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[Asian Independent Cinema Showcase] Away From Home: Short Films Selection and Conversation with Filmmakers

February 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm


The short films selection “Away From Home” features three award winning short films, all produced in Hong Kong between 2022 and 2023.

The three short films are Sze-wai HO’s “Before the Box Gets Emptied”, Chi-him YUEN’s “The Reticent Wave”, and Chi-yan SIU’s “About Simon Says, Simon Says”, all sharing the theme of diaspora and exploring the city’s past and present through the eyes of the children, the elderly, and the migrant worker.

Before the Box Gets Emptied” was named the Best Live Action Short Film at the 60th Golden Horse Awards. “The Reticent Wave” received a Special Mention at the 17th Freshwave International Short Film Festival. “Simon Says Simon Says” won the Freshwave Award and the Best Screenplay at the 16th Freshwave International Short Film Festival.

This is the first time the three award-winning short films are shown in Canada and the second program of the inaugural edition of the Asian Independent Cinema Showcase. The three directors will participate in a virtual conversation following the screening.

English and Chinese subtitles provided; post-screening conversation in English.

In-person event. Free of charge. Limited seats available. Registration required: https://hksi.ubc.ca/events/event/screening-away-from-home/