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Program Highlights 2012

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PUFF is becoming one of the most important indie film festivals in China and is located in the metropolitan hub of Hong Kong.  In 2012, we screened 56 films from 30 countries, over 3 weekends in June 2012.  The program was then screened the 2nd time in October 2012 at the West Kowloon arts and film festival of Clockenflap with over 3000 audience at the film tent, giving the films exposure to Hong Kong and serving as a gateway to Greater China.  7 of the 16 features films we screened were Asia Premieres; 1 was World Premiere and another 2 were Hong Kong Premieres.

PUFF 2012 Trailer original score music written by “Ah Kok” of Hidden Agenda

Photo stills from our 2012 Experimental Highlights –

This Side of Ressurection

Original Title: Deste Lado da Ressurreição(2011)

Directed by: Joaquim Sapinho
(113m, Portugal)


XXX Highlights – What’s New About Love ? 愛情海綿 (93 min, Portugal)


Original Title : O Que ha de novo no amor ?  (93 min, Portugal)

23 June 2012 ( Sat ) at XXX
由6名年輕電影製片人的6 個當代愛情故事.

Six contemporary love stories by six young and up and coming directors. .

2 Night at XXX 15 June 2012

城市, 是以色列的首都特拉維夫; 地方, 是一個酒吧 ; 時間, 是晚上 ; 人物, 是一個男人和一個女人.

The city is Tel Aviv; the place is a bar; the night is young; a woman just had kissed a man she just met.

for 18 and above / strong adult themes

藝穗會 明天和週五見 ! PUFF at FRINGE CLUB screenings

(78min, UK) Supernatural thriller about 2 medical interns who investigate a patient brought to hospital. She is no ordinary patient.


Closing Film – 2 Night 以色列的第二夜 ( 90 min, Israel )

The city is Tel Aviv; the place is a bar; the night is young; a woman had kissed a man she just met.

城市, 是以色列的首都特拉維夫; 地方, 是一個酒吧 ; 時間, 是晚上 ; 人物, 是一個男人和一個女人.

This is director Roi Werner’s first feature film.  The film was nominated for Best Actress at the Israel Academy 2012.

Hong Kong Highlights – Roomless (93 min) & Orient Top Town (83 min ) 香港焦點 – 不設房 & 大東方

Roomless – 港男阿偉,加入綜援行列,「橋」埋雙手唔駛撈,獨自蝸居一百呎套房,過其頹廢生活… 他遇上一樓一鳳姐阿媚…….

大東方   Orient Top Town   –  巨額投資的結果是無人問津的樓盤 ,  商家們想把冷清了無人煙的大東方變活 , 注入了一群沒有錢只有畫的藝術家 .  在茫茫大海中找得浮台 .  在這空降又沒有根基的烏托幫生長 雖要走的還得要走 ,  但在再次成為無根草之先 就痛快活在當下.

(18 years & above)

English Film Synopsis :  Orient Top Town is the English name given to a luxurious real estate development in south east Shanghai, China. The grand entrance of the project is a replica of the arc de triomphe in Paris.

Reality, however, did not quite match the developer’s grand intentions. Despite a booming property market boom in China, nothing much were sold at Orient Top Town. It is empty with no one.

So, in order to make the place look more crowded, the developers decided to let artists live in the 500 vacant shop spaces for free. Soon, a community began to take shape in the estate.

the backdrop of a glamorous big city of Shanghai, Orient Top Town represents an ironic reminder of how untenable the fast pace development can be in China. The artists’ personal stories are a reflection of the hearts and minds of the people in China today, of the reality of surviving the unique Chinese economy and of how art and property meet to become the best business partners!


Free for PUFF Film Club members at all films in EXPERIMENTA and Hidden Agenda |  XXX HK$30 pay at the door |  Fringe Club HK$60 buy online HK Ticketing

Short Film Highlights - Samurai 菠蘿焦點 6 – 妻の恋人 (8min 45 sec, Mexico)

EXPERIMENTA for PUFF Film Club members only.
(2012, 8’45”)
Directed by : Jaime Fidalgo
A man is driven by envy and revenge for his wife’s lover.  The short film program will present over 25 films from around the world.   See our other short film in PUFF Channel at youtube
Screened in 4 locations : EXPERIMENTA + Hidden Agenda + XXX + The Fringe Club.   The short film program will be shown in loop in EXPERIMENTA 19-22 June 2012.  This program is FREE only for PUFF film club members,  members can also enjoy free films throughout the year.
 1. 1:30 am ( 43m, India)
dir. by Sourav De
2 Sea Pavilion (10m, South Africa, U S A)
by Todd Somodevilla
3 Ellas (4m, Cuba)
dir. by Vanessa Batista
4 Uh la la (8m, Spain)
dir. by Isaí Escalada, Carlos G Velasco
5 Freud (4m, Spain)
dir. by Federico Calabuig
6 war story (18m, Iran)
dir. by davood moradian karahroodi
7 Ditchwork (25m, U S A)
dir. by Simon Liu
9 Those Inescapable Slivers of Celluloid (7m, U S A)
dir. by Jeremy Moss

10 Last time (15m, Russian Federation)

11 Recent Memory (7m, Hong Kong)
dir. by Alexander Espeland
dir. by martha cristiana merino
13 رنين (11m (11m, Oman)
dir. by Maitham Al Musawi
14 Samurai (9m, Mexico)
dir. by Jaime Fidalgo
15 Literalmente (1m, Spain)
dir. by Néstor Fernández
  … more details to come…

Animation Highlights 菠蘿焦點 5 - The Game (47 sec, Poland)

Directed by Marcin Janiec

It is the ultimate game of one’s life; a game with death.  The animation program selects 10 short films with adult and contemporary themes. For 18 & above / strong adult themes

The animation program will be shown 4 locations in Hong Kong : EXPERIMENTA + Hidden Agenda + XXX + The Fringe Club.   Programs in EXPERIMENTA and Hidden Agenda are free and are only for PUFF film club members.  

Feature Hightlights 菠蘿焦點 2- The Language of Time 只在乎曾經擁有 (86min, Chile)

The Language of Time
Original Title : El Lenguaje del Tiempo
Directedby : Sebastian Araya Serrano
(1 hr 26 min,  Chile, 2011)  Asia Premiere
Location : EXPERIMENTA 16th June ( Sat.) 9:00pm

The Language of Time tells the tale of a Man and a Woman who get together in an attempt to reconcile their differences.  It is a exemplary first feature film by the Araya brothers from Chile ; an auteur film that is intensely poetic and that experiments with a new form of narrative and imagery.   Winner of PUFF Indie Award 2012.

Feature Highlights 焦點 1 - Re:play-Girls (60min, Japan)

(Category III) High-school student Michi, who wants to end her own life, stumbles into an online suicide chat room, where she decides to buy their special service. She is asked: “Would you like to REPLAY?” and impulsively presses “Yes”, catapulting herself on a quest to her own death in the suicide game, “Re:Play-Girls”.

for ages 18 & above

Other Japanese films in the festival  :

10 JUNE 2012 (60min, Japan at Hidden Agenda 8pm

Dusk of the Peeping Tom 自動性愛機

Directed by : Taku Kuroda

Shy Japanese office man loved his girlfriend but he wanted more.  She cannot be physically touched but she wanted it too.  The only answer to that is a sex machine.


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