About GUFA


Programme


  1. Short Film Competition and
    Award Presentation Ceremony
  2. Master Class
  3. Screenings
  4. Pitching

Registration


Awards


Travel and
Accommodation


Contact us


gusffest@hkbu.edu.hk

About GUFA

“Global University Film Awards (GUFA) is to recognize globally the excellence of film productions by university students from across the world through connecting the global film community and its audiences with outstanding works and groundbreaking ideas.”


Our Journey


GUFA builds on the success of the Global Chinese Universities Student Film and Television Festival (GCU), which was initiated by the Academy of Film, School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist University in 2002. GCU is well recognized as an iconic university film event that fosters a collaborative relationship among film professionals, scholars and students in Hong Kong and those in the Greater China region.

Extending the award coverage to the whole world, this year, GCU is reborn and rebrand to become the Global University Film Awards amidst a growing international recognition of the wealth of creative talents of university students from around the world in movie production. GUFA is our collective global response to the call of the world’s talented young.


Mission


GUFA strives to encourage and recognize emerging filmmakers among university students, foster creative exchange among film students around the world, and build synergy between regional young talents and international creative industry. To achieve the mission, GUFA offers a global platform, for showcasing talent, exchanging ideas and fostering network.

Le Français / French

A propos du GUFA

Le " Prix International du Film des Universités (GUFA) a pour objectif de reconnaître l'excellence des productions cinématographiques d'étudiants universitaires du monde entier en mettant en contact la communauté cinématographique mondiale et ses publics avec des œuvres exceptionnelles et des idées novatrices."

Notre parcours


Le GUFA s'appuie sur le succès du Festival mondial du film et de la télévision des étudiants des universités chinoises (GCU), qui a été initié par l'Académie du Film, École de Communication de l'Université Baptiste de Hong Kong en 2002

En étendant la couverture du prix au monde entier, le GCU renaît cette année et devient le Prix International du Film des Universités grâce à une reconnaissance internationale croissante de la richesse des talents créatifs des étudiants universitaires du monde entier dans la production de films. Le GUFA est notre réponse collective à l'appel des jeunes talents du monde.

Mission


Le GUFA s'efforce d'encourager et de reconnaître les cinéastes émergents parmi les étudiants universitaires, de favoriser les échanges créatifs entre les étudiants en cinéma du monde entier et de créer une synergie entre les jeunes talents locaux et l'industrie créative internationale. Pour mener à bien sa mission, le GUFA offre une plate-forme mondiale pour présenter les talents, échanger des idées et créer des réseaux.

日本語 Nihongo / Japanese

GUFAについて

“グローバルユニバーシティ・フィルムアワード(世界大学映画賞・GUFA)” は、画期的な取り組みやこれまでにないアイデアで国際的な映画業界と観客とを繋げることで、世界中の大学生によって製作された映画の素晴らしさを世界的に広める為のものです。

私達の歩み


GUFAは、香港バプチスト大学のコミュニケーション学科、フィルム学会によって2002年に立ち上げられたグローバル・チャイニーズユニバーシティスチューデント・フィルムアンドテレビジョンフェスティバル(世界中国大学生映画テレビ祭・GCU) の成功を基に設立されました。

世界中の大学生の映画製作分野におけるクリエイティブな才能の豊かさが国際的に認識される中で、GCUは同賞の対象を世界に広げ、今年そのタイトルを一新、グローバルユニバーシティ・フィルムアワードとして新たに生まれ変わりました。GUFAは世界中の才能ある若者たちの声に広く応えた集大成とも言えるでしょう。

使命


GUFAは大学生の新進気鋭の映画製作者を奨励、評価すると共に、世界中の映画に携わる学生間の創造的な交流を促進、各地域の若い才能と国際的な創作業界との相乗効果を構築することに努めています。

この使命を達成するためにGUFAは、才能を発表し、意見を交わし合い、多くのネットワークを築くための国際的な舞台を提供します。

韓國語 한국어 / Korean

GUFA 정보

“국제 대학교 영화 시상식(GUFA)는 뛰어난 작품들과 획기적인 아이디어를 전 세계 영화 커뮤니티와 관객들을 연결하여 전 세계의 대학교 학생들이 만든 영상 제작물의 탁월함을 세계적으로 알리고자 하는 행사입니다.”

우리의 여정


GUFA는 국제 중국 대학생 영화 및 텔레비전 페스티벌(GCU)의 성공을 기반으로 구축되었으며, 이는 2002년 홍콩 침례 대학교의 커뮤니케이션 대학, 영화학부에서 시작되었습니다.

수상식의 범위를 전 세계로 확장하면서, 올해 GCU는 영화 제작에서 전 세계의 대학생들이 가진 샘솟는 창의적인 재능을 국제적으로 인정받으며 그 모습을 새로이 하고 국제 대학 영화 시상식으로서 거듭났습니다. GUFA는 전 세계 재능 있는 청년들의 부름에 화답하기 위한 종합적이고 포괄적인 대응책입니다.

임무


GUFA는 대학교 학생들 중 신흥 영화 제작자들을 고취시키고 발굴하며, 전 세계 영화 학생들의 창의적인 교류를 촉진하고, 지역의 젊은 인재들과 국제 창조 업계 간의 시너지를 구축하기 위해 노력하고 있습니다. 이러한 임무를 달성하기 위해, GUFA는 인재를 소개하고, 아이디어를 교환하며, 네트워크를 조성하는 글로벌 플랫폼을 제공합니다.

ру́сский язы́к / Russian

О Всемирном фестивале студенческих фильмов

Предназначением Всемирного фестиваля студенческих фильмов (GUFA) является признание мастерства студенческих кинопроектов на международном уровне, объединение мирового сообщества кинематографа и зрителей и представление выдающихся работ и прогрессивных идей.

Наш путь


GUFA основан на успехе Всемирного фестиваля кинофильмов и телепередач китайских студентов (GCU), который был учрежден Академией киноискусства, Школой коммуникаций при Гонконгском баптистском университете в 2002 году.

В этом году, в рамках расширения своего охвата до всемирного уровня, фестиваль GCU возрождается и обновляет свой бренд как Всемирный фестиваль студенческих фильмов в условиях возрастающего международного признания огромного количества талантов в кинематографе среди студенчества во всем мире. Фестиваль GUFA – это наш ответ на призыв талантливой молодежи всего мира.

Цель


Целью GUFA является поощрение и признание молодых кинематографистов среди студентов, способствование обмену креативными идеями среди студентов школ киноискусств в мире, а также обеспечение синергии между молодыми талантами на региональном и международном уровне в творческой индустрии. Для достижения своей цели фестиваль GUFA предлагает платформу для демонстрации талантов, обмена идеями и развития сети.

Español / Spanish

Acerca de GUFA

“El Festival Global Cinematográfico Universitario (GUFA) tiene como objetivo reconocer la excelencia de las producciones cinematográficas de los universitarios de todo el mundo conectando a toda la comunidad cinematográfica y a sus audiencias para dar a conocer trabajos remarcables e ideas únicas.”

Nuestro Viaje


GUFA nace a partir del éxito del Festival Global Cinematográfico y Televisivo de las Universidades Chinas (GCU), que puso en marcha la Academia de Cinematografía, Escuela de Comunicación de la Universidad Baptista de Hong Kong en 2002.

Extendiendo el alcance de los premios a todo el mundo, este año, GCU ha vuelto a nacer y se ha convertido en el Festival Global Cinematográfico Universitario entre un creciente reconocimiento internacional de la gran cantidad de excelentes talentos creativos entre los estudiantes universitarios de todo el mundo para la producción cinematográfica. GUFA es nuestra respuesta colectiva a la llamada de los jóvenes talentos de todo el mundo.

Misión


GUFA intenta estimular y reconocer los emergentes especialistas cinematográficos entre la comunidad universitaria, fomentar el intercambio creativo entre los estudiantes de cine de todo el mundo, y crear sinergia entre los jóvenes especialistas de cada zona y la industria creativa internacional. Para cumplir esta misión, GUFA ofrece una plataforma global para exhibir el talento, intercambiar ideas y fomentar los contactos.


Advisory Board Members


NameTitle/AwardsCountry
1. Chris BERRY Professor of Film Studies, King’s College
London
U.K.
2. Sopawan
BOONNIMITRA
Filmmaker and photographer Thailand
3. Roger
CHRISTIANSEN
Television Director U.S.
4. Elizabeth DALEY Dean of the USC School of Cinematic
Arts (SCA)
U.S.
5. Max HOWARD Animation Producer U.K.
6. Kelvin LEE Chairman of SINO-AMERICAN CULTURE ORG China
7. Yizhong LI Head of The Department of Film
and Television, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
China
8. Piyush ROY Critic, Curator, Novelist and Scholar India
9. Nansun SHI Film Producer H.K.
10. Ruo SI Associate Dean of the School of Phoenix,
the Communication University of China
China
11. Johnnie TO Film Director H.K.
12. Timmy YIP Film Art Director and Designer H.K.

* By alphabetical order


Juries (Detailed Introduction)


NameTitle/Awards/AchievementsCountry
Marco MULLER
(Chair)
Film Producer, Director of Pingyao
International Film Festival
Italy
1. Chris BERRY Professor of Film Studies, King’s College
London
U.K.
2. Geoffrey
CAMPBELL
Digital Modeling Supervisor Canada
3. Mark CHAIT Film Score Composer U.S.
4. Angie CHEN Documentary Filmmaker H.K.
5. Roger
CHRISTIANSEN
Television Director U.S.
6. Samuel CHOY Executive Producer H.K.
7. Stephanie
Hemelryk DONALD
Professor of Comparative Film and
Cultural Studies, UNSW
Australia
8. Patrick FERLA Journalist, Writer Switzerland
9. Paul John
GRIFFIN
Animation Supervisor and Oscar-winning
Visual Effect Artist
Canada
10. Max HOWARD Animation Producer U.K.
10. Zhengke Jia Film Director,
Screenwriter, and Scholar
China
12. Daw Ming LEE Film Scholar and Producer Taiwan
13. Yong-kwan LEE Chair, Busan International Film Festival Korea
14. Prapatsorn LERTANANTA Chairman of Design Program, Faculty of Architecture of KMITL Thailand
15. Larry LEVENE Documentary Director, Producer Spain
16. Claude MOURIÉRAS Film Director and Screenwriter France
17. Jean PERRET Dean of the Cinema Dept, Geneva School of Art and Design Switzerland
18. Resul POOKUTTY Oscar-winning Sound Designer India
19. Nan Sun SHI Film producer H.K.
20. Shaoyi SUN Professor of Film and Media Studies at Shanghai Theater Academy (STA) China
21. Patrick TAM Film Director H.K.
22. Johnnie TO Film Director H.K.
23. Chihyen Yee Film Director Taiwan
24. Li Fen ZHANG Professor and Senior Producer U.K.
25. Dasheng ZHENG Film Director China

* By alphabetical order


About the Organizer


HKBU School of Communication

The School of Communication at Hong Kong Baptist University was founded in 1968. It provides a comprehensive range of programmes in communication studies at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. The School maintains close connections with Hong Kong's media and creative industries. With a long history plus a strong alumni and industry network, many of the most senior positions in communication-related industries are occupied by its alumni with outstanding accomplishments.

HKBU Academy of Film

The Academy of Film is dedicated to the provision of cinematic-arts and creative media education to nurture young talents into professionals who can contribute to the local and global arts and cultural industries. For the last four decades, it has been the chief provider of cinema, television and media education in Hong Kong. It is currently Hong Kong’s flagship film school in terms of its size, breadth of programmes, distinguished alumni and strong industry connections.

Programme

  • 1.
  • Short Film Competition and
    Award Presentation Ceremony


GUFA will showcase student films from around the globe to display a panoramic view of the inner world of the young filmmakers. It gives the aspiring filmmakers an international stage for them to be heard and seen, thus motivating them to further explore their potential. This year, the Short Film Competition attracted a multitude of over 1800 submissions from film schools in 100 countries and regions.

The short film competition is open to international university students, and invites submissions of five categories: Narrative, Narrative (Chinese), Documentary, Animation and Experimental. All entries will be subjected to a competitive selection process. The jury comprises world-class industry practitioners at home and abroad, including Oscar and Emmy award-winning masters.

An Award Presentation Ceremony will take place on 9 November 2018 in Hong Kong to celebrate the outstanding productions. Chief award-winning entries will receive cash prize for each entry plus trophy.


Renowned filmmakers and artists as well as distinguished scholars and professionals in the creative media sector will be invited to hold master classes and exchange sessions.

  • 3.
  • Screenings


To connect the filmmakers with the audience, student film screenings will be organized for open discussions and exchange of ideas. The films selected for the screenings will include shortlisted entries and outstanding student productions of the year.

  • 4.
  • Pitching


Participants are welcome, as individual or a group, to submit story ideas that have yet been put into production. Those who are selected will be given a chance to present their ideas. The adjudicators will comment on each pitch and the most outstanding presentations will be awarded.

Be part of the WOW event!


The 1st Global University Film Award (GUFA) celebrates young film talents from around the globe and recognizes their outstanding productions in its Short Film Competition. The organizing committee gratefully invites over 20 world-class film professionals and scholars to be the members of Judging Panel and more than 500 honorable guests coming from over 50 countries to attend the ceremony.

Registration

Registration

Participants who have their works selected will be invited to join the 3-day Event in Hong Kong. Details will be sent by e-mail in September 2018. Others are welcome to join at their own expenses and be responsible for their flight and accommodation arrangement.

Awards

Travel and
Accommodation

Travel and
Accommodation

Participants are expected to make their own travel arrangement, while subsidy on flights and accommodation may be provided to eligible participants.

Contact us

Contact us

gusffest@hkbu.edu.hk