Hong Kong Women Filmmakers


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

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

 

Please read the submission details on www.cdf.asia. Should you have any inquiries, please contact us at (+852)2540 7859 or visiblerecord@gmail.com.

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

Gender in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing

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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.

Speakers:

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.

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

For registration: https://goo.gl/nZWA2e

All are welcome

Co-organized by:
MELON
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


DIRECTORS MABEL CHEUNG AND ALEX LAW IN CONVERSATION: MAKING FILMS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE HONG KONG

Co-organised by the Institute for Screen Industries Research, University of Nottingham, and the Faculty of Arts, University of Hong Kong

DIRECTORS MABEL CHEUNG AND ALEX LAW IN CONVERSATION: MAKING FILMS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE HONG KONG


(+ screening/lecture)

*Limited spaces – pre-booking required

All events are FREE

Friday 9th March 2018, University of Nottingham, University Park campus

Programme:

11:00-13:15 Screening: Echoes of the Rainbow (d. Alex Law, Hong Kong, 2010). Highfield A01

14:00-14:45 Lecture: “Making the Most of a MOOC: Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens” Professor Gina Marchetti (University of Hong Kong). Great Hall (A200) Trent Building

*15:00-16:30 Mabel Cheung and Alex Law in Conversation. Great Hall (A200) Trent Building

*Pre-booking required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mabel-cheung-and-alex-law-in-conversation-tickets-43291229232

 


YP1967 – Hong Kong Ciné Club – First screening Can To’s YP1967

YP1967 – Hong Kong Ciné Club

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First screening
Can To’s
YP1967

The Department of History invites you to a series of movie screenings related to the history of Hong Kong.

The first screening, YP1967, is a documentary film of six ex-young prisoners who face harsh realities of alienation, rejection and being forgotten, but have a few words to say after half a century of silence. Five decades later, in spite of the city’s 20th handover anniversary celebrations, six ex-young prisoners speak out for the first time about their personal and unmentionable experience. This documentary film is about their love and hate towards their country, their honour and dishonour as a convicted criminal, their condonation and condemnation of the parties involved, and their truthseeking and reconciliation with the past.

Can To (the director of YP1967) is an award-winning documentary film director and producer with twenty years’ experience working in the television and media industry. Before founding CANTO WORKS, she was a senior TV producer at RTHK where she produced over 20 episodes of the acclaimed documentary series Hong Kong Connection.

Can’s production has won great international acclaims for the last two decades. In 1998, Where Women Ruled, a documentary film on Moso Tribes in Yunnan Province in China won the New York International Film Festival Finalist Award. A War Without Guns, a documentary film about AIDS orphans in China, won the Silver Award of United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI) in 2005. In 2010, Little Photographer, an independent documentary film on children photographers in Sichuan province in China after 512 Earthquake, won the New York International TV and Film Festival GOLD Award.

Screening in Cantonese with English subtitles.

All are welcome. No registration is required.

Date/Time: 7/12/2017 19:00-21:30
Venue: Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
Language: English

For further information, please visit: http://www.history.hku.hk/news_s17event_cinehk.html


Design Dialogues Screening: Creativity Is

Screening of short film directed by Sharon Yeung

source: https://www.facebook.com/detourhk/photos/a.174272232652278.45098.174259675986867/1554222727990548/?type=3&theater

【deTour 2017 設計講座|Design Dialogue】🎞🎥影片放映及分享 Screening and Sharing 🎞🎥

《原來我》由香港獨立電影人楊曉芙執導,訪問六位不同領域的人物—— 心理學家、發明家、創業家、環保人士、瑜伽導師、空間設計師等,分享對「創意」的看法。只要學懂放下各種思維上的包袱,原來每一個人都是創造者。受訪者之一、發明家原田実將帶領放映後討論。

What is Creativity? Are you Creative? These are the two questions the film explores through a group of students and six individuals – a psychologist, a designer, a startup entrepreneur, an activist, an inventor and a yoga teacher.

The 25-minute film launches into a whirl through numerous ideas on creativity from how our mind works, to our obsessions and fears. It then explores the possibilities of what we can do to rediscover the creativity within ourselves. Followed by an open discussion lead by Cesar Harada.

策劃 Organiser:MakerBay
日期 Date :7/12(四/ Thu)
時間 Time: 6:30-8:00PM
放映作品 Screening Video:《原來我》
講者 Speaker: 原田 実(MakerBay 營運總裁)/ Cesar Jung-Harada(Director, MakerBay)

👉🏼講座及報名Design dialogue and registration: http://www.detour.hk/2017/programmes/?type=design-dialogues


紀實的溫度 – 紀錄片導演楊紫燁座談會 by Hong Kong Documentary Initiative 香港紀錄片拓展計劃

紀實的溫度 – 紀錄片導演楊紫燁座談會

by Hong Kong Documentary Initiative 香港紀錄片拓展計劃

source: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/39857509885

DESCRIPTION

楊紫燁生於香港,從美國開展電影生涯,及後移居中國內地拍下奧斯卡得奬紀錄短片《颍州的孩子》,2015年創立「香港紀錄片拓展計劃」以推動本地紀實創作。座談會將討論紀錄片的社會作用、藝術領域及香港作品的發展。

資深傳媒人呂秉權將主持活動。

合辦機構:香港紀錄片拓展計劃、CNEX基金會

DATE AND TIME

Sun 10 December 2017

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM HKT

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LOCATION

誠品銅鑼灣店 9/F FORUM

希慎廣場

軒尼斯道 500 號


Rhymes of Shui Hau (Screening)

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Rhymes of Shui Hau (Screening)

Date: 15/12/2017
Time: 19:30
Venue: Fringe Upstairs, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central
Detail: Tickets available on art-mate website & Fringe Club box office.

Online Booking: http://www.art-mate.net

General Enquiry: 2521 7251

The documentary will screen for 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.  The audience may come earlier to see an exhibition on Shui Hau, displayed in the same room of the screening.

 


Gender Plus Movies – SEX AND POWER IN FILM INDUSTRIES

Gender Plus Movies – SEX AND POWER IN FILM INDUSTRIES

source:https://www.facebook.com/wsrchk/photos/a.583411135148574.1073741829.506116812878007/912941872195497/?type=3&theater

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With Prof Sylvia Martin, Prof. Denise Tang, Prof. Jason Coe, and Prof. Gina Marchetti as panel speakers.

Date: 17 November 2017 (Friday)
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Venue: Academic Conference Room, 11/F, Cheung Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU.

Abstract:
Hundreds of women and men have reported instances of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood over the past month. Join us as we unpack and analyze how issues of gender, power, sex, race, and money merge to perpetuate institutionalized forms of oppression. We will address questions such as: what is the relationship between what we see on the screen and the “behind-the-scenes”? What challenges do women media professionals in Hollywood and Asia face? Our discussion will connect up to broader conversations about workplace culture and gender parity in other industries and institutions. Identifying possibilities for change will also be explored. The talk will start with a short presentation by Dr. Sylvia J. Martin, followed by a conversation with Dr. Denise T.S. Tang and Dr. Jason Coe, moderated by Professor Gina Marchetti, and lead into an open Q and A.


Gender Plus Diversity: Researching Gender

Gender Plus Diversity: Researching Gender

source: https://www.facebook.com/wsrchk/photos/a.583411135148574.1073741829.506116812878007/909401519216199/?type=3&theater

23275743_909401519216199_5359731345285432304_o.jpgAs the first workshop under gender plus diversity, we have invited Prof. Puja Kapai, Prof. Gina Marchetti, Prof. Staci Ford, Prof. Jason Coe, and Prof. Elizabeth LaCouture to share on incorporating ‘intersectionality’ with research methodologies.

Date: 14th November, 2017
Time: 3:30-6:30pm
Venue: CPD 3.29, 3/F, Centennial Campus, the University of Hong Kong

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/LL5VarHWiTNO4TAE3


《以青春的名義》電影座談會

《以青春的名義》電影座談會

source: https://www.facebook.com/cityu.filmsociety/photos/a.743429119014571.1073741829.704169046273912/1944556295568508/?type=3&theater

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城大創意媒體學院將會舉辦《以青春的名義》電影座談會。今次演員吳肇軒、顧問監製趙崇基,同埋畢業於City SCM嘅導演譚惠貞,將會親臨城大同大家分享拍攝電影嘅點滴同心得。到時仲有機會睇到少少film clips架🤤機會難得!對電影有興趣嘅同學記住要參加喇!
🔥日期:11月21日(二)
🔥時間:16:00-17:30
🔥地點:CMC Future Cinema Studio
🔥嘉賓:吳肇軒、譚惠貞、趙崇基
🔥費用:全免 FREE OF CHARGE
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