Acting Director of AF Professor Eva Man (second from left), Founding Director of AF Professor Cheuk Pak-tong (third from left) and Programme Director of Higher Diploma in Creative Film Production Mr Norman Chan (left) receive a cheque from Mr Steve Chan (third from right) and film producers Mr O Sing-pui (second from right) and Mr Chan Hing-ka


傳理學院電影學院署理總監文潔華教授(左二)、創院總監卓伯棠教授(左三)和創意電影製作高級文憑課程主任陳學人先生(左)接受陳志發校友(右三)和電影監製柯星沛先生與陳慶嘉先生送贈支票。

Date: 04 May 2017 (Thursday)

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Academy of Film receives $300,000 from Weeds on Fire team in support of student projects

電影《點五步》製作團隊捐款30萬元助浸大電影學院學生

The production team of Weeds on Fire, a film directed by alumnus Steve Chan and written by alumnus Yellow Wong, donated HK$300,000 to the Academy of Film (AF) of the School of Communication to support students to produce their graduation projects.

The team held a celebration dinner on 1 May to pay tribute to the production crew, film veterans, teachers and students from HKBU who provided generous support throughout the film production. To express their gratitude for the assistance they received from AF, Mr Steve Chan and Mr Yellow Wong presented a cheque on behalf of the production team to the Academy. With the provision of equipment and facilities by AF, they managed to produce the film with a high-level of competence even though the film budget was limited. They also thanked AF for providing professional and solid film education which enhanced their capability in pursuing their aspiration in filmmaking.

President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Roland Chin is very pleased with the success of the film Weeds on Fire and the contribution of the production team. He thanked the team for the support which is a great encouragement to AF students as they strive to realise their dreams and goals. He said the success of Weeds on Fire not only demonstrated the creativity of HKBU students, but also showcased the staunch support from the University community to its students and alumni. He also expressed gratitude to the team for giving valuable opportunities for HKBU students to participate in the production process, for example, the orchestra of HKBU’s Music Department helped perform the film score.

Both Mr Chan and Mr Wong are 2012 graduates of AF. Their team won in the Higher Education Group of the 1st First Feature Film Initiative and was awarded HK$2 million from the Film Development Fund to turn their idea into a feature film. In August 2016, Weeds on Fire was commercially released in Hong Kong. Apart from achieving success at the box office, the film also scooped the Best New Performer and the Best Original Film Song prizes at the recent 36th Hong Kong Film Awards.

由陳志發校友導演與黃智揚校友編劇的電影《點五步》,其製作團隊最近向傳理學院電影學院捐款港幣30萬元,用作資助電影學院學生拍攝畢業作品之用。

《點五步》團隊於5月1日舉行慶功宴,以酬謝台前幕後工作人員、電影界前輩和浸大師生的大力支持。當晚,導演陳志發校友與編劇黃智揚校友代表團隊,向電影學院送贈支票。他們表示,電影學院在製作期間提供了專業的設備和器材,讓他們能以有限的資金,拍攝超水凖的作品。除此之外,他們也感激學院所提供的優良專業教育,助他們打下穩固的基礎,實現電影的拍攝理想。

校長錢大康教授對《點五步》的成功和團隊的回饋表示高興,認為團隊的捐助是對電影學院學生致力實現夢想的一大鼓勵。他說,《點五步》的成功,不僅彰顯浸大學生的創意,也體現了浸大社群對學生和校友的鼎力支持。錢校長又感謝團隊讓浸大學生有機會參與製作和演出,例如浸大音樂系的管弦樂團協助影片的配樂演奏。

陳志發校友和黃智揚校友同為浸大電影學院2012年畢業生,他們的創作於第一屆「首部劇情電影計劃」大專組中勝出,獲電影發展基金資助港幣200萬元拍攝《點五步》,電影於2016年8月在香港上映。該片的票房理想,更於最近的第36屆香港電影金像獎奪得最佳新演員及最佳原創電影歌曲獎。