序言

崔允信,獨立電影節節目策劃、影意志藝術總監

今年藝術發展局恆常資助的申請程序改變了,一年至三年資助的藝團須同時申請年度及計劃資助。影意志申請的項目大都獲得支持,但獨立電影節的資助額卻不及去年的五成,惟有把每年其中一個重要環節「獨立焦點」暫時抽起,另覓資源。如無意外,將會是日本獨立電影界兩位革命人物的回顧,希望可以在今年年中帶給大家。

影意志這幾年放映多部有關政治議題的電影,最近有記者問我們會否擔心影響藝發局的資助。其實影意志的理念正是想推廣這些未能獲商業發行、卻具價值的作品。我們近年放映的電影就正合符這些條件,而且影意志也不是沒有嘗過被停止資助,當時還不是一樣捱過了。反而,我們面對的是放映渠道越來越少。最近向某院線查詢租場事宜,竟收到「不會放映獨立電影」的回覆。

今天拍攝技術越來越好,拍電影越來越容易,但同時令很多製作人只滿足於技術,今年選映的電影,有些在製作上未必完美,卻充滿個性又稜角分明。我們並非生於大家對作者有認識的年代,很多時只着眼影片的社會議題,少有以創作人的身份去詮釋作品,所以今年我們希望以作者出發,選映電影節中部分導演的舊作,讓觀眾對其新作有更深入的理解。

過去一年影意志和日本的獨立電影人及觀眾有很多交流的機會,四月我們在東京舉辦了「日本.香港獨立電影節」,其後節目又移師到名古屋和大阪;後來《亂世備忘》更獲邀到日本發行,比起參與海外影展,這種親身的交流更能夠與觀眾建立關係。所以今次選映的作品當中,日本電影亦佔了很大比重。另外,回應去年「台灣新電影」的專題,短片選將會播放到台灣留學的香港和澳門人作品集。最後還有「柬埔寨電影新力量」,希望他們的攝製方式能為本地製作人帶來可參考或借鏡的地方。

今天越來越難有場地作正規放映,請大家都珍惜在大銀幕觀看這些獨立電影的機會。

FOREWORD

Vincent Chui, HKindieFF Programme Curator,
Artistic Director of Ying E Chi
Translated by Cheung Ka Wan

Application procedures of regular grants of Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) changed this year, One-Year/ Two-Year/ Three-Year grantees have to apply Project Grant at the same time. Most applications of Ying E Chi are approved, but the subsidy for Hong Kong Independent Film Festival barely reach the half of last year. We can only hold back on one of our important sections ‘Indie Focus’ before any new resource become available. Hopefully we can bring it back to you in mid 2018 with a retrospective of two revolutionary Japanese independent filmmakers.

Recently some reporters asked if we worry that screening numbers of political films would affect the support of the HKADC. Indeed, our objective is to promote those valuable films without commercial distribution, and the films we screened these few years fit into these requirements. Besides, we had also gone through times without funding. Instead, what we are facing is that exhibition channels in cinemas are getting less and less. We inquired about renting issue of one cinema circuit lately and got the reply ‘we do not screen independent films’ unexpectedly.

Today, filmmaking is easier as filming technique is getting better and better, which also make many filmmakers content only with it. The production of this year’s selections might not be perfect, but they are sharp and have their own characteristics. We are not born in the auteur-known generation and seldom watch films through creator’s standpoint, but we instead concentrate on the social issues of films. In order to let our audience have a better understanding of the directors’ latest film, we decided to focus on the directors by screening their old works.

There were many exchange opportunities among Ying E Chi, independent filmmakers and audience in Japan in the past year: ‘Japan Hong Kong Independent Film Festival’ in Tokyo last April, then in Nagoya and Osaka; Yellowing was also invited to be distributed in Japan. Comparing to participating overseas film festivals, it is easier to connect with audience with this kind of personal communication. Thus, there is a high proportion of Japanese films this year. Regarding ‘Indie Focus’ of last year, ‘Taiwan New Cinema’, short films of Hong Kongese and Macanese who study in Taiwan are selected, as well as ‘New Cambodian Cinema’, whose ways of production might provide reference to local filmmakers.

Under the circumstances of getting harder and harder to find a proper screening venue, please cherish the opportunities of viewing independent films on a standard screen.

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January 19, 2018

【加場消息 Additional Screenings】

「當代獨立視野」《地厚天高》及《對倒》加場!
Additional screenings for Lost in the Fums and Tête-bêche in ‘Contemporary Indie Vision’!

*門票由2018年1月20日起於城市售票網發售
Tickets are available at URBTIX from 20 January 2018 onwards*

放映詳情 Screening Details:
《地厚天高》Lost in the Fumes
29/1(一)7:30PM及9:35PM
《對倒》Tête-bêche
30/1(二)7:30PM

地點 Venue:
香港藝術中心電影院 Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
地址 : 香港灣仔港灣道二號
Address : 2 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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January 17, 2018

《運玉義留》《鍾意冇罪》被電檢處檢定為三級影片。
未滿18歲而於公布前留位人士,可電郵至hkindieff@gmail.com取消。不便之處,敬請原諒。

UntamagiruLove is Not a Sin has been classified as Category III. Seat reservation can be cancelled to audience under 18 years of age who registered before the announcement. The aforesaid arrangements can be made by sending email to hkindieff@gmail.com. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, thank you.








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January 15, 2018

【滿座場次 FULL HOUSE SCREENINGS】

-15/1、24/1 7:45pm《地厚天高》'Lost in the Fumes'
-16/1 7:45pm《未竟之路》'Road Not Taken'
-21/1 1:15pm「香港導演短片集」'Local Shorts Collection'

《未竟之路》及「香港導演短片集」為自由定價場次,尚有預留少量名額予會員,未登記要快手! 至於《地厚天高》,請密切留意電影節網站或本專頁公告加場消息,謝謝各位的支持!

There are still a few quota of 'Road Not Taken' and 'Local Shorts Collection' for our YEC members! For 'Lost in the Fumes', please stay tuned for official announcements of additional screenings!











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December 18, 2017

影意志最新影碟及書籍
Latest DVDs and book released by YEC

《亂世備忘》YELLOWING (即將推出 Coming soon)

《家庭團聚》REUNIFICATION

獨立電影節十年紀念書籍
《在地而立:香港獨立電影節2008-2017》
HKindieFF 10th Anniversary Publication On Earth We Stand: Hong Kong Independent Film Festival 2008-2017

書籍及碟影銷售點 Sales Locations of DVDs & Book:

- 影意志網上商店 YEC Online Store:https://goo.gl/TTZmjN
- 影意志辦公室 Ying E Chi Office

書籍銷售點 Sales Locations of the Book:
- 映畫手民網站 Website of Cinezen
- 艺鵠 ACO
- kubrick(油麻地 Yau Ma Tei)
- 序言書室 Hong Kong Reader Bookstore
- 樂文書店(旺角)Luck Win Bookstore (Mongkok)
- 清山塾 Casphalt

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December 18, 2017

Club YEC

立即成為影意志會員,即可得到本屆電影節換票證及紀念品!
憑會員卡更可以優惠價購買本屆電影節及2018年內影意志放映的戲票、九折購買電影節紀念品及影意志發行的影碟(只限於影意志辦公室或電影節期間即場購買)

2018會員計劃:電影節換票證一張及
電影節十年紀念書籍一本 或 電影節換票證兩張
港幣120元

歡迎於結賬時附加捐款港幣200元,支持影意志及獨立電影發行
如欲申請成為會員,可透過影意志網站、親臨影意志辦公室或於電影節期間在櫃枱登記

會員申請網址:https://goo.gl/4NYRGy

Join us NOW, for HKindieFF Ticket(s) and Souvenir(s)!
You can also enjoy discounts on HKindieFF and YEC film tickets in 2018, and 10% off discount on DVD/ VCD and HKindieFF Souvenirs (only purchase in person at YEC office or the counter of screening venues during the film festival).

Membership 2018: HKindieFF Exchange Coupon x 1 + 10th Anniversary Book x 1
OR HKindieFF Exchange Coupon x 2
HKD120

If you would like to support Ying E Chi or the distribution of Hong Kong indie films, you may add $200 as donation when checking out.
You can join our membership plan via our website, in our office or at the counter of the screening venues during the film festival.

Application: http://goo.gl/SozJ14