NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
The 26th ifva Awardee Short Film Selection
After supporting local features in cinemas, it’s time to enjoy local short films at your own cosy space! ifva will once again, present two online screenings, which features the 26th ifva open category Gold awardee Kwok Zune and Silver awardee Chan Kam-hei’s award-winning works and their previous works respectively.
The 27th ifva Awards is Calling for Entry Now!
The 27th ifva Awards is calling for entry now. From now until 10 Aug, applications for Asian New Force and Animation category (Asian Division) enjoy early bird discount with an exemption on application fee. Details please visit ifva website.
The 26th ifva Awards Presentation Ceremony Results Announcement
Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the 26th ifva Awards Presentation Ceremony was successfully held on 13 March. A total of 20 awards for five categories had been given out. Click "Read Details" to see the results!
CINEMA 2.0: Counter Visions | Physical exhibition and online experience held concurrently
The 26th ifva Festival commence in Late February | Persevere for the Rarest Flower to Blossom
Organised by Hong Kong Arts Centre, the programme line-up of the 26th ifva Festival is officially unveiled. The 26th ifva Festival will commence on 24 February 2021!

This year ifva invites local director Jun Li (director of Tracey), the Silver Award winner of the 24th ifva Awards Open Category as the art director, where he created a series of festival publicity collaterals and trailers. The trailer of ifva Festival is led by Patra Au, the 39th Hong Kong Film Award Best Supporting Actress, and local indie singer-songwriter Wong Hin-yan. Questions on life, art, our community and the world are raised, until Wong’s electronic music interferes that leads Au to dance along. The promotional poster features a number of gingers all in different shapes and postures that lean on each other, while in the middle is a ginger flower that is rare to blossom. The road to create is never a pleasant one, and only if you persevere then the best scenery is ahead to behold.
The 26th ifva Awards: Finalist Results Announced
Finalists will have a chance to win awards and showcase their works during "The 26th ifva Festival" which will be held on 2-14 Mar 2021.
30/12
Wed
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Jockey Club ifva Everywhere Carnival
Embark on an online and offline journey | The City is The Cinema
Art museums are usually in the form of white walls, while cinemas usually equal to big screens and deemed lightings. Could moving images and artworks escape from such spaces?

Jockey Club ifva Everywhere Carnival 2020 invites you to embark on an online and offline journey of extraordinary image viewing experience. Artworks of and inspired by moving images will be situated not only at physical exhibition spaces, but also time-traveling mobile sites, online virtual networks and even your own private corner. Join us and enjoy the boundless possibilities of media arts anytime, everywhere!
01/11
Sun
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Master Class and Artist Mentoring Scheme: Man Lim-chung
“The Invisible City —— on Cinematic Landmarks”
Cityscapes always reflect the era. By observing the city, Film art directors use spaces and locations to create the time-space to construct the cinematic world. Audiences, in return, strive to understand the city and feel its changes through moving images.
“Jockey Club ifva Everywhere Master Class and Artist Mentoring Scheme” features Hong Kong veteran art director Mr Man Lim-chung to talk about the interrelationships among filmic space, city and moments in time.
21/10
Wed
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Master Class and Artist Mentoring Scheme: “Behind the Illusional Reality – on Film Art Direction and Costume” Tina Liu
Why would audience be immersed into the filmic realm on cinema screens, and falsefully take that as the reality? After all, they are just looking at moving images that are not real, aren’t they?
How do we define the ‘real’ and the ‘fantasy’ in cinema? Who should be the one to define? And in what grounds should we define? How can audiences be deceived?
Ms Tina Liu, Hong Kong Film Arts Association Vice Chairman and a veteran on image design and costume direction, might have all the answers which she would share at this Master Class.
The 25th ifva Awards Finalist Showcase – Programme Cancellation and Refund
With the temporary closure of cinema and the surge of COVID-19, the programmes of The 25th ifva Awards Finalist Showcase and All About Us 2019/20 - Student Creative Film Showcase that originally held in 6-8 August 2020 will be cancelled. Tickets of all paid programmes can be refunded, including: The 25th ifva Awards - Animation Category Finalist Showcase, The 25th ifva Awards - Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase, The 25th ifva Awards - Youth Category Finalist Showcase, The 25th ifva Awards - Open Category Finalist Showcase Programme 1, and The 25th ifva Awards - Open Category Finalist Showcase Programme 2.

For ticket refund details, please click "Read Details" for refund instructions.
Thank you for your understanding and support. Stay tuned to ifva programme news on Facebook and Instagram. We look forward to bringing you more independent short films and moving images works from Hong Kong and Asia in the future!
The 26th ifva Awards is Calling for Entry Now!
Creativity is a process of deconstructing the multiple layers of details of everyday matters where the core to the truth of life is meant to be exposed and desired. Get ready to take up the challenge!

The 26th ifva Awards is calling for entry now. From now until 6 Aug, applications for Asian New Force and Animation category (Asian Division) enjoy early bird discount with an exemption on application fee. Details please visit ifva website.
The 25th ifva Awards Finalist Showcase
And then the city never looks the same again. Finalist works of the 25th ifva Awards are indeed visual records of the city, and also a collection of works with utmost honesty of the creative talents. In this remarkable moment of the era, join the creators and move forward against all odds.

A total of six screenings will be showcasing the finalist works of four ifva categories and creative shorts by participating students of All About Us. Screenings are to be held at the Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema from 6 to 8 August, with post-screening discussion and certificate presentation ceremony.
ifva Awards Open Category Gold Classic Online Showcase
"Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema"will move from open-air screening to Internet this week. Two classic short films from ifva Awards Open Category will go live on YouTube -- Wong Sau-ping’s Glowing on 8 May, and Mak Hei-yan's Lovers' Lover on 9 May respectively. Wong won the Best New Director for his movie The Way We Dance, while Mak also won the Best Screenplay at Hong Kong Film Awards. The directors will join our online sharing LIVE with guests Chan Hon-yan, The 25th ifva Award Open Category Gold Award Winner and Lo Chun-yip (Siu yea), nominee of Best Supporting Actor of this year. Let’s discover the world of independent films at home together!
The 25th ifva Awards Results Announcement
Organised by Hong Kong Arts Centre and sponsored by Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), all public screenings and showcases of finalist works of the 25th ifva Festival were cancelled due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The jury meetings, however, continued and the awards results of a total of 20 awards for 5 categories were announced online on 7 March.
Programme cancellation and refund of The 25th ifva Festival
In view of the novel coronavirus outbreak, the programme of the 25th ifva Festival will be cancelled or postponed. Tickets of all paid programmes can be refunded. They are: The 25th ifva Awards - Open Category Finalist Showcase Programme 1 ; Open Category Finalist Showcase Programme 2 ; Youth Category Finalist Showcase; Animation Category Finalist Showcase ; Asian New Force Category Finalist Showcase ; and Filmorphosis: Mak Siu-fung's 50,000 Hours . For the audience wishing to refund your tickets, please click "Read Details" for refund instructions.

The results of 25th ifva Awards will be announced on 7 March 8:00pm via online channels. Stay tuned to ifva programme news on Facebook and Instagram, we look forward to bringing you more independent short films and moving images works from Hong Kong and Asia in the future!
ifva x PMQ Screening
ifva x PMQ will be holding a screening event, showing 7 previous ifva Awards finalist artworks with after-screening discussion on 26 Oct 2019.
26/10
Sat
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The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue and The Great Passage
Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema will present two films of Japanese director Ishii Yuya, Best Director awardee of 2013 Japanese Academy Awards, in two nights this October at the Rooftop Garden, D2 Place One in Lai Chi Kok, including The Tokyo Night Sky is Always the Densest Shade of Blue on 4 October, and The Great Passage on 5 October respectively. “Living in this age makes me disturbed.” Life in the big city is tough. Even the most mundane of life's daily routines prove an unending struggle. Prolific Japanese filmmaker Yuya Ishii gently captures the dizzying beauty and the weighs of pain and joy as a poetical exploration. Come and taste the sweetness and bitterness of life at the rooftop under Hong Kong starry sky!
"All About Us 2019/20" Call for Entry
"All About Us" now comes to its tenth year! We wish to encourage ethnic minority youths to make use of moving images as a vehicle to break free from the confinement of race, region, language, and gender. Come join us and get your hands on a camera. Give voice to your imagination! Interested candidates are welcomed to join our Tenth Year Ethnic Minorities Short Film Project!
The 25th ifva Awards Press Conference Successfully Held
The 25th ifva Awards is calling for entry now. Hong Kong Arts Centre has enjoyed the presence of guests at the press conference held today including film directors, creative talents and jurors of this year’s ifva Awards: Sham Ka-ki (Hong Kong actor), Heiward Mak (director and playwright of Fagara), Jevons Au (director of Distinction), Nero Ng (director and multimedia creative talent), Tsang Tsui-shan (director of The Lady Improper), Lo Chun-yip (independent filmmaker and actor), Lo Che-ying (veteran animator) and Tsui Ka-hei (animation director). The press conference was also attended by Mable Ho (Head of Film Programmes Office, Leisure and Cultural Services Department), Connie Lam (Executive Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre) and Kattie Fan (ifva Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre).
ifva X Duddell's X KEF “In/Visible Sound of the City” Music Appreciation + "Liu Yang He" Screening
Co-presented by ifva, Duddell's and KEF, a series of independent short film screenings will be held with the theme “In/Visible Sound of the City”. Showcasing the short film "Liu Yang He", music element will be added to the programme for the first time to bringing you a sensory journey of body and mind!
"Youth‧Imagination‧Images" Workshop - Images X Style
Nowadays, people get used to seeing movies through online channels. However, movies of different genres and styles may be enjoyed in their own ways. In response to the theme and through screening and discussion, the workshop provides participants with different perspectives to explore and review the possibilities of moving images.
The 25th ifva Awards is Calling for Entry Now!
This year, let's further explore the hidden power of creativity, just like a little body could harbor a great soul to embrace whatever happened around the world, and chase any dreams that you've ever imagined! The 25th ifva Awards is calling for entry now. Are you ready? Further details of the awards will be announced in August at the press conference. Stay tuned at ifva website and Facebook fanpage for updates!
"Nevertheless, History Continues" Media Arts Exhibition
Co-presented by Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong, ifva, Hong Kong Arts Centre, and MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea) Residency Goyang, the exhibition commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the March 1st Movement and the Establishment of the Korean Provisional Government, by spotlighting the meaning of the March 1st Movement with worldwide and contemporary perspective, and interprets it through media art works of four artists from Korea and three from Hong Kong.
"Youth‧Imagination‧Images" Workshop - Youth X Imagination
To create, you have to be bold and follow your heart. Light up the passion of creation with the flame of youth, and build the world of moving images with imagination. In response to the theme and through screening and discussion, the workshop provides participants with different perspectives to explore and review the possibilities of creation.
Jockey Club ifva Everywhere - Master Class and Artist Mentoring Scheme : Juan Pablo Zaramella
The upcoming Master Class and Artist Mentoring Scheme will invite Argentinian independent director and animator Juan Pablo Zaramella to have public seminar and workshop in Hong Kong on 29-30 June. Welcome to join us!
ifva X Duddell's X KEF “In/Visible Sound of the City” Music Appreciation + Independent Short Film Screening
Co-presented by ifva, Duddell's and KEF, a series of independent short film screenings will be held with the theme “In/Visible Sound of the City”. Music element will be added to the programme for the first time to bringing you a sensory journey of body and mind!
Have a Nice Day and ifva Awards Animation Category Awardees Showcase
Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema will present a series of extraordinary animations in two nights this May at the Ocean Terminal Deck, Harbour City in Tsim Sha Tsui, including Have a Nice Day, the Best Animation Feature of the 54th Golden Horse Awards on 17 May, and a showcase of ifva Awards Animation Category winning titles on 18 May, respectively, continuing to bring alternative cinematic experiences to the audience this early summer!
“The 24th ifva Awards” Jury Meeting Transcript
Every year ifva invites jury members with various specialties and backgrounds, with their efforts they select the winners from a vast number of high quality works. To know more about the awarded works this year, please read the jury meeting transcripts.
The 24th ifva Awards Presentation Ceremony Successfully Held!
Organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and sponsored by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the 24th ifva Awards Presentation Ceremony was successfully held on 16 March, at the Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre. A total of 15 awards for four shorts categories had been given out. Jury meeting transcript of all categories will be published soon!
Long awaited - The 24th ifva Awards Presentation Ceremony
7pm on 16/3, ifva is hosting the awards presentation ceremony. Awards of Open, Youth, Animation and Asian New Force categories will be announced and jury’s comments will be given. Watch the live broadcast on ifva Facebook!
The 24th ifva Festival Unveiled!
The 24th ifva Awards Opening Ceremony was held on 6 March. Alongside the ceremony is the unveiling of media arts exhibition “CINEMA 2.0: Acrylic Dreams”and finalists’ works from Media Art Category, ifva Awards. The winners: Gold Award and Silver Award go to, respectively, Hu Ching-chuan That・This and Carla Chan Between Happening; and Special Mention goes to Katsuki Nogami HeartfletSPAM.
Just Screened: “Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema: On Trial”
Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema screened the classic On Trial , featuring Leslie Cheung, Danny Chan and Paul Chung at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre piazza, on 1st March. Under the starry night, we revisited the beautiful 80s.
"CINEMA 2.0: Acrylic Dreams" media arts exhibition will open soon!
"CINEMA 2.0: Acrylic Dreams" media arts exhibition will be held from 6 to 20 March at the Pao Galleries, to present works by four artist which create a dream-like realm that explore what myth is in this future...
The 24th ifva Festival: Press Conference
The Press Conference of the 24th ifva Awards was held today to announce programme details. Jury members awarded finalist certificates to Hong Kong-based artists in the Open, Youth, Animation and Media Arts categories. Finalists introduced their works and explain the creative ideas behind the works.
The 24th ifva Awards: Finalist Results Announced
Finalists will have a chance to win the awards and showcase their works during "The 24th ifva Festival" from 6 to 17 March 2019.
28/12
Fri
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Upcoming Screening "A Scene at the Sea" by Takeshi Kitano
Free from the theatre’s constraints, discover extraordinary cinematic experiences in public spaces under the moonlight.
“Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – 48 Hour Film Challenge” Open for Application
Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – 48 Hour Film Challenge will be an opportunity for you to turn the freshest ideas into a 5 to 8 minute indie short film...
“The 23rd ifva Awards” Jury Meeting Transcript
The 23rd ifva Awards Jury Meeting Transcripts have been published. Check out the transcripts to find out how the jury selected the winners and to know more...
Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema: To Liv(e)
The latest edition of Jockey Club ifva Everywhere – People Cinema will be screening Hong Kong film director Evans Chan’s To Liv(e) on May 12 ...
“The 23rd ifva Awards” Award List
The 23rd ifva Awards Presentation Ceremony was successfully held at Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema on 17 Mar...