Events
Anti-epidemic Fund – Hong Kong Book Fair 2020    New

The printing and publishing sector is subsidised under the Anti-epidemic Fund to participate in the Hong Kong Book Fair 2020 scheduled for 15 to 21 July 2020. 

Other events sponsored by CreateHK at the Hong Kong Book Fair 2020 are –

  • 15 – 21 July: Booth of the 2nd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme to showcase the digital advertising campaigns produced under the Support Scheme and the books featured in such campaigns. Opens to visitors of Hong Kong Book Fair 2020;
  • 15 July: Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Sharing Seminar of the 2nd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme. The sharing session is open for online registration on a first-come-first-served basis; and
  • 19 July: Awarded Publications Announcement of the Next Writer Publication Funding Scheme. Admitted by invitation. 

(Note: The above events are subject to the final announcements by the respective organisers.)

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Hong Kong Book Fair 2020

2nd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme (in Chinese only)

Next Writer Publication Funding Scheme (in Chinese only)

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

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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 August 2020.

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

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Online questionnaire

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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DFA Awards 2020 – Last call for applications for DFA Design for Asia Awards    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the DFA Awards 2020 calls for entries for the DFA Design for Asia Awards, which recognise outstanding design projects and elites in Asia.  DEADLINE for submission of entries: 17 July 2020.

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8th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) – Last call for FREE registration for online project briefing cum seminar scheduled for 16 July    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 8th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) organises the online project briefing cum seminar session on 16 July 2020 with introduction to the Support Scheme’s application details and sharing by veteran film practitioners. The briefing cum seminar session is calling for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

Concurrently, the Support Scheme which supports local advertising production companies, paired up with local singers, to produce their original microfilms, is open for online applications. DEADLINE: 17 August 2020.

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Design Salon Hong Kong (DSHK) (“Design Spectrum”) – Last call for visiting the fourth exhibition    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Spectrum stages the fourth exhibition themed on “In Harmony: Way of Tea” to promote design around tea-drinking culture, with a newly renovated Design Showcase exhibiting the works of three local young designers. 

Both the exhibition and Design Showcase are open for FREE admission until 19 July 2020. 

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The 3rd HAF Film Lab Programme – Last call for FREE online submission of film projects    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 3rd HAF Film Lab Programme provides emerging Hong Kong and Chinese-language filmmakers with training sessions from scriptwriting and production to cinematography and editing. Outstanding projects of participants may also be admitted to the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum scheduled for March 2021 and other related events. The Lab Programme is calling for FREE online submission of film projects. DEADLINE: 20 July 2020. 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Sample Development Centre organises the Embellishment Workshop on 21 July 2020. Opens for registrations on a first-come-first-served basis. 

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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Promoting Hong Kong Comics by Establishing Ani-com Park@Harbour“FUN”: Phase II (“Ani-Com Park”) – Calls for submission of photos or videos for FREE comics portrait sketching    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ani-Com Park invites public to submit their photos or videos for FREE comic portrait by local comics artists at the Comics Sketching. Details are available on the event website. Submission DEADLINE: 15 July 2020.

The Comics Sketching is scheduled for 24 to 27 July 2020 at the Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong 2020. The Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong is admitted by tickets.

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Ani-Com Park

Comics Sketching (in Chinese only) 

JUXTAPOSED Fashion x Music 2020 (“JUXTAPOSED 2020”) – FREE fashion exhibition with concept stores until 16 July    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the JUXTAPOSED 2020 stages an exhibition themed on Inheriting Tradition, Connecting Technology, and Stepping into the Future to showcase the works of 75 local fashion designers. Two time-limited concept stores are also set up concurrently to display the fashions of these exhibiting designers that are available for online shopping. 

The fashion exhibition is open for FREE admission until 16 July 2020.

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Asia Smart App Awards 2020 – Calls for FREE registration for online workshop scheduled for 23 July    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Asia Smart App Awards 2020 organises an online workshop on Digital Transformation - From Desktop to Mobile on 23 July 2020.  Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first served basis.

The Asia Smart App Awards 2020 recognises outstanding smart apps developed in Asia. A summit and an award presentation ceremony will be held later this year with details to be announced on the project website.

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2nd Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme – Last call for FREE online registration for training course scheduled for 14 July

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 2nd Hong Kong Game Enhancement and Promotion Scheme organises a training course on game monetisation skills for practitioners of game start-ups on 14 July 2020. The training course is open 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 Applications (in Chinese only)
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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REFRESHING @Angoulême International Comics Festival, France and Hong Kong (“FEVER”) – Calls for online applications for FREE sharing talk scheduled for 25 July

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the FEVER organises a series of events for the Hong Kong stop, including a FREE comics artists and professionals sharing talk on 25 July 2020. The talk is calling for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Details of other events of the Hong Kong stop, including live drawing demonstrations, comics publishing matching session, intellectual property rights and licensing talk, etc. will be  posted on the project website in due course. 

Four comics artists and two comics professionals from Hong Kong were sponsored under the project to participate in the Angoulême International Comics Festival in January to promote Hong Kong comics in international arena. The Hong Kong stop is held with various events until September to provide local comics artists with more publishing opportunities.

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deTour 2020 – Calls for creative proposals from local and overseas talent

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the deTour 2020 stages its Creative Festival on 27 November to 6 December 2020 under the theme “Matter of Life”.  The Festival is calling for creative proposals from local and overseas talent. DEADLINE: 9 August 2020.

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No Kidding! HKDA Kids Design Thinking Awards 2020 – Calls for FREE online submissions of entries from primary students

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the No Kidding! HKDA Kids Design Thinking Awards 2020 is calling for FREE online submissions of entries from local primary students. DEADLINE: 28 August 2020.

Concurrently, a series of workshops are organised to introduce design thinking and nurture the creativity of primary students. The workshops in July are calling for applications on a first-come-first served basis, with the detailed schedule and application fees available on the project website. 

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

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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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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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Unleash! Empowered by Design Thinking 2019/2020 – Calls for applications for online workshops

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Unleash! Empowered by Design Thinking 2019/2020 organises a series of online workshops until 8 September 2020 to introduce the design thinking process and tools. Schedule and application fees are available on the project website. Application DEADLINE: one week before the respective workshops. 

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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 - 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);

    (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


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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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