HKAPA Annual Report 2008-2009 - page 45

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Student Activities, Awards and Successes
Three of our students’ works won the following important
awards:
-
A Day in a Life
by Kwok Zune won the Best Film
- VFF Young Talent Award, plus a cash award of
€7,500 in the 28th Munich International Festival
of Film Schools, held on 16-22 November 2008 in
Munich, Germany. Kwok Zune attended the event.
TheMunich Festival is considered themost prestigious
student film festivals in the world;
- Szeto Yat-lui’s photography in the same film also
won him the National Prize at Kodak’s Film School
Competition in Cinematography. This award is the
fourth we have won in the last four consecutive
years;
-
Genesis
, a visually poetic documentary short by
Year 2 students Chan Chi-fung, Jonathan Cheung
and Timothy Cheung won the Second Prize in the
Documentary Category of the First Trans-Chinese Film
Academy Festival; the same film was also awarded
Outstanding Documentary at the 7th Global Chinese
Universities Student Film and TV Festival organised
by Baptist University;
- Chan Ying-wai, a 2006 alumnus in Directing and now
Research Assistant of F/TV, was the winner of the
Big Wave Award for his 30-minute short,
Someone’s
Running
, at the First Fresh Wave Short Film Festival,
organised by the Arts Development Council. The film
competed against 15 other shorts whichwere previous
winners of the Fresh Wave Short Film Competition.
The Jury was composed of Professor David Bordwell,
Cinematographer Wang Yu and Director/Production
Designer Tony Au.
The following is a summary of broadcast and festival activities by the above and other films:
Films
Festivals
Remarks
A Day in a Life
MEDIAWAVE - Another Connection 2009
Competition
International Film and Music Festival
The Monk
16th ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival, Romania Competition
XXVIII VGIK International Student Festival, Russia
Competition
2nd International Film Festival (2. OFF-Era Filmowa)
15th International Film and TV Schools’ Festival
(MEDIASCHOOL 2008) & 24th AFF-Era, all in Poland
10th Aubagne International Film Festival, France
1st Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil
31th Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France
Competition
49th Brno Sixteen Competition, Czech Republic
HD Channel of Asia TV, Hong Kong
Hearse Driver
16th ALTER-NATIVE International Short Film Festival, Romania Competition
8th South Taiwan Film & Video Festival, Taiwan
3rd Young Generation in Film Making, China
7th International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing
Competition
Film Academy, China
Poor Bro, Rich Bro
1st Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil
7th International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing
Competition
Film Academy, China
MadCat Women’s International Film Festival, USA
15th Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Spain
Dust Off
11th Shorts Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan
49th Brno Sixteen Competition, Czech Republic
Competition
Forget Me Not
31th International Women Film Festival, France
Moments of Truth/His-tory
31th JVC Tokyo Video Festival, Japan
Documentary
Cross Junction
box[ur]shorts Film Festival, USA
A Ferry Tale
Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival
Competition
12th International Film Festival Off Cinema, Poland
1st Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife, Brazil
Movie Channel, Phoenix Satellite TV
Scarecrow
HD Channel of Asia TV, Hong Kong
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