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Blog From Madrid to Hong Kong: TAI participates in SMIFest, the Asian young film and animation festival

From Madrid to Hong Kong: TAI participates in SMIFest, the Asian young film and animation festival

October 26, 2023

The University School TAI from Madrid in collaboration with Videotage Limited and the School of Creative Media of Hong Kong participates in "Spain Moving Images Festival": a festival of young cinema and Asian animation made up of a selection of experimental shorts by Asian filmmakers and students TAI.

TAI hosts a screening of experimental shorts by Hong Kong filmmakers organized by SMIFest, the Asian Moving Image Festival of Madrid: the Madrid Asian film and video art festival. An activity that takes place in the Auditorium TAI on Thursday, October 26 at 12:00 p.m. (C/Recoletos, 22 in Madrid) and is part of the collaboration agreement signed by both institutions.

The event consists of an online meeting with young creators and the screening of internationally awarded short films thanks to the collaboration with the Korean Cultural Center of Madrid, with the best of current South Korean animation.

This experimental film program is completed with a screening of a program of groundbreaking short films from the community TAI at the School of Creative Media – City University of Hong Kong from November 1 to 15 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm in a unique audiovisual experience for both creators and viewers.

This display of synergies between young creators from both sides of the world is the result of the agreement that has been signed between the University School of Arts TAI and SMIFest with the aim of uniting ties with the Asian continent and bringing both cinematographies closer together.

Below are the short films that make up this double program based in Madrid and Hong Kong:

Program 1 - Hong Kong Short Films in TAI
Love is Hurt Trilogy by Tsz-Ki. Hong Kong, 2023. 7:47m 
The m. Drowning by Yorki Lee. Hong Kong, 2022. 4:48m
Exogospel by Cyrus Leung. Hong Kong, 2023. 17:07m
Crevasse by Nicole Ip. Hong Kong, 2023. 26m
My Bathtub is Linked to the Sea by Lok-Yi Ty. Hong Kong, 2022. 6:19m

Program 2 - Short Films TAI in Hong Kong
It's Consuelo de Eva Min. Spain, 2023. 6:56m 
Alors que nous dansons avec la mort de Irene Romero. Spain, 2021. 6:04m
The corner of the Saioa Miguel road. Spain, 2022. 9:38m
Brutal Madrid by Tomás Serrano. Spain, 2022. 5:31m 
Or what's left of Alejandro Rodríguez. Spain, 2022. 9:12m
Romeo by Sara G. Cortijo. Spain, 2022. 11:11m

Spain Moving Images Festival (SMIFest 2023) is the only Asian audiovisual creation, film and video art festival based in Madrid. Especially dedicated to emerging filmmakers, artists and creative movements in Asia, with an eye always on classics and pioneers, it is presented as an ideal platform to publicize the most relevant and avant-garde contemporary audiovisual works and creators from South Korea, Japan, Tailand and Southeast Asia, India or China. Organized by the Asian Film Industry Association in Spain and Latin America (AFIAS) and after its successful previous editions, this year SMIFest presents, from October 17 to November 2, in collaboration with different public and private institutions, both Asian and Spanish, a varied program full of surprising proposals, ranging from animation, short films and experimental films to the celebration of the great classics of oriental film noir or recent productions of Tailand, South Korea and Hong Kong.

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