(From left) Mr Sum Wan-wah, Yau Wing-yan, Rachel Lai and Dr Alice Lee


(左起)岑蕴華先生、邱詠恩同學、賴詠霖同學和李月蓮博士

Date: 18 Aug 2015 (Tuesday)

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Journalism students claim Grand Jury Prize at inter-collegiate documentary competition once again

新聞系學生再奪大專紀實短片比賽評審大獎

Rachel Lai and Yau Wing-yan (Broadcast Journalism, Year 3) won the Grand Jury Prize for their collaborative work entitled Miracle Kiki at the 2015 TVB Inter-Collegiate Documentary Competition. It is the second year in a row that HKBU students have won the award since the annual competition began last year.

The winning documentary Miracle Kiki features 11-year old girl Kiki Chan who has abnormal brain development. Her parents were told when Kiki was still in the womb that she would have a life expectancy of approximately two years. The documentary shows how her parents take care of her and go through many critical moments throughout the years without a thought of giving her up.

The jury commended the story which conveys poignantly the unconditional love of parents, saying that it is touching and positive. One jury member was particularly impressed by the skills of the team in telling a moving story without the use of voice-over narration.

Rachel and Wing-yan are delighted to receive the award and are grateful to Mr Sum Wan-wah, Part-time Lecturer of the Department of Journalism, for his guidance throughout the production. Upon receiving the award, Rachel expressed their gratitude to Kiki and her parents for their trust, which she found to be the most valuable thing gained during the five-month production period. She added that the award gives her confidence to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist and hopes that the documentary can bring to the audience reflections about life and the unconditional love of parents, and encourage people to face their difficulties in a positive way. Dr Alice Lee, Head of Journalism, also said: "This documentary urges us to seriously think about the value of life. It is really touching!"

The competition was held for the second year and three awards - a Grand Jury Prize and two Commendation Awards - were presented. Participants from the eight local tertiary institutions were required to produce a documentary of around eight and a half to nine minutes on social issues in Hong Kong, which comply with the Generic Code of Practice on Television Advertising Standards.

廣播新聞三年級賴詠霖和邱詠恩同學在「2015 TVB大專紀實短片比賽中」憑作品《祈 • 蹟》奪得「評審大獎」。這是浸大學生自該比賽去年首辦以來,連續第二年奪得這項大獎。

得獎作品《祈 • 蹟》的主角是一位患有罕見「平腦症」的11歲女童祈祈,出生前醫生已告知其父母她只有兩年壽命,惟她父母對她不離不棄,用心照顧,多年來共同克服重重難關,經歷人生的高低起伏。

評審讚揚故事題材感人,內容正面,彰顯父母無條件的愛。其中一位評審特別欣賞二人大膽嘗試,不用旁白而能完整說出一個感動觀眾的故事。

詠霖和詠恩對於得獎感到十分高興,並感謝新聞系兼職講師岑蘊華先生在拍攝全程給予指導。詠霖更特別感謝祈祈和她的家人的信任,並認為這是五個月的拍攝最大的得著。她指得獎讓她更有信心實踐當記者的夢想,她亦期望這段紀實短片能令觀眾反思生命和父母無條件的愛,並鼓勵人們積極面對困難。新聞系系主任李月蓮博士亦表示:「短片令人認真思考生命的價值,確實是個感人的故事。」

比賽今年第二度舉辦,共頒發一個「評審大獎」和兩個「優異獎」,來自本地八所大專院校的參賽隊伍需呈交一段長約八分半至九分鐘、圍繞香港社會時事主題,並符合《電視通用業務守則》的紀實短片。