6 ‑ 20 Mar 2018 (everyday)
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The festival will be unveiled by the media arts exhibition “CINEMA 2.0: Dark Mirrors”, which starts with the face that every person possesses and delves into an exploration into the relationship between cinema and human portraits. At the same venue, works by finalists of the Media Art Category of the ifva Awards will be exhibited, covering ordinary topics in extraordinary expressions, pushing the boundaries of the media employed.

The Animation Category, receiving entries from Asia for the first time, proves to be equally creative. For short films in other categories, even the scales of production are much smaller than any blockbuster, they demonstrate a creativity akin to the DIY theme of this year’s trailer.

The jurors of the ifva Awards are, without exceptions, exceptional creative talents. Taiwanese director Tom Lin will be attending the Festival to share with audience their works and experiences. Local independent filmmaker Fruit Chan, known for low-budget but high-quality productions, made the acclaimed Little Cheung, and the film is selected for Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema.

Jockey Club ifva Everywhere includes other programmes, such as the 48 Hour Film Challenge that squeezed the creative juice out of the contestants with a tight deadline. These works will be screened in a theatrical setting for the first time. Also showcase of ifva’s initiative, “All About Us” that offers media education to ethnic minority youths, will have the participants’ works shown at the Festival. Short films that went to France under the “HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS” initiative will be returning to Hong Kong for local audience to enjoy all at once during the ifva Festival as well.

Creativity is never out of reach, as long as you look for it.

“CINEMA 2.0 Dark Mirrors” Media Art Exhibition
Opening | 6/3 (6:30pm)
Date: 6/3 (Tue)–20/3 (Tue) (12nn-8pm)
Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Free Admission
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15317

Curator Guided Tour: 18/3 (4pm)
Curator Ip Yuk-yiu will lead the guided tour & share with visitors his curatorial concepts.
Register: http://www.ifva.com/reg

The 23nd ifva Awards – Media Art Category Finalist Exhibition
Date: 6/3 (Tue)–20/3 (Tue) (12nn-8pm)
Venue: Pao Galleries, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Free Admission
Exhibition opening & Media Art Category Awards Presentation at 6:30pm on 6/3

The 23rd ifva Awards – Open Category Finalist Showcase
Programme 1: 9/3 (Fri) 7:45pm
Programme 2: 10/3 (Sat) 7:45pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Tickets: HK$ 65/35*
With after-screening discussion
Moderator: Nose Chan
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15184

The 23rd ifva Awards – Youth Category Finalist Showcase
Date: 10/3 (Sat) 7:45pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Tickets: HK$ 65/35*
With after-screening discussion
Moderator: Wong Fei-pang
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15078

The 23rd ifva Awards – Animation Category Finalist Showcase
Date: 17/3 (Sat) 2pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Tickets: HK$ 65/35*
With after-screening discussion
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15147

The 23rd ifva Awards – Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase
Date: 16/3 (Fri) 7:15pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Tickets: HK$ 65/35*
With after-screening discussion
Moderator: Cheung Tit-leung
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15308

The 23rd ifva Awards – Jury Recommendation
Programme 1: 3/3 (Sat) 2:30pm
Programme 2: 3/3 (Sat) 4:30pm
Programme 3: 3/3 (Sat) 7:30pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Space Museum
Free Admission
Register http://www.ifva.com/reg
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15339

Never Stop Creating: Screening and Talk by Tom Lin
Date: 18/3 (Sun) 2pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Tickets: HK$ 65/35*
Conducted in Mandarin
Guest: Tom Lin
Moderator: Joyce Yang
More: www.ifva.com/?p=154300

Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema: Little Cheung
Date: 2/3 (Fri) 7:30pm
Venue: Tamar Park
Free Admissio
Register http://www.ifva.com/reg
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15405

Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – 48 Hour Film Challenge Showcase
Date: 15/3 (Thu) 7:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Free admission
Register http://www.ifva.com/reg
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15161

All About Us 2017/18 Student Creative Film Showcase
Date: 11/3 (Sun) 2pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
With after-screening discussion
Moderator: Lai Yan-chi, Mo
Free admission
Register http://www.ifva.com/reg
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15287

NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Film Highlights
Date: 18/3 (Sun) 4pm
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
Free admission
Register http://www.ifva.com/reg
More: http://www.ifva.com/?p=15377
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