HKAPA Annual Report 2008-2009 - page 49

Laurent Cantet, director of the Golden Palm Winner at
Cannes Film Festival,
The Class
, did a two-day workshop
with the senior students, using
The Class
and his earlier
films to demonstrate the craft of directing non-professional
Wei Te-sheng, director of the Taiwanese megahit
No. 7
, gave a seminar to all F/TV students prior to the
film’s release in Hong Kong. An exclusive preview of
the film was also held.
Choi Chung-fai, Director of Cinematography for Tsui
Hark’s latest film,
All About Women
, as well as Camera
Operator for such renowned works as
Seven Swords, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
, delivered a 4-hour masterclass for Degree Year
2 & 3 Camera students.
Au Kin-yee, Hong Kong Film Award winner for Best
Screenplay, gave a three-part lecture on the gangster
genre to Degree Year Three students for the Stylistic
Study of a Master Filmmaker course.
Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa met our students to
discuss his latest film,
Tokyo Sonata
, winner of the Best
Film Award at the Asian Film Awards.
Oscar-winning and veteran Producer Arthur Cohn (
Station, One Day in September, The Chorus
) screened
his latest production,
The Yellow Handkerchief
, starring
William Hurt, to our students and visited Béthanie. He
also gave a masterclass on Producing.
Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone delivered an exclusive
talk to a full-house of our students at the Wellcome
Theatre during his visit to the Hong Kong International
Film Festival.
LegendaryPolishdirector,Jerzy Skolimowski (
Mark: None, Deep End, Moonlighting, The Shout
) and his
screenwriter wife, Ewa Piakowska, talked about his come-
back film (after a hiatus of fifteen years),
Four Nights with
, with the Directing students and shared his student
days’ experience at the Lodz Film School in Poland.
Checking the setup
Director Oliver Stone (left) & F/TV Head of Production Geoffrey Stitt
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