Presented by the ifva, Hong Kong Arts Centre, supported by WYNG Master Award. With the topic of IDENTITY, ifva is now calling school to join this video education project. The project aims to inspire teenagers to express themselves, share their powerful ideas and viewpoints through moving images.
This year’s topic is “Identity”. Identity is how a person sees him/herself in relation to those around him/her and can be comprised of many chosen and unchosen, visible and invisible traits and social roles. By using moving images it gives young people an opportunity to have their voices heard and to share their powerful ideas and viewpoints. The series of workshop equips the young filmmakers with fundamental filmmaking skills as well as the knowledge and awareness on the topic Identity and its influence in the self and the society. With further screenings and discussions, we hope to encourage mutual understanding and increase respect and tolerance for diversity.
All participating school students, school representatives and teaching artists will participate together on Kick-off Day, we will carry out different activities, film appreciation at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, and have more understanding and learning about the topic “identity”. From October to December, students will learn from creative inspiration and concept development, hands-on technical workshops, studio-based production and guest sharing, they will be expected to think critically as well as to express creatively. They will work closely with teaching artists to produce a creative video during October to December.
Participating Schools (In Alphabetical Order):
- Hong Kong Taoist Association The Yuen Yuen Institute No. 3 Secondary School
- Man Kiu College
- Notre Dame College
- Po Leung Kuk Tang Yuk Tien College
- Queen Elizabeth School Old Students' Association Secondary School
1. Kick-off Day
Date: 10 Oct 2015 (Sat)
Time: 10:30am – 4:30pm
To start off the day, Cheung Chi Wai (Curator - Concept & Photography) and Ida Kwong (Curator and Writer) shared their conceptual photography project ID Exchange in relationship to this year’s topic IDENTITY. Students were encouraged to participate in clothes exchange with fellow schoolmates to explore the possibility of identity exchange. South Asian actor Peter Chan was invited to talk about his own story as an ethnic minority living in Hong Kong. We also had our teaching artist Wong Yee Mei showing her award-winning short documentary film, This Pair and leading in to a fruitful discussion with participating students and teachers. Lastly, moderator and speaker Gary Tang rounded up the day with his reflective sharing on identity.
2. Workshops and production
Date: October to December 2015 (date and time of the workshop will be discussed with the school for a period of six)
Participating Teaching Artists (In Alphabetical Order):
Graduate of City University of Hong Kong School of Creative Media, Wu Hong-lun, Joseph is a video-artist and experienced director, writer and teacher in his field.
Lai Yan-chi Mo
Ten Outstanding Young Persons Selection awardee, Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Award for Young Artist (Film), Chang Kuo-sin Award for Aspiring Young Communicators, the Hong Kong Spirit Ambassador, Hong Kong City Lady Award.
She is a multimedia performer and has been involved in theater from her university days. She has served as actress, playwright, producer, and director, frequently within the context of her work with the independent theatre company, FM Theatre Power. Lai also has several solo theatrical performances (e.g. her play Women in Red, which ran at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in 2014) to her credit. Her theatrical work has won Lai many critical accolades, as well as leading to numerous opportunities for cultural exchanges abroad. She was also appointed by West Kowloon District Authority and Hong Kong Arts Development Council to conduct research on performance in public spaces in New York, San Francisco, Chicago and London.