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Cheuk Fung Tong

Event Designer in Osaka

Red Dot Cinema: a Place for Asian Short Films


Cheuk Fung Tong shares on the different ways he has created room for Asian Short Films.

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Candee Noir: Genesis of a Character, Journey of a Short Film

@ VOL 12 ON AUG 19, 2014

Kelly Shipe goes into depth on the journey of the production of the short film "Candee Noir", beginning with the creation of the film's main character and culminating with the premiere of the final edit in New York City.

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Stuck on Film

@ VOL 120 ON DEC 16, 2014

Jesse Freeman is a photographer/filmmaker based in Japan, and in this presentation he takes us on a tour of the film projects he has produced, and also shares some of the things that have inspired and informed his work.


"Presentation of the Day" on June 5, 2015.

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@ VOL 13 ON NOV 11, 2014

Three years ago my brothers and I got together to work on our first short film together; It was for the 48 Hour Film Festival in Asheville. If you're not sure how the 48 Hour Film Festival works, you essentially show up on a Friday night, draw a genre out of a hat, are given a character, prop and line of dialogue and then have 48 hours to make and turn in the film. It's a stressful but very fun way to spend the weekend. Our film that year, MALK, went on to win the Audience Choice Award as well as best use of genre, Mockumentary. 

It was the story of group of guys who in an effort to feel a stronger bond with their children, began lactating. They formed the Male Lactation Koalition, or Malk for short.

The film was a hit and we still get great comments on it to this day. Since then we've gone on to win the Audience Choice award for the past two years with two separate films however the soft spot in our heart has always been for our first film together.

We then figured why do we only work together once a year for a weekend? Let's do something bigger.

This presentation would be about the start of our journey to turn our off-the-wall short film into a feature: MALK the movie. By far our most ambitious project yet, it would be a followup feature mockumentary that will tell the "where are they now" story of 5 guys who have turned their local lactation group into a worldwide movement. It will all be shot locally around Knoxville, Asheville and Bristol and will be a great way to gather our friends, family as well as every new crew connection we've made through the past few years. Just three brothers trying to make a movie while still trying to live our everyday lives. 


"Presentation of the Day" on January 22, 2015.

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The Power of Short Film

@ VOL 6 ON FEB 06, 2015

Antonio Ienco talks about how emerging new filmmakers come into the movie making  world. He discusses the importance of first making a short film before making a feature film.

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Japanese Cinema through the Eyes of Europe


Hiromi Aihara and Yuri Kubota talk about how Japanese movies are appreciated in Europe. They also speak about the many European movie Awards given to the films in Japan. Yuri Kubota then explores the development of future Japanese animated films.

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Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater

@ VOL 16 ON APR 14, 2016

"The world's first movie theater was in Buffalo, New York."

In Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, comedian and cartoonist Pat Kewley tells the true story of Vitascope Hall, which opened on Buffalo, New York's Main Street in 1896 and was likely the world's first permanent, specially constructed movie theater. Using period photographs, newspaper clippings, and his own cartoon drawings, Kewley spreads the word about Buffalo's amazing & unique place in film history, touching on the early days of moviegoing, the first films, and the unsung Buffalonians who helped pioneer the film industry in our own backyard.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016. 

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20 Must see films of MIFF 2017!

@ VOL 25 ON JUL 13, 2017

Ken Eisen tells us his personal 20 favorite Must See films from the 20th anniversary of the Maine International Film Festival (If you can only see 20); on July 13th 2017 at Volume 25 of Pecha Kucha Night Waterville.

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Why Knoxville Needs Central Cinema

@ VOL 24 ON AUG 17, 2017

Knoxville has grown into an incredibly cool city over the last few years, and a one screen indie theater could be the perfect addition to the growing list of awesome things to do in our city. The mainstream movie going experience has become less and less desirable over the years, and William Mahaffey informs how Central Cinema can become a hub for all of the film lovers seeking a better cinema experience here. We will also provide a fitting home for the many film festivals that have sprung up here over the years. On top of that, it will help with the growth of the North Knoxville/Happy Holler commercial area and make it an even more desirable hot spot for the Knoxville community.  

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Deep Autumn or The Story of a Late Bloomer

@ VOL 26 ON DEC 07, 2018

Don Lenzer is an award-winning documentary director and cameraman who is best known for his cinema verite work covering a wide variety of cultural and social subjects. With credits in multiple academy award winning films, Don gives us insight of the man behind the camera.