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New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival

25 November 2021 - 16 January 2022

$40 – $80


In the past decade, Hong Kong has seen a growing number of first-time or emerging filmmakers. To help young filmmakers build a long-term sustainable career and to meet the needs of an increasingly diversified audience culture and film industry, the Hong Kong Arts Centre (HKAC) sees a pertinent need to assist filmmakers to expand their professional and personal horizons, enrich their crafts, network and get recognised on local and international levels.

From 25 November 2021 to 16 January 2022, the Hong Kong Arts Centre presents New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival. Following the success of the first edition, which focused on the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, this programme aims to introduce the importance of BIFF as one of the leading film festivals in Asia and how it assists budding filmmakers from Hong Kong and South Korea.

The screenings comprise a Hong Kong showcase curated by Maggie Lee, Curator of New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival; Asia Chief Film Critic, Variety; Curator for Tokyo and Vancouver International Film Festivals, and a Korean showcase co-curated by Lee and Nam Dong-chul, Program Director, Busan International Film Festival.

There are four thematic talks designed for those who aspire to pursue a career in film to learn about the industry’s inner-workings. Film distributors, sales, producers, festival curators, funding bodies and filmmakers will share their professional experiences and insights through in-depth conversations.

The programme also consists of two workshops: Film Project Pitching Workshop and Screenwriting Workshop with Chung Seo-kyung, and Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan.

Event Schedule

26/11 (FRI) 7:45pm Five Fingers of Death*
27/11 (SAT) 2:30pm The Bacchus Lady
27/11 (SAT) 7:30pm The King of Pigs
28/11 (SUN) 1:00pm Chelsia, My Love*
28/11 (SUN) 4:45pm Talk: Launching Korean Cinema onto the World Stage
28/11 (SUN) 8:00pm Concrete Clouds*
1/12 (WED) 7:45pm Anna Magdalena*
3/12 (FRI) 7:45pm Perfect Life *
4/12 (SAT) 1:00pm Comfort Women Trilogy – The Murmuring
4/12 (SAT) 3:15pm Comfort Women Trilogy – Habitual Sadness, My Own Breathing *
5/12 (SUN) 2:30pm Talk: BIFF’s Mission to Nurture Asian Filmmakers
5/12 (SUN) 4:30pm Talk: Industry Toolkit for Emerging Filmmakers
5/12 (SUN) 7:30pm The Journals of Musan*
8/12 (WED) 7:45pm The Floating Landscape*
11/12 (SAT) 3:00pm Drug War
11/12 (SAT) 7:30pm Believer*
12/12 (SUN) 4:00pm Talk: Cross Currents in Hong Kong and Korean Cinema
12/12 (SUN) 7:30pm Fourth Place
28/12 (TUE) 7:45pm Breathless*
29/12 (WED) 7:45pm Public Toilet*
30/12 (THU) 7:45pm Too Many Ways to Be No.1
4/1 (TUE) 7:45pm Too Many Ways to Be No.1
5/1 (WED) 7:45pm Rolling Home with A Bull*
6/1 (THU) 7:45pm Like a Virgin*
15/1 (SAT) 7:30pm Dumplings
16/1 (SUN) 2:30pm Thirst
16/1 (SUN) 5:15pm Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan

*with after-screening talk

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