Film Programmes under the Film Programmes Office

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


Introduction

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.

Introduction


Collaboration with Local Cultural / Film Organizations

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.


Submission of Proposals

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.


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 Organizer - The organizer 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.


Museum Expert Advisers (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020)

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 Chi Sing
  • Exco member, Hong Kong Screenwriters' Guild
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 Paul FONOROFF
  • Veteran film critic and researcher
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
  • Vice President, Hong Kong Televisioners Association
  • Director, Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association
Mr LAU Yiu Kuen, MH
(alias: LAW Kar)
  • Member of Advisory Peer Group (2018-2021), 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
  • Board of Director, The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society
  • Former Programmer, Hong Kong Film Archive
Mr NG See Yuen, BBS, JP
  • Honorary Permanent 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 critic and researcher
Mr SHU Kei
  • Former Dean, School of Film and Television,
    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
  • Film Director
Prof SZE Man Hung, Stephen
  • Professor, Department of Motion Pictures and Video, Kun Shan University

Enquiries

Telephone (852) 2734 2888
Address     Level 7, Administration Building
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
10 Salisbury Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong
Fax (852) 2366 5206
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