Animated Film Screenings in Hong Kong in June and July 2021

Jake Junjie Zhang is an award-winning independent animation artist, illustrator and educator living in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. He likes to explore and develop different visual styles to express his artistic opinions and stories. Most of his films are dark-humorous, ironic and fantastic, reflecting social and political issues indirectly. Jake Zhang holds a BA in Digital Media from China Central Academy of Fine Arts and a MFA in Animation and Digital Arts from University of Southern California. His films have been awarded and selected in festivals all over the world, including Jury Award in 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival (2017), Storytelling Designation Winner in Adobe Design and Achievement Award (2015), Nomination in 58th CINE Golden Eagle Award (2015), the Best 2D project in The Vision Feast, Distinction Award in Athens Animation Festival (2016), Winner in Animaze Animation Day in Cannes Film Festival (2016), Official selection in KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (2015), Corfu Animation Festival (2015), Cutout Fest International Animation and Digital Art Festival (2015), Animasyros International Animation Festival (2015) and  Melbourne International Animation Festival (2014). Currently, Jake lives in Hong Kong. After serving as Professor of Animation at Savannah College of Art and Design for five years, he is now one of the founding faculties and Assistant Professor of Practice in Digital Arts at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou), Computational Media and Arts thrust area. His research interest include storytelling in virtual reality, screen design & world building strategies, Creator & user experience in process of creating. Besides, he has founded his artist studio Jake Weird Power in Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre since August, 2019. See his works at http://jakeanime.com  

Jake Zhang’s recent work, Blood Swim, an animated short supported by Create HK and HKDEA, has won the Gold Award in the 8th Animation Support Program.  

There will be screenings of winner pieces along with some great international feature-length animation in Movie Movie anifest 2021. Blood Swim will be screened with other works. Please join any one if you are interested. 

To know more about animation support program, please click. https://www.animation-ssp.com/en/

About the screening schedules: 

1. The 8th Animation Support Program Winners Showcase(Dusk)(MOViE MOViE anifest 2021) 第八屆動畫支援計劃得獎馬拉松()(MOViE MOViE anifest 動画藝術祭 2021)

25/06 (FRI) 19:40 @ MOViE MOViE Cityplaza (Taikoo), with award ceremony (15 mins)

10/07 (SAT) 15:20 @ MOViE MOViE Cityplaza (Taikoo)

Ticket: https://www.cinema.com.hk/tc/movie/details/13035

There will be a short ceremony before the screening of the 25/06 19:40PM session and Jake Zhang will be there.  

2. The 8th Animation Support Program Winners Showcase(Dawn)(MOViE MOViE anifest 2021) 第八屆動畫支援計劃得獎馬拉松()(MOViE MOViE anifest 動画藝術祭 2021)

25/06 (FRI) 21:40 @ MOViE MOViE Cityplaza (Taikoo)

11/07 (SUN) 17:40 @ PREMIERE ELEMENTS

Ticket: https://www.cinema.com.hk/tc/movie/details/13034

3. Josee, the Tiger and the Fish (MOViE MOViE anifest 2021) 猶瑟與虎魚們 (MOViE MOViE anifest 動画藝術祭 2021)

11/07 (SUN) 13:00 @ PREMIERE ELEMENTS

Ticket: https://www.cinema.com.hk/tc/movie/details/13029

screening Blood Swim prior to the feature animation

4. POLYUDMOViE: Selected Works of 10 Years (MOViE MOViE anifest 2021) 理大動畫十年精選展映 (MOViE MOViE anifest 動画藝術祭 2021)

17/07 (SAT) 13:05 @ MOViE MOViE Cityplaza (Taikoo)

Ticket: https://www.cinema.com.hk/tc/movie/details/13033

screening Blood Swim prior to the feature animation

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