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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

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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Online questionnaire

Scriptwriting Incubation Programme – Opens for applications until 14 October

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

Issued by PMQ

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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MOViE MOViE’s Facebook page

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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Project’s Facebook page

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Project website 

Project’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)

Submission of Creative Works(in Chinese only)

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

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

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

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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