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The 21st ifva Award Presentation Ceremony
Results Announcement!  

Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 21st ifva Awards Presentation Ceremony was successfully held at the agnès b. Cinema in Hong Kong Arts Centre on 5 March. The competition was fierce with a recording breaking number of 1,062 entries. Rounds after rounds of jury discussions selected 20 winners from 5 categories (Open Category, Youth Category, Media Art Category, Animation Category, Asian New Force Category). Results were announced on 5/3 with attending guest-of-honours including jury members: Hong Kong esteemed and prolific producer Shi Nan-sun, renowned local director Wong Sau-ping Adam, founder of TVMost and 100Most Roy Tsui, Oscar awardee in documentary Ruby Yang, award-winning Pilipino filmmaker Lav Diaz, renowned Malaysian filmmaker Lim Kah-waiand distinguished representative sponsors. Results of each category had been announced:

Open Category:
Gold Award: The Sea Within / Wong Wai-nap
Silver Award: The Food Fascists / Yip Man-hay
Special Mention: From Beavis (M) to Beatrice (F) (Oct 2015 Edit) / Wong Suet-ling Beatrice; SOD-032 / Cheung Ho-lam

Youth Category:
Gold Award: Oxygen / Yip Yuen-ching
Silver Award: When the Sun Goes Down / Cheng Kui-sum, Wong Chun-lung
Special Mention: The Dormer / Ho Yui-chi Savio; All I Want / Wu Tin-long; Whiteboard / Keung Shing-lok
Animation Category:
Gold Award: Behind the Schoolbag / Ho Chu-yu
Silver Award: Shear Marks / Lam Ho-tak, Kwok Man-ho, Ng Kai-chung
Special Mention: Mur Mur / Lo Hin-kit; Eye’m Free / Pau Ching-yee Louise

Asian New Force Category:

Gold Award: Playgrounds / Shamik Sen Gupta, Pallavi MD (India)
Silver Award: Unfortunately / Sharokh Dolkou (Iran)
Special Mention: The Translator / Emre Kayis (Turkey)

Media Art Category:
Gold Award: Ming Jing / Chan Kiu-hong (Hong Kong)
Silver Award: Rekion-crepitation- / Katsuki Nogami (Japan)
Special Mention: voice from the root, reclaiming / Yip Kai-chun (Hong Kong)
Emerging Talent Award: The Elusive / Siu Wai-hang (Hong Kong)
Jury meeting transcript: >> Open Category  >>Youth Category  >>Animation Category
Media Art Category Result Announcement and Exhibition>>>
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The 22nd ifva Awards will start to call for entry soon. Stay tuned!

Short films X Starry Sky X one of the steepest streets of Hong Kong
11/3 (Fri) | 7:30pm | Centre Street, Sai Ying Pun | Free Admission

Where's People, Where is Cinema.
ifva explores the limitations of outdoor screening places. The March screening of People’s Cinema – Open-air Screening of Jockey Club ifva Everywhere will be showing three short films close to the everyday lives of Hong Kong people: The Secret Taste by Adam Wong, Merry X’mas by Jevons Au and Homecoming by Zune Kwok. You are welcome to bring your own cushions.

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Transactions of Desire - Short Films Selects
18/3 (Fri) | 7:30pm | agnès b. CINEMA | Free Admission

Transactions of Desire explores our emotional responses against the demands of society. The eight short films question what really motivate our intimate relationships and actions. This screening includes 2 short films Breathe in/Breathe out and An Emo Nose, which is produced by our ifva talents Tsang Tsui-shan Jessey (Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Director) and Wong Ping (Gold Award winner of Animation category in the 18th ifva Awards) respectively. The screening was followed by the launching of short stories anthology Transactions of Desire.

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