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Sylvia Chang (Cheung Ngai Ga) and Hou Hsiao-Hsien two nights ago attended the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival premiere of 10+10. The film consisted of five minutes of work from ten directors like Cheung Ngai Ga and Hou Hsiao-Hsien and ten new directors.
Cheung Ngai Ga said that she very rarely made short films so it was very hard to control. She said, "I finally made six minutes, before the shoot I asked the project to find a director who has not shot yet to first shoot four minutes." Speaking of Taiwan directors, she said that most were young directors who have a lot of short film experience but no chance to make feature films. How would newcomers be cultivated? She said, "They are cultivating me instead. They have a lot of new ideas. Instead we need more communication. New generation directors are in a very happy era, without any burden on their production. Hou Hsiao-Hsien originally started in a great era, but due to economic recession he ran into 20 years of dark period."
Cheung Ngai Ga said that she noticed the recent LOVE IN THE BUFF (CHUN GIU YU JI MING) was very well made, but Hong Kong film did not have wide range of subjects like Taiwan, so Hong Kong needed to have a film festival to promote films more. She said, "This time although I spent two days to shoot the short film, I planned for four months. The project gave me NT$700,000 for the production, but I had to watch my spending because even hotel needed money."