Director Louisa Wei also received Best Film Research Award for her contribution in researching on women filmmakers. Her presentation titled Who Was the First Chinese Female Director was given at the summit of women’s cinema. The festival paid tribute to Chinese women directors by showing works by women of several generations from Marion E. Wong to recent directors. The Best Film Director Award was presented to Ning Ying, while the Best Film Award was presented to Peng Xiaolian’s new film Please Remember Me (2018).
Source: Facebook page of Golden Gate Girls
China’s Van Goghs, directed by Haibo Yu and Kiki Tianqi Yu, is currently showing in The Metroplex (星影匯), Hong Kong.
There are still 2 screenings on 16 January, 2019 and 6 March, 2019. Tickets are available at The Metroplex.
If you want to know more about the film, please go to the official site.
The Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2017 Presentation Ceremony, organised by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (HKADC), was held on 11 May at the TVB City.
A total of 34 awards were presented to local artists, arts organisations, schools and institutions in recognition of their unstinting support and contribution to the arts development in Hong Kong. Dr. Linda Lai Chiu-han received the Artist of the Year Award in Media Arts section.
Please click here to view the awardee list of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2017 and here for her interview with the Arts Development Council.
Special Screening: Female Directors (2012)
Q & A with Director Yang Ming Ming and Actress Luna Kwok
Moderated by Dr. Timmy Chen
5 Dec 2018 Wed 6:30 PM
CVA104, Communication & Visual Arts Building, HKBU, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong, HK
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Lingnan University’s Re-establishment in Hong Kong, the University’s Department of Visual Studies has engaged five renowned local film directors including Dr Johnnie To, Ms Mary Stephen, Mr Poon Hang Sang, Mr Adam Wong and Ms Lai Yan Chi to develop the Lingnan 5.0 Film series. Premiere of the film series was held today (20 June) at the MCL Festival Grand Cinema, Festival Walk and well attended by staff, students, alumni and friends of the University.
“Liberal arts education is the key feature of Lingnan University, with the primary aim of cultivating global citizens with humanistic quality. Well-educated and civilised, capability of critical thinking and serving the community are essential qualities of liberal arts education, as well as values that Hong Kong people are proud of.” said Dr Johnnie To, creative advisor of the project as well as Lingnan University’s Honorary Fellow. With the help from teachers and students of Lingnan’s Department of Visual Studies, Dr To gathered a collection of audio-visual materials with the theme “liberal arts”, from which he edited a short film We Have the Fortune to Choose, Still… to showcase the liberal arts spirit of Lingnan.
Short films produced by the other four renowned local film directors Ms Mary Stephen, Mr Poon Hang Sang, Mr Adam Wong and Ms Lai Yan Chi are The Memory of Water, Green Dust, Bitter Sweet and The Bench respectively. These four short films carry their distinctive styles and showcase Hong Kong’s unique stories and core values.
Please click here for the trailer of the Lingnan 5.0 Film series.
Source: Lingnan University
Documentary Film: Regional, Theoretical & Political Parameters Conference
Date: 25-27 June 2018
Venue: CVA1022, Communication and Visual Arts Building, HKBU, 5, Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong, HK
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.