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Asian Avant-Garde Film Festival:
Encounter the Unexpected

Asian Avant-Garde Film Festival:
Encounter the Unexpected


Dates: 30 May 2024–2 Jun 2024
Asian Avant-Garde Film Festival Trailer
Asian Avant-Garde Film Festival Trailer

About the Festival

Welcome to the inaugural Asian Avant-Garde Film Festival at M+, a vibrant four-day celebration of the many diverse moving image practices that have shaped Asia's artistic landscape over the past six decades.

Through screenings, exhibitions, performances, talks, workshops, and live acts, the Asian Avant-Garde Film Festival embraces independent art and filmmaking in Asia. Audiences can experience a diverse array of moving image practices that have thrived beyond the confines of the mainstream art and film industries, challenging dominant historical narratives while expanding the possibilities for visual expression. The festival highlights the crucial role of artists, throughout history, in re-examining the past and creating alternative images that are absent from official media. It emphasises the multifaceted nature of moving image practices, celebrating interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and intergenerational lineages, while looking at the rich history of Asian avant-garde filmmaking through the M+ lens of visual culture.

The Festival Lounge at the M+ Moving Image Centre, which will be open to all during the festival, is a space for the community to come together to celebrate non-conventional moving image practices, their creative resonances, and associated scholarship.

Artists and filmmakers from Hong Kong and across Asia, including Nick Deocampo, Lei Lei, Simon Liu, Lu Yang, Ellen Pau, Wing Shya, Su Hui-Yu, Wong Ping, Ruby Yang, and Zhang Peili, will participate in post-screening talks, workshops, lounge chats, and performances.

Come with an open mind and encounter the unexpected at the very first Asian Avant-Garde Film Festival at M+.

Festival Pass

Get a Festival Pass and enjoy the Asian Avant-Garde Film Festival (AAGFF) in full! Festival Pass holders will have access to all ticketed AAGFF programmes. You will also be admitted ahead of individual ticket holders. Availability is limited.

Festival Pass: HKD 750

M+ Patrons: from HKD 600

Concessionary tickets*: from HKD 600

All Festival Pass and ticket holders aged 18 or older enjoy free access to ‘Amorphous Bodies: A Happening’, a celebration on 31 May 2024 at Horizon Terrace, M+. Please register in advance and show your ticket at the entrance at Horizon Terrace for access.

During the Festival, the Main Hall ticketing counter opening hours will be extended as follows (gallery opening hours remain unchanged):

30 May: 10:00–18:30
31 May: 10:00–22:00
1 June: 10:00–20:00
2 June: 10:00–18:00

*Concessionary tickets are available to full-time students aged 18 or above, senior citizens aged 60 or above, persons with disabilities and one companion, and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients.

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