Seed Grants Application Results (2015-16)

The first set of selections for documentary filmmaking seed grants has been completed. We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to everyone who applied.

Here are the winners (in alphabetical order):

1. Fredie Chan, Pingche the Storyteller

2. Lorraine Ma, Gateless (Former working title ‘Business as Usual’)

Each winner will be awarded with a HK$150,000 production grant and one-on-one coaching by creative advisors. Winners will also receive nine months of residency at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of The University of Hong Kong and free admission to classes with award-winning documentary filmmaking experts.


(Picture shows judges after the panel meeting to decide the winners of the seed grants. From left: Vice President of Public Television Service of Taiwan, Leh-Chyun Lin; CEO and Co-Founder of CNEX Foundation, Ruby Chen; Director of Hong Kong Documentary Initiative, Ruby Yang; Associate Professor at the Journalism and Media Studies Centre of The University of Hong Kong, Nancy Tong; and veteran film critic, Kar Law.)

Special thanks to the CNEX Foundation and the judges. The Hong Kong Documentary Initiative will continue to support the development of documentary literacy and filmmaking in Hong Kong.