HKBU hosts 60th anniversary short film screening event to showcase creative works of alumni and staff directors
HKBU held the 60th anniversary 6x10 short film screening event last night (20 June) to showcase 10 short films produced by 10 alumni and faculty members of the Academy of Film and demonstrate the sustained efforts and achievements of HKBU in nurturing talents for the creative industry. The event attracted over 500 participants.
In celebration of its 60th anniversary, HKBU invited 10 alumni and faculty members of the Academy of Film of the School of Communication to produce a total of 10 short films, ranging from six to 10 minutes with different styles. The short films cover a wide array of subject matter, including campus life, social issues, as well as reflections on love, pursuit of ideals, studying and life in the city.
A number of alumni and students who appeared in front of and behind the scenes applied what they learnt from HKBU into the film production and creation, and students of the Department of Music also took part in the composition of the film scores. HKBU believes that the mix of people in the production team can inspire greater creativity and cultivate a heritage of passing on experiences and knowledge.
The officiating guests of the short film screening event included Mr Cheng Yan-kee, Chairman of the Council and the Court; Mrs Doreen Chan, Treasurer of the Council and the Court; Professor Roland Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor ; Mr William Leung, Chairman of HKBU 60th Anniversary Organising Committee on Special Events; Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research and Development); Professor Huang Yu, Dean of School of Communication; and Professor Emilie Yeh, Director, Academy of Film of the School of Communication.
In his remarks, Professor Roland Chin extended his heartfelt thanks to the 180 alumni, faculty members of the Academy of Film, students and crew members who have dedicated their time and efforts to create and produce these 10 outstanding short films which exhibit their exuberance of feeling towards HKBU.
Besides the special screening event held last night, the short films have been uploaded on the HKBU 60th Anniversary website to enable more people to watch the films and observe first hand the participants’ passion, creativity and professional knowledge.
The 10 short films that were screened at the event included Mr Alfred Cheung’s “751044”, Mr Lam Chiu-wing’s “Last 10-minute Dash”, Mr Poon Hang-sang’s “Red Lips”, Mr Fung Chih-chiang’s “CTV 6X10 C’est La Vie”, Mr Vincent Ho’s “Stinky Tofu Fans Club”, Mr Lau Ho-leung’s “Killer and Undercover: All Encounters in Life are Reunions after Long Times Apart”, Mr Adam Wong’s “Assignment”, Mr Stevefat’s “Tokyo Drift”, Mr Kit Hung’s “Dialogue” and Miss Lai Yan-chi’s “Focus”. At the event, directors and actors of the short films also shared with the audience the memorable moments and experiences they had during the filmmaking process.
The 6x10 short film project is sponsored by Mr Norman Wu. For more details of the films, please refer to: