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【48-hour Film Challenge】
Application Starts !

If you dare to shoot against all odds, in whatever circumstances, to tell your own story with unbounded creativity, you are most welcome to join our Jockey Club ifva Everywhere 48-hour Film Challenge!

You may form your own team, or join one of the creative teams led by previous ifva Gold Award winners, to produce an original short film within 48 hours. The winning team will receive a cash award of HK$100,000!

Previous ifva Gold Award winning directors who will be leading the creative teams include: Adam Wong, director of The Way We Dance (2013) and She Remembers, He Forgets (2015), Welby Chung, famous TV commercial and music video animation director, and multimedia creative Lai Yan-chi Mo.
  • a challenge to maximise your creativity and potential
  • from concepts, script, shooting, makeup and costume, to editing, music and sound effects, all to be accomplished within two days and two nights!
  • if you dare, you are in to compete for the HK$100,000 cash award!
Application Deadline is 24th May 2016 HKT 6pm

>>>More about the 48-hour film challenge

【People's Cinema on 13 May】
ifva Silver Award work Half +
Like Father, Like Son
by Kore-eda Hirokazu

In collaboration with MOViE MOViE (nowTV ch116), ifva will present Like Father, Like Son, a Jury Prize winner at Cannes by Japanese New Wave director Kore-eda Hirokazu.

From documentary to drama, Kore-eda’s films always show great concern for humanity, often putting the Japanese family under focus, bringing them to live with some rich and nuancedly depicted emotions. Many of his films evoke our thoughts on love and affection, such as Nobody Knows (2004), I Wish (2011), Our Little Sister (2015), which are all acclaimed.

Like Father, Like Son starts with a mistake by the hospital of swapping the babies of two families. Popular singer Masaharu Fukuyama play the father role for the first time, collaborating with cross-disciplinary artist Lily Franky who takes the role of another father with contrasting fatherhoods - one strict and one affectionate. The two mothers, played by Machiko Ono and Yoko Maki, bring out the bittersweet in families when they mediate between father and son.

Half will also be screened at the occasion. Animation Category Silver Award winner of the 18th ifva, Half offers a journey of petite romance in French style. Enjoy a great night of moving images under the starry sky with Victoria Harbour as the backdrop!

Date: 13 May, 2016 (Friday)
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Tamar Park (Viewing Platform No.1, Central and Western District Promenade - Central Section)

Free Admission. You are welcome to bring your own mats.

>>>Reserve seats

【Upcoming Screening】
People's Cinema - Open-Air-sceening
May's Selection

People's Cinema - Open-air Screening explores the possiblilty of Hong Kong public spaces. Watching films no longer be confined to cinema. The past screenings have taken places in Hong Kong Cultural Centre Piazza and steep road next to Sai Ying Pun Market. Coming screening will take place at Tai Ming Lane Square in Tai Po. Stay tuned!