Dialogue with Filmmakers 2017 (Recap)

In-depth dialogues with documentary filmmakers from this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival(HKIFF) were held from 10 to 24 April 2017. Selected films from the directors were also screened (see below). All events were free and open to the public. Conducted in English (with Cantonese simultaneous interpretation) or Mandarin (with English simultaneous interpretation).

Petr Lom

An academic turned filmmaker, Lom ‘s films focus on human rights issues. Back to the Square (2012) was awarded Jury Prize, Documentary Competition at the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival.

Moderator: Jia Tan, Assistant Professor at the Department of Cultural and Religious Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date: Thursday 13 April, 7:30pm
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU (Map)

Dialogue with Petr Lom

Interview with Petr Lom

Nicholas de Pencier

De Pencier is a director, producer and director of photography. He has shot for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. His films have won the Genie Awards and the International Emmy Award for Best Arts Documentary. His latest work, Black Code (2016), takes a closer look at cyber espionage.

Moderator: Keith Richburg, Director of JMSC at HKU

Date: Tuesday 18 April, 7:30pm
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU (Map)

Dialogue with Nicholas de Pencier

Interview with Nicholas de Pencier

Mauro Herce & Manuel Muñoz Rivas

The duo previously collaborated on the Sci-Fi documentary Dead Slow Ahead (2015), which earned 18 nominations and awards worldwide, including the Cinema Eye Honors Awards (US), East End Film Festival Best Documentary (UK) and Jeonju Film Festival Special Award (Korea).

Moderator: Nancy Tong, Visiting Associate Professor at JMSC at HKU

Date: Wednesday 19 April, 7:30pm
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU (Map)

Dialogue with Mauro Herce & Manuel Muñoz Rivas

Interview with Mauro Herce & Manuel Muñoz Rivas

Ann Marie Fleming

Fleming’s work incorporates animation, documentary, experimental and dramatic techniques, and primarily deals with the themes of family and history. Her award-winning animated documentary The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam (2003) profiles her great grandfather, a travelling Chinese magician.

Moderator: Nancy Tong, Visiting Associate Professor at JMSC at HKU

Date: Thursday 20 April, 7:30pm
Venue: Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU (Map)

Dialogue with Ann Marie Fleming

Interview with Ann Marie Fleming

Mary Stephen

Mary Stephen is a jury member for this year’s HKIFF and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Born in Hong Kong, Stephen has been living in Paris since the 1980s. She was an editor and co-composer for the French New Wave director Éric Rohmer. In 2016, she was invited to be the Artist-in-Residence at Lingnan University. Her recent editing work include Dot 2 Dot (2014), Flowing Stories (2014) and A Young Patriot (2015).

Moderator: Ruby Yang

Venue: Studio Room 303, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU

Dialogue with Mary Stephen

Interview with Mary Stephen

Guo Xizhi

Guo Xizhi is seen as a key figure in the New Chinese Documentary Movement. Mouthpiece (2009) received second runner-up, features in the 3rd Chinese Documentary Festival (HK). His new documentary Factory Youth (2017) explores the sense of loss and hopelessness among factory workers.

Moderator: Ruby Yang

Venue: Studio Room 303, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU

Dialogue with Guo Xizhi

Interview with Guo Xizhi

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