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HKBU students win two awards at 11th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival

28 Apr 2014

Professor Cheuk Pak-tong of HKBU (right) congratulates the winners
Professor Cheuk Pak-tong of HKBU (right) congratulates the winners
Guests officiating at the award presentation ceremony (from left): Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Mr Raymond Wong, Miss Chloe Suen, Mr Ng See-yuen, Mr Crucindo Hung, Mr Ip Ka-po and Professor Cheung Pak-tong
Guests officiating at the award presentation ceremony (from left): Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Mr Raymond Wong, Miss Chloe Suen, Mr Ng See-yuen, Mr Crucindo Hung, Mr Ip Ka-po and Professor Cheung Pak-tong
Officiating guests and academics from the Academy of Film and overseas universities pose for a photo at the opening ceremony
Officiating guests and academics from the Academy of Film and overseas universities pose for a photo at the opening ceremony

The 11th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival organised by the Academy of Film of the School of Communication recently presented 13 awards. Lanzhow University student Shi Xinjie won the Golden Award and the Best Short Dramatic Film Award for her work Dew Couples. HKBU students also scooped two awards. Wong Chin-yan clinched the Best Director Award for Short Dramatic Film for Journey while Chu Hoi-ying snatched the Outstanding Documentary Award for Disappearing in Central. Please click here to view the list of award winners.

This year, 69 institutions in Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau nominated a total of 121 entries to compete for the 13 awards. 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 Freddie Wong, Film Critic/Director, formed the panel of judges.

The Award Presentation Ceremony was held at Asia Television Limited last Friday. The officiating guests were Mr Ng See-yuen, Honorary President, Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild; Miss Chloe Suen, Chairperson, Simon Suen Foundation; Mr Crucindo Hung, Chairman, Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association; Mr Raymond Wong, Chairman, Pegasus Entertainment Holdings Limitied; Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Chairman, Council and Court, HKBU; Mr Ip Ka-po, Executive Director, Asia Television Limited; and Professor Cheuk Pak-tong, Director, Academy of Film, School of Communication, HKBU.

The Festival held from 22 to 24 April was attended by around 350 students, including around 150 students from UK, USA, Russia, Australia, Poland, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Singapore and Korea.

The award presentation ceremony will be broadcast on ATV’s Home Channel on 10 May from 8 pm to 9 pm and again on 18 May from 11:50 pm to 12:50 am, and on Asia Channel on 11 May from 8 pm to 9 pm and again on 12 May from 2:20 am to 3:20 am.