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Kenneth YEUNG, one of the 1st Paris Hong Kong Film Festival organizers, has a long history with documentaries. The independent documentarian had a profound love for working with grassroots communities, of whom he put in the images for more than a decade. Volunteered in the independent documentarian organization – v-artivist – and in their documentary film festivals, he culminated experiences and furthered his field of work to that of the community artists in Hong Kong. The independent documentarian is multi-faceted, working as a freelance translator in Europe (Cantonese, Mandarin, English, French, and German) and has written essays as a columnist and film critic in several Hong Kong media. Kenneth is doing his PhD research in socio-political philosophy at L’Université de Paris (formerly the University of Paris Diderot) after graduating from L’Université Catholique de Louvain (MPhil, focusing on populism) and his other master’s degree at the Chinese University (major in philosophy). His latest documentary project involves collaborating with an independent American documentarian on the Hong Kong expatriate community in Paris.



Lok Kan CHEUNG is a performing artist, an aesthetic nomad who is shaped under the international schools of theatre and art. Her long journey in theatre art began with the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Art (school of drama); she then made her way to France to receive another style of training at the L'Ecole Internationale de Theatre Jacques Lecoq (physical theatre training), Laboratoire d'Etude du Mouvement, and L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier de Theatre. The artist made a few stops in between, such as at the Commedia dell'Arte (trained by Enrico Bonavera) and the School of Playback Theatre (UK) (of which she has been a member David Glass Ensemble (UK) ever since). The trip to Indonesia marks a watershed in her life - the traditional Javanese mask (coached by Supana Ponowiguno, the artistic director of the Yogyakarta Palace) and the Javanese classical dance (taught by R.Ay. Sri Kadarjai Ywandjono, the dance tutor and princess of the Yogyakarta Palace of Indonesia) lightened up her artistic spirit and imaginations of "what is art". These footsteps imprinted in her later work of performing art – incorporating the use of masks, royal dance movements, and her former education in Hong Kong to the Western performing teachings. She then explored the possibility of creating truly unique art performances, which then led to her initiatives of theatre productions, culture exchange programs, and community art festivals, including , the cultural exchange program between Siena(Italy) and Hong Kong, Physical theatre Indonesia tour 2018, Hong Kong Tai Po Youth Art festival 2015&2016. All of these experiences culminated in the foundation of Theatre Ash, where she serves as the organization's director. Despite being an artistic nomad, the performing artist has always felt a strong responsibility to dedicate her knowledge to her hometown, thereby serving as an active member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and participating in jury positions; meanwhile, she is devoted to sharing the love of her hometown's images with the world and thus organized the 1st Paris Hong Kong Film Festival. Lok Kan is now residing in France at L’Ecole supérieure d’art Annecy Alpes.

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Organizer & Technical Director

Florent DICHY is a professional photographer at the theatre company "La Frappe," a high school teacher, and a film festival and cinematic event regular. 
After graduating in Latin and medieval literature, Florent pursued his studies in the history of arts and cinema at the école du Louvre. As a movie enthusiast, he dedicates himself to accompanying students on their career paths in film-making, including but not limited to technical support and mentoring their very first movies—Florent endeavors to bridge the gap between students and professionals. In his leisure time, he cooperates with the association Arscipro for movie-making.

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Organizer and Programme Director

Bruce LAI is a film and cultural studies scholar based in the UK. He is a visiting researcher at King's College London (KCL) after obtaining his PhD in Film Studies at KCL with a thesis on Chinese comedy films and neoliberalism. His current research project concerns Hong Kong comedies in the 1980s and 90s and their trans-local influences on aesthetics, involving formal analysis and archival research supported by the Universities' China Committee in London (UCCL) 's Travel and Study Grants. Bruce has also served as a lecturer at the University of Hong Kong and the Education University of Hong Kong in the spring term of 2023. Bruce has been a jury at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards since 2022, the IATC(HK) Critics Awards in 2018, and the FIPRESCI Prize jury at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 2023. Bruce is a member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society and the International Association of Theatre Critics (Hong Kong). As a renowned film critic in Hong Kong, Bruce published film reviews in various genres while specializing in contemporary Chinese-language films and religion-affiliated cinema. His film review can be seen in his columns published in Ming Pao, The News Lens, and Christian Times. A forthcoming book focusing on the film and religion of Bruce is expected to come out by the end of 2023.

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Translator and Organization Manager for the festival

Cinephile and passionate about French literature, Jessica is a social science researcher. For her, translation, beyond bridging France and Hong Kong, is a way to act as a cultural mediator, preserving the culture, memory, and identity of her hometown.

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Passionate about discovering various Asian cinemas and cultures, he advises subtitling today's Hong Kong cinema. This allows him to savor again a cinema that remains "Be water," retaining its strength and identity despite crises. He hopes the French audience may learn about these cultures as he interprets them.

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Taejune Ryu is a very versatile young Korean artist who is ambidextrous in two- and three-dimensional art forms and literature. Awarded poet at the Cheongju Jikji Poem Festival at just 12 years old, he became a member of the Society of Young Korean Poets. That did not stop him from searching for beauty in the world; the story began with installation art and then came to video art. After receiving applause for these fine works, he decided to bathe himself in the inspiration of French art, which led him to his new passion for visual arts and studies at the école supérieure d'art Annecy Alpes. Meanwhile, he began exploring elements of theatrical art in his works. His latest works have included immersive theatre and visual art projects.

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