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School Filmmakers have Chance to Discover Cinematic Talents

In keeping with its overall mission, the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) is inviting secondary school students to embark on a journey of self-discovery by organising the CLASS Mini Movie Competition.

The theme for entries is “Me•My Community and I”, and the contest is seen as a way of reaching out and promoting social involvement. CLASS likes to challenge staff and students to be creative and responsive to local, national, and international needs. The new competition ties in neatly with those general objectives, giving secondary school students a chance to develop their capacity for creative thinking and self-discovery, while also encouraging their social awareness and community engagement.

In making their mini movie, participating students will be expected to interact with people, exploring the link between themselves and the community, and explain what’s happening around them. The focus might be relations with their neighbours or the elderly members in the community, giving the students the perfect opportunity to explore different stories, recent events, and make discoveries of their own.

Adrian KWAN, director of the movie Little Big Master and one of the judges, believes that passion and sincerity are the most important elements in a cinematic production. “The participants may start from something small, and proceed to unearth something we never know, or remind us of something we have been ignoring all along,” said Kwan, adding that it is essential to identify one’s own unique qualities as an artist. “Find out what you like, and develop your own views on life, on society and even on the world. Use those in your production and be creative.”

The deadline for submissions is 10 February 2017. Winners will be announced in April, and the award presentation is scheduled for May. The winning entries will then be posted on the website for public viewing. For further details about the competition, please visit: www.cityu.edu.hk/class/minimovie.


Find out what you like, and develop your own views on life, on society and even on the world. Use those in your production and be creative. - Adrian Kwan