Open Category Finalist Showcase: The Unsettling Truth - The 19th ifva festival

2014-03-15 16:45 - 18:45

Open Category Finalist Showcase: The Unsettling Truth - The 19th ifva festival

When: Mar 15, 2014 Sat 16:45
Where: agnès b. CINEMA - Hong Kong Arts Centre



Organised by Hong Kong Arts Centre, ifva is an Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia (formerly the Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards). Founded in 1995, ifva serves as a platform that actively promotes and encourages creative talents in Asia, making short films, videos, animation and interactive media. With a cutting-edge vision and highlight independent spirit, ifva has evolved to promote different visual cultures while exploring the boundless potential of creative media. In addition to the annual competition and festival, ifva curates a host of programmes under two initiatives, "Cultivation" and "Engagement". By connecting creative communities all over the world, ifva aims to engage everyone in the art of creation. ifva is also a core event of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong.

In our city, there are indeed many possibilities other than those in our mundane lives. They are either purely imaginative, or are too surreal to believe in. Sometimes the truth of the city and its dwellers behind the veils appear to be very so unsettling. Let the nine shorts to unfold all these stories in the city.


109'/ With after-screening discussion



Still Movie
The Little One

The Little One

Tam Wai-ching / Col & B/W / 29'17'' / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

He is cowardly, but is capable of self sacrifice; she is willful and fearless, but ends up selling out others to satisfy her own desires.

Sister Kam

Sister Kam

Lo Chun-yip / Col / 23'24'' / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Such ecology prevails in every back alley of Hong Kong. Between labor and leisure, the power of life can be observed.

God Bless All Parents

God Bless All Parents

Lau Wing-tai / Col / 26'11'' / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Husband and wife attend a fair for children's products. They break out into a quarrel over a set of English learning kit worth $50,000. This scene brings out the couple's difference in parenting ethos.

The Aqueous Truth

The Aqueous Truth

Chan Tze-woon / Col / 30'00'' / In Cantonese and English with Chinese and English subtitles

A group of filmmakers accidentally find out something Hong Kongers do not know, but which affects them in important ways. As they approach the truth, danger beckons.


Ticket: HK$60 / $35
Tel: 852-25820200
Add: 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Web: ifva


* Information provided by ifva.

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