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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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FDC WEBSITE

PRESS RELEASES

Energising Hong Kong Films

Application period for FPFS extended

7th First Feature Film Initiative – Calls for applications until 21 May

Organised by CreateHK, the 7th First Feature Film Initiative that aims to nurture prospective film production talent is calling for applications.  

More details are available on the project website. Application DEADLINE: 21 May 2021. 

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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

Design Spectrum – Last call for visiting playful exhibition - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Spectrum stages a playful exhibition themed on “PLAY LIVES” at 7 Mallory Street until 30 April 2021 to encourage the community to enjoy the essence of design. Opens for FREE admission with prior registration required.

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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Project website

Pre-registration for visiting the exhibition

8th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) – Calls for FREE registration for viewing 28 April’s online awards presentation ceremony cum premier - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the 8th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) organises its online awards presentation ceremony cum premiere on 28 April 2021 to recognise the outstanding microfilms produced under the Support Scheme and their production teams.

The event is available for FREE live viewing on the project’s Youtube channel, as well as the organiser’s Facebook page which requires prior online registration. Further details are available on the project website and the organiser’s Facebook page.

The Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) supports local advertising production companies, paired up with local singers, to produce their original microfilms.

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Project website (in Chinese only)

Organiser’s Facebook page (in Chinese only)

Registration for 28 April’s online awards presentation ceremony cum premiere (in Chinese only)

The 8th Animation Support Programme – Calls for FREE registration for viewing 30 April’s online premiere cum awards presentation ceremony - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the 8th Animation Support Programme (ASP) organises its online premiere cum awards presentation ceremony on 30 April 2021 to promote the 30 original animations produced under the ASP.

The event is available for FREE live viewing on the organiser’s Facebook page, with prior registration required. Further details are available on the project website and the organiser’s Facebook page.

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Project website

Organiser’s Facebook page

Online registration for the online premiere cum awards presentation ceremony (in Chinese only)

DFA Awards 2021 – Calls for FREE online registration for April to June’s sharing sessions and design dialogues - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the DFA Design for Asia Awards 2021 organises a series of sharing sessions and design dialogues from April to June 2021. The events are open for FREE online registration with details available on the project website and Facebook page.

Meanwhile, the DFA Awards 2021 is also calling for entries. DEADLINE for submission of entries: 18 June 2021; entry fee is 50% off for submission on or before 30 April 2021.

Recognising outstanding design projects and elites in Asia, the DFA Design for Asia Awards are one of the programmes of the DFA Awards.

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Project website

Project’s Facebook page

Fashion Summit (Hong Kong) 2020-2021 – Calls for FREE online registration for 30 April’s learning class

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Fashion Summit (HK) 2020-2021 organises a learning class themed on “Design for the Future: Make Your Wardrobe More Sustainable” on 30 April 2021 to introduce tips on buying, mixing and matching sustainable fashion products. The learning class is open for FREE online registration for participation in online mode or in person. Registration DEADLINE: 26 April 2021.

The Fashion Summit (HK) 2020-2021 organises international conference, seminars, exhibition, overseas study missions, roundtable meeting and others to provide a platform for local fashion industry to employ creative and innovative thinking for future business processes and practices.

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Project website

Online registration for 30 April’s Learning Class

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

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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Sponsorship for International Design Awards 2020 (HKDA SIDA 2020) – Application deadline for financial aid to participate in international competitions extended to 31 July

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 applicaiton is extended to: 31 July 2021.

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Sample Development Centre – Workshops on various topics

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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Business of Design Week 2020 – Concurrent events held until April

Sponsored by CreateHK, the concurrent events of the Business of Design Week (BODW) 2020 are held with schedule in 2021 as below –

  • until 27 April: DFA Awards Exhibition 2020 Online Showcase; and
  • throughout the year: BODW CityProg.
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BODW

BODW CityProg

DFA Awards

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

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