Wing Yau (left) and Giann Sun win four awards for their short documentary “Happy Selfie Time”


邱詠恩 (左) 及孫名慧憑紀錄短片《快樂自拍時代》奪四獎項

Date: 23 Mar 2015 (Monday)

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Two Journalism students win four major awards at Mobile Film Contest

合拍紀錄片揭示自拍深層意義 新聞系兩學生勇奪流動影片節四大獎項

Giann Sun and Wing Yau (Broadcast Journalism, Year 3) of the Journalism Department of the School of Communication clinched four major awards at the 8th Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival: Mobile Film Production Contest. Their co-produced work “Happy Selfie Time”, a short documentary on the selfie trend, brought them the Grand Award, the Best Documentary – Gold, the Best Campus (Tertiary) Award and the Best Thematic Micro-film Award. This year’s theme is “Time for Timeless”.
 
Through the documentary, Giann and Wing showed how taking selfies changed the lives of two ladies. A breast cancer patient relieved her physical and emotional pain by documenting her cancer treatment journey through photographs. Later, she organised a photo exhibition and her selfies became a source of positive energy for other patients. Another lady, a professional photographer launched a “cosplay” campaign and invited ordinary people in the city, such as a butcher, cobbler and hawker to engage in role reversal and take selfies for her. She also gave selfie lessons for women. Through taking selfies, she helped herself and her students to explore their identity.
 
Giann and Wing were surprised and delighted to receive the awards. They expressed their heartfelt gratitude to the interviewees for their frankness and trust. They also thanked Mr Alan Au, Part-time Lecturer of the Department of Journalism, for his encouragement and guidance. “Many people hold negative feelings towards selfies. After making this documentary, I realised that taking a selfie can be a positive act that helps people find solace, comfort their soul, search for their inner self and express their thoughts,” Giann said.
 
The 8th Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival: Mobile Film Production Contest was organised by Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association and sponsored by Creative Hong Kong under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. This year, the contest attracted around 150 entries which were judged by professionals and the public. Please click here to watch the seven-minute documentary “Happy Selfie Time”. 

傳理學院新聞系孫名慧和邱詠恩(廣播新聞專業三年級)早前憑紀錄短片《快樂自拍時代》,囊括「第八屆香港流動影片節:流動影片製作比賽」四大獎項,包括榮譽大獎、最佳紀錄片金獎、最佳校園(大專組)創作大獎及最切合主題「流金歲月」大獎。
 
名慧和詠恩在《快樂自拍時代》中,訪問了兩位透過自拍而令人生有轉變的女生,向觀眾展示自拍的深層意義。一名年輕乳癌患者拍照記下抗癌經過,藉以忘記身心痛苦,後來舉辦相片展覽,自拍照變成鼓勵其他同路人的正能量泉源。另外一名職業攝影師與豬肉販、擦鞋匠和小販等城市小人物展開「角色交換」自拍計劃,並開辦女性自拍攝影班,在自編、自導、自演的拍攝過程中幫助自己和學生尋找自我。
 
兩位同學對獲得多個獎項感到喜出望外,她們特別感激受訪者的坦誠和信任,也感謝新聞系兼職講師區家麟先生的鼓勵及指導。名慧表示,很多人對自拍的感覺較負面,拍攝短片後,她發現自拍有撫慰心靈、發掘內心、表現想法的作用,有其正面價值。
 
「第八屆香港流動影片節:流動影片製作比賽」由香港無線科技商會主辦、商務及經濟發展局轄下的創意香港贊助,今屆收到150多份參賽作品,由專業人士及公眾評審。《快樂自拍時代》片長約七分鐘,請按此觀看。