Short Films

Style Check: shorts are in fashion

Style Check: shorts are in fashion

We've seen some spectacular short films made by top fashion brands wanting to bring the essence of their values to life.

Friday, 23 November, 2012, 9:20am

Hugo (Film)

It wouldn't seem technically advanced if you saw it now, but George Melies' movie A Trip to the Moon was revolutionary, a classic in every sense of the word. Apart from being the first sci-fi film created, it was also one of the earliest to incorporate animation and special effects.

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Silent film turns on the charm

Go to see The Artist. Michel Hazanavicius' black-and-white romantic comedy-drama - set in Hollywood in 1927 just as sound was coming to the movies - is outstanding.

Already it's won many prizes, and is up for 10 Oscars, including for best film, actor and actress, at tonight's Academy Awards.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Superb tribute to film pioneer

It wouldn't seem technically advanced if you saw it now, but George Melies' A Trip to the Moon was revolutionary, a classic in every sense of the word. Apart from being the first sci-fi film ever created, it was also one of the earliest to incorporate animation and special effects.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Short sites

Back at the dawn of the internet, online short films were going to be the next big thing. With heavy digital compression still a gleam in a programmer's eye, early sites such as Atom Films proposed a future where the net would act as a platform for quality shorts.

29 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Just a stooge act

On the radio recently, I was called a 'pro-China stooge'. The term tickled a basic human trait in me - curiosity - although some would argue that China stooges are not human. I mulled over the term, trying to define its exact meaning. A friend e-mailed to say that being called a China stooge was a compliment. Still unsure, I asked a diplomat acquaintance to define the term.

14 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

From the vault: 1956

The Red Balloon

Starring: Pascal Lamorisse, Georges Sellier, Vladimir Popov

Director: Albert Lamorisse

11 May 2008 - 12:00am

Salvador Dali sculptures the toast of an exhibition at Thompson's wine cellars

The latest artistic coup by Spanish curator Sofia Gaspar is bringing 16 original Salvador Dali sculptures for display at the Crown Wine Cellars in Shouson Hill. In bringing them here, Gaspar had a little help from former American Chamber of Commerce president Jim Thompson (above, with Gaspar), who also happens to run Crown, the wine cellar and the moving company.

15 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

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INdPANDA INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

The annual festival, which runs from this Wednesday to August 29, is in its third year. This year's programme brings us short films of different genres on different topics from all over the world.

Organiser Jonathan Hung recommends the following titles for young movie buffs.

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

An insight from Oscar winner

Besides The Departed and Curse of the Golden Flower, the other local connection to this year's Academy Awards is Hong Kong-born filmmaker Ruby Yang (below), who won the best documentary short prize for The Blood of Yingzhou District, about the Aids crisis in a village in Anhui province .

14 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

International short-film festival to go ahead despite lack of sponsors

Hong Kong's first international short-film festival is pressing ahead despite a lack of sponsors.

Organisers of the InDPanda International Short Film Festival said at least 70 per cent of the tickets had to be sold to cover costs after a courier company pulled out of a sponsorship deal.

5 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The performance: The Enigma Of Desire - Dali vs Gala

A first-time collaboration between award-winning choreographers/dancers Xing Liang and Mui Cheuk-yin, inspired by the scandalous works and infamous life of the artist Salvador Dali. Nov 6-7, 9.30pm; Nov 8, 7pm and 9.30pm. Fringe Club Studio, 2 Lr Albert Rd, Central. $150. Inquiries: 2726 9091

2 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Student's production a winner

A City University creative media student received a Special Mention of the International Jury at the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen held in Germany last month.

5 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Wong and his Shadow

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai has followed up his work on a promotional campaign for clothing brand Lacoste by directing the latest music video from American 'mixologist' DJ Shadow. The video Six Days, starring Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Chang Chen and fashion model Danielle Graham, was shot on 35mm film in Hong Kong last month by renowned local cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

13 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Tickled Pink calmly claims Uin-na-Mara

Tickled Pink grabbed line honours and was the clear winner on corrected time in Race One of the cruiser event in the Banca de Gottardo Uin-na-Mara Series off Lamma Island yesterday. Skippered by David Kong, Tickled Pink slowly made her way to the finish line in five knots of breeze and crossed the finish line at 1.13am yesterday to win the IRC Division.

24 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

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