Academy of Film graduates win two awards in international arts competition
26 Jan 2021
Two graduates of the Academy of Film’s Animation and Media Arts concentration scooped two awards at “Art Exchange 2020: ‘Imagine’ Artistic Dialects: Thinking into Doing”, an international artistic online exhibition and competition organised by the Princess Sirivannavari Cultivated Arts Foundation in Thailand in partnership with Thai universities.
Ho Kam-san won the top prize in the student category with his multimedia project The Forgotten Childhood, which reflects on social changes in Hong Kong. He made use of a pop-up book together with animation techniques and augmented reality technology to introduce popular childhood games in Hong Kong from the 1950s to the 1990s.
Leung Wing-yan was awarded the third prize in the same category for her 2D short animation Last Wish. The storyline of this award-winning animation is about a lonely elderly woman who begs Death to allow her to have one last supper with her son before she dies. The story hopes to remind the audience to cherish every moment they have with their parents.