The Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia (including Hong Kong/Macau) Conference
Dates: 29-31 August 2013
Venue: Communication and Visual Arts Building, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
#23 - Communication and Visual Arts Building
#19 - NTT International House
From the Airport to NTT / CVA
From the airport, you may take Airport Bus E22, which has a stop on Junction Road (聯合道) in front of the Shaw Campus of our University. It costs around HK$18 and takes about 1 hour. At the stop, you can see the Shaw Campus of the University, and the NTT International House is 3 minutes’ walk from the bus stop.
Alternatively, you can take the Airport Express, which is much faster but more costly, and change at different interchange points for Kowloon Tong Station where you can take a taxi to the Baptist University Road Campus and NTT. The taxi ride from Kowloon Tong Station costs about HK$20 and takes less than 10 minutes.
Hong Kong Baptist University, NTT International House
32 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2301 2301/2794 2018
Fax: (852) 2191 9333/2794 2011
This will be the inaugural conference of the new South and South-East Asia (including Hong Kong/Macau) Documentary Film Research programme, being developed by Prof. Aitken and Dr. Deprez at the Academy of Film of Hong Kong Baptist University. The research programme and conference will draw upon on-going Hong Kong government funded research projects on ‘The Hong Kong Documentary’, ‘The Documentary Film Series’, and ‘The Colonial Film Units of Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia, and influence of the British official film’. It will also draw upon Hong Kong Baptist University funded projects on ‘French Colonial Documentary Film in India’ and ‘Activist Documentary Film in India 1975-2012’. The conference will also supply important research findings for these projects. The Chairs of the conference, Prof. Ian Aitken and Dr. Camille Deprez, are also the Principal Investigators of the above on-going projects.
The conference will address issues of colonial, late colonial, post-colonial and independent documentary film theory and film-making in the South and South-East Asia n Region (including Hong Kong and Macau). This will be the first conference to comprehensively explore the field of documentary film as a historical and contemporary phenomenon in the South and South-East Asia n region. This area is significantly under-researched, and this conference will, therefore, make an important contribution to the advancement of academic knowledge.
The papers to be presented at the conference will be given by international authorities in the field, and by filmmakers and academics local to Hong Kong, and with many years of experience. We expect this conference to attract many influential academics and filmmakers, and to make a major impact upon the field of study. It will also serve the important function of drawing together all major figures associated with documentary filmmaking in Hong Kong, creating a forum for long-term association and collaboration.
The Academy of Film of HKBU believes that part of its mission is to play a leading role in researching and exploring the documentary film in Hong Kong and more widely in Asia, as documentary film studies constitutes a growing field of academic research.
This conference will make a crucial contribution to establishing the academic reputation of the evolving research programme on documentary film in South and South-East Asia (including Hong Kong/Macau), and to reinforcing the position of the Academy of Film of HKBU and Hong Kong as international centres for the study of the documentary film.
The conference will consist of the following four panels, all related to the South and South-East Asia (including Hong Kong/Macau) Documentary Film Research programme's areas of research:
1 - The British Official Film
2 - Colonial Filmmaking in South and South-East Asian Region (I&II)
3 - Documentary Film in Hong Kong
4 - Independent documentary film in South and South-East Asia
The final day will also include a Filmmakers Forum. Here, well-known documentary filmmakers will be invited to discuss aspects of independent documentary filmmaking in Hong Kong, and their own experience of involvement in the field.
Ms. Tammy Cheung, Visible Record (Hong Kong) Bio
Dr. Mark Hampton, Lingnan University Bio
Dr. Anson Mak, Hong Kong Baptist University Bio
Prof. Gina Marchetti, University of Hong Kong Bio
Ms. Dominica Siu, Hong Kong Baptist University Bio
Dr. Louisa Wei, City University of Hong Kong Bio