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48-hour Film Challenge
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Eight teams participating in the challenge, including teams led by Adam Wong (director of She Remembers, He Forgets), Welby Chung (renowned TV commercial and music video director) and Mo Lai (cross-media artist), will push the boundaries of production and create a brand new short film within just 48 hours. These eight films will be screened at 7.30pm, 25 September during the Carnival, to be adjudicated by Nansun Shi (veteran film producer), O Sing-pui (renowned film director and cinematographer) and Eric Poon (documentary filmmaker / Associate Professor, School of Journalism, Chinese University of Hong Kong), as well as voted by the audience. The winner will get a prize of HK$100,000!

Jury
(Photo Courtesy of Teo Keng Beng)
Nansun Shi
Nansun Shi is an esteemed and prolific producer. She has produced such blockbuster hits as The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate 3D (2011), Young Detective Dee – Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013) and The Taking of Tiger Mountain (2014). She was pivotal to the success of Cinema City and Film Workshop Co Ltd., which she founded with internationally acclaimed producer / director Tsui Hark. Nansun Shi was a juror of the Berlin Film Festival’s main competition in 2007, and a juror of the Cannes Film Festival in 2011. She received the honour Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French Government in 2013, Best Independent Producer Award at the 67th Festival del film Locarno in 2014, Golden Mulberry Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th Udine Far East Film Festival and Marie Claire Asia Star Awards’ Special Achievement Award at the 20th Busan International Film Festival in 2015.
O Sing-pui
O Sing-pui is a cinematographer, director and producer. He studied film production at the Film Culture Centre and joined the industry when Tsui Hark spotted his talent. His directorial debut The Story Behind the Concert starred famous singer Alan Tam. In 1997 he served as the director of photography for Fruit Chan’s Made in Hong Kong, and involved in quite a number of films as cinematographer since then: You Shoot, I Shoot, Heroes in Love, The Pye Dog, Gallants, etc. He was nominated for Best Cinematography at the Hong Kong Film Awards for Ip Man. In 2016 he produced and directed the photography of Weeds on Fire, a film about Hong Kong’s first youth baseball team, the Shatin Martins, beating the Japanese Buffalo team. He is currently the President of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers (HKSC).
Eric Poon
Eric Poon, veteran documentary producer, Associate Professor of Practice at the School of Journalism and Communication, Chinese University of Hong Kong. As a winner of various international film and TV awards, Poon has made over 100 episodes for Radio Television Hong Kong’s flagship documentary series, Hong Kong Connection, in the past two decades. His major works include Child Soldiers, Defending Justice in China, Twenty Years On and Revolution 1911. Besides documentaries, Poon also produces programmes for youth, and encourages them to create their own work through multi-media projects.

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Office Hour
Creepy 16
Lee Ka-yan, Tam Sau-mei, Wong Yik-fung
Col / 6’ 21” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Salaryman Simon has endless work to complete in office every day, spending most of his time in the office. One day, a “Time Salesman” sells him the “Better Times” product that allows him to get more time out of the 24 hours that everybody has…

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Resistance
To Be Continued
Lai Wing-cheong, Luk Siu-hin, Sun Shun-yi
Col / 7’ 10” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
A delivery boy sees all different people and happenings every day. He thinks that he can and should put up with all setbacks in order to make a living. One day, somebody finally touches his bottom line. He realises that, to chase after his dream, he should no longer step back.

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Close to Heaven
Dong Er Production
Chan Han-yan, Chen Mu-sheng, Chen Shih-en
Col / 8’ 54” / In Cantonese and Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles
A Taiwanese girl checks in to a hotel named “Heaven”, and comes across the janitor who lives here. In the hustle and bustle of Shum Shui Po, one always gets connected to voice mail, and the other resists the urban annoyance with silence. Apparently without reciprocity, they indeed appear cohabitating.

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Pink Lin
Lo Yea
Wong Yee-mei, Siuyea Lo, Joseph Wu
Col / 7’ 56” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Chi goes for an audition, hoping to get selected by a female painter – but she falls only for his nipples. Chi takes good care of them, but the left nipple disappears all of a sudden. After all the pretentions, they realise frankness and acceptance matter more.

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Miracle Father
TAD Production
Fong Ki-ho, Chan Lok-him, Mak Chun-wah
Col / 7’ 10” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
God created men and women, and we expect them to follow His teaching – children be kind to parents, husband and wife be loyal to each other, and people on earth be nice to one another. All seems eternal truth, but they are indeed more vulnerable than we have thought. Will truth expire one day?

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PIKA
Wong Sau-ping Adam's Team
Lung Yan-yu, Cheng Kam-yiu, Yip Sau-man, Jason Wong, Yeh Ka-lun, Oliver Lau
Col / 6’ 31” / In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
Yoyo missed her chance of dating a boy of her dream in high school because of her coyness. Her shy personality hasn’t change even after graduation, leading to setbacks in career and love life. One day, her classmate suggests organising a speed dating for her and her dream guy. Will she confess her love this time?

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Time Tunnel
Chung Wai-kuen Welby’s Team
Cheng Ka-shing, Yung Ming-fung Kingsley, Kong Ka-yiu Rony, Leung Ming-chi, Chuang Man-tik, Wong Hoi-yin
Col / 7’ 10” / In Cantonese with no subtitle
There is a tunnel where one would forget all unhappiness after passing through it. The security guard of this tunnel normally forbids people entering it, but never stops a girl from doing so. She eventually discovers the secret of who she is, and decides to enter the tunnel again to leave this secret behind.

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Uncle
Lai Yan-chi Mo's Team
Mak Kit-ying Mag, Kong Tsz-yung, Mok Yiu-wa, Cheung Wai-la, Fan Yu-hei, Choy Tung-ming, Li Ka-wai
Col / 8’ 35” / In Cantonese with no subtitle
A security guard attempts the DSE public exam repeatedly but never passes. This year is no exception. His friends’ mockery at his failure adds to his frustration. On this night when he feels disheartened, he encounters a pleasant little episode in life.