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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 30 November

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.

A HK$50 supermarket coupon will be provided by the consultancy agency for each successfully completed questionnaire.

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

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Online questionnaire

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

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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FDC WEBSITE

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. 

PRESS RELEASES

Issued by the Government

Issued by PMQ

4th Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme – Calls for FREE registration for 11 December’s Professional Online Talk - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the 4th Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme organises the 1st Professional Online Talk on 11 December 2020 to introduce the new technologies for digital entertainment industry with local fresh graduates and tertiary students of related disciplines as the targets. Opens for FREE online registration on a first-come-first served basis.

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Sample Development Centre – Calls for registration for January’s workshops

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

  • 12 and 28 January: 3D Virtual Garment Workshop; and
  • 27 January: Draping for Fashion Garment 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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DesignInspire 2020 – Hong Kong Creative Force Pavilion showcases local design projects and creative works until 9 December

Sponsored by CreateHK, the DesignInspire 2020 organises the Hong Kong Creative Force Pavilion to showcase local design projects and creative works from architecture, sculpture, photography, painting and upcycling disciplines.

The DesignInspire 2020 is held online until 9 December 2020 under the theme “Design for Good” to showcase world-class designs, with a series of innotalks and workshops. All activities are open for FREE online registration.

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Redress Design Award 2020 – FREE finalists’ works exhibition in Hong Kong until 6 December

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Redress Design Award 2020 stages an exhibition to showcase the works of the ten finalists, first in Hong Kong until 6 December 2020 and then in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 17 December 2020 to 17 January 2021. Both Hong Kong and Amsterdam stops are open for FREE visit with virtual tours online.

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REFRESHING @ Angoulême International Comics Festival, France and Hong Kong (“FEVER”) – FREE Comics Master Class Participants’ Works Showcase until 20 December

Sponsored by CreateHK, the FEVER has been organising its Hong Kong stop (“FEVER @ Hong Kong”) after returning from the Angoulême International Comics Festival held early this year. Two of the activities are the comics master class for local up-and-coming comics artists held in June to September 2020, and an exhibition to showcase the participants’ works.

The exhibition is open for FREE admission until 20 December 2020. Details of other activities under the FEVER @ Hong Kong will be announced on the project website.

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Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2021 – Calls for applications for various categories

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2021 is open for applications for its corporate and conceptual groups. DEADLINE: 19 February 2021, with early bird discount offer until 22 January 2021.

The project offers not only competition, but also workshops and exhibition opportunities in the Mainland and overseas.

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InnoCanival 2020 – Calls for FREE registration for webinars and online workshops

Supported by CreateHK, the virtual InnoCarnival 2020 is scheduled for 23 to 31 December 2020 with online exhibition, workshops and webinars for the public to gain fun-filled experience of the convenience and comfort brought by innovation and technology to their daily life. The online workshops and webinars are calling for online registration on a first-come-first-served basis. More details are available on the project website.

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 3rd HK Digital Advertising Start-ups X Publishing (Writers) Promotion Support Scheme which supports local digital advertising start-ups to design, produce and implement a series of digital advertisements for local aspiring writers and their designated publications, is open for FREE applications. DEADLINE: 4 January 2021.

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Design Spectrum – Six playshops until end January as prelude to exhibition at 7 Mallory Street in February

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Design Spectrum organises six playful workshops (aka playshops) until 30 January 2021, as a prelude to a design exhibition scheduled for February 2021 at 7 Mallory Street. The playshops are themed on art-tech, the culture of storybook characters and community outreach, etc. Most of the playshops are open for FREE online pre-registration on a first-come-first-served basis.

The Design Showcase on G/F, 7 Mallory Street under the project is also open to public for FREE admission with new sets of creative products from 10 December 2020 onwards.

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong collateral event at the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition organises a FREE interactive virtual exhibition to showcase the 20 exhibits prior to the physical exhibition in Venice. The virtual exhibition lasts until end of October 2021 with further details announced on the project website.

Themed on Redistribution: Land, People, and Environment, the Hong Kong collateral event at the 17th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition will have a physical exhibition on 22 May to 21 November 2021 in Venice.

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Project website

Project’s Facebook page

Ear Up Busking 2020: Music x Fashion Creative Scheme – FREE livestream of music shows by local emerging musicians

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ear Up Busking 2020: Music x Fashion Creative Scheme organises Ear Up Gig On music shows on the following dates to feature local emerging musicians in the outfits designed by the participating fashion designers –

  • 12 December; and
  • 20 December 2020.

The music shows are live streamed on the Ear Up Music Facebook page and YouTube channel for FREE. 

Videos of the masterclasses hosted by 17 local musicians, covering guitar, bass, keyboard, drum and vocal techniques, are also available on YouTube for public’s FREE review. 

The Ear Up Busking 2020: Music x Fashion Creative Scheme organises music shows to unleash the creative talents of local emerging musicians and fashion designers.

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Ear Up Music Facebook Page (In Chinese only) 

Ear Up Music YouTube Channel (In Chinese only)

Videos of masterclasses on YouTube (in Chinese only)

Business of Design Week 2020 – Various events held in December and January

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

2020

  • until 5 December: BODW Summit;
  • until 9 December: DesignInspire ONLINE 2020;
  • until 10 December: DFA Awards Exhibiton 2020 with physical exhibition at 7 Mallory Street and online showcase on project website;

2021

  • until January: deTour 2020’s virtual festival;
  • until end January 2021: 10 Asian Designers To Watch Virtual Exhibition of Fashion Asia Hong Kong 2020; and
  • throughout the year: BODW CityProg.

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BODW

BODW CityProg

deTour 2020

DFA Awards 

10 Asian Designers To Watch Virtual Exhibition

DesignInspire ONLINE 2020

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars organises a hand-print stamping and launching ceremony on 5 December 2020.  The ceremony is open to guests by invitation only.

Located at the Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui, the Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars features a total of 32 sculptures of local comics characters, handprints of more than 30 distinguished local comics artists, and works of 12 local emerging comics artists and 18 recommended local comics artists in Phase 3.  Opens to public and tourists for FREE visit.

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45th Hong Kong International Film Festival – Calls for entries until 31 December

Sponsored by CreateHK and the Film Development Fund, the 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival is calling for entries. DEADLINE: 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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45th Hong Kong International Film Festival calls for entries

Hong Kong International Film Festival Society’s website

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 – Winning entries exhibition moves to Hong Kong Central Library from 24 December onwards

Supported by CreateHK, the 31st Hong Kong Print Awards organises roving exhibitions to showcase the winning entries with the next stop to be held at Hong Kong Central Library from 24 December 2020 to 21 January 2021. Opens to public for FREE admission. 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ani-Com Park at the promenade and open space near Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai features 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. Opens to pulic and visitors for FREE visit.

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