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Organising 3rd Cross-Matching Showcase in HK Int'l Licensing Show 2021 (“3rd DLAB”) – Calls for FREE online pre-registration for admission to 26 to 27 June’s Creative Mart    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 3rd DLAB organises a Creative Mart on 26 to 27 June 2021 to promote local original designs and licensable design intellectual properties. The Creative Mart is open for FREE online pre-registration for admission.

The 3rd DLAB supports, through training, workshops and mentoring, 45 local design brands, 18 of which participate in the Creative Mart. 

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3rd DLAB

Online pre-registration for 26 to 27 June’s Creative Mart (in Chinese only)

Inno-Action! – The 8th HKBU Academy of Film Seeds Project (the “8th Seeds Project”) – Application deadline for Digital Short Video Competition extended to 24 September    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 8th Seeds Project organises a Digital Short Video Competition which is calling for entries.  DEADLINE is extended to: 24 September 2021.

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Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) Global Design Awards 2021 – Calls for applications until 17 September    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the HKDA Global Design Awards 2021 calls for applications. Application DEADLINE: 17 September 2021. 

The HKDA Global Design Awards 2021 recognises outstanding designs in Digital, Graphic, Product, Spatial, Rising Creative, Experience and Impact, and the best Design Clientele. 


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The Music Must Go On 2020 – Free review of the project’s documentary on various platforms    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, The Music Must Go On 2020 produced the Chronicle of The Music Must Go On 2020, which documented some of the participating singers and professional musicians, as well as fans and music veterans’ comments on the project. The documentary is now available for FREE review on following platforms –

- myTV SUPER (free zone);

- MOOV App;

- moov-music.com; and 

- i-Cable News App.

The Music Must Go On 2020 recreated classic local popular hits with one of the aims to create jobs for the local music practitioners who had been adversely affected by the pandemic. 


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Anti-epidemic Fund (AEF) – Financial assistance to Hong Kong Book Fair 2020 exhibitors

The Government will allocate $10 million under the AEF to provide a one-off financial assistance of $15,000 to each local exhibitor registered with the twice-deferred Hong Kong Book Fair 2020 to help them explore the diversification of sales channels in addition to the Book Fair.

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Film Production Financing Scheme (Relaxation Plan) – Application deadline extended to 14 July

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Organised by CreateHK, the Film Production Financing Scheme (Relaxation Plan) (FPFS) is open for applications. The application forms and details are available on the website of the Hong Kong Film Development Council (FDC). DEADLINE is extended to: 14 July 2021.

Meanwhile, the Scriptwriting Incubation Programme (SIP) introduced under the Film Development Fund (FDF) has completed the assessment of Phase One and 45 works have been selected to enter Phase Two.

The SIP provides funding support to the respective winners of the different phases. A maximum of 10 final winning screenplays will eventually be selected. Cumulatively, each of the final winning screenplays will be awarded a total amount of $410,000.

The FDF earmarks around $260 million to implement five major measures to energise Hong Kong films. In addition to the FPFS and SIP, 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 and the FDC website.

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FDC WEBSITE

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Energising Hong Kong Films

Application period for FPFS extended

Result of Scriptwriting Incubation Programme (Phase One) under Film Development Fund announced


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Released by CreateHK, the dataset of “External Trade Statistics on Creative Goods in Hong Kong” is available on DATA.GOV.HK, alongside other datasets in relation to Hong Kong’s creative industries.

The dataset of “Statistics on Graduates of Local Full-time Creative Industries-related Programmes” will be released on the same portal by late September 2021.

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Statistics for Creative Industries in Hong Kong

External Trade Statistics on Creative Goods in Hong Kong

Key Performance Indicators of CreateSmart Initiative and Film Development Fund

CreateSmart Initiative

Film Development Fund

5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme – Calls for FREE registration for 9 July’s online career talk

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme organises an online career talk on 9 July 2021 to introduce the jobs to be offered in 2021  Programme Year and the trends of digital advertising industry.  

The talk is open to fresh graduates and tertiary students of related disciplines and public for FREE online registration on a first-come-first served basis.

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Project Website

Registration for 9 July’s Online Career Talk (in Chinese only)

The 3rd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme – Last call for online public voting for the favourite digital advertising campaigns

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 3rd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme (Support Scheme) organises the Digital Advertising Design (for Publishing) Awards Competition to recognise the outstanding digital advertising campaigns produced under the Support Scheme. Public are invited to vote online for the My Favourite Digital Advertising (for Publishing) Award. Voting DEADLINE: 22 June 2021.

The voting results and list of other awardees will be announced at the Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Sharing Seminar of the Support Scheme on 29 June 2021. The event is open to public for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Support Scheme supports 12 groups of local digital advertising start-ups and emerging writers to produce digital advertising campaigns for the writers’ designated publications.

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Project website (in Chinese only)

Online voting for My Favourite Digital Advertising (for Publishing) Award (in Chinese only)

Online registration for 29 June’s Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Sharing Seminar (in Chinese only)
The 8th Animation Support Programme – Screenings of the Support Programme’s original animations on 25 June and 11 July

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 8th Animation Support Programme organises three seesions of screening on 25 June and 11 July 2021 to feature some of the original animations produced under the programme as part of the Anifest 2021 in Hong Kong. The screenings are open for admission by tickets with more details available on the Anifest 2021’s relevant webpages.

The 8th Animation Support Programmes nurtures 30 local animation start-ups and SMEs to produce their original animations.

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Project Website

AniFest 2021’s relevant webpages

Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2021 – Awarded products exhibition @ Times Square on 2 to 12 July

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2021 showcases its awarded products at Times Square on 2 to 12 July 2021. The exhibition is open for FREE admission.

The Hong Kong Smart Design Awards aim to recognise outstanding Hong Kong original designs.

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Business of Design Week City Programme 2021 (“CityProg 2021”) – Call for expression of interest from partners & sponsors

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the CityProg 2021 is calling for expression of interest from partners to contribute events or sponsor the CityProg 2021 with application DEADLINES as below –

  • 23 July 2021: Anchor Site Festivals and Design EduVation; and
  • 30 September 2021: Satellite Events & Offers.

The CityProg 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.

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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 more than 25 specified international design competitions and awards. DEADLINE for online application: 31 July 2021.

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Knowledge of Design Week 2021 – Call for registration for 21 to 25 June’s forums and workshops

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Knowledge of Design Week 2021 (KODW 2021) calls for registration for its thematic forums to be FREE live simulcast on TV, and online and social media platforms and interactive workshops to be held in physical/virtual format under the theme “Reimagining Service Economy”.

The KODW 2021 is held from 21 to 25 June 2021.

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DFA Awards 2021 – Last call for applications for Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the DFA Awards 2021 is calling for applications for theHong Kong Young Design Talent Award, which sponsors awarded designers or design graduates to work or study abroad. Application DEADLINE: 28 June 2021.

The DFA Design for Asia Awards 2021 also organised a series of sharing sessions and design dialogues, videos of which are available for FREE online review on the DFA Awards’ project website and Facebook page.

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DFA Awards’ project website

DFA Awards’ Facebook page

DFA Hong Kong Young Design Talent Award

InnoCarnival 2020 – Calls for FREE registration for 26 and 27 June’s online workshops

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Supported by CreateHK, the InnoCarnival 2020 organises online workshops on 26 and 27 June 2021, some of which are still open for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis, with more details on the registration website.

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Project website

Registration for 26 and 27 June’s online workshops
Design Spectrum – Exhibition, workshops, guided tours and sharing session until 18 July

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Spectrum stages an exhibition themed on “Brand New Youth” at 7 Mallory Street until 18 July 2021, alongside workshops, guided tours and a sharing session.

The exhibition is open for FREE admission while workshops, guided tours and the sharing session are open for FREE prior online registration on a first-come-first-served basis. More details are available on the project website.

The Design Spectrum features year-round exhibitions, exchanges, design appreciation events and other promotion programmes to cultivate a creative atmosphere, while nurturing local creative capital.

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The 32nd Hong Kong Print Awards – Calls for application until 31 August

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Supported by CreateHK, the 32nd Hong Kong Print Awards calls for applications. DEADLINE: 31 August 2021.

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Collateral Event at the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition stages a digital exhibition themed on “Redistribution: Land, People, and Environment” to showcase 20 creative architectural works in Venice by using augmented reality (AR) technology. Opens for FREE admission until 21 November 2021.

A FREE interactive virtual exhibition is also held in parallel. The virtual exhibition is available on the project website until the end of October 2021.

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Design x Tech (DXT) – DXT POD exhibition at Science Park until 15 January

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design x Tech (DXT) stages a DXT POD exhibition at the Hong Kong Science Park to showcase the 16 awarded projects of the DXT Startup Challenge until 15 January 2022. Opens for FREE admission.

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Sample Development Centre – Workshops on various topics

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Sample Development Centre organises the following workshops with the scheudule and further details available on the project website –

  • 3D Virtual Garment Workshop;
  • Creative Through Skill - Neckline Development Workshop;
  • Draping for Fashion Garment Workshop ;
  • Men's Suit Tailoring Workshop;
  • Pattern Construction in High Fashion Workshop;
  • Realising Fashion Idea Workshop;
  • Sustainable Fashion Skill: Embellishment Workshop; and
  • Sustainable Fashion Skill: Style Alteration Workshop.

Further details 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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4th Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme – Calls for FREE online applications by graduates for full-time employment cum on-the-job training

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the following support scheme is calling for FREE online applications from local fresh graduates of respective disciplines to undertake one-year full-time employment cum on-the-job training:

  1. 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 2021):

    • 2021 Programme Year (for 2019 – 2021 graduates).

Separately, CreateHK sponsored the 5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme and the Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme to provide opportunities for graduates of relevant disciplines to undertake one-year full-time employment cum on-the-job training.

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4th Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme

5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme

Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme


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Promoting Hong Kong Comics by Establishing Ani-com Park@Harbour“FUN: Phase II” (“Ani-Com Park”) and Promoting Hong Kong Comics by establishing Avenue of Comic Stars (Phase 3) (“Avenue of Comic Stars Phase 3) – Open to public and visitors for FREE visit

Sponsored by CreateHK, the following projects are organised to set up creative landmarks to promote Hong Kong’s animation and comics sectors – 

  • Avenue of Comic Stars Phase 3 at the Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui to be completed by the third quarter of  2021, featuring 32 sculptures of local comics characters, bronze handprints of 30 distinguished local comics artists, works of a total of 30 local emerging or recommended comics artists, and workshops for local primary and secondary students. A video featuring the 30 emerging or recommended comics artists participated in painting the comics wall is available on the project’s Facebook page; and

  • Ani-Com Park at the promenade and open space near Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai with 36 sculptures of local comics characters. Its opening period is extended to end December 2021.

Both Ani-Com Park and Avenue of Comic Stars Phase 3 provide dedicated mobile app with augmented reality (AR) function for visitors to take photos with the comics characters. Open for FREE visit.

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Ani-Com Park

Avenue of Comic Stars Phase 3’s website

Avenue of Comic Stars Phase 3’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)