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HKBU students scoop two awards at 12th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival

27 Apr 2015

Guests officiate at the 12th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival awards ceremony
Guests officiate at the 12th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival awards ceremony
Hung Tsz-ching grabs the Outstanding Experimental Film Award for “Through the Looking Glass”
Hung Tsz-ching grabs the Outstanding Experimental Film Award for “Through the Looking Glass”

At the 12th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival awards ceremony organised by the Academy of Film of the School of Communication which was held last Friday (24 April) at Asia Television Limited, 12 awards were presented. Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) students scooped two awards. Xie Chuyu clinched the Outstanding Animation Award for Will while Hung Tsz-ching grabbed the Outstanding Experimental Film Award for Through the Looking Glass.

This year’s Golden Award went to Lanzhou University student Shi Xinjie for Endless Road. Wen Muye from Beijing Film Academy won the Best Short Drama Award for REQUIEM while Quah Boon-lip from Taipei National University of the Arts captured the Best Director Award for Short Drama for The Free Man. Please click here to view the list of award winners.

Officiating at the award presentation ceremony were Ms Chloe Suen, Chairman, Simon Suen Foundation; Mr Ng See-yuen, Honorary President, Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild; Mr Crucindo Hung, Chairman, Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association; Mr Ip Ka-po, Executive Director, Asia Television Limited; Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development), HKBU; Professor Huang Yu, Dean, School of Communication, HKBU; Professor Emilie Yeh, Director, Academy of Film, School of Communication, HKBU; and Professor Cheuk Pak-tong, Chairman, Organising Committee of 12th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival.

This year, 91 entries were received from 48 institutions in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau to compete for 12 awards. The panel of judges included Mr Alex Law, Director/Producer (Chair); Mr Cheung Tung-joe, Director; Mr Cheung Chi-sing, Scriptwriter/Director; Mr Lau Shing-hon, Director; Mr Terry Tong, Director/Producer; and Mr Norman Chan, Producer.

The award presentation ceremony will be broadcast on ATV’s Home Channel on 3 May at 8 pm and on Asia Channel on 9 May from 10 pm.

The Festival held from 22 to 24 April was attended by around 500 students, including around 150 students from Mainland China, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Poland, Russia, India and Korea.