PUFF Film Festival Hong Kong 2019

PUFF is a non-profit organisation under Section 88 of Hong Kong Inland Revenue.  All our programs are free.  The festival is run by a dedicated group of volunteers of film directors and curators.  Please visit our store or donate to become a patron to support indie films.  

PUFF strives to give filmmakers a chance to shine and to tell their stories.  PUFF looks for the latest art house & experimental films that are not afraid to break the status quo narratives.  Now in it's 10th year, we had screened over 250 films from more than 30 countries.

Shop to support us !

Check out our Photo Gallery

Patrons have exclusive access to our library & events with filmmakers

  • White YouTube Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • Vimeo - White Circle

The First Three Years

Filmmaker Rachel Mason interviewed by TVB reporter Linder Kennedy in 2013

2013 highlights

El efecto K (The K Effect)

Spain | 2012 | 130 min | Historical drama

Directed by Valenti Figueres

The K Effect tells a fictional documentary account of a Russian filmmaker/actor turned super spy that spans fifty years and over 5 continents

Spinning Kite

Japan | 2011 | 110 min | Drama, music

Director by Satoshi Kase

A coming of age story about wandering days of suburban slackers

Songs of Redemption

USA | 2013 | 78 min | Documentary, music

Director by Miquel Galofré, Amanda Sans

 

A group of inmates at the General Penitentiary in Kingston, Jamaica, are involved in a rehabilitation program based in music

Daughters of the Niger Delta

Nigeria, Germany | 2012 | 56 min | Documentary

Director by Ilse van Lamoen

 

Daughters of the Niger Delta' is an intimate film portrait of three ordinary women in the Niger Delta who manage to make ends meet against all odds

Transgender Tuesday

USA | 2012 | 62 min | Documentary, LGBT

Directed by Mark Freeman, Nathaniel Walters-Koh

 

They came for the hormones and stayed for the health-care

The Lives of Hamilton Fish

USA | 2013 | 68 min | Musical, experimental

Directed by Rachel Mason

The Lives of Hamilton Fish is a film whose story is told through songs. Two men both named Hamilton Fish were pronounced dead on the front page of a Newspaper in 1936, one was a famous statesman and the other, a notorious cannibal

Please reload

L'Italia ci Appartiene (Italy Belong to Us)

Italy | 2012 | 72 min | Drama

Directed by Carlo Avventi

Marco, a young film director, discovers that he is terminally ill. After a long time spent abroad he returns to his home country, Italy, to shoot his last film

Propaganda

New Zealand | 2012 | 96 min | Mockumentary

Director by Slavko Martinov

An anti-western propaganda film about the influences of American visual and consumption culture on the rest of the world, as told from a North Korean perspective

The Mute

China, USA | 2012 | 78 min | Thriller

Director by Aristotle Yee

 

A mute boy overheard a possible murder occured next door that unfolded into an intense finale

We Stand Alone

USA | 2013 | 59 min | Documentary

Director by Aubrey Lethbridge, Evan Neuwirth

 

We Stand Alone follows the Liberian national amputee team from their homes in Monrovia to their championship bid at the 2011 CANAF Cup in Accra, Ghana

Body Complete

Austria | 2012 | 85 min | Mystery

Directed by Lukas Sturm

 

Austrian journalist asks her editor to send her to Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to investigate disappearance of girl

Please reload

Only part of the film programs are shown here ; our 2011-2019 film full archive is now available for viewing for free.  Please write to info@puff-festival.org for an appointment

Festival 012 

The making of From Now to Eternity in Paris 2012

El Lenguaje del Tiempo

Chile | 2011 | 87 min | Drama, thriller

Directed by Sebastian Araya Serrano

A Man and a Woman who get together after several months of absence in an attempt to reconcile their differences

Re: Play-Girls

Japan | 2011 | 94 min | Fantasy, action

Directed by Yuki Saito

Michi, a high school girl with a seemingly perfect life is on a quest to her own death in the suicide game, "Re:Play-Girls".

Fambul Tok

USA | 2011 | 83 min | Documentary

Directed by Sara Terry

Fambul Tok tells the story of healing in post-conflict Sierra Leone through the intimate stories of perpetrators and victims

O que há de novo no amor?

Portugal | 2011 | 121 min | Drama

Directed by Mónica Baptista/Maria Sigalho/Hugo Martins/Tiago Nunes/Hugo Alves/Rui Santos, Patrícia Raposo

大東方 Orient Top Town

Hong Kong | 2011 | 83 min | Documentary

Directed by Wong See Yuen

Contemporary visual artists in Shanghai and real estate developers forms a curious partnership amidst a construction boom in the run up to Shanghai hosting World Expo 2010

Cultures of Resistance

USA | 2010 | 73 min | Documentary

Directed by Iara Lee

Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? 

Please reload

Our Very First Year PUFF 2011  

PUFF 2011, with the help from 12 dedicated volunteers ( in the photo )  , threw our very first opening party on the steps of Sin Hing Street, Hollywood Road Hong Kong. 

大城喜事 The Debts

China | 2010 | 83 min | Comedy

Directed by Wang Xiao Ming

一張地下彩票引發的荒唐事