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Anti-epidemic Fund – Cinemas Subsidy Scheme and assistance to PMQ tenants

Upon the further injection into the Anti-epidemic Fund, a one-off subsidy of $100,000 per screen is provided to each existing cinema with commercial operation in November 2020 under the Cinemas Subsidy Scheme, capped at $3 million per cinema circuit.

Under the Government’s further financial assistance to PMQ, rentals payable by PMQ’s tenants are reduced by 75% throughout January to March 2021.

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Further Injection into the Anti-epidemic Fund - Summary of Measures

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

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 is extended to: 14 July 2021.

The Film Development Fund earmarks around $260 million to implement five major measures to energise Hong Kong films. In addition to the Film Production Financing Scheme (Relaxation Plan) (FPFS), 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 releases and the FDC website.

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PRESS RELEASES

Energising Hong Kong Films

Application period for FPFS extended

3rd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme – Last call for FREE registration for 12 March’s online training seminar - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the 3rd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme organises an online training seminar on digital advertising for publications on 12 March 2021. Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Support Scheme supports local digital advertising start-ups to design, produce and implement a series of digital advertisements for local aspiring writers and their designated publications.

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Project Website (in Chinese only)

Registration for 12 March’s online training semiar (in Chinese only)

Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme – Last call for FREE online registration for 12 March’s Master Talk - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Graduates Employment Supporting Scheme organises its 2nd Master Talk for relevant final year students and fresh graduates on 12 March 2021. Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first served basis.

The Employment Supporting Scheme provides opportunities for graduates of relevant disciplines to undertake one-year full-time employment cum on-the-job training.

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Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2020 – FREE view of 26 February’s online award presentation ceremony - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2020 organises its online award presentation ceremony on 26 February 2021 to recognise the outstanding achievements of licensing and creative industries’ professionals in five licensing-related award categories.

The ceremony is opens for FREE live viewing on the organiser’s Facebook page, with prior registration not required. Further details are available on the organiser’s Facebook page.

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Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2020

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HKFG Edition – FREE digital presentation of Hong Kong fashion labels at Paris Fashion Week AW21 on 2 March - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the HKFG Edition promotes Hong Kong fashion labels at the Paris Fashion Week AW21, with FREE digital presentations scheduled for 2 March 2021. Prior registration for the digital presentations is not required. More details are available on the organiser’s Facebook page.

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Organiser’s Facebook page

No Kidding! HKDA Kids Design Thinking Awards 2020 – Calls for FREE registration for 6 March’s online sharing session - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the No Kidding! HKDA Kids Design Thinking Awards 2020 organises an online sharing session on 6 March 2021 for the awardees and their co-oped local designers to share the design achievements, showcase the propotypes of their designs. Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

The project encourages kids to incorporate various issues into context and design through different activities, including the Kids Design Thinking Awards, the awardees of which collaborated with professional designers to turn their designs into real works.

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Registration for 6 March’s online briefing session

Ear Up Record Label Creation and Incubation Programme 20/21 – FREE online registration for future tickets of 10 to 11 March’s Ear Up Festival - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ear Up Record Label Creation and Incubation Programme 20/21 organises the Ear Up Festival on 10 to 11 March 2021 to showcase the achievements of the incuabatees. The music festival is open for free online registration for the future tickets with details available on the project’s Facebook page.

FREE simulcast of the music festival is also available on the project’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The Ear Up Record Label Creation and Incubation Programme 20/21 nurtures local young record labels with professional and practical guidance, mentorship, live performance opportunities and industry networks.

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Project’s Facebook Page

Registration for future tickets of 10 to 11 March’s music festival (in Chinese)

Design Spectrum – FREE playful exhibition and workshops in February to April

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Spectrum stages a playful exhibition themed on “PLAY LIVES” at 7 Mallory Street from 23 February to 30 April 2021 to encourage the community to enjoy the essence of design, alongside four playful workshops (aka playshops) in February to April 2021.

The exhibition is open for FREE admission, while most of the playshops are open for FREE online pre-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 Redress Design Award 2021 – Calls for FREE applications until 15 March

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Redress Design Award 2021, which aims to promote sustainable fashion design, is open for FREE applications. DEADLINE: 15 March 2021.

A FREE virtual exhibition is also held to showcase the sustainable creations of the Redress Design Award 2020 finalists.

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Virtual exhibition

5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme – 2021 Programme Year calls for company applications

Sponsored by CreateHK, the 5th Hong Kong Digital Advertising Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme invites local digital advertising companies to provide full-time on-the-job training for fresh graduates from the related disciplines (graduate employees) for its 2021 Programme Year. Employing companies receive a subsidy for a maxiumn of 12 months as part of their graudate employees’ monthly salary. DEADLINE for company applications: 9 April 2021.

Concurrently, the Graduate Support Scheme accepts FREE online applications from 2018 to 2020 local fresh graduates of respective disciplines to undertake one-year full-time employment cum on-the-job training. No application deadline.

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Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2021 – Last call for FREE applications until 27 February

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2021, which aims to recognise the contribution and dedication of local publishing professionals and practitioners of the industry as well as to provide a platform for professional exchanges among the publishing community, is open for FREE online applications. DEADLINE: 27 February 2021.

The kick-off ceremony of the Hong Kong Publishing Biennial Awards 2021 is also available for FREE online review on the project’s Facebook page.

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Project website (in Chinese only)

Project’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)

The Next Writer Publication Funding Scheme – The Next Writer Classroom available for FREE online

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Next Writer Publication Funding Scheme (Funding Scheme) launches a nine-episode The Next Writer Classroom until March 2021. Emerging writers awarded in the Funding Scheme share their new books with experts and KOLs in the online programme. FREE view on the project’s Facebook page with registration not required.

The Funding Scheme provides funding support for selected local emerging writers to publish new Chinese books in three categories, namely Picture Book, Popular Science and Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Further details of The Next Writer Classroom are available on the project’s Facebook page.

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Project website (in Chinese only)

Project’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Collateral Event at the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition organises a FREE interactive virtual exhibition. The virtual exhibition is available on the project website until the end of October 2021.

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Sample Development Centre – Calls for registration for March to June’s workshops

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Sample Development Centre calls for registration for the following workshops in March to June 2021 on a first-come-first-served basis –

  • 12 and 29 March: 3D Virtual Garment Workshop;
  • 18 March: Creative Through Skill - Neckline Development Workshop;
  • 24 March: Garment Fit Workshop;
  • 12 April and 12 May: Pattern Construction in High Fashion Workshop;
  • 16 April: Sustainable Fashion Skill: Embellishment Workshop; and
  • 10 June: Realising Fashion Idea 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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Business of Design Week 2020 – Concurrent events held until April

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Business of Design Week (BODW) 2020 and the concurrent events are held with schedule as below –

  • until 31 March: 10 Asian Designers To Watch Virtual Exhibition of Fashion Asia Hong Kong 2020;
  • until 27 April: DFA Awards Exhibition 2020 Online Showcase; and
  • throughout the year: BODW CityProg.
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BODW

BODW CityProg

10 Asian Designers To Watch Virtual Exhibition

DFA Awards

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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