The next SOUND & IMAGE CHALLENGE will happen in December 2017. This 8th edition will be launched its competitions SHORTS and VOLUME, for submissions of short films and music videos, on 16th of March 2017.
A poster design competition for the SOUND & IMAGE CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2017 will be launched in January 2017. Further details will be announced next year at the beginning of January.
For SOUND & IMAGE CHALLENGE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2016, it was a great festival, which took place at Dom Pedro V Theater from 6th to 9th December and Cinematheque Passion from 10th to 11th December this year. This short film Festival built up a platform for international filmmakers of the shortlist to meet Macau professional. During the festival, over 60 short films were screened. The festival attracted over 2000 audience, which included international and local journalists, local residents, tourists, films lovers, film directors of SHORTS and VOLUME. The screening was free admittance. Awarded films were announced during the gala awards ceremony on 9th December:
BEST IN EVENT and BEST FICTION
90 Degrees North | Dir: Detsky Graffam | Germany
Break In | Dir: MIKEL ARISTREGI and JOSÉ BAUTISTA | Spain
Refugee Camp | Dir: SAEED NAGHAVIAN | Iran
Made In Spain | Dir: COKE RIOBÓO | Spain
BEST LOCAL ENTRY and MACAU CULTURAL IDENTITY
Crash | Dir: HONG HENG FAI | Macau
PUBLIC FAVOURITE AWARD
May The Qi Be With You | Dir: CATARINA ARNALDEZ | Macau
BEST IN VOLUME (music-video)
Ain't Nobody Else | Dir: NICK VON GREMP | Pro: EUNICE WONG | Macau
The Way I Love You | Dir: FERNANDO GARCIA-RUIZ RUBIO | Spain
Pale Mirrors | Dir: SALEM SALAVATI | Iran
Experience Pakistan ft. Dead end that lives 2.0 | Dir: S. M. KUMAIL RIVZI | Pakistan
MACAU CULTURAL IDENTITY
Boat People | Dir: FILIPA QUEIROZ | Macau
On 7th December, the festival invited renowned Shangai Film director Mr. Cheng Liang, the director of “City of Black and White”, a set of three comic-dramatic stories of the middle-class Shanghainese, screened in the Chinese Black and White Short Films session, to give a Master class entitled “First Try, First Cry: films on the Internet”.
He explained the exponential effect of the Internet after his online-short-films became well-known worldwide. About 100 people participated his amazing presentation focused on the cooperation of their stable production team and the successful distribution of his My Spiritual Medicine.
On 8th December, 33 short films from the short film contest SHORTS were screened. Each screening session were followed by a post-screening talk with director and producer.
Invited directors or producers included Elaine Xia (Metamorphosis - USA), Rodrigo Rezende Meireles (John the Baptist - Brazil), Liqian Yang (Infinity – China), Coke Riobóo (Made in Spain – Spain), Hong Heng Fai (Crash – Macau), Lina Ferreira (Boat People – Macau), Kaveh Jahed (Pale Mirror – Iran), Marie Fages (White Tides – France).
Last but not the least, 8 norminated music-videos for the VOLUME competition, featuring bands from Macao, contributed to the unique and grand clsoing of the 7th edition of SOUND & IMAGE CHALLENGE held in Macao from 6 to 11 December 2016.