Hong Kong Documentary Initiative is bringing world class filmmakers -Kirsten Johnson and Mary Stephen to Hong Kong for the Master Classes with Oscar Documentarians programme. Master classes in documentary cinematography and editing will be held on 3 and 4 February; and 7 to 11 February. Professional and aspiring filmmakers in Hong Kong are welcome to apply. For more detail, please refer to:  http://www.hkdocumentary.com/2018-master-classes/

From 2nd February to 8th February, there will be four public events featuring award-winning filmmakers Kirsten Johnson, Mary Stephen, Ruby Yang and Nancy Tong at HKU. The events are free and would be a unique opportunity for journalists and videographers to learn about world-class documentary filmmaking and exchange knowledge.

2nd February-Screening of Cameraperson and Q&A with Kirsten Johnson
Speaker: Kirsten Johnson
Moderator: Nancy Tong
7pm, Studio Room 303, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU

6th February-Women Make Docs – a Symposium by Oscar Documentarians
Speakers: Kirsten Johnson, Mary Stephen, Nancy Tong
Moderator: Ruby Yang
7pm, Yuet Ming Auditorium, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU

7th February-Special Lecture by Mary Stephen: “Thinking outside the box: different techniques in documentary editing”
Speaker: Mary Stephen
7pm, Studio Room 303, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU

8th February-Screening of The Apology and Q&A with Mary Stephen
Speaker: Mary Stephen
7pm, Studio Room 303, Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre, HKU

Hello, my name is Panos Kotzathanasis and I am Greek. Being a fan of Asian cinema and especially of Chinese kung fu and Japanese samurai movies, since I was a little kid, I cultivated that love during my adolescence, to extend to the whole of SE Asia. So, I will be writing about the motion pictures’ industry of Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, China, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan. My articles will include reviews, news and interviews. I hope you enjoy them.

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