Tsang Po-yi (seventh from right) says it was difficult to find a suitable location for filming. They finally persuaded a bakery owner to lend the shop by demonstrating their sincerity and their film’s positive theme.


曾寶怡(右七)表示,拍攝時尋找場地有一定困難,幸好以故事內容及誠意打動麵包店店主,使短片得以順利拍攝。

Polly (fifth from right) and Cheng Yun-tin (centre) say the team will continue to enter competitions in order to accumulate filming experience.


導演蔡寶如(右五)及鄭潤鈿(中)將會繼續參加各類型比賽,爭取拍攝經驗。

Date: 01 Aug 2017 (Tuesday)

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Academy of Film students win honours in short film competition

電影學院高級文憑學生勇奪短片比賽亞季軍

Students of the Higher Diploma in Creative Film Production of Academy of Film won first and second runner-up awards in the Post-secondary division of the Beautiful Hong Kong Short Film Program. 
 
The first runner-up winning film, “Handmade Bread”, was produced by Tsang Po-yi, Kwok Tsz-ching, Dang Chin-lung, Wong Man-hei, Leung Tik-sum, Tong Ho-yin, Law Yuk-chuen, Cheng Chun-sing, Chim Ka-lok and Kong Yee-ching. It is about a traditional bakery that was close to shutting down because customers preferred the style and taste of new makes of bread, and also because of high rent. The film’s main character, a graduate returning from Taiwan, sought to save the bakery through creative ideas, hard work and the power of the media.   
 
Director Tsang Po-yi said the film not only spoke of the spirit of Lion Rock, but also touched on people’s frustrations about change and the conflicts between generations. The team was particularly happy about the award and expressed special thanks to Guest Lecturer Mr Tomy Wai, who helped to enhance the film’s sound effects. The team will continue to enter short film competitions in order to put their creative ideas into practice and improve their skills and standards.    
 
“22.3°N, 114.1°E”, the second runner-up award winner, was co-directed by Polly Choi and Cheng Yun-tin with a production team comprising Fung Ka-tsun, Lee Long-ching, Wan Chun-tak, Ip Tsz-wing, Pang Sing-man, Yuen Wan-loi, Qureshi Mohammad Talha and Wong Cheuk-yin. The film is in three parts. In the first the main character works as a tattoo artist despite her father’s objections; in the second a blind masseur provides voluntary services to underprivileged people; and finally a public donation is raised for a fireman killed on duty. 
 
Polly said that the film aims to demonstrate the unique qualities of Hong Kong people in daring to pursue their dreams while also being compassionate and caring. She admitted that her team was accustomed to producing films that are only four to five minutes long, so to make one this time lasting 20 minutes was quite a challenge.  However by making the longer film they gained valuable experience of lighting, editing and also how to share the different tasks among team members.      
 
The Beautiful Hong Kong Short Film Program was organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, Jockey Club Media 21 and nine film companies with the goal of illustrating the beautiful aspects of Hong Kong from the perspective of young people. 
 

電影學院創恴電影製作高級文憑兩組學生分別憑《土發麵包》及《港紋港地》奪得《美麗香港‧人情事》短片拍攝計劃大專組亞、季軍。
 
奪得亞軍的《土發麵包》由曾寶怡、郭芷晴、鄧展龍、王文希、梁迪森、唐浩賢、羅旭全、鄭俊星、詹家樂及江綺晴組成的團隊創作及製作。故事講述一間傳統的麵包店,面對新式麵包、高昂租金的挑戰,陷於結業的邊緣,從台灣留學回來的女主角不甘服輸,遂研製磚頭形麵包,期望以創意、拼搏精神、傳媒力量等重拾舊店風采。
 
導演曾寶怡表示,短片除了帶出獅子山下的精神,亦利用較輕鬆的手法講述時移世易的無奈、新舊世代的矛盾,絕非片面地講述港人港事。她表示,團隊對獲獎感到欣喜,更特別感謝客席講師韋啟良先生的協助,令電影音樂效果更突出。團隊會繼續積極參加其他短片比賽,以爭取資源將創意付諸實踐,並藉此提升拍攝技巧及水平。
 
季軍短片《港紋港地》則由蔡寶如、鄭潤鈿、馮嘉峻、李朗晴、尹晉德、葉子榮、彭星文、袁運來、胡印龍及黃卓賢共同製作,分成三個小故事,包括女主角不理家人反對成為紋身師傳的經歷、盲人按摩師為弱勢社群提供「義按」,以及巿民為殉職消防員籌款。導演蔡寶如指出,故事反映香港人敢於追求理想、富有同情心的特質。她坦言,過去只拍四至五分鐘的短片,今次要處理20分鐘的製作,過程中獲得寶貴的經驗,例如燈光、鏡頭的運用,以及團隊分工的竅門等,對他們日後的拍攝有更大的裨益。
 
《美麗香港‧人情事》短片拍攝計劃,由香港電影工作者總會、香港青年協會賽馬會Media 21媒體空間和九間電影公司合辦,期望從多角度呈現青年人眼中的美麗香港。