Centre for Film and Moving Image Research

The Centre for Film and Moving Image Research promotes research into film, the moving image, and also digital humanities. The centre seeks to advance research into the field through organizing talks, workshops and conferences, providing funding for research activities; and also through co-operating with the other research centres within the School of Communication. The centre also intends to establish a journal in the near future. 



Date Topic Speaker
28-30 Jan 2020

Global Storytelling Symposium


3 May 2019

Teaching About Asia Through Film : Using Visual Media to "Meet Students Where They Are"

Dr. Gordon Gray

17 Apr 2019

Methodologies and Approaches to the Study of Fandom: My Research Journey

Prof. Anthony Fung

12 Feb 2019

Master Class: The Tectonics of Humanity Documentary Film Retrospective Discussion

Christian Frei

25 Jan 2019

Book Talk: "Chinese Stardom in Participatory Cyberculture"

Dr. Dorothy Lau

13 Dec 2018

Mo Yan and His Literature Hometown

Prof. Zhang Tongdao

5 Dec 2018

Special Screening of "Female Directors 2012"

Director: Yang Ming Ming

Actress: Luna Kwok

6 Nov 2018

From "Fifty-Five Days at Peking" to "Morning Sun" A Scholar of Modern Chinese History's Reflections on Film

Prof. Jeff Wasserstrom

19 Oct 2018

Transforming the Liminal Hero: Border-Crossing Interconnections in the Taking of the Tiger Mountain (2014) and its Textual Pedigree

Prof. Wang Zhuoyi

27 Jun 2018

Documentary Film: Regional Theoretical & Political Parameters -Day 3

(Private Screening of "Island" – Directed by Dr. Steven Eastwood)

Panel 1:
Prof. Ian Aitken (Chair),
Prof. Tim Barnard, Prof. Peter Bloom, Dr. Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Dr. Sandeep Ray, Dr. Tom Rice

Panel 2:
Dr. Dorothy Lau (Chair),
Dr. Jenny Chamarette, Dr. Tiago de Luca, Dr. Cecilia Mello, Dr. Richard Rushton

26 Jun 2018

Documentary Film: Regional Theoretical & Political Parameters - Day 2

(Free Screening of "Vanished Archives" - Directed by Ms. Lo Yan Wai Connie)

Panel 1:
Dr. Kenny Ng (Chair), Dr. Chao Shi Yan, Dr. Gao Qian, Dr. Xu Yaping Apple, Dr. Jessica Yeung, Dr. Zhang Zhen

Panel 2:
Dr. Chao Shi Yan (Chair), Dr. Evans Chan, Ms. Bonnie Chiu, Prof. Gina Marchetti, Dr. Judith Pernin, Prof. Carlos Rojas

25 Jun 2018

Documentary Film: Regional Theoretical & Political Parameters - Day 1

(Free Screening of "Raise the Umbrellas" - Directed by Dr. Evans Chan)

Panel 1:
Dr. LO Wai Luk (Chair),Ms. Angelina Chen,Ms. Tammy Cheung, Ms. Lo Yan Wai Connie, Dr. Kenny Ng, Dr. Winnie Yee

Panel 2:
Dr. Choi Jung Bong (Chair), Dr. P. Kerim Friedman, Dr. Kim Jihoon, Dr. Ma Ran, Prof. Markus Nornes, Prof. Akiyama Tamako

30 May 2018

Screening of "Anthropocene" (directed by Mr. Steve Bradshaw)
A screening of the conference
"The Anthropocene and Beyond – Towards a Shared Narrativity in Interdisciplinary Research"
by Hong Kong Shue Yan University (sponsored by the Academy of Film, HKBU)

13 Apr 2018

"What is it like to work in Hollywood?": Making of Consensus Reality (Do It Yourself!)

Mr. Steve Peterson
23 Mar 2018

Docu-Drama and American Cold War Propaganda in the Philippines

Dr. José B. Capino
22 Jan 2018

Shaw Brothers in Singapore: Filmmaking at the End of Empire

Prof. Timothy P. Barnard
1 Dec 2017

Conversation with Michel Hazanavicius

Mr. Michel Hazanavicius
17 Nov 2017

Free Enterprise on Film:
Aims of Industry, Economic Propaganda & the Development of a Neoliberal Cinema

Dr. Scott Anthony
16 Jun 2017

Child and Nation in the Context of World Cinema

Prof. Karen A Joe Laidler (Chair),
Prof. Kara Chan, Prof. Stephanie Hemelryk Donald, Prof. Gina Marchetti, Miss Wenna Zeng

26 May 2017 Gender, Body and Creativity:
Art and Filmmaking Workshop in Hong Kong and Africa
(a Faculty Forum jointly organized with CMCR, HKBU)
Mr. Kit Hung
7 Apr 2017 Lifeworld Series & The Phenomenalist-Realist Film Mr. Joni Gutierrez
13 Mar 2017 The Independent Chinese Film Movement Dr. Judith Pernin
17 Oct 2016 Special Collections: Behind The Scenes Mr. Warren Sherk