Fresh Wave (鮮浪潮)

In 2005, the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC) initiated the Fresh Wave Short Film Competition, with an aim to promote local filmmaking, and to identify and nurture budding cinematic art talents in the territory. Fresh Wave has evolved into an international short film festival in 2010, so as to foster cultural exchanges and to broaden the horizons of local young filmmakers and audiences, as well as to promote local short films in the international level.

Fresh Wave has already come to its eighth edition in 2013. Over the past years, the number of entries for the local competition has been on the rise. The number of participating tertiary institutions has increased from the initial 8 universities at the beginning to 19 in 2012. This year, there are around 120 entries for the Open Divisions as well. Since the launch of International Short Film Festival in 2010, selected shorts will be screened during the festival and their directors will also be invited to visit Hong Kong and exchange with local young filmmakers. In 2012, the 10-day festival screened 46 local and international short films, and the average attendance rate is nearly 90%.

In the past few years, Fresh Wave has earned its reputation as one of the most celebrated events for local filmmakers. Some of the participating films even became sought-after items in overseas festivals and contests, including Paris Cinema Festival in France, Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy, Pan-Asia Film Festival in the UK and Five Flavours Film Festival in Poland.

2005年,香港藝術發展局首次舉辦「鮮浪潮」短片競賽,以推動本地電影創作為宗旨,為本地具潛質的年青電影創作人提供資助及展示作品之平台。2010年,開始舉辦國際短片展,以拓展本地年青電影創作人之國際視野,提供國際性的交流機會,同時向海外推廣本地短片。

2013年,「鮮浪潮」踏入第八年;過去數年,短片競賽部份的報名情況一年比一年踴躍,參賽的大專院校由最初8間參與增至2012年19間,公開組的參賽申請約有120份。而國際短片展則於2010年開始,每年精選多齣海外短片,並邀請參展導演到港與本地年青導演觀摩交流。2012年,短片展於10天內便放映了共46齣本地及海外作品,平均入座率接近九成。

近年,「鮮浪潮」已成為本地電影藝術界之年度盛事,不少參賽作品更獲得海外比賽和影展垂青,包括巴黎電影節、意大利烏甸尼遠東電影節、英國泛亞電影節及波蘭五味電影節,讓本港電影新力量於國際間大放異彩。

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