Film Fes­ti­val

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Sun­dance: Short Film Mas­ter Class

Bud­ding film­mak­ers, want to learn from the big guys of cin­ema? The Sun­dance In­sti­tute has part­nered up with The Metro­plex to bring Sun­dance fes­ti­val short film pro­gram­mer Mike Plante and di­rec­tors David Zell­ner (“Ku­miko, the Trea­sure Hunter”) and Hong Kong’s own Adam Wong Sau-ping (“She Re­mem­bers, He For­gets”) to give a half-day sem­i­nar on short form sto­ry­telling through film. Mar 19-20, 2-6:30pm. The Metro­plex, G/F, E-Max, KITEC, 1 Trade­mart Drive, Kowloon Bay, hk.sun­dance.org. $150 from metro­plex.com.hk.

Jit Ze: Asian Film and Video Screen­ing

Named af­ter hot sugar cane, which used to be a pop­u­lar cin­ema snack, Jit Ze ( yeet zeh) is a new in­de­pen­dent film fes­ti­val or­ga­nized by the Rooftop In­sti­tute, a group ded­i­cated to so­cial com­mu­nal learn­ing. The film pro­gram ex­plores so­cio­cul­tural top­ics in Asia from land bound­aries to iden­tity to be­lief sys­tems and more. There’s a spot­light on main­land direc­tor Zhao Liang, whose films “Pe­ti­tion” and “Crime and Pun­ish­ment” both look at the lower work­ing class that helped make China’s fast grow­ing econ­omy a re­al­ity. There’ll also be an Asian Focus on re­gional di­rec­tors, as well as a Youth Fest sec­tion show­cas­ing films about the younger gen­er­a­tion. All screen­ings are fol­lowed by pub­lic sem­i­nars and artist di­a­logues. Apr 2-23. Var­i­ous lo­ca­tions and times, check rooftopin­sti­tute.org/jitze for de­tails. Free.

“Pe­ti­tion” (2009) by Zhao Liang at Jit Ze

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