Timeline

  • 2016

     

    Prof. Liu Sing Cheong, JP, supported the production of studio i Feature Film Project.

    Received a donation from Mr. and Mrs. So Kai Sing of Winnie Sanitary Product Limited, to support studio i Feature Film Project.

    Received a donation from the Simon Suen Foundation for the 13th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival; the ceremony was broadcasted by RTHK.

    Received sponsorship from Create Hong Kong, HKSAR Government for the 5th “INNO-Action! HKBU Academy of Film Seeds Project”.

    Received a donation from the Kao’s family in support of The Professor Kelly Kao Memorial Scholarship.

    Prof. Elizabeth M. Daley, Dean, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by HKBU.

    Centre for Film and Moving Image Research set up with an aim to promote advanced and innovative research into contemporary moving images.

    The 4-year Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Communication (Film and Media Arts) retitled as “Bachelor of Communication (Hons) programme – Film Major” to offer a more comprehensive and intensive training in film, television, digital animation and media arts.

    Professional Programme in Film (Higher Diploma) retitled as “Higher Diploma in Creative Film Production”.

  • 2015

     

    Received a donation from the Simon Suen Foundation for the 12th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival; the ceremony was broadcasted by ATV.

    Received sponsorship from Create Hong Kong, HKSAR Government for the 4th “INNO-Action! HKBU Academy of Film Seeds Project”.

    Received a donation from the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation in support of the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarships and Bursaries.

    Received a donation from the UA Cinema Circuit Ltd. To establish the UA Cinemas Scholarship.

    Academy of Film Master Class Series launched.

    Final Year Project Awards established to recognize and reward students with outstanding performance in their final year projects.

  • 2014

     

    5th anniversary of the Academy of Film

    Received a grant from the HKBU Strategic Development Fund, to establish studio i

    Mr. Johnnie K. F. To was awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, by HKBU, and appointed Honorary Consultant by the Academy of Film

    Received a donation from the Simon Suen Foundation for the 11th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival; the ceremony was broadcasted by ATV

    Received sponsorship from Create Hong Kong, HKSAR Government for the 3rd “INNO-Action! HKBU Academy of Film Seeds Project”

  • 2013

     

    Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the MFA programme.

    Establishment and first year of Master of Arts in Producing for Film, Television and New Media*.
    * Administrated by the School of Communication from 2014 onwards

    Received a donation from the Simon Suen Foundation for the 10th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival; the ceremony was broadcast by ATV.

    Received sponsorship from Create Hong Kong, HKSAR Government for the Academy of Film Seeds Project entitled ‘Inno-Action!’.

    Received a donation from Prof. Albert Chan (former President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU) to support the production of student final-year projects.

  • 2012

     

    Create Hong Kong, HKSAR Government sponsored the Academy of Film’s Seeds Project entitled ‘Inno-Action!’.

    Received a donation from Dr Simon Siu Man SUEN, JP (Chairman of the SML Group) for the 9th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival; the ceremony was broadcasted by ATV

    Establishment of Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Creative Writing for Film, Television and New Media

    In response to changes in Hong Kong’s academic structure, the 3-year Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Communication (Cinema and Television) was integrated with several media-arts courses to give the 4-year Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Communication (Film and Media Arts).

    Mr. Ng See Yuen received an Honorary University Fellowship at HKBU

  • 2011

    Received a donation from Dr. Simon Siu Man Suen, JP (Chairman of the SML Group) for the 8th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival

  • 2010

     

    The Communication and Visual Arts Building inaugurated

    Received a donation from the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to set up a full professional-HD and advanced-HD television studio at the Communication and Visual Arts Building for the Professional Programme in Film (Higher Diploma)

    Received a donation from the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation to establish Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation bursaries

    Masterclass delivered by Director Tsai Ming-liang

  • 2009

     

    With the support of Mr. Wilfred Wong (former Chairman of the Council and Court of HKBU) and Prof. Ng Ching Fai (former President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU), the Senior Executive Committee of the Administration of HKBU upgraded the department and renamed it the Academy of Film

    Received a donation from the Film Development Fund, HKSAR Government, for the development of the Academy.

    Establishment of the Professional Programme in Film*
    *Renamed the Higher Diploma in Creative Film Production in 2016

    Organised the 7th Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival; the ceremony was produced by Radio Television Hong Kong and broadcasted by Asia Television (ATV)

  • 2008

    Organised the 6th Global Chinese University Student Film and TV Festival; the ceremony was broadcasted by TVB Entertainment News

  • 2007

     

    Mr. Hou Hsiao-Hsien was awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, by HKBU, and appointed Honorary Consultant to the MFA programme by the School of Communication

    Masterclass delivered by Dr. Hou Hsiao-Hsien, with more than 100 student participants from 30 universities

    Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR Government sponsored the 5th Global Chinese University Student Film and TV Festival; the ceremony was broadcasted by TVB Entertainment News

  • 2006

    Received a donation from Dr. William M. W. Mong, GBS (founder of the Shun Hing Group) to procure a full range of high-definition equipment for the MFA programme

    Home Affairs Bureau, HKSAR Government sponsored the 4th Annual University Student Film and TV Festival in the Greater China region*; the ceremony was broadcasted by Cable TV
    *Renamed the Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival in 2007

  • 2005

    Organised the 3rd Annual University Student Film and TV Festival in the Greater China region*
    *Renamed the Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival in 2007

  • 2004

     

    Mr. John Woo was awarded the degree of Doctor of Social Sciences, honoris causa, by HKBU, and appointed Honorary Consultant to the MFA programme by the School of Communication

    Masterclass delivered by Dr. John Woo, with more than 120 student participants from 35 universities

  • 2003

    Establishment of MFA in Film, Television and Digital Media, with donation from the Home Affairs Bureau of the HKSAR Government

  • 2002

    Organised the 1st Annual University Student Film and TV Festival in the Greater China region*
    *Renamed the Global Chinese Universities Student Film and TV Festival in 2007

  • 1991

    Establishment of Department of Cinema and Television

    Establishment of the Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Communication (Cinema and Television)

  • 1988

    The Au Shue Hung Centre for Film and Television named and inaugurated

  • 1970

    The Department of Communication offered Hong Kong’s first film and video production course