents, with their cameras in hand, each telling a Hong Kong story of one’s style.

Open Category Finalist Showcase Programme 1
27/2 (Sat) | 2pm | agnès b. CINEMA

Open Category Finalist Showcase Programme 2
27/2 (Sat) | 7pm | agnès b. CINEMA
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Every year, ifva jury would face: too many outstanding works, too few quotas for finalists. Two public screenings are arranged to share with audience these recommended picks by the different jury members.

Jury Recommendation Programme 1
26/2 (Fri) | 7:30pm | Free Admission

Jury Recommendation Programme 2
28/2 (Sun) | 7:30pm | Free Admission
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Media archeologist Erkki Huhtamo
Master Class and Public Seminar

While moving image technology has progressed drastically in the recent years, its fundamentals go back several hundreds of years. They are still worth exploring - especially those that are still in use and being rediscovered. We have invited Erkki Huhtamo, pioneering media archaeologist, historian, curator and currently a Professor in the Departments of Design Media Arts, and Film, Television, and Digital Media at the University of California, Los Angeles, to tell the story of the early “illusions in motion” he has researched in a public seminar, and to search for the roots of media arts in the master class.

Master Class -Art in the Rear-View Mirror: Media Archaeology and Contemporary Art
28/2 (Sun) | 11am–1:30pm | McAulay Studio | Conducted in English | Deadline for Application: 24/2 (Wed)
Target: Media artists and media art students. Successful applicants will be notified individually by mid-February.
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Public Seminar: The Hidden Treasures of Media Culture
28/2 (Sun) | 3:15 -4:30pm | McAulay Studio | Free of Charge, conducted in English
Target: Public audience with no prior knowledge. Reserve your seat now>>>

CINEMA 2.0 Surviving the Glass System: Media Art Exhibition
cum The 21st ifva Awards - Media Art Category Finalist Exhibition

This year, ifva joins hand with art.ware again to curate the annual media art exhibition CINEMA 2.0 with the theme around the concept of surveillance, bringing works from international artists Julian Oliver (New Zealand/ Germany), Adam Harvey (USA) and Björn Schülke (Germany) to explore the seemingly unrelated connections between cinema and surveillance.
Together with the finalists works of the 21st ifva Awards Media Art Category. These 10 media art pieces come from all over Asia including South Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The result of Media Art Category will be announced at the opening ceremony.

Exhibition Opening: 25/2 (Thu) | 6:30pm
Date: 25/2-12/3, 12-8pm
Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre (Free Admission)

Meet the Artists
25/2 (Thu) | 4:30-6pm | Pao Galleries
International artists Julian Oliver, Adam Harvey and also the finalists will be here to share their creative ideas.

Adam Harvey’s Face Detention workshop
28/2 (Sun) | 2-3pm | Pao Galleries
Adam Harvey will share the mechanism of different face-detection devices, and teach you how to make use of make-ups and camouflage to prevent your face from be “tagged” !

Curator Guided Tour
28/2 (Sun) | 5-6pm | Pao Galleries
Guided tour led by curator Ip Yuk-yiu to share with visitors his curatorial concepts.
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Guided Tour for public
Public groups may request reservations for guided tours which is lasts for about 45minutes. The group must have at least 15 persons but no more than 25 persons. Interested organizations are welcome to apply.

Enquiry: fng@hkac.org.hk / 2582 0291

“All About Us 2015/16: Imagination” Student Creative Film Showcase
28/2 (Sun) | 4:15pm | agnès b. CINEMA | Free Admission


A creative film production scheme designed especially for ethnic minority youths in Hong Kong. Students continue to transform their stories through moving images. In six different shorts, it refracts the multiple layers of ups and downs, friendship, love, and students’ responses to happenings around them. Creativity breaks all barriers to connect different communities across ethnic groups.

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“ifva Young Filmmakers 2015/16: Identity”
Student Creative Film Showcase

28/2 (Sun) | 2:30pm | agnès b. CINEMA | Free Admission

ifva Young Filmmakers” aims to inspire teenagers to express themselves, share their ideas and viewpoints through moving images. Through trainings and learning experiences, teaching artists stimulate creative ideas and inspire young people’s thinking towards the theme. This year’s topic is “identity”.

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