The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts’ (the Academy) School of Film and Television will host its annual Graduation Screening in July 2021, screening eight new films produced by this year’s graduating class. Each of these short films is jointly produced by students from the School's six majors, namely, Cinematography, Directing, Screenwriting, Editing, Sound, and Production Administration. Students pooled their expertise together in the year-long production process, transforming creative ideas into reality one step at a time.
All eight films are original works created collectively by our graduating students. From day-to-day encounters to imaginative setting, each film takes on its own perspective in exploring the relationship with oneself, family, or the society. The films are grouped into two programmes, to be screened at the Academy’s Béthanie Theatre (July 24) and the Louis Koo Cinema at Hong Kong Arts Centre (July 20 to July 21), with post-screening sharing sessions for audiences to meet the production team.
The screenings are free admission. Met with overwhelming response, all screenings have been fully booked.
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (www.hkapa.edu)
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), established by The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Ordinance in 1984, is a leading tertiary institution in the performing arts in Asia. It provides professional undergraduate education and practice-based postgraduate studies. The study encompasses Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Its educational philosophy reflects the cultural diversity of Hong Kong with emphasis on Chinese and Western traditions, and interdisciplinary learning.
Since 2008, the Academy has attained the Programme Area Accreditation (PAA) status awarded by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) to self-monitor and accredit its own Undergraduate and Post-secondary programmes in the five programme areas of Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre and Entertainment Arts. Since 2016, the PAA status has been extended to cover Master’s Degree programmes and below. The programmes operated by the School of Chinese Opera are accredited by HKCAAVQ for recognition under the Hong Kong Qualifications Framework.
Besides the main campus in Wanchai, Béthanie, the site of the Academy’s Landmark Heritage Campus in Pokfulam, has housed training facilities for the School of Film and Television since 2006.
In the QS World University Rankings announced in 2021, the Academy is ranked 1st in Asia and 10th in the world in the Performing Arts category.