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Consultancy Study on Opinions of Employers on Performance of Creative Industries-related Programmes Graduates – Deadline for submission of completed questionnaires extended to 31 October    New

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Commissioned by CreateHK, the Consultancy Study on Opinions of Employers on Performance of Creative Industries-related Programmes Graduates aims to collect and analyse employers’ opinions on the working performance of the graduates of local creative industries-related programmes to facilitate the Government to formulate initiatives that are conducive to the manpower development of Hong Kong’s creative industries.  

Employers or supervisors of the said graduates are invited to complete an online questionnaire. DEADLINE for returning the questionnaire is extended to: 31 October 2020.

For any enquiries, please call CreateHK at 2594 0471 during office hours.

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Scriptwriting Incubation Programme – Opens for applications until 14 October

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Organised by CreateHK, the Scriptwriting Incubation Programme (SIP) accepts applications. DEADLINE:  14 October 2020.

The SIP, in the form of competition with coaching provided, aims at identifying and nurturing local scriptwriting talent to help incubate quality scripts, thereby enhancing the quality of Hong Kong productions.

Concurrently, the Film Production Financing Scheme (Relaxation Plan) is also open for applications. DEADLINE: 14 January 2021.

The application forms and details of the SIP and the Film Production Financing Scheme (Relaxation Plan) are available on the website of the Hong Kong Film Development Council (FDC).

The Film Development Fund earmarks around $260 million to implement five major measures to energise Hong Kong films. In addition to the SIP and the Film Production Financing Scheme (Relaxation Plan), the others are –

  • Directors’ Succession Scheme;
  • short-term advanced training programmes; and 
  • enhanced First Feature Film Initiative. 

More details can be found in the press releases with further announcements to be posted on the FDC website.

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Energising Hong Kong Films

SIP

Anti-epidemic Fund – Cinemas Subsidy Scheme

The Government has established the Cinemas Subsidy Scheme to provide relief to cinema operators. CreateHK has received and finished processing applications from all eligible cinema operators (operating a total of 59 cinemas) by the application deadline on 30 April 2020. 

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Guidance Note

Anti-epidemic Fund – Financial assistance to PMQ tenants

Under the Government’s financial assistance to PMQ, rentals and fees payable by PMQ’s creative industries-related tenants are waived in full, and those payable by other tenants are reduced by 75%, from 1 May 2020 until the end of 2020. 

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Issued by the Government

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Business of Design Week City Programme 2020 (“CityProg 2020”) – Last call for expression of interest from partners of satellite events and sponsors    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the CityProg 2020 activates local creative neighbourhoods and engages public of all ages through Anchor Site Festivals, Design EduVation and Satellite Events & Offers that span all year round with its peak in November to December 2020.

The organiser is calling for expression of interest from partners of satellite events and sponsors. DEADLINE: 30 September 2020.  

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5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme – Last call for FREE registration for 6 October’s online career talk    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme organises an online career talks on 6 October 2020.  Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first served basis.

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2nd Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme – Last call for FREE registration for 10 October’s online training course    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 2nd Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme organises a FREE online introductory training course on creating revenue for mobile games from video advertising on 10 October 2020 for game start-ups and students of game-related disciplines. Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme provides financial subsidies, training and guidance to support local electronic game start-ups in enhancing the quality and profitability of their games. The game start-ups participating in the 2nd edition are also sponsored to participate in the Taipei Game Show 2021.

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Online registration for training course (in Chinese only)

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Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2020 – Last call for FREE application for October’s Sales Pitching Training Programmes    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Licensing Awards (HKLA) 2020 organises the Sales Pitching Training Programmes on 10 and 17 October 2020. Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

The HKLA recognises the outstanding achievements of licensing and creative industries professionals in five licensing-related award categories. 

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Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2020

Registration for Sales Pitching Training Programme (in Chinese only)

HKFG Paris SS21 – FREE digital presentation of Hong Kong fashion labels during Paris Fashion Week SS21    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the HKFG Paris SS21 brings eight Hong Kong fashion labels to the Paris Fashion Week SS21 to meet global buyers and media, with FREE digital presentations scheduled for 29 and 30 September 2020. Prior registration is not required. More details are available on the organiser’s Facebook page. 

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The 7th Animation Support Programme – Screenings of local original animations on 14 to 28 October    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 7th Animation Support Programme screens some of its original animations in the Anifest 2020 in Hong Kong from 14 to 28 October 2020. The screenings are available for admission by tickets with more details available on the MOViE MOViE’s Facebook page.

The 7th Animation Support Programmes nurtures 29 local animation start-ups and SMEs to produce their original animations. 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong exhibition at the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition organises the second pre-exhibition webinar on 29 September under the title “Hong Kong: The Most Expensive City to Dwell In?”. Opens for FREE participation with prior registration not required. Further details are available on the project’s Facebook page.

The Hong Kong exhibition at the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition will be held on 22 May to 21 November 2021 in Venice.

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Soaring Creativity — Hong Kong Pavilion 2020 (“Soaring Creativity”) – Time-limited offline promotion of Hong Kong publications and printed matters extended to 19 October

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Soaring Creativity organises time-limited offline sales activities at designated Shenzhen and Guangzhou bookstores to promote Hong Kong publications, and a FREE exhibition showcasing Hong Kong’s awarded publications and printed matters at one of the designated bookstores. Last day of both events are extended to 19 October 2020.

Earlier on, the project set up the Hong Kong pavilion at the virtual South China Book Festival and organised a webinar by renowned author. The webinar is available for review on the project website.

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Re-edit – Hong Kong Showcase’s offline version opens until 4 October

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Re-edit aims to nurture Hong Kong design talent through a local exhibition and showcase at Milan Design Week.

The local exhibition titled Re-edit – Hong Kong Showcase, features a large installation “Bao Shan” and other works of local cross-disciplinary design talent and design units. Its offline version, is held until 4 October 2020 at PMQ, while the virtual version is available online. Both online and offline versions are open to the public for FREE with prior registration not required. Further details are announced on the project website.

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Sample Development Centre – Calls for registration for October and November’s workshops

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Sample Development Centre organises four workshops in October and November 2020 with details as below –

  • 5 October: 3D Virtual Garment Workshop;
  • 29 October: Pattern Construction in High Fashion; 
  • 4 November: Men’s Suit Tailoring Workshop; and 
  • 26 November: Neckline Development Workshop.

All workshops are open for registration on a first-come-first-served basis. Further details of the workshops and application fees are available on the project website.

The Sample Development Centre is established to provide an effective design-to-production communication system and service to transform fashion designers’ ideas into prototypes.

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deTour – FREE exhibitions in October to December

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the deTour organises the following events in 2020 –

  • deTour Special exhibition until 4 October at PMQ featuring an array of design works under the theme “NEW OLD. OLD NEW. ”; and 
  • deTour 2020 on 27 November to 6 December at PMQ.

Both deTour Special exhibition and deTour 2020 are open to the public for FREE admission.

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Unleash! Empowered by Design Thinking 2019/2020 – Calls for applications for online Train-the-Facilitator Programme

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Unleash! Empowered by Design Thinking 2019/2020 organises the online Train-the-Practitioner Programme and the Train-the-Facilitator Programme in October to December 2020 to introduce knowledge and practical applications in Design Thinking. 

The Train-the-Facilitator Programme is calling for applications. DEADLINE: 21 October 2020.

The programme schedule and details of the application fee are available on the programme website.

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Train-the-Facilitator Programme

Hong Kong - Asia Financing Forum (“HAF”) – HAF 2021 calls for submission of film projects

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the HAF 2021 is calling for submission of full length feature film and documentary film projects with Asian elements or Asias in key creative roles such as directors and producers. Submission DEADLINE: 31 October 2020.

The HAF selects around 25 to 30 film projects each year for their filmmakers to meet with the film financiers, producers, distributors and buyers from different places at the financing forum. The next edition of the HAF is scheduled for 15 to 17 March 2021.

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SEED – To Open Minds (“BEING BEINGS”) – Calls for submissions of Creative Works

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the BEING BEINGS organises the Eyes of Empathy activity which invites children aged 3 to 12 to submit their creative graphics and videos to interpret their “empathy”. Submission DEADLINE: 31 October 2020.

The BEING BEINGS organises a series of activities to introduce design thinking to kids and nurture their empathy, with further details to be announced on the project website and its Facebook page.

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Submission of Creative Works(in Chinese only)


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The 7th Animation Support Programme , 7th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) , 2nd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme , 1st Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme, Knowledge of Design Week 2020 and  CENTRESTAGE 2020  – FREE review of online events 

Sponsored by CreateHK, the following projects organised their online events –

  • 7th Animation Support Programme and the 7th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music): respective online award presentation ceremony cum premiere to promote the original animations and microfilms produced under the projects;
  • 2nd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme: online awards presentation ceremony cum sharing session for the Digital Advertising Design (for Publishing) Awards;
  • 1st Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme: online awards presentation ceremony cum sharing session to recognise the participating game start-ups; 
  • Knowledge of Design Week 2020: virtual thematic sessions of talks, conversations and discussions (virtual thematic sessions) and interactive virtual workshops under the theme “Designing Digital Futures”; and
  • CENTRESTAGE 2020: online runway shows and showcase of latest designs from Hong Kong and overseas fashion brands.

While the Knowledge of Design Week 2020’s virtual thematic sessions and CENTRESTAGE 2020’s online runway shows and showcase are available for FREE review on the respective project websites, the online events of other projects above are available for FREE review on their respective organisers’ or projects’ Facebook pages. 

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Animation Support Programme
- Project website
- Organiser’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)

Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music)
- Project website (in Chinese only)
- Organiser’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)

HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme
- Project website (in Chinese only)
- Facebook Page (in Chinese only)

Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme
- Project website
- Organiser’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)

Knowledge of Design Week 2020
- Project  website

CENTRESTAGE 2020
- Project  website

Design x Tech (DXT) – DXT POD exhibition at Science Park until 1 December

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design x Tech (DXT) stages the DXT POD exhibition is staged at the Hong Kong Science Park to showcase eight openly recruited DXT projects to promote the collaboration between designers and technology companies. Opens for FREE admission until 1 December 2020. 

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Sponsorship for International Design Awards 2020 (HKDA SIDA 2020) – Calls for online applications for financial aid to participate in international competitions

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the HKDA SIDA 2020 provides financial aid for Hong Kong designers and design-applying enterprises to participate in 24 specified international design competitions and awards. The scheme is calling for online applications. DEADLINE: 31 May 2021.

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The 31st Hong Kong Print Awards – Roving exhibitions for winning entries in Hong Kong and Mainland

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Supported by CreateHK, the 31st Hong Kong Print Awards organises roving exhibitions in Hong Kong, Dongguan, Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai to showcase the winning entries until 21 January 2021. The roving exhibitions in different venues are open to public for FREE admission or to the trade through FREE registration. Detailed schedule is available on the project website. 

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4th Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme / Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme / 4th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme / 5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme - Call for FREE online applications by graduates for full-time employment cum on-the-job training

Sponsored by CreateHK, the following support schemes provide opportunities for graduates of relevant disciplines to undertake one-year full-time employment cum on-the-job training. They are calling for FREE online applications from local fresh graduates of respective disciplines graduated in the years as below :

    (a) For 2018 – 2020 local fresh graduates –

  • 4th Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme (Participating graduate employees may also be sponsored to join a study tour to SIGGRAPH Asia 2020);
  • 5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme;

    (b) For 2017 – 2019 local fresh graduates –

  • Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme; and
  • 4th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme.

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4th Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme

Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme

4th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme

5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme


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Sponsored by CreateHK, the following creative landmarks are set up to promote Hong Kong’s animation and comics (ani-com) sectors –
  • Ani-Com Park at the promenade and open space near Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai with 36 sculptures of local comics characters.  A dedicated mobile app with augmented reality (AR) function is also available for visitors to take photos with the comics characters; and
  • Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars at the Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui with 30 sculptures of local comics characters and bronze handprints of 10 distinguished local comics artists. 

Both are open for FREE visit.

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