Film Programmes under the Film Programmes Office


[Introduction] [Collaboration with Local Cultural / Film Organizations ]
[Submission of Proposals] [Selection Criteria]
[Selection Procedure] [Invitation for Specialists] [Museum Expert Advisers] [Enquiries]


The Film Programmes Office is responsible for organising year-round film-related programmes such as film shows, seminars and other arts appreciation activities at cultural venues in the territory.


Collaboration with Local Cultural/Film Organisations

Organisation 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 organisations which are entitled to retain the ticket proceeds.

Submission of Proposals

The Office is open to proposals from cultural/film organisations 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 9 months in advance.

Selection Criteria

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 Organiser - the organiser must be a bona fide non-profit-making body for entitlement to "Programme Sponsorship".

Selection Procedure

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.

Invitation for Specialists

The Film Programmes Office is looking for specialists with professional knowledge of film and media arts to provide the following programme-related services, including:

  • Seminar Speaker
  • Moderator/Host
  • Article Writer
  • Translator and Editor (including subtitles)
  • Film Checker
  • Dubbing Artist (live dubbing in Cantonese for film screenings)

Interested parties are welcome to submit a full resume including relevant qualifications and experience together with the proposal by email ( for consideration (please specify the subject as “Invitation for Specialists”). If suitable programmes/activities are identified, we will contact the applicant.

For enquiries, please contact us by email.

Museum Expert Advisers (1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024)

Museum expert advisers are appointed by the Director of Leisure and Cultural 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)

Name Professional Background
Mr CHEUNG Tung Joe
  • Honorary President, Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild
  • Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Screenwriters' Guild
Mr CHONG Ching, John
  • Co-founder, Media Asia Group
Mr Allan FUNG
  • Director, Panorama Corporation Limited
Mr HO See Wing, Sampson
  • Veteran film critic and researcher
  • Member, Hong Kong Film Critics Society
  • Former Programmer, Hong Kong Film Archive
Mr LAM Yuk Wah, Peter
  • Director, Federation of Motion Film Producers of Hong Kong
  • Executive member, Hong Kong Creative Industries Association
Mr LAU Yiu Kuen, MH

  • Member of Advisory Peer Group (2018-2022), Creative Writings and Film Arts Programme, The Open University of Hong Kong
  • Final Year Project External Examiner (2011-2014) and Expert Consultant (2016), School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
  • Jury Member, Chinese Documentary Festival (2008-2016)
  • Board of Director, Hong Kong Film Critics Society (-2020)
  • Board of Director, The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (2001-2019)
  • Former Programmer, Hong Kong Film Archive
  • Hong Kong Chronicles (Film) Assessor
Mr SHU Kei
  • Former Dean, School of Film and Television,
    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Film Producer/Director
Prof SZE Man Hung, Stephen
  • Professor, Department of Motion Pictures and Video, Kun Shan University (Retired)


Telephone 2734 2900
Fax 2366 5206
Address     Level 7, Administration Building, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Office Hours 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
From Monday to Friday
(Except public holidays)