Guests officiate at the launch ceremony of "MOVIE11 X OUHK Screening of Student Films & Animations".
Prof. Reggie Kwan hopes that through the screenings at K11, OUHK students' works can reach and inspire a much wider audience.
The first screening was held last Saturday (19 Jan) at which ten animations under the theme of “Activation” were shown.
A series of creative works by students of The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) are to be showcased at the "MOVIE11 X OUHK Screening of Student Films & Animations" on three Saturdays in the first quarter of 2019. It is a collaborated project between the OUHK and K11 Art Mall.
All the works shown at the three screenings are created by students of the OUHK Bachelor's degree programmes in Animation and Visual Effects, Cinematic Design and Photographic Digital Art, Creative Advertising and Media Design, and Creative Writing and Film Arts. Genres include animations, micro movies, documentaries, experimental films, etc.
A launch ceremony was held last Saturday (19 January) at the K11 and it was officiated by OUHK Vice President (Academic) Prof. Reggie Kwan Ching-ping, Vice President (Administration & Development) Prof. Tong Chong-sze, Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences Prof. Charles Kwong Che-leung, Head of Creative Arts cum Associate Professor of the School of Arts and Social Sciences Dr Rebecca Leung Mo-ling, and K11 Concepts Limited Art Projects Team Manager Mr Cyrus Chan.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Reggie Kwan thanked the K11 Art Mall for offering a valuable opportunity and platform for the OUHK students to display their creative works and demonstrate their talents to the general public. He said that the University has been committed to nurturing students to become future leaders of Hong Kong's cultural and creative industries. Though the creative arts programmes in the OUHK have been launched for just a few years, he said the students have obtained remarkable achievements from various competitions and activities. Prof. Kwan hoped that through the screenings, OU students' works can reach and inspire a much wider audience.
Prof. Kwan added that this year's OUHK Graduation Show of Creative Arts will be held from 21 June to 1 July at which about 100 pieces of creative works will be exhibited. He sincerely invited the public to visit the exhibition and get a glimpse into the creative minds of OU students.
The first screening was held immediately after the launch ceremony. Ten animations under the theme of "Activation" were shown. Works included the "Best Animated Short Film" of the 2017 Golden Horse Awards Losing Sight of a Longed Place and the nominated work for the "Best Animated Short Film" of the 2018 Golden Horse Awards Kin's Hair.
The second screening will take place on 16 February (Saturday) with the theme "Embrace". Three short films including a documentary about the late "Uncle Ice-cream" Mr Wong Kwong will be shown. Six short films under the theme of "Film Power" will be featured at the last screening to be held on 16 March (Saturday).
All films are in Cantonese, with Chinese and English subtitles. Admission to the screenings is free and all members of the public are welcome. For more details, please visit: https://k11kulture11.com/movie11/ .
Details of the February and March screenings are as follows:
Date: 16 February and 16 March (Saturdays)
Time: 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Venue: The Piazza, G/F, K11,
18 Hanoi Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
About the OUHK:
Established by the Government in 1989, The Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK) has developed into a full-fledged university providing high quality and flexible university education at various levels to secondary school graduates and working adults. As a dynamic and innovative university, the OUHK currently offers about 220 programmes to nearly 10,000 full-time students and about 9,000 part-time students. Our mission is to advance learning, knowledge and research that meet students' learning aspirations and society’s talent needs, focusing on practical and professional programmes.
OUHK comprises five Schools, i.e. School of Arts and Social Sciences, Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, School of Education and Languages, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Science and Technology. The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) provides lifelong learning opportunities by offering full-time sub-degree programmes, community learning and professional programmes. OUHK website: www.ouhk.edu.hk