Oliver Chan (left) wins in the Higher Education Institution Group of the third First Feature Film Initiative


陳小娟(左)在第三屆「首部劇情電影計劃」大專組別中勝出

Date: 18 Jan 2017 (Wednesday)

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Academy of Film graduate Oliver Chan wins First Feature Film Initiative

電影學院畢業生憑創意獲「首部劇情電影計劃」基金撥款

Oliver Chan, 2015 graduate of the Academy of Film (AF) of the School of Communication, won the championship in the Higher Education Institution Group of the third First Feature Film Initiative (FFFI) with her movie creation “Still Human”. She will gain HK$3.25 million funding from the Film Development Fund (FDF) to bring her winning commercial feature film proposal to the big screen. 
 
“Still Human” is a love story between a paralysed middle-aged man and a young Filipino maid. Oliver attributed the winning to the originality of the story and said it gave her more confidence for future productions. “I have full confidence in the script but winning a competition depends on many variables. I was already very satisfied and happy when my proposal entered the final round, so when it was announced as the winner of the competition, I was exhilarated” she said.
 
Oliver is now preparing for the production of the movie, including the forming of a production team, selecting actors and so on. She hopes to finish filming this year so that the movie can be screened in 2018. She thanked her family members, teachers of HKBU Academy of Film, as well as peers and predecessors in the film industry for their generous support. “I would like to especially thank Mr Chan Kuo who has given me lots of valuable advice and support throughout the whole process,” she said. 
 
This is the second HKBU alumni to have won in the same competition. Mr Steve Chan, 2012 graduate of the Academy of Film, won the first FFFI competition with his work entitled "Weeds on Fire", which did very well at the box office when it was commercially released in Hong Kong in August of last year.
 
FFFI is hosted by Create Hong Kong of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau to identify new talents through a competition on screenplay and production proposals. FFFI, which takes the form of a competition has two categories for entries, namely the Higher Education Institution Group and the Professional Group, with one prize for each group. The winning teams will receive funding from the FDF to produce, shoot and distribute their first commercial feature film.
 

傳理學院電影學院2015年畢業生陳小娟憑其創作及構思的電影《淪落人》,在第三屆「首部劇情電影計劃」大專組別中脫穎而出,獲電影發展基金撥款資助港幣325萬元,將電影構思付諸實行。
 
《淪落人》故事講述一名癱瘓的中年男子與一名年輕菲傭的愛情故事。小娟相信獲獎的原因主要是電影內容題材新穎,而獲獎令她對未來發展打下強心針。她說:「我其實對電影劇本一直有信心,但比賽要天時地利人和配合,因此當獲知計劃打入最後回合,已經十分滿意,現在能夠取勝,更是喜出望外。」
 
小娟現時已積極準備電影製作事宜,包括籌組拍攝團隊、挑選演員等,希望電影能於今年內完成拍攝,並於2018年面世。她感謝家人、電影學院導師、電影業界同行及前輩的慷慨支持和幫助。「我要特別感謝監製陳果先生,他在整個過程一直給予我大量的建議及幫助。」
 
是次為浸大校友第二度在「首部劇情電影計劃」中取勝。電影學院2012年畢業生陳志發校友憑聯合創作劇本《點五步》在第一屆大專組中勝出,電影已於去年八月在香港上映,票房成績十分理想。
 
「首部劇情電影計劃」由商務及經濟發展局創意香港主辦,透過電影創作及製作計劃比賽選拔新秀;計劃以比賽形式進行,分為大專組及專業組,各設一個獎項。優勝團隊獲電影發展基金撥款,資助落實其得獎電影計劃,以商業模式拍攝、製作及發行他們的首部劇情電影。