Film Screening: Like an abortion, for the very first time (2018) and Mongkok Story (2018) by Liu To

Devoted to documenting the umbrella movement, Hong Kong independent filmmaker Liu To focuses on making films that reveal stories of the ordinary. Her new films “Like an abortion, for the very first time” and “Mongkok Story” will be showing in the Hong Kong Independent film festival this month.

Like an abortion, for the very first time (2018)
31 Jan 7:30pm

Screening Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

Mongkok Story(Included in “Independent shorts Marathon”)

2 Feb 2:20pm

Screening Room, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

For more information, please visit Hong Kong Independent film festival


CJC Fellowship 2019: Call for Application

CJC cover

Organised by Cultural Journalism Campus, CJC Fellowship returns to Art Basel for the sixth year in a row in March 2019. Taught and mentored by experienced industry professionals, each year up to TEN CJC fellows are selected to undergo intensive training through writing workshops, visits to art spaces and meeting with cultural professionals. Stationed at Art Basel to cover the art fair as well as other cultural happenings in March, fellows receive hands-on media training through producing Culture Express, CJC’s newspaper which is distributed on location at Art Basel and through the digital realm. Information about the past editions of CJC Fellowship is available here.

Deadline for application is February 2, 2019, 11:55 pm. Send your CV and two writing samples (in English AND/OR Chinese) to Successful applicants will be notified by February 10, 2019.

International Women’s Day 2019 – EU & HKU Short Video Competition

EU HKU Short video competition
International Women’s Day 2019 – EU & HKU Short Video Competition

Theme and Objectives: Women and Society

Share your views and experiences about women and society through a short video. Please make sure to include explicit references to “women” and “society” in your film.

Selection criteria and jury
Ms. Ruby Yang, award-winning Chinese American filmmaker, will head a jury composed of other professionals in the fields of film and gender. Judging criteria include:
a) originality and creativity of the content, as well as its relevance to the theme
b) artistic merits of the skills displayed, including filming techniques, script, and direction

Duration of the video:
The video must be under 5 minutes. Videos that do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered.


EU-HKU Women’s Video Award: Gift Vouchers for a total value of HK$5,000 and a copy of the book Ann Hui’s Song of the Exile by Audrey Yue.
First Runner-up: Gift Vouchers for a total value of HK$3,000 and a copy of the book Mabel Cheung’s An Autumn’s Tale by Stacilee Ford.
Second Runner-up: Gift Vouchers for a total value of HK$2,000.

The Prizes will be sponsored by the EU and HKU and they will be announced during Women’s Day celebrations on March 8 at HKU. The EU-HKU Women’s Video Award will be screened at the event.


  • The submitted video must be the original work of the entrant/group, who should ensure there is no infringement of copyright or the rights of others.
  • The entrant/group must be the sole and exclusive owner of the copyright of the entry. Where there is more than one entrant to an entry, all of the entrants must be exclusive owners of the copyright of the entry. Entries should not infringe any rights of any third party.
  • The entrant/group should only use third party music excerpts or film/video segments in the entry with the prior written consent of the relevant third party. The entrant/group must acknowledge any authorized use of music excerpts or film/video segments in the entry in accordance with the relevant copyright laws. The organizer shall not be responsible whether directly or indirectly for any liability arising whatsoever or howsoever from any violation of any copyright laws. The entrant/group agrees and undertakes to accept and be responsible for all such liability arising therefrom.
  • If the winning project(s) is created by a group of more than one person, they will be considered as one person and therefore only one Prize will be awarded per winning project.
  • During adjudication, the composition of the team (student/staff-alumni) will be taken into consideration.
  • The organiser reserves the right to use any entry video for publicity, exhibition and publication purposes.
  • The organiser has no liability regarding the quality, availability and warranty of the prizes supplied. Any dispute or complaint in respect of the prizes should be directed to the suppliers of the relevant prizes.
  • The organiser will apply to the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority (TELA) for a proper license for public screenings of the submitted films .
  • All matters and disputes will be subject to the final decision of the organiser.

Eligibility: HKU Students, Staff or Alumni

Application Form: Download here

Online Submission: 

Submission Deadline: 11 Feb 2019 (Mon)

Enquiry: or +852 39175044

Film Screening: A WOMAN IS A WOMAN 女人就是女人


導演 Director:孫明希 Maisy Goosy Suen

香港 Hong Kong|2018|93 分鐘 min|彩色 Colour|DCP| 粵語對白,中英文字幕
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles

A WOMAN IS A WOMAN (女人就是女人), a film that addresses the plight of the transgender community in Hong Kong, will be shown this month at the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival.

For more details about the film and ticketing, please go to: Hong Kong Independent Film Festival


“中歐女性電影展”6月底啓程香港 展映”無問西東”等女導演佳作 施南生加盟論壇



       光網 中歐女性影展將於621日在香港拉開帷幕。中歐女性影展於戛際電間舉行的“中歐女性影人之夜”活上正式啓。中歐女性影展,由新生代女演員盧擔任形象大使,中國影合作製片公司副總經理徐淑君,太傑出女性合會主席王曼,立鼎影業聯始人/裁曹瑪麗,看影國際執楊瑩為發起人起。






Call for Entries for the 11th Chinese Documentary Festival

The 11th Chinese Documentary Festival organised by Visible Record will be held in October 2018. The Festival comprises two Sections: Competition and Special Selection. The Competition Section is now open for submission. Documentary filmmakers from all over the world are invited to join.

Since its inception in 2008, the Festival has drawn the attention of filmmakers from around the world, especially those of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Thanks to their support, the Festival is attracting bigger audiences each year and has become a major event for Chinese documentaries.

Founded in 2004, Visible Record is a non-profit arts organisation, which has dedicated itself to promoting Chinese documentaries.
Entry requirements
1. Documentary films produced between 1 January 2016 and 11 May 2018
2. Such films should contain no less than 50 percent of dialogue in Chinese (including dialects) or issues on Chinese society
3. Feature film: 60 minutes or above; Short film: 59 minutes or below

Please fill in the application form on the following page and send it to Five duplicates of the film (on DVDs) must be sent to Visible Record before the deadline.


Please read the submission details on Should you have any inquiries, please contact us at (+852)2540 7859 or

Gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing (Mar 16, 2018)

Gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing


Date: March 16, 2018 (Friday)
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Venue: Rm. 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

Throughout the history of science fiction and fantasy literature, women writers have pushed the boundaries of the genre to probe topics at the edges of the human imagination.  Mary Shelley, Ursula K. Le Guin, Octavia E. Butler, Margaret Atwood, and, of course J.K. Rowlings are all giants known beyond hardcore fans.  With Hao Jingfang winning the prestigious 2016 Hugo Award, Chinese women writers add their names to the growing list of pioneering science fiction authors in the Chinese speaking world.  This panel of three accomplished writers explores the world of women in science fiction by focusing on the reasons for their choice of genre, themes, characters and plot in their fiction as well as the particular challenges they face publishing science fiction literature.


Becky Chambers, Author
Becky Chambers is the author of the science fiction novels. Her work has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction, among others.

Tang Fei, Author
ang Fei is a speculative fiction writer and a member of SFWA. She has been writing and publishing nearly 400,000 words of short stories and novelettes since 2005 in Jiuzhou Fantasy and Science Fiction World.

Zen Cho, Author
Zen Cho was born and raised in Malaysia. She is the author of Crawford Award-winning short story collection Spirits Abroad and editor of anthology Cyberpunk: Malaysia. She has been nominated for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and honour-listed for the Carl Brandon Society Awards for her short fiction.

Prof. Nicole Huang (Chairperson, Department of Comparative Literature, HKU)

For registration:

All are welcome

Co-organized by:
Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity, Faculty of Arts, HKU
Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures (CSGC), HKU
Department of Comparative Literature, HKU