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Participants of the ifva Awards are all carrying sparks of creativity, ignited through their works. For all five categories of the Awards, works that have entered the final round all have their creativity exploding, as you will have a chance to experience at the Festival. For those failing to become finalists but still recommended by jurors, you can still see the fire of creativity burning, equally vigorously. “Surveillance” seems to be in conflict with “creativity”, but the media art exhibition “CINEMA 2.0 – Surviving the Glass System” will examine how creative practices can be intriguingly connected to surveillance, if not to the extent of being fuelled by it.

To pass on the torch of creativity, ifva has been organising various image media education programmes, such as “ifva Young Filmmakers” and “All About Us”. Fruits of these projects, alongside selected works from “HONG KONG SHORT FILMS: NEW ACTION EXPRESS”, will be showcased at the Festival. The newly launched Jockey Club ifva Everywhere project, exclusively funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, will have some activities featured at this year’s ifva Festival, such as Master Class and Open-air Screening. Don’t miss them!

CINEMA 2.0 Surviving the Glass System: Media Art Exhibition
Curator: Ip Yuk-yiu
Exhibition Date & Time: 25/02 – 12/03, 12pm-8pm
Venue: Pao Galleries
Free Admission
Artist Discussion: 25/02, 4:30pm
Opening Ceremony: 25/02, 6:30pm
Curator Guided Tour: 28/02 5pm – 6pm (Registration: www.ifva.com/reg)
Meet the Artists: 25/02 6:30pm
Participating Artist: Julian Oliver ( New Zealand, Germany), Björn Schülke (Germany), Adam Harvey (USA)
Details: http://www.hkac.org.hk/en/calendar.php?id=1911&t=u

The 21st ifva Awards Media Art Category Finalist Exhibition
Ten pieces of media art work take you through a journey with which organisms in various forms are all connected. From sound science to the transformation of light, from bones to dialect, from the visible to the invisible, organisms existing in different forms are meant to be bonded with each other.
Date & Time:25/02-12/03, 12pm-8pm
Venue: Pao Galleries
Free Admission
Discussion Session: 25/02 4:30pm
Exhibition Opening: 25/02 6:30pm
Details: http://www.ifva.com/?p=11590&lang=en

The 21st ifva Awards Open Category Finalist Showcase
From political reality, gender identity, education system, to gourmet and everyday life, Hongkongers are still striving to get a hold of their own destiny. Ten young filmmaking talents, with cameras in hand, each telling a Hong Kong story in their own style.
Programme 1 Date & Time:27/02 2pm
Programme 2 Date & Time:27/02 7pm
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA
Ticket: $65/35* (*Full-time Students, Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above & People with Disabilities)
Wit after-screening discussion
Details: http://www.ifva.com/?p=11587&lang=en

The 21st ifva Awards – Animation Category Finalist Showcase
Animation is like a window with a beautiful view. It could depict the real world in a surrealistic way, or construct a whole new world with utmost imagination. These 10 pieces of gems perfectly showcase the multiple dimensions of animation as a creative medium.
Date & Time: 03/03 7:30pm
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA
Ticket: $65/35* (*Full-time Students, Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above & People with Disabilities)
With after-screening discussion
Details: http://www.ifva.com/?p=11531&lang=en

The 21st ifva Awards – Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase
The protagonists are rather ordinary: a Taiwanese who goes jogging because of insomnia, some Iraqi boys who have their football court taken away, a Turkish man who works as a construction painter in France, and an Iranian man whose wife has cheated on him… Ten Asian new directors tell extraordinary stories with their distinct points of view.
Date & Time: 04/03 7:15pm
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA
Ticket: $65/35* (*Full-time Students, Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above & People with Disabilities)
With after-screening discussion
Details: http://www.ifva.com/?p=11545&lang=en

21st ifva Awards – Youth Category Finalist Showcase
Young souls yearn for freedom. They struggle with their relationships, their lives, and their dreams, accompanied with the harsh reality. Through moving images, these youngsters respond to the happenings around them. Their utmost honesty brings the adults back to a time when they were also young and beautiful.
Date & Time: 05/03 1pm
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA
Ticket: $65/35* (*Full-time Students, Senior Citizens Aged 60 or Above & People with Disabilities)
With after-screening discussion
Details: http://www.ifva.com/?p=11529&lang=en

The 21st ifva Awards–Jury Recommendation
This is the common problem every ifva jury would face: too many outstanding works, too few quotas for finalists. Two public screenings are arranged to share with the audience these recommended picks by the different jury members.
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA
Free Admission
Registration: www.ifva.com/reg
Details: http://www.ifva.com/?p=11657&lang=en

All About Us 2015/16 : Imagination Student Creative Film Showcase
A creative film production scheme designed especially for ethnic minority youths in Hong Kong. For the sixth consecutive year, students continue to transform their stories through moving images. In six different shorts, it refracts the multiple layers of ups and downs, friendship, love, and the students’ responses to happenings around them. Outstanding works from the 36-hour Intensive Shooting Challenge will also be screened. Creativity breaks all barriers to connect different communities across ethnic groups.
Date & Time:28/02 4:15pm
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA
Free Admission
Registration: www.ifva.com/reg
With after-screening discussion
Details: http://www.ifva.com/?p=11615&lang=en

ifva Young Filmmakers 2015/16: Identity Student Creative Film Showcase
Supported by WYNG Masters Award, “ifva Young Filmmakers” aims to inspire teenagers to express themselves, share their ideas and viewpoints through moving images. Through trainings and learning experiences, five teaching artists (Joseph Wu, Judy Chu, Lai Yan-chi Mo, Kenji Wong, Wong Yee Mei) stimulate creative ideas and inspire young people’s thinking towards the theme. This year’s topic is “identity”.Date & Time:28/02 2:30pm
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA
Free Admission
Registration: www.ifva.com/reg
With after-screening discussion
Details: http://www.ifva.com/?p=11625&lang=en

NEW ACTION EXPRESS Short Film Highlights
HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS (NAE) aims at broadening the horizons of Hong Kong’s creative talents by sponsoring them to participate in international film festivals. Six award-winning titles screened at the 2016 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market are now brought back to the local platform. A screening which traverses the realistic and the magical, the commonplace and the mystical.
Date & Time:06/03 3pm
Venue: agnès b. CINEMA
Free Admission
Registration: www.ifva.com/reg
With after-screening discussion
Details: http://www.ifva.com/?p=11617&lang=en

Courtesy of ifva Festival and Hong Kong Arts Centre, for further information please visit www.hkac.org.hk.

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