The School of Creative Media (SCM) at City University of Hong Kong celebrated its remarkable 25-year journey with an evening of creativity and inspiration at the “SCM 25 Hong Kong Film Series Opening Night” on 22 September. The event began with an exciting announcement of prestigious scholarships, followed by an exclusive movie screening of First Night Nerves, directed by Professor Stanley Kwan, Adjunct Professor in the SCM, captivating the hearts of about 200 attendees, including students, faculty, alumni and industry leaders.
The event was rounded off with a sharing session, featuring Director Kwan, actors Mr. Bowie Lam Po-yee and Ms. Catherine Chau Ka-yee, with an in-depth exchange of film creation concepts and filmmaking experience with the audience, providing a meaningful conclusion to the event.
The SCM announced a series of scholarships, generously established by prominent figures and organisations in the creative media and film industries. The scholarships will subsidise students’ participation in international film festivals and competitions, and provide exchange opportunities abroad. Some will award top-performing students with expertise in areas such as scriptwriting, visual effects, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and virtual-human and interactive experiences. The scholarships include the following:
• Andy Lau Charity Foundation Scholarships
• Digital Domain Scholarships
• Entertaining Power Film Development Scholarships
• Eric Tsang Film Development Scholarships
• Mandarin Motion Pictures Scholarships for Outstanding Original Screenplay
• Mei Ah Entertainment Film Development Scholarships
• Wilfred Wong Film Development Scholarships