‘Jumping Frames’ returns in September with international artists line up to a more all-round experience between dance and films ‘A certain truth, a kind of truth, nothing but the subjective truth: a performance’
(Hong Kong, 28th Aug 2023) Celebrating the social connectedness in our post-pandemic world, ‘Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival’ will return in September to present over 20 screenings featuring nearly 50 films, the event will be complemented with performances, exhibitions, workshops and more, with artists hailing from Hong Kong and around the globe, whose diverse and critical perspectives expand the festival theme this year. The Festival will be held at Eaton HK and MCL K11 Art House from 12 September to 6 October 2023. Tickets are now available at CCDC and MCL website.
World Premiere of New Commissioned Films by Local Talents;
9 International Featuring Films to meet Hong Kong Audience
CCDC and RFHK have called for proposals last year for the films of Opening Film Feelings are Facts, atists with diverse background have been commissioned to implement different approaches in their reenactment process and presentation. A Missing Scene from Floral Princess: An untold suicide of the last Ming emperor directed by Kitty Yeung in collaboration with Cantonese Opera artist Jason Kong, an experimental short reenacting the suicide episode of the last Ming emperor, Chong-zhen from the classic Cantonese Opera Floral Princess. Feelings are Facts will have its world premiere at Eaton HK on 12 Sep, ‘Jumping Frames 2023 Opening Talk – Reality Reconfigured: Why reenactment’ would be included with artist from local and Taiwan joining hands to share more about the curatorial theme this year, ‘reenactment’. Attending artists: Elysa Wendi (Curator of ‘Jumping Frames 2023’), Kitty Yeung (Director of A Missing Scene from Floral Princess: An untold suicide of the last Ming emperor, the commissioned film of ‘Jumping Frames 2023’, So Yo-hen ( Member of ‘Your Bros Filmmaking Group’, ‘Artist Focus’ of ‘Jumping Frames 2023’) and Emilie Choi Sin-yi (Member of ‘Jumping Frames 2023’ Research Team)
Another 9 international films would be on screen during the festival which are selected by festival curator Elysa Wendi with theme this year, leading audience to experience movement from the films.
An Ever-first Assemblage of 6 Overseas Film Festivals at ‘Jumping Frames 2023’
Celebrating the social connectedness in our post-pandemic world, the ‘Jumping Frames’ team is delighted to host artists and curators from around the world who will join the festival and meet our eager audience in person. New screening series ‘Spectrums: International Art House Showcase’ will present the selected arts films from 6 international films festivals to Hong Kong audience, including ‘Dance On Screen FilmFestival Graz’, ‘The International Festival of Films on Art’ (Le FIFA), ‘Cinedans’, ‘South Taiwan Film Festival’, ‘Image Forum Festival‘ and ‘Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul’ (EXiS). Some festival teams will be preset in person to engage with audiences and industry participants in Hong Kong.
Expanded Space: Live performances and exhibition by International Contemporary Artists
This year, ‘Jumping Frames’ continues its previous exploration of the multi-layer dialogue between different artistic practices and domains. By ‘Expanded Space’: (𝘙𝘦)𝘓𝘈𝘠, the exhibition will examine the archival strategies, considerations and formats of two featuring artists working across the valences of performance-making: Melati Suryodarmo and Xavier Le Roy. Each artist will present a performance that emphasises on their methodologies in archiving works, the audience is also invited to re-imagine scenes and essences of their practice through objects, videos, and still images. Further on the live performances, Suryodarmo and Le Roy will engage in a dialogue session moderated by Özge Ersoy, the Senior Curator of Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong).
Artist Focus: ‘Your Bros. Filmmaking Group’ from Taiwan
This year’s ‘Artist Focus’ shines a light on ‘Your Bros. Filmmaking Group’ from Taiwan, a filmmaking group formed by contemporary artist So Yo-hen, architect Tien Zong-yuan and art historian Liao Hsiu-hui who have focused on modern migrant workers, while their creative ideas are inspired by news and the circumstances of these workers in Taiwan. They believe in decentralisation, working together with all participants to create a ‘workshop film’.
Their works including Nalam and Dorm which will be screening during ‘Jumping Frames 2023’. The films reinterpreted real-life news events through their lenses. Their process of storytelling often involves migrant workers portraying themselves in their daily lives, this ‘migrant worker-actor’ approach breaks down the barriers between creation and subject matter. ‘Your Bros. Filmmaking Group’ will also engage with Hong Kong creators and audiences through workshop and public talk during the festival.
Co-presented with Eaton HK for the third year, ‘Jumping Frames 2023’ is excited to collaborate with new venue partner MCL K11 Art House for this exhilarating programmes line up. More programmes details are now available on the website.
|Date & Venue||12.9 – 6.10.2023
15.9 – 17.9.2023
MCL K11 Art House
|Ticketing||Screenings Ticket Price
HK$110 / $85*
*for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above
Holders of CCDC Dance Inspirations Card, Eaton House members, MCL MAX members and HKIFF CineClub Subscribers are eligible for 10% off discount
Spectrums: International Art House Showcase
HK$500 / 6 sessions
Your Bros Filmmaking group’s workshop & Public Talk HK$550
It’s Your Bros! Behind-the-Scenes Public Talk HK$110
Expanded Packages HK$500
|Book Now||CCDC website: https://qrs.ly/1hf45gh; MCL: https://qrs.ly/uif45gi|
Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival
‘Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Movement-image Festival’ (Former ‘Jumping Frames – Hong Kong International Dance Video Festival’), presented by the City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC) since 2004 is the only festival of its kind in Asia, committed to promoting the intersections between performance making and moving image, cinechoreographic interventions and the body.
About City Contemporary Dance Company
City Contemporary Dance Company (CCDC), the flagship of contemporary dance in Hong Kong, undertakes to blaze the path of contemporary dance scene with extraordinary performances representing contemporary Hong Kong culture. Founded in 1979 and directed by Yuri Ng since 2021, CCDC has presented more than 200 original works by leading choreographers, and pioneered in Asia to reimagine the possibilities of contemporary dance through innovative collaborations. Representing Hong Kong in over 270 overseas performances at the world’s foremost dance stages and festivals, CCDC is regarded as ‘the artistic soul of contemporary Hong Kong’.
City Contemporary Dance Company is financially supported by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
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