New this year, Filmmakers Present will offer a rare insight into the creative minds at work in the film industry by presenting to the audience both the films and the filmmakers. Jury member Pang Ho-cheung brings with him his earliest short films that would allow us to see firsthand how a young film fan grew to become a maverick of genre films. Next, Academy Award winner, Barney Burman will take us into the iconic world of Star Trek as he shares how its inhabitants were created through the ingenuity of prosthetic effects. Finally, Yao Chen, recipient of this year’s SGIFF Cinema Icon Award presents the latest film that she is executive producer of, and discusses her career in front of and behind the camera.
SHORT FILM PROGRAMME
Short films Director Pang’s Mom Singing, Bank Robbery, The First Adventure of the Three Gangsta Bears, and Summer Exercise will be screened together under Pang Ho-Cheung’s First Attempt When He Was Fourteen.
A series of captured vignettes featuring Pang’s mother’s lively renditions of pop songs in Cantonese.
Pang Ho-Cheung showcases his directing and acting chops at an early age in this adorable kiddie crime caper.
A hopeful family-run movie company gets more than bargained for whilst shooting a tribute to their favourite genre.
Despite the ubiquity of CGI and special effects, make-up remains the cornerstone of futuristic sci-fi films like Star Trek.