HKAPA Annual Report 2008-2009 - page 41

Design and Production Design) in the industry. The
students are expected to be highly motivated and to work
in a close team, from start to finish, each contributing
creatively and technically to the film. It will commence
in the 2010/2011 academic year.
The School collaborated with Taipei National University
of the Arts (TNUA) and Beijing Film Academy to organise
The Trans-Chinese Film Academy Festival. The Festival
features three competitive sections in fiction, documentary
and animation respectively, as well as seminars and
master classes, with the three organising schools acting
as host on rota. The first edition was hosted by TNUA
with a delegation of three academic staff (Dean Shu
Kei, Chan Wai, Lecturer in Screenwriting and Alex Lai,
Senior Lecturer in Directing) and five Degree Year 2 and
3 students from our School in attendance. In addition,
a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed
between F/TV and TNUA at the Opening Ceremony.
Both parties initially agreed to begin a teachers’ exchange
programme the following academic year.
Another MOU was signed with Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkoła
Filmowa Telewizyjna i Teatralna, located in Łodz, Poland
(PWSFTViT, often referred to as the Polish National
Film School in Lodz) in June 2009, during the visit of
the latter’s Vice Rector, Professor Andrzej Bednarek to
F/TV, when he was serving as External Examiner for
the School for a second year. At the time of writing,
Jonathan Cheung, a Degree Year 3 student majoring
in Cinematography, has joined a one-year exchange/
training programme there. The Łodz Film School is one
of the oldest film schools in history and is famous for
fostering a number of internationally renownedfilmmakers,
such as Andrzej Wajda, Roman Polanski and Krzysztof
Kieslowski (1941-1996).
Another exchange activity was a week’s visit to the
School by more than twenty students and lecturers from
Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic in May 2009. They
attended a number of our classes and special seminars,
as well as a screening of our students’ works. Further
cooperation between the two institutes is expected to
take place in the near future.
Peter Yung, Head of Production Administration, retired
from his service at the end of the semester. Peter joined
the School in 1996 and contributed to building the pathway
of Production Administration. He became Head of F/TV
Producing and Production Management in 1999 and Head
of Production Administration in 2006. He was Chairman
of the Graduation Project Committee and was in charge
of overseeing the production planning and procedures
of all Graduation Projects as well as monitoring their
quality. Externally, he served as an important link between
various professional bodies and the School.
Jessinta Liu joined the School as Lecturer in Production
Administration. A veteran Producer and Executive
Producer in the industry, Jessinta has produced more
than thirty films directed by Andrew Lau, Ann Hui, Peter
Chan Ho-sun, Tony Au and Wayne Wang, etc. She has
worked in Shaw Brothers, Golden Harvest, UFO, and
formed a production company with Ann Hui. She has
recently coordinated the production of a Brazilian TV
drama series shot in Hong Kong.
Award-winning graduation project
Coming Home
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