About Us

Documentary is a powerful medium to tell poignant stories and drive positive changes. The Hong Kong Documentary Initiative is a programme based in the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong. We aim to gather local and international expertise in order to build a dynamic documentary filmmaking scene in Hong Kong.

Documentary Seed Grants

A programme to support emerging filmmakers through seed funding, mentorship and professional guidance on production and post-production. 

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Master Classes with Oscar Documentarians

Through a series of workshops, public screenings and events with Oscar winning documentary filmmakers, the initiative provides a rare opportunity for filmmakers to learn from renowned Masters and promote appreciation of documentary films among the public.

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Screenings & Lectures

Throughout the year, we organise a variety of public screenings and disucssions to promote visual literacy and foster a community of documentary lovers. One of the annual events we host is the Dialogue with Filmmakers, in association with Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).

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Creative Hub

A creative hub bringing together brilliant minds and cutting-edge resources for filmmakers.

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Advisors

RUBY YANG

Oscar Winner and Project Director

PROF. YING CHAN

Founding Director of JMSC

NANCY TONG

Creative Advisor and filmmaker

Filmmakers who took part in our programme

More than 25 filmmakers from US, Canada, Mainland China, Taiwan, Germany, Japan, Spain, Belgium; over 40 events, 2,500 participants. Notable visiting filmmakers from around the world:

Collaborators

Partners

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