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.
Short Film Programme: The Inbetweeners 短片集：不港不英
The Inbetweeners is a series of 5 short films surrounding stories of people or pieces of land that carry double identities and meanings. It captures conversations across seas and lands; contemplates the meaning of “home”; rediscovers one’s identit(ies); sees the mundane in new light; and reimagines old images through modern lenses. Through these short films, we invite you to explore questions of who you are and where you are at as you manoeuvre between here and there.
Cross-disciplinary Art Event : “Distance — Between HK & UK”
Date/Time: 26 March, 2023 (Sun) 14:00-16:30
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation,
Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY
Performance artists: 與生俱來 Natural-Born, Max Lee
Is distance merely a measurement? Just a number?
Can it be experienced physically? And, conceptually?
What is sitting there within the space between the two points anyway?
As a cross-disciplinary art event, including live performances and film screenings, “Distance — Between HK & UK” invites the audience to experience “distance” physically and conceptually. With movements and lights, performing artists will invite the audience to reimagine a different in-between space that echoes the stories in the screenings.
《不港不英 之 距離》，作為一次電影與形體演出的跨媒介藝術活動，希望讓參與觀眾現場透過舞者的形體動作、燈光氣氛，體驗切身及概念上的距離。舞者將引領大家進入人、電影、時空、故事互動下重新想像「港」、「英 」的 距離。
1. Short Story Long (2022), 27 mins (Dir. Carrie Shen)
2. Simon Says, Simon Says～ 30 mins (Dir. So Siu)
3. The Dispute (2022), 30 mins (Dir. Fredie Chan Ho Lun, UK)
4. From HK to MK (2017), 10 mins (Dir. Michael Ho)
5. BFI Archive footage - Around the New Territories - Hong Kong (1938), 14 mins (Amateur film, UK)
Short Long Story 漫漫長話 (UK Premiere 英國首映)
Dir. Carrie Shen / Hong Kong, United Kingdom / 2022 / 28 mins / Colour
Simon Says, Simon Says 呼~
Dir. So Siu / Hong Kong / 2022 / Colour / 30 mins
Dir. Fredie Chan / United Kingdom / 2023 / 34 mins
From HK to MK
Dir. Michael Ho / United Kingdom / 2017 / Colour / 10 mins
BFI Archive footage - Around the New Territories - Hong Kong
United Kingdom, Hong Kong / 1938 / Colour / 14 mins
Date & Time
Sun, Mar 26, 2023 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The International Anthony Burgess Foundation3 Cambridge Street, Manchester
Manchester, Lancashire M1 5BY