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ifva+ Seminar
Seminar II : Back to the start, let’s talk about screenplay
10 December 2015 (Thu)
Hong Kong Arts Centre agnès b. CINEMA
Free admission

Let’s take a break from talking about indie filmmaking and social media, which we did in our first seminar. This time we will go back to where it all started. Grab your pencil and paper - it’s time to do some screenplay writing!

The first step is the hardest. The most important element prior to the rolling of camera is always the screenplay. The screenplay is the passport to lead you to investors, cast and crew, and eventually your audiences in cinemas. Jockey Club ifva Everywhere ifva+ Seminar II is honoured to have Mr. Saville Chan (screenwriter of She Remembers, He Forgets and lyrist) and Mr. Philip Yung (director of Port of Call and film critic) to share with us the ups and downs on the road of screenwriting.

Ernest Chan

Ernest Chan, is a film critic. He is now the president of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. He has served as the FIPRESCI jury member at the Hong Kong International Film Festival and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, and he was on the final jury panel at the Chinese Film Media Awards. He is also the editor of Hong Kong Cinema Retrospective 2012, and Sylvia Chang, Filmmaker in Focus (co-edited).

Philip Yung

Philip Yung, Hong Kong film critic, screenwriter, and director, who first started in film and television production in 1998. As a film critic, he is an official member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Association and Hong Kong Film Critics Society. In 2009, his screenwriting and directorial feature debut work Glamorous Youth was invited to participate in Hong Kong International Film Festival and many other international film festivals. The film also won him Films of Merit at the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award and his nomination for Best New Director at the Hong Kong Film Award. Yung wrote the screenplays for Rigor Mortis and As the Light Goes Out, and also directed May We Chat and Port of Call. The latter has won Bucheon Choice award at the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, alongside nine nominations at the Golden Horse Awards including Best Picture.

Saville Chan

Saville Chan, Hong Kong lyrist, screenwriter and film producer, graduated from Wah Yan College, Kowloon and Department of Anthropology of Chinese University of Hong Kong. He founded the film production house Eyes Front Pictures with Adam Wong in 2010, and produced disaster-relief documentary Friends after the 311 Tsunami in Japan in 2011. The Way We Dance, which he produced in 2013, won him Best Original Film Song award and the film was nominated for Best Film at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Award. His latest screenwriting and producing work is She Remembers, He Forgets. Apart from a film production career, he is also a columnist at the Hong Kong Economic Journal.