The Film Programmes Office is responsible for organizing year-round film-related programmes such as film shows, seminars and other arts appreciation activities at cultural venues in the territory.
Organization of film programmes is mainly through "Presentation", "Joint Presentation" and "Programme Sponsorship" formats. For "Presentation", the Leisure and Cultural Services Department bears all costs and retains the ticket sales proceeds. For "Joint Presentation", the Department bears part of the production costs and shares with the co-presenter(s) the ticket proceeds. As for "Programme Sponsorship", the Department mainly provides the venue, ticketing service and publicity assistance. The production costs are borne by the cultural / film organizations which are entitled to the proceeds from ticket sales.
The Office is open to proposals from cultural / film organizations and film personalities. There is no fixed format or schedule for submission of programme proposals. In general, a proposal should include a description of the programme, proposed period and venue(s), biography/background of filmmakers, reviews of past productions and preview tapes, and the proposed fee with a breakdown of costs.
For visiting programmes of major scale, proposals should preferably be submitted 18 months in advance. For local programmes of major scale, proposals should be submitted 12 months ahead. Due consideration would be difficult for proposals tendered less than 6 months in advance.
The Office assesses proposals according to the following criteria:
|(a)||Artistic Merit - Programme quality is the most crucial criterion and should have impact on local film culture.|
|(b)||Room for Cultural Exchange - For film programmes on a specific region or country, the Office will consider, besides the quality of the programme, whether it allows room for the audience to understand more of the region's culture.|
|(c)||Historical Value - Films of particular significance in film history or culture will be given priority.|
|(d)||Relevance to a Special Topic - Whether the films are relevant to the proposed theme or topic will be taken into consideration.|
|(e)||Audience Appeal - To cater for different sectors in the community, the assessment of audience appeal will take into account the coverage of tastes of both the majority and minority in society. Endeavour to introduce new art forms to the audience will also count for evaluation.|
|(f)||Status of Organizer - The organizer must be a bona fide non-profit-making body for entitlement to "Programme Sponsorship".|
Assessment will be made by the Office according to the aforesaid selection criteria at its regular programme meetings and if necessary, in consultation with the Film Advisers.
Museum expert advisers are appointed by the Director of Leisure and Culture Services for a period of two years to provide professional advice to the museums of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department on matters pertaining to the promotion of art, history, science and film, in particular the acquisition of collection items. Advisers specialising in the field of film are as follows:
(Names are listed in alphabetical order)
|Mr. CHEUNG Chi Sing||Vice Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers
Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Screenwriters' Guild
Exco member, Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild
|Mr. CHEUNG Tung Joe||Honorary President, Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild
Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Screenwriters' Guild
|Mr. CHONG Ching, John||Member, Hong Kong Film Development Council
Member, Hong Kong Arts Development Council
|Mr. Paul FONOROFF||Veteran film critics and researcher|
|Mr. FUNG Yi Ching, Allan||Director, Panorama Corporation Limited|
|Mr. LAM Yuk Wah, Peter||Vice President, Hong Kong Televisioners Association
Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association
|Mr. LAU Yiu Kuen, M.H.
(alias: LAW Kar)
|Board of Director, Hong Kong Film Critics Society
Board of Director, The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society
Ex-Programmer, Hong Kong Film Archive
Jury Member, Chinese Documentary Festival, (2008-2016)
Final Year Project External Examiner (2011-2014) and Expert Consultant (2016), School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
|Mr. NG See Yuen, B.B.S., J.P.||Chairman, Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers
Honorary Permanent President, Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild
Advisor, Hong Kong International Film Festival
|Mr. SEK Kei||Veteran film critics and researcher|
|Mr. SHU Kei||Chair, School of Film and Television, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Member, Hong Kong Film Development Council
|Prof. SZE Man Hung, Stephen||Professor, Department of Motion Pictures and Video, Kun Shan University|
|Ms. WONG Ain Ling||Member, Hong Kong Film Critics Society
Ex-Research Officer, Hong Kong Film Archive
|Telephone||(852) 2734 2888|
|Address||Level 7, Administration Building
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
|Fax||(852) 2366 5206|