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
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.
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.
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
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
PUFF most recent events
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.
crowdfunding, angel investment,
joining a film company or all of the above
7 Creative PR
Work with film festivals and art markets ; create media presence ; involve your whole team. Never give up.
Pay your most important people first : DP and sound
1 Star power
write a part specifically for an actor ; try to write more than one feature film script
find a good core team
5 There is always another way
animation, documentary ; find a new way to make your movie
6 Showing your film
Negotiate a distribution deal before you make the movie. Online streaming ; platforms around the world