It was difficult for the judges at this year's Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards, which ended on Sunday. They obviously had problems picking a winner for the youth category, so now there are two winners. As its director Teresa Kwong Pui-see commented: 'The finalists' works are amazing and shorts [short films] in the youth category are especially outstanding.' One gold-award winner was young filmmaker Sham Ka-ki, who captured in his 20-minute short film, Life Must Go On, things that happened around him right before his 18th birthday. 'The director follows his own whim, and uses his camera to observe and record the conversations, actions and goings-on around him, and the result is real and down to earth,' says one of the jurors, Chan Wing-chiu (pictured below giving Sham his trophy). The second winner, Tang Lok-to, a student at the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture's School of Creativity, proved a picture tells a thousand words. His six-minute film, My Rose, explores issues of sexuality and other inner struggles from a first-person point of view. It may have no dialogue but left a strong impression with the jury. There are two screenings of the works as part of the Hong Kong International Film Festival at 3pm and 6pm on April 4 at Agnes b. Cinema at the HK Arts Centre. For more details about the screening and the awards visit www.ifva.com .