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on oppression , resistance & role of media
Focus Filmmaker : Li Lo-Tien
Taiwanese filmmaker / PHD candidate at Beijing Film Academy


4th-9th September 2019



This September 2019, PUFF will present a program of films that addresses many of the topics related to our current events thus hopefully will help us make more sense of them - the idea of oppression and resistance; the role of media censorship, fake news, the use of media for political and personal gain. Look forward to exchanging ideas with you.

PUFF 2020 edition will be held in February and June 2020.  Stay tuned and see you all soon !

Burkinabè Rising Brazil, USA / 1h 12m / Documentary
(directed by Lara Lee, 2018)

Burkinabè Rising showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of the type of political change
that can be achieved when people come together. It is an inspiration, not only to the rest of Africa but also to the rest of the

Mary Mother

Afghanistan / 19m / Drama
(directed by Sadam Wahidi, 2016)

Mary’s only son and young man of her family is serving for military in Kunduz province. One day she hears the news of fall of Kunduz province to the hand of Taliban on radio, since the authorities have no news of her son, she decides to start her own journey to Kunduz.

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PUFF 2011 - 2019 Screenings


Live Soundscapes @ Terrible Baby 2019

Eaton Kino

Eaton KINO Theatre 2019

Film Festival Hong Kong

Opening 2018 at D2

Art Central

6 day New Frontier Program at Art Central Auditorium 2016

Black Box Theatre

University of Hong Kong 2015

Clockenflap Film Tent

3 day program : Clockenflap FILM TENT 2012 & 2013

URBN Shanghai

Secret Cinema at URBN Shanghai, the first carbon neutral hotel in Shanghai and sponsor of filmmaker in residence 2013 & 2014

PUFF 2014

Hong Kong Indie Showcase at XXX Gallery 2014

White Noise Hong Kong

Sound and original music at White Noise 2015

Filmmakers and Producers Corner


PUFF 2019 @ Kino The Eaton 

Filmmaking as a Lifelong Passion

We are searching for filmmakers and writers who are passionate about the craft of film. We support those who pursue film as a career or otherwise. We are on the look out for film in its purest form; a well-told story without the need for big budgets or fancy technology, but filmmakers with courage and determination. 

The PUFF Indie Film Awards

One Indie Film Award is presented to a filmmaker or a team of filmmakers who have made outstanding achievements each year. The winner will be awarded with an investment in developing their next feature film project (this project must be over 90 minutes in length). The winner(s) will also have exclusive access to PUFF's affiliations, which include over 350 film crews, actors and technicians from around the world.