Our Activities

Throughout the year, Hong Kong Documentary Initiative organises a variety of documentary screenings, discussions and critiques to promote visual literacy and foster the creation of a community of documentary lovers. The events target film enthusiasts, filmmakers, cultural critics, students and the mass media in Hong Kong and beyond.

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Dialogue with Werner Herzog

Film Auteur and shoe-eating genius Werner Herzog is in Hong Kong. Livestream Recap of Werner Herzog: Up Close and Personal, as he speaks at The University of Hong Kong.
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Master Classes Oscar Documentarians 2018

Instructed by renowned cinematographer Kirsten Johnson and renowned editor Mary Stephen, master classes in documentary cinematography and editing will be held on 3 and 4 February; and 7 to 11 February. We will also featuring a series of public events on February 2, 6, 7 and 8, detail click here.
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My Film Journey – A dialogue with Shuibo Wang

Shuibo Wang was nominated for an Oscar with his debut film “SUNRISE OVER TIANANMEN SQUARE” and also directed the acclaimed film “THEY CHOSE CHINA”. In a seminar at The University of Hong Kong, Shuibo shared the creative process of his colourful film projects. Check out this feature article: A film journey between the East and West (Chinese only).
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Screening of Still Tomorrow and Q&A

Thank you for your support for the screening of Still Tomorrow with a A FULL HOUSE. The full version video of the Q&A with director Fan Jian, poet Yu Xiuhua and moderator Yang Jinlin is available here (Chinese only).

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Events

HK20+1 – Screening and Mentorship Programme

Collaborated with HKU General Education Unit, the series presents six documentaries showing stories of Hong Kong in the past 20 years: King of Kowloon (1998), Citizen Hong Kong (1999), Rice Distribution (2003), Out of Tune (2016), Yau King (2017) and Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017). It also includes a mentorship programme to encourage students to document current Hong Kong with guidance from profession filmmakers.

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Dialogue with Filmmakers 2017

Dialogue with Filmmakers brings world-renowned documentary filmmakers from this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) to The University of Hong Kong for a series of in-depth dialogues and special screenings. Events are free and open to all.

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Screening of “The Blood of Yingzhou District”and “In Search of Perfect Consonance”

Part of HKU’s General Education Programmes (Second Semester, 2016-17), two free screenings of Director Ruby Yang’s The Blood of Yingzhou District(2006) and In Search of Perfect Consonance (2016) are hosted on 14 February and 21 February respectively. Post-screening discussion with the director will follow both screenings.
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“Tongzhi in Love” Screening x LGBT Walking Tour

A unique collaboration with CNEX and Walk in Hong Kong, featuring the screening of Oscar winning director Ruby Yang’s Tongzhi in Love — a rare glimpse into how gay men in China negotiate their identities under the pressure of conflicting traditional values, preceded by a LGBT walking tour in Central. Post-screening discussion with the director and walking tour guide Benita Chick, hosted by Dr. Jason Ho.

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Dialogue with Filmmakers 2016

In association with Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), world-renowned documentary filmmakers were invited for a series of in-depth public lectures at HKU in March and April of 2016.

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Screening

Screening Tour

We organised six public screenings in collaboration with CNEX Hong Kong during 20-28 April, 2016. The events were part of the 40 themeatic screenings organised by CNEX.

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