Hong Kong well represented at second festival of short films in city, with 14 movies among the 103 being shown
16-year-old Hongkonger Tiffany Ng is youngest filmmaker featured at Third Culture Film Festival running this week in Lan Kwai Fong
Art month maybe be over, but Hong Kong’s cultural calendar continues to dish up some gems – including the Third Culture Film Festival (TCFF) which runs this week.
Now in its second year, the festival will show 103 short films from around the world from April 20-23 at Loft 22 in California Tower, Lan Kwai Fong.
The programme was curated from 1,800 submissions and the films split into nine themed categories: Vision & Sound, The Young & The Restless, Love & Confusion, Urban Jungle, Animatinee, Fairytales & Dystopia, The Realm Of The Senses, The Darkness and Animation, It Ain’t Disney.
The youngest filmmaker featured is 16-year-old Hongkonger Tiffany Ng, who shot an intimate portrait of her grandparents called A film for my grandparents. Half the films being shown were directed by women.
The festival will feature 14 productions in all from Hong Kong.
Among the films being shown are two documentaries: a Swiss film, Moriom, focuses on sexual abuse in India through the eyes of a victim, while Death Barrel is a bizarre look at an elderly woman who gets thrill from killing vermin.
The festival will also host talks and workshops.
“1,800 film submissions from 100 countries – there is clearly no shortage of international filmmakers who want to show their films in Hong Kong. Our job at the Third Culture Film Festival is to connect the Hong Kong public with this wealth of beautiful stories,” says Faiyaz Jafri, creative director of TCFF.