HKBU presents 17 awards at Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival
30 Oct 2017
A total of 17 awards were presented on 28 October at the 14th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival award ceremony organised by the Academy of Film of the School of Communication.
This year’s Golden Award went to Ng Wing-yan from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for her entry Walking on Water. Wong Hoi-yin from the Open University of Hong Kong won the Highly Commended prize for Monkey Business. Another Hong Kong Polytechnic University student, Rony Kong, won the Best Drama Award for Horizon and Huang Jingya from Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages in Taiwan won the Best Director Award for Drama with The Forgetter.
HKBU fresh graduate Chen Nan won the Best Script Award for Drama in both the Cross category and Local category for Comin’ for to carry me home, while Lee Pik-shan won the Best Documentary Award in the Local category for Blind.
Full list of award winners can be viewed at http://cpro.hkbu.edu.hk/hkbunews/2017-18/film-award-winner.pdf.
Officiating at the award presentation ceremony were Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government Mr Edward Yau, Vice Chairman of Centum Charitas Foundation Mr Bonnie Wong, Chairman of the Council and Court of HKBU Mr Cheng Yan-kee, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU Professor Roland Chin, Dean of School of Communication Professor Huang Yu, Director of the Academy of Film of the School of Communication Professor Eva Man, and Associate Director of the Academy of Film of the School of Communication Mr Man Shu-sum.
The 14th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival was co-organised by DC Foundation and Centum Charitas Foundation. This year, 105 entries were received from 56 institutions in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the UK, the US, France, Germany, Russia, Bulgaria, Australia, India, Malaysia and South Korea to compete for the 17 awards.
The opening ceremony was held on 26 October. Officiating guests included Secretary for Innovation and Technology of HKSAR Government Mr Nicholas Yang, Founding Chairman of DC Foundation and Vice-Chairman of Centum Charitas Foundation Ms Diana Chen, and HKBU Provost Professor Clayton Mackenzie. A virtual reality zone was set up to demonstrate the latest trends of VR application in the film industry.