The PUFF 2014 season was soft launched in Shanghai with a test screening of a selection of award winning short films as a preview of our main program coming later this year.
Since its beginning and up until recently, PUFF has been maintaining an underground presence in Mainland China by way of its secret China Film Club which hosted several unannounced invitation-only film screenings in various secret locations. PUFF feels that the time is ripe now to go aboveground to better fulfil its mission of promoting independent filmmaking in China.
The event was held on the night of June 9th at the URBN Hotel in Jingan District. A total of 60 short films from 24 countries were shown with the winners of the Best Indie Shorts award given to Marioneta Ciega (Mexico), directed by Jaime Fidalgo and L’ombra Interior (Spain), directed by Arnau Segarra Braunstein. Please stay tuned for the announcement of the PUFF 2014 main program going to be held in Hong Kong and Shanghai in the last quarter of 2014.
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
PUFF 2012 screened a total of 56 films.
16 Features Films including;
5 Doks Features;
25 Short Films;
10 Animation Shorts;
5 Experimental Videos & Films
from over 30 countries
China, Japan, Korea, India, France, Germany, Spain, UK, Romania, Iran, Oman, Sierra Leone, USA, Mexico, Chile , Brazil and Hong Kong
Short Film Program – From Now to Eternity ( France/Japan)
Short Film Program – Manual for Bored Girls (Spain)
Doks Program – Orient Top Town (Hong Kong, China)
Feature Film Program – Re:play Girls (Japan)
Feature Film Program – Patient 17 (United Kingdom)
Doks Program – Fambul Tok (Sierra Leone)
19-22 JUNE 2012
A beautiful meditation about life and faith – not only in God but in ourselves. How strong can a film be? Its images powerful enough to change our emotions. A film that deals both with surf and a religious personal quest. Surfing can be a metaphor for life. In our fast Internet age, when 140 characters can be a text, a film as ‘This side of resurrection’ can be a daring experience that forces its audience to take a deep breath and dive with its protagonists siblings into the ocean of life.
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( Brazil/ USA, 73min, 2011 ) OPENING FILM & AFTER PARY at Hidden Agenda 8th JUNE 2012 (Friday , 8pm-10:30pm) . Shot in 5 continents, this is a film journey into the causes of contemporary war and conflict around the world, an impassioned meditation on the apocalyptic problems facing humanity at this critical juncture in the history of the species.
Directed by Lara Lee
Location : Hidden Agenda 8th June 2012 8pm