Hong Kong Women Filmmakers

Renowned local film directors produce Lingnan 5.0 Film series in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Lingnan University’s Re-establishment in Hong Kong

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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 WaterGreen DustBitter 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


“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。





Source: http://news.mtime.com/2018/06/04/1581189.html

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 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.

Female filmmakers take center-stage in the 8th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase



Film programs include a retrospective on Malaysian filmmaker Yasmin Ahmad, a new film from one of the most-recognizable artists in Asia, Sylvia Chang (“Love Education”) and another from veteran Asian Canadian director Mina Shum (“Meditation Park”).

Eight Māori female directors deliver “Waru,” a film in which all eight parts start at 10 a.m., are told in real time, are a single 10-minute take and each feature a Māori female lead.

Re-Thinking Chinese Language Film History



Re-Thinking Chinese Language Film History

A Symposium organized by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong

Chinese-language cinema has a long history, almost as long as film itself. The “Re-thinking Chinese-Language Film History” symposium organized by the Centre for Popular Culture in the Humanities at The Education University of Hong Kong, revisits this topic with a wide range of presentations including Cold War era Chinese films, Hong Kong – China film co-productions and Eco-Cinema.



Date : 23 March 2018 (Friday)
Time : 09:45am – 5:30pm
Venue : E-LP1-04, Tai Po Campus, The Education University of Hong Kong
Medium : English

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: https://goo.gl/nZWA2e

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


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


(+ screening/lecture)

*Limited spaces – pre-booking required

All events are FREE

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


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


Screening and Panel Discussion of  Documentary – She Objects

Screening and Panel Discussion of  Documentary – She Objects




A screening and panel discussion of the Women’s Foundation’s (TWF) She Objects documentary will be held on 3 Feb 2018 (Sat), 5 – 7pm at The Commercial Press bookstore (at the Mira Place One, Tsim Sha Tsui). Representative from TWF Ms Lisa Moore (Senior Research and Advocacy Manager, The Women’s Foundation), Ms Grace Lam (Former Senior Fashion Style Editor VOGUE China) and I myself will have a discussion on various related issues after the screening. And Professor Julian Groves from Division of Social Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will be the moderator.

*The panel discussion will be conducted in English