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PUFF announces winners for 2013

The Pineapple Underground Film Festival is proud to announce the winners for 2013.

The PUFF Indie Awards goes to El Effecto K (120min, Spain), The Mute (98min, China) and Sonata (15min, Spain), with Special Mention goes to Lapsus (30min, France) and Documentary Daughter of the Niger Delta (55min, Nigeria). The Sound and Original Score Showcase will be presenting 4 films: The Lives of Hamilton Fish (94min, USA), Idiots (19min, USA), Disappear (9min, Hong Kong) and Voices (4min, Bahrain). Audience award goes to Idiots (19min, USA)

THE K EFFECT

El Efecto K, directed by Valenti Figueres Jorge, had its Asia Premiere at PUFF. Using archival footages, blending documentary and narrative fictional parts, the most significant events of the 20th century was told through Hollywood producer and Stalin’s own film editor/superspy Maxime Stransky.

PUFF says “ This is an odyssey that brought the audience through a journey of an illusionary and dreamlike mix of reality and false documentary. The filmmaker’s interpretation of the Kuleshov editing style manipulated the raw materials within a medium, thus created an aesthetic experience that made the historical content to be of secondary importance but a work that resonates emotions in the audience.“

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The Mute had its International Premiere at PUFF. It is a stylish psychological thriller shot in Shanghai by first time filmmaker ArisTo. PUFF says “ An outstanding beginning ten minutes followed by a good and progressive pace of the script, unfolding into an intense finale. The tenderness of young love, the suspense and use of music makes this an exceptional first attempt in filmmaking.“

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Sonata also premiered internationally at PUFF. Inspired by Kreutzer Sonata by Tolstoi, Sonata explores the society’s norm of exclusive preference for one person and whether that equates true love.

PUFF says “ powerful and daringly rummaging in each of our souls, the human hearts, nature and true love. Or, as the film shows, that the word love itself is barely sufficient to describe our feelings. This ambitious short film peals away the lies and deceits in our hearts; that what we desire, we did not know. “

PUFF also pays homage to women filmmakers and filmmakers who live in countries where access to films, training and equipment is a challenge.  The Lives of Hamilton Fish (World Premiere )  is a feature length rock and opera musical written and sung by Rachel Mason from New York. Curated by Experimenta, a video and film art space in Hong Kong, the film was screened with Rachel singing live in Hong Kong.

Daughters of the Niger Delta (International Premiere), supported by the German Embassy in Abuja in Nigeria, was made by 9 first time woman filmmakers.  Their desperate struggle and everyday injustice is a revolution which will affect more than 50% of the world’s people.  The extent of poverty, sexual harassment and sexual mutilation, discrimination that is still wildly accepted as norm for women, will hopefully one day be only found in history books.

Interviews of the winners will be published on our website and on Facebook in the coming week.  A separate piece on the other short and experimental films will be published soon.  Please stay tuned.

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PUFF on TVB Pearl !

We are on Hong Kong biggest TV Network !

Come to our 2nd week of programs : all Asia Premieres , first time in Hong Kong. Not available online or anywhere.

Transgender Tuesday (USA, 2012) TODAY (Tues) 18th June at EXPERIMENTA
Transgender Tuesday (USA, 2012)(Tues) 18th Jun at EXPERIMENTA
Mute (China, 2013) 21st June (Friday) at EXPERIMENTA
The Mute (China, 2013) 21st June (This Friday) at EXPERIMENTA
Propaganda (North Korea, 2013) 22nd June (Sat) at XXX
Propaganda (North Korea, 2013) 22nd June (Sat) at XXX
Uprising (Egypt, 2012) Int'l Premiere Sunday 23 June
Uprising (Egypt, 2012) Int’l Premiere Sunday 23 June

PUFF presents in BLUE RAY

The Italian Apartment (72 min,Italy)  and Waves (63 min,UK)

International and Asia Premiere
By Invitation Only

Monday 17th June 2013
5:30pm
EXPERIMENTA

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About Waves
An extraordinary story of a deep alchemical connection of an emotionally repressed woman who lives in London and a fisherman, trapped on a Seychelles island after a shipwreck. They have never met each other; death their only choice to re-birth as one.

About Italy Belong to Us
Only when we approach the end of our lives do we realize what are the truly treasurable things in life. This is the philosophical theme this exquisitely made film sets out to explore.

A filmmaker, after discovering his terminal illness, returned to his home town to look for inspirations to shoot his last film. He asked people to tell him stories about Italy. The lively stories being told contrasted with the meditative, reflective mood will surely made an impression on you and make you ponder about the purpose of your life.

 

Blue Ray Special Event for members
Blue Ray Special Event for members
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PUFF Experimental Films
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PUFF Catalogue

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

愛情海綿

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

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