Abdul Wahid Lui Nok-hei (second from right) and Chow Lok-sum (second from left) clinch the titles of Champion and first runner-up respectively in the Hong Kong Heart Short Film Competition.


雷諾熙(右二)及周樂燊(左二)於香港心微電影創作比賽分別取得冠、亞軍。

Date: 08 Dec 2017 (Friday)

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Academy of Film graduates sweep awards in short film competition

電影學院畢業生揚威微電影創作比賽

The final year projects of three graduates (Professional Programme in Film) of the Academy of Film, School of Communication, brought home major awards from the HK Heart Anywhere Short Film Competition 2017, including Champion, First Runner-up and Outstanding Award.
 
Abdul Wahid Lui Nok-hei was crowned Champion for Longboard, a film about a group of longboard skaters and their struggles to maintain the business of their longboard shop. Upon receiving the award, Nok-hei said it came as a huge surprise and added that he is grateful to HKBU for giving him the opportunity to explore and try out something which might only be possible in a student film. Famous actor Mr Gordon Lam who is also one of the members of the jury said, “This is the one, I knew it when I was watching the film. In the future, I hope to see more creative works with unexpected plots made by young filmmakers, who are capable of bringing sparkle to the film industry.”
 
Chow Lok-sum took first runner-up for his short film, Cut from the Same Cloth. The story follows a father and his son who are trying to rebuild their broken relationship. They share a common interest in music but the father likes Cantonese Opera while the son favours pop music. Asked about the message he wishes to deliver, Lok-sum said, “Apart from leading the audience to reflect on their relationship with their parents, I also want to explore the possibility of revitalising Cantonese Opera.” After graduation , Lok-sum, who is now a Year 3 student majoring in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media at HKBU, will continue to pursue his interest in after graduation.
 
Just Dance, a short film directed by Leung Lok-ting, won the Outstanding Award. The film tells the story of Yan, whose mother brought her to dancing class every day when she was a little girl. As the years go by, Yan’s passion for dancing remains strong but her mother no longer supports her. Describing his inspiration, Daniel said, “I have loved dancing since I was young. When I was preparing this project, I came across a girl whose parents were very unsupportive of her interest in dancing. She wished her parents would watch her perform, even just once, rather than quashing her interest. Her story moved me and I was determined to turn it into a film.”
 
Launched in 2011 with the aim of promoting positive social values, The HK Heart Short Film Competition acknowledges remarkable young filmmakers whose short films show appreciation of things happening around them. This year, the Competition was jointly organised by TVB Anywhere and the International Federation of Creativity and Technology. 

傳理學院電影學院電影專業課程畢業生的三部畢業作品,分別勇奪「香港心Anywhere微電影創作比賽」的冠軍、亞軍及優異獎。
 
雷諾熙憑《長板短說》奪得冠軍。故事環繞一班滑長板愛好者經營專門店時的掙扎。諾熙對得獎感到是十分意外,但感激大學提供寶貴機會,讓他可以作出一些只能在學生作品中出現的嘗試。知名演員及評審之一林家棟先生說:「看這部戲時,我就知道它是冠軍。將來,我希望見到更多意想不到的作品,為電影業帶來新的神采。」
 
亞軍由周樂燊的《胡不歸》獲得。短片講述一對關係破裂的父子,如何逐漸修補感情;兩人雖然都熱愛音樂,但父親喜歡粵曲,而兒子則鍾情流行音樂。談及短片背後的訊息,周樂燊表示:「除了希望觀眾反思與父母的關係,我也嘗試探索粵曲的出路,所以這部作品以粵劇劇名《胡不歸》命名。」周樂燊於高級文憑課程畢業後繼續升學,目前就讀於電影學院的新媒體及影視創意寫作課程三年級,計劃完成課程後,投入電影業發展。
 
梁樂庭的短片《起舞吧》獲得優異獎,故事的女主角恩自小由媽媽帶她上跳舞課;隨著成長,恩依然熱愛舞蹈,但媽媽卻不再支持。關於創作靈感,梁樂庭說:「我自小熱愛跳舞,在準備作品期間,我遇到一個喜歡跳舞的女生,但不獲家人的支持,她希望家人能至少能看一次她的演出,而非只是責備。這個女生的故事啟發了我把它拍攝成畢業作品。」
 
香港心微電影創作比賽於2011年創辦,由TVB Anywhere和國際創意及科技總會合辦,旨在鼓勵年輕人透過短片,欣賞身邊的事和發揚香港的正面精神。本屆比賽的主題為「向上游」。