on oppression , resistance & role of media
Taiwanese filmmaker / PHD candidate at Beijing Film Academy


4th-9th September 2019



This September 2019, PUFF will present a program of films that addresses many of the topics related to our current events thus hopefully will help us make more sense of them - the idea of oppression and resistance; the role of media censorship, fake news, the use of media for political and personal gain. Look forward to exchanging ideas with you.

PUFF 2020 edition will be held in February and June 2020.  Stay tuned and see you all soon !

Burkinabè Rising Brazil, USA / 1h 12m / Documentary
(directed by Lara Lee, 2018)

Burkinabè Rising showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of the type of political change
that can be achieved when people come together. It is an inspiration, not only to the rest of Africa but also to the rest of the

Mary Mother

Afghanistan / 19m / Drama
(directed by Sadam Wahidi, 2016)

Mary’s only son and young man of her family is serving for military in Kunduz province. One day she hears the news of fall of Kunduz province to the hand of Taliban on radio, since the authorities have no news of her son, she decides to start her own journey to Kunduz.

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PUFF 2011 - 2019 Screenings

Live Soundscapes @ Terrible Baby 2019

Eaton KINO Theatre 2019

Opening 2018 at D2

6 day New Frontier Program at Art Central Auditorium 2016

Black Box Theatre

University of Hong Kong 2015

3 day program : Clockenflap FILM TENT 2012 & 2013

Secret Cinema at URBN Shanghai, the first carbon neutral hotel in Shanghai and sponsor of filmmaker in residence 2013 & 2014

Hong Kong Indie Showcase at XXX Gallery 2014

Sound and original music at White Noise 2015

Filmmakers and Producers Corner


PUFF 2019 @ Kino The Eaton 

Filmmaking as a Lifelong Passion

We are searching for filmmakers and writers who are passionate about the craft of film. We support those who pursue film as a career or otherwise. We are on the look out for film in its purest form; a well-told story without the need for big budgets or fancy technology, but filmmakers with courage and determination. 

The PUFF Indie Film Awards

One Indie Film Award is presented to a filmmaker or a team of filmmakers who have made outstanding achievements each year. The winner will be awarded with an investment in developing their next feature film project (this project must be over 90 minutes in length). The winner(s) will also have exclusive access to PUFF's affiliations, which include over 350 film crews, actors and technicians from around the world.

Jenn Leung

PUFF 2019 presents


an evening of


Soundscapes & Films

15 AUGUST 2019



@ Terrible Baby

Q&A with artists afterwards


1.音速 Yum Cheok
2. Beekeepers in Glostrup
3. As the Jet Engine Recall
4. Dialectic Diary


 Isaac Bertulis-Webb
Juan Palacios
Fatema Abdoolcarim

Sound , Film & Scores Showcase

15 August 2019 @ Terrible Baby

9:00pm Film Screening

10:00pm Q&A with Fatema, Juan and Isaac

10:30pm Yum Check live

1. Dialectic Diary (2018,15m)

Mike Schaefer, Germany 

2. Beekeepers in Glostrup (2016 ,8m)

Fatema Abdoolcarim & Juan Palacios, Netherlands/HK

3. As The Jet Engine Recall (2016,11m)

Juan Palacios, HK

4.音速Yum Cheuk-Speed of Sound

 (2018,19m)Isaac Bertulis-Webb, U.K./HK

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Diversity & Women Filmmakers


PUFF's film programs aim to creating discussions and changing perspectives.  We encourage women and people from minority groups to have a voice by making films. 

In many countries, less than 10% of funding for film is awarded to female directors. PUFF has been involved in partnerships to help finance and make connections for women filmmakers. PUFF has volunteer mentors who can help you with writing proposals or connect you with other film festivals.    


Please note that all female filmmakers from the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia countries are eligible for full submission waivers.  Below are links to more online resources. 

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