Past Events


34th Busan International Short Film Festival

At the 34th Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF), NAE proudly introduced a selection of the awarded Hong Kong female filmmakers’ short films, which honestly depict individuals, families and the society, overseas. With the support of NAE, the filmmakers took the opportunity to introduce their works to overseas audiences and attend screenings and various meetings with other festival curators, filmmakers, film investors and press at the Festival. While enjoying the shorts at the festival, audiences from all over the world were bound to be moved by the muted monologue in Disabled Novel, the ambiguous relationship in This Pair, the silent protest against rules and restrictions presented in The Empty Body as well as the issue of urban re-development came across in The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village and Disappearing in Central.

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22nd ifva Festival: NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Film Highlights

Four award-winning local titles, being sponsored by CreateHK under the NAE, participated in different international film festivals this year. They were brought back to the local platform for their first free screening at the 22nd ifva Festival. The audience had an enjoyable evening by getting a taste of suspense, tenderness, emptiness, fantasy and excitements from the four brilliant works.

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ifva Carnival: “NEW ACTION EXPRESS” Short Film Highlights

We all have unexpected encounters, or unexpected experiences brought by encounters. Five short films about different encounters, five different stories about the unexpected: Through The Looking Glass (Hung Tsz-ching Michelle), ALOHA (Chan Siu-kuen Oliver), MOKSHA (Kwok Hon-fan Jeff), See You Once Again (Jane Leung) and Goldberg Variations (Jolyon Cheung). The creators of these five titles have all received subsidy from HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) to bring their works overseas for film festivals. The NAE is organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the HKSAR Government.

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HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Films @ Viddsee

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HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) has been striving its best to promote Hong Kong short films through participation in international film festivals. In recent years, there has been an apparent increase in the number of awarded student short films under the NAE. To celebrate these blossoms and enable more students to showcase their shorts, the NAE continues the collaboration with Viddsee by co-presenting a new channel, the NAE x Viddsee Student Film Fest.! The first edition of the festival starts in July 2016. New student shorts of different genres are bought to this channel quarterly for the public to view.

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The 21st ifva Festival: "NEW ACTION EXPRESS" Short Film Highlight Programmes

Twelve award-winning local titles are sponsored by CreateHK under the NAE to participate in the 2016 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market in France this year. Six of them will be brought back to local platform for their first free screening in the 21st ifva Festival. You will definitely enjoy the show with a taste of creative touch in making tales built up of suspense, tenderness, emptiness, fantasy and excitements.

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2016 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market

This year, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market will take place for five days between 8 and 12 February 2016 at Clermont-Ferrand, France. Setting up a booth at the Market and organizing two market screenings on 9 February and 11 February to showcase 12 awarded Hong Kong short films to overseas audiences, NAE will continue to proactively introduce and promote outstanding local short films and animations. This time, under the sponsorship of NAE, 10 filmmakers are going to attend the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market. During their stay in France, the filmmakers will take the opportunity to introduce their works to overseas audiences and attend screenings at the Festival and various meetings with other festival curators, filmmakers, film investors and press.

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“NEW ACTION EXPRESS” Press Conference cum Screening

To celebrate the fourth edition of the HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE), and to enhance media and the trade’s understanding of the NAE, the “NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Film Highlights” press conference cum screening was successfully concluded on 25th November, 2015 at agnes b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre. The Guests included the directors of three selected awarded shorts, namely Wong Chun of Good Take, Wong Chin-yan Doris of Journey and Wong Yee-lam Norris of From Here to There. All these three directors have been subsidised by NAE to participate in film festivals.

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HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Films @ Viddsee

HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS is bringing 10 short films which were officially selected in Film Festivals in Asia to Viddsee, a Singaporean online short film channel. 

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20th ifva Festival : NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Film Highlights

Fifteen award-winning local titles were sponsored by CreateHK under the NAE to participate in the 2015 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market in France and received overwhelming response at the screenings. Eight of them are now brought back to local platform for their first screening in the 20th ifva Festival. You will definitely enjoy the show with a taste of creative touch in making tales built up of suspense, tenderness, emptiness, fantasy and excitements.

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2015 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market

NAE for the first time participated in the biggest short film festival in Europe – the 2015 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market. By setting up booth at the Market and organising market screenings for awarded Hong Kong short films, the NAE organiser aims to facilitate the local short film sector in proactively participating in international film markets, with a view to building connections with distributors, broadcasters, festival organisers and sales agents from around the world, exploring new markets for Hong Kong short films, and bringing commercial benefits to local short film and animation filmmakers.

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HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Films @ “World of Microfilms” UOne Channel, UTV

From 4 Oct 2014 8pm, UOne Channel (UTV 521) of UTV will commence broadcasting shorts from HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS. 23 shorts film will be broadcast in 15 episodes with director’s interview in consecutive Saturday nights.

UTV is the Mobile TV service of China Mobile Hong Kong’s (CMHK) cross-network entertainment platform. UTV is not limited to CMHK subscribers only but available to all users in Hong Kong. Once users downloaded UTV app, users could watch UTV channel programs via various handsets and devices including iPad/iPhone, Android handsets, tablets, and even Smart TV via WiFi and mobile networks.

UOne is UTV’s flagship free channel which provides a wide variety of programs including entertainment news, music videos, food, travel, and horse racing live broadcast. At the same time, it strives to serve as a “Creative Platform”. 

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Art @ Lunch: "NEW ACTION EXPRESS" Short Film Highlights

(Free admission)

Date: 17/04/2014
Time:  1 pm
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre
Duration: 44 mins

Art@Lunch is a programme emphasising community engagement, cultural exchange and diversity, offering an alternative way of art appreciation to the hustling Wanchai neighbourhood as well as those who live and work in nearby district areas during lunchtime. Short films are selected and shown on every third Thursday from March to August 2014.

HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) is a scheme aiming to promote excellent Hong Kong short films and videos locally and abroad, by sponsoring local talents to attend international film festivals and first-class cultural events. They will be introduced to global audiences and to engage in rewarding exchanges. Four titles, including drama, documentary and animation, were officially selected in Hannover up-and-coming International Film Festival in November 2013. The Festival targets at providing a platform for young potential creative talents. These four titles will be brought to Hong Kong this April. It will be an opportunity to watch the outstanding work from local young filmmakers.

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The 19th ifva Festival: "NEW ACTION EXPRESS" Short Film Highlight Programmes

(Free admission, with after-screening discussion)

Date: 14 & 18 March 2014
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 pm
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Eight short films selected/awarded in international film festivals are brought back to local premier festival – 19th ifva Festival. In the 2 free screening programmes, audience can enjoy a total of 8 outstanding titles, as well as participate in the after-screening discussion with directors, who are invited to share their festival visit experience and learnings.

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"NEW ACTION EXPRESS" Networking Event and Seminar on Festival Participation

(Free Adission)

Date:  18 November 2012
Venue:  agnès b. CINEMA, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Conducted in Cantonese, Free Admission

Shortage of resources is not the only obstacle most local independent short film filmmakers face, one of the keys to their success is to engage in international film festivals and to do effective networking with professionals alike – the question is, how? Rather than walking in the mist alone, why not join us in this programme to equip yourselves with information and strategies in planning for festival participation and to meet the like-minded in our creative community?

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