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Anti-epidemic Fund 3.0 – Pyrotechnics and Special Effects Operators Subsidy Scheme is open for applications until 13 November    New

The Government has launched the Pyrotechnics and Special Effects Operators Subsidy Scheme under the Anti-epidemic Fund 3.0 to provide financial assistance to licensed special effects operators (SEO) or special effects assistants (SEA). Each successful applicant will be provided with a one-off subsidy of HK$7,500.  Same practitioner holding different types of SEO/SEA licences is eligible for a maximum subsidy amount of HK$7,500. 

Applicants must submit the completed application form together with necessary supporting documents for receipt by CreateHK on or before 13 November 2020. Further details are available in the Guidance Note. 

Guidance Note

Application Form

Consultancy Study on Opinions of Employers on Performance of Creative Industries-related Programmes Graduates – Deadline for submission of completed questionnaires extended to 30 November    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: 30 November 2020.

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

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Film Production Financing Scheme (Relaxation Plan) – Opens for applications until 14 January 2021

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

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

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

More details can be found in the press release and the FDC website.

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PRESS RELEASE
Energising Hong Kong Films

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

Issued by PMQ

3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme – Last call for FREE online registration for 30 October’s online career talk    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme (3rd GSS) organises the 3rd Online CEO/Master Talk for graduate employees of the 3rd GSS, final year students and fresh graduates of relevant programmes of local tertiary institutions on 30 October 2020.  Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

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19th Hong Kong - Asia Financing Forum (“HAF”) – Last call for submission of film projects    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK,  the 19th HAF 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 19th HAF is scheduled for 15 to 17 March 2021.

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

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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”. Selected works received are being posted on the project’s Facebook page. 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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Project website 

Project’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)

Submission of Creative Works(in Chinese only)

Organising 3rd Cross-Matching Showcase in HK Int'l Licensing Show 2021 (“3rd DLAB”) – FREE registration for 16 and 17 November’s online training seminars    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 3rd DLAB organises two online training seminars on 16 and 17 November 2020. Open to public (?) for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

The 3rd DLAB provides training, workshops, mentoring, and FREE exhibition at the Hong Kong International Licensing Show 2021 to support local design start-ups and SMEs to promote their design IPs.

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Project website 

Registration for online training seminars (in Chinese only) 


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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong exhibition at the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition organises the third pre-exhibition webinar on 29 October 2020 under the title “COVID-19 Series: Social Distancing”. The webinar is open to public 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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Project’s Facebook page

HKIUD Greater Bay Area Urban Design Week – Calls for FREE online registration for 25 November’s virtual live Greater Bay Area Urban Design Conference    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the HKIUD Greater Bay Area Urban Design Week stages the virtual live Greater Bay Area Urban Design Conference on 25 November 2020 under the theme Wellbeing through Urban Design: A Critical Action Plan for Mega Region. The Conference is open to the trade and public  for FREE online registration.

Details of other events of the HKIUD Greater Bay Area Urban Design Week are available on the project website.

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Project website

The Greater Bay Area Urban Design Conference’s website

Online registration for the Greater Bay Area Urban Design Conference (in Chinese only)

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

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Sample Development Centre the following workshops in November and December 2020 –

  • 4 November: Men’s Suit Tailoring Workshop;
  • 13 November: 3D Virtual Garment Workshop;
  • 26 November: Neckline Development Workshop; and
  • 3 December: Garment Fit 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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Asia Video Summit 2020 – Calls for FREE applications from local SMEs and tertiary students to participate in online summit and workshops

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Asia Video Summit 2020 organises an Community Outreach Programme for local SMEs in the video and creative industries and local tertiary students of the creative industries or media-related disciplines to participate in the following activities:

  • 10 to 12 November: Online Summit; and
  • 10 November: Mentoring Workshop for local SMEs and tertiary students.

The Community Outreach Programme is calling for FREE applications on a first-come-first-served basis. Further details are available in the organiser’s invitation emails that have been sent to the relevant industry associations and tertiary institutes. 

The online Asia Video Summit 2020 is open to the trade by registration.

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The Music Must Go On 2020 – Calls for FREE applications from local record labels and companies until 10 November

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Sponsored by CreateHK, The Music Must Go On 2020 provides subsidy for local music recording talent such as artistes, record producers, music arrangers, musicians and sound engineers to produce and release new master recordings of the past local hit songs.

The scheme is calling for FREE applications from local record labels and record companies. DEADLINE: 10 November 2020.  More details are available on the project website. 

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CineFest Series – Special in-theatre screenings until 5 November

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Sponsored by CreateHK and the Film Development Fund (FDF), the CineFest Series feature films from the previously cancelled 44th Hong Kong International Film Festival and Cine Fan programmes with a series of special in-theatre screenings daily until 5 November 2020.

Tickets can be purchased at the theatre’s box office or online. More details are available on the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society’s website and Facebook page.

Separately, the 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival, which is also sponsored CreateHK and the FDF, is calling for entries, with early-bird discount ended on 13 November 2020. DEADLINE for submission of entries: 31 December 2020. Entry regulations can be found on the call for entries website.

The 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival will be held from 1 to 12 April 2021.  

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CineFest Series

45th Hong Kong International Film Festival calls for entries

Hong Kong International Film Festival Society’s website

Hong Kong International Film Festival Society’s Facebook page

Ear Up Busking 2020: Music x Fashion Creative Scheme – Masterclasses by 17 local musicians available for FREE online viewing

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ear Up Busking 2020: Music x Fashion Creative Scheme produced a series of masterclasses hosted by 17 local musicians, covering guitar, bass, keyboard, drum and vocal techniques. Videos of the all masterclasses are available on the project website for public’s FREE review in one go upon registration. More details are available on the project’s Facebook page.

The scheme organises online busking to unleash the creative talents of local emerging musicians and fashion designers. The participating music groups are provided with masterclass training, and some of them will also perform in an online finale concert tentatively scheduled for December in the outfits designed by the participating fashion designers.

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Project’s Facebook Page (In Chinese only)

The 7th Animation Support Programme – Screenings of local original animations until 28 October

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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 until 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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MOViE MOViE’s Facebook page


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Sponsored by CreateHK, the following projects organised their online or physical events that are available for online review –

  • 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”; 
  • Soaring Creativity – Hong Kong Pavilion 2020: webinar by renowned author held by the Hong Kong pavilion at the South China Book Festival 2020;
  • CENTRESTAGE 2020: online runway shows and showcase of latest designs from Hong Kong and overseas fashion brands; and
  • “Make Music Work” - Music Creation and Production Talents Nurturing Scheme: online review of the finale concert that publicly released the 12 local original music pieces created by the Scheme’s mentees who are local aspiring composers, lyricists and music arrangers. 

The above events are available for FREE review on the respective project websites, or 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

“Make Music Work” - Music Creation and Production Talents Nurturing Scheme
- Project website (in Chinese only)
- Project’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)

Soaring Creativity – Hong Kong Pavilion 2020
Project website (in Chinese only)
Project’s Facebook page (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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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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