Film Journalism and Criticism Workshop

Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2019.05.26 - 2019.06.16
Price: Free of charge 

Film Journalism and Criticism Workshop

Instructors: Clarence Tsui, Wen Tien-hsiang
Workshop 1: 26/5/2019 (Sun) 2pm
Workshop 2: 8/6/2019 (Sat) 12noon
Workshop 3: 16/6/2019 (Sun) 7pm
Each session is around 4 hours.
Number of sessions:
Languages: Conducted in Cantonese and Mandarin (but is also open for English writers)

Application deadline: 19/5/2019 (Sun)

In parallel to the screenings, a series of workshops will be held with a view to facilitate the emergence of new film journalism and criticism in Hong Kong. Participants will meet with local and international film journalists and critics with a view of understanding more about their work, and also to receive feedback on articles they write based on the screenings and events in the New Waves, New Shores programme.

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Enquiries: Tel - 2824 5309 / E-mail -

About the instructors

Wen Tien-hsiang is a renowned Taiwanese film critic and festival programmer. He started writing review and column for newspapers and magazines from his teens, and has published several books on movies. Wen was the programmer for Taipei Film Festival between 2002 and 2006, and was appointed chief executive officer of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival by chairman of the time, director Hou Hsiao-hsien, and then also entrusted with the same post by the succeeding chairpersons Sylvia Chang and Ang Lee. In his term of service, Wen has added Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival, Golden Horse Classic Film Festival, Golden Horse Film Academy, Movie Class for the Next Generation, and Asian Cinema Observers. Furthermore, he also teaches at the National Taiwan University of Arts and the National Chengchi University.

Clarence Tsui
is a Hong Kong-based film critic, journalist and curator, and contributes reviews to The Hollywood Reporter and writes a regular column on Chinese cinema for the South China Morning Post. He has also written articles for the New York-based Cineaste magazine, the Film Quarterly journal published by the University of California Press, as well as other news and specialist media outlets. He teaches journalism and film studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He conceived and presented a programme of communist-era Albanian documentaries for the Cinema du Réel festival at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, in March 2016, and was a co-curator of the China and Portuguese-language Countries Film Festival at the Cinematheque Passion, Macau, in July 2018. He has also served on juries at Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Rotterdam, Paris, Tokyo, Nantes (Festival des 3 Continents) and Hong Kong (Asian Film Awards).

Presented byHong Kong Arts Centre | Financially Supported by: Film Development FundCreate Hong Kong

Festival Partners: Cannes Directors’ FortnightConsulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau

An Associated Project ofLe French May

SupportersAlliance Française Hong Kong 

Travel & Hospitality Partner: Lavaux

Hotel Support: Conrad Hong Kong

Media Partners: CUPFilm PilgrimageSPILLZolima CityMag

Mobile App Partner: Hong Kong Movie


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