Rice Distribution 平安米 + Nail 指月記@Summerhall, Edinburgh

  • Sun, Mar 26, 2023 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Summerhall

    1 Summerhall
    Edinburgh, Midlothian EH9 1PL
Ticket Price (GBP) £8.00 This event is now over

The screening in Edinburgh on 26th March will be followed by a hybrid Q&A session, featuring Dir. Tin Fu HUANG (online) and Dir. Tammy CHEUNG (in-person), hosted by Dr. Fraser ELLIOTT (in-person).

Rice Distribution 平安米 

Hong Kong / 2003 / Colour / 35 mins / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

Director: Tammy CHEUNG


Q&A details:

Host: Dr Fraser ELLIOTT, ​​Lecturer in Film, Exhibition and Curation at The University of Edinburgh

Speaker: Dir. HUANG Ting Fu HUANG, Dir. Tammy CHEUNG, Augustine LAM, Cinematographer


Full Synopsis:

During the Ghost Festival, many Taoist organisations give away rice to the elderly and the poor. The rice distribution depicted in this film attracted over eight thousand people. Most of them waited over 20 hours.



  • Grand Prize at the 8th IFVA 2003


Director’s biography: 

Tammy Cheung is a Hong Kong documentary filmmaker. Cheung founded Visible Record Limited with other like-minded individuals from the fields of film, culture and education. In 2008, she founded the Chinese Documentary Festival. And in 2019, the Festival was expanded into an international film festival. It’s renamed as the Hong Kong International Documentary Festival.






Nail 指月記

Taiwan / 2002 / B&W / 45 mins / No Dialogue

Director: Ting Fu HUANG


Full Synopsis:

“Nail” is Director Huang Ting-fu’s year and a half long (a year of filming and 6 months of editing) look at life through the window of Taipei’s historic Long-Shan temple. Shot in monochrome, in an area of only 200 sq. m., the film immerses us in the daily passing of time that is life at Long-Shan. 

An architectural blend of the ornate, the garish and the traditional, Long-Shan temple sits in the midst of a crowded working class area of Taipei, filled with a diverse mix of the old and the new, with cheap good food, ageing prostitutes, and places to just hang out and have a smoke and exist. The temple itself is not beautiful, nor does it have an impressive view, every day it is filled with visitors. Frequented mostly by the elderly who pass away their days sleeping, engaged in idle gossip, or just watching the other visitors, it is a fascinating place where scant attention is paid to time.


  • Best Short Documentary at the 26th Golden Harvest Awards 2003
  • Best Audio Design Award at the Taipei Film Festival
  • Best Asian film at the Syracuse University Film Festival


  • Best Documentary at the 2003 Golden Horse Awards

Selected in:

  • Taiwan International documentary Festival, Yamagata International
  • Documentary Festival and International Human rights Film Festival in Spain
  • Cinéma du Réel (25th International Film Festival of Visual Anthropology and Social Documentation)2003
  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
  • International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia, AVANCA, PORTUGAL
  • Syracuse International Film and Video Festival 2004
  • Singapore International Documentary Film Festival 2004
  • FILMER A TOUT PRIX", Bruxelles Documentary Film Festival 2004
  • DocBsAso4 (Productora Asociación Civil Cine Ojo) Argentina 2004
  • Taiwan Film Festival(Musée d'ethnographie de Genève) 2006

Directors’ Biography: 

HUANG Ting-Fu was born in Kinmen, a small island near Taiwan in 1961. He made his first film back in 1985 with his regular 8mm camera and he has been a devoted documentary filmmaker. He graduated in Broadcasting and Television from the National Taiwan College of Art in 1988. From 1989 to 2016, he was working as a film archivist in Taiwan Film Institute. HUANG currently works as a freelance filmmaker.




1985年在學時第一次拍攝8釐米電影,亦開始親近大師們的作品;1992年至1993年第 一次拍攝紀錄片《廖瓊枝-台灣第一苦旦》,透過廖瓊枝悲苦的身世、哀淒之聲與姿態,影射台灣近代的歷史;1995年至2000年完成《台灣魔朵》與《03:04》二部紀錄片。《台灣魔朵》追蹤探討台灣一群人體模特兒的身體自覺意識,為台灣百年來第一部人體模特兒全紀錄,《03:04》呈現金門島上歐厝村順天商店內阿兵哥苦悶狀態。


Date & Time

Sun, Mar 26, 2023 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Venue Details


1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, Midlothian EH9 1PL Summerhall
Hong Kong Film Festival UK

The Hong Kong Film Festival UK, HKFF (UK), aims to shine an international spotlight on Hong Kong’s creativity and humanity through film. The festival also strives to promote cultural interactions and exchanges between Hong Kong communities and UK citizens. Hong Kong’s world-renowned cinema was born out of its unique history and rich social context. Building on this vivid and eclectic history, the Festival aims to introduce a new wave of Hong Kong cinema that has blossomed in an era of drastic transformation. It is time to tell Hong Kong’s story again, to preserve and promote Hong Kong's cultural heritage, and to reflect on the city's enchanting, complex, and challenging reality from a fresh perspective.