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The Academy of Film has established the Final Year Project Awards for postgraduate, undergraduate and sub-degree programmes, which include Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media, BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film Major, BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film and Media Arts Major, BA (Hon) in Creative Writing for Film, TV and New Media, and Higher Diploma in Creative Film Production, with effect from 2014-15 academic year.

The Awards will be given annually to recognize and reward students with outstanding performance in their final year projects, including film, media arts, script, thesis and performance. The Awards also aim to incentivize students to strive for excellence. The Awards categories include:

Young Film Talent Awards

The Young Film Talent Awards are designed for both undergraduate programme and higher diploma programme.

A. Young Film Talent Awards for Undergraduate Programme

Target Programmes

  • Production track of BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film and Media Arts Major (Film Concentration)
  • ​Production track of BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film Major (Film and Television Concentration)

 

Assessment Method

  • Internal Assessor Committee will nominate 5 film projects to 3 external panel members for their assessment;
  • Only film projects with grade A- or above are qualified for the nomination;
Weighting of Internal Assessment Committee’s assessment 60%
Weighting of External Panel’s assessment 40%
  • Priority in the selection of Gold Prize must be given to projects with grade A or above;
  • In the cases that there are no qualified projects for the year, no award would be given.

 

Prize
Gold Prize (1 prize)

Individual Project $10,000 and a trophy or a certificate
Group Project $12,000 and a trophy or a certificate

Silver Prize (1 prize)

Individual Project $8,000 and a trophy or a certificate
Group Project $9,000 and a trophy or a certificate

B. Young Film Talent Awards for Higher Diploma Programme

Target Programmes

  • All Specializations of Higher Diploma in Creative Film Production
     

Assessment Method

  • Individual Prize: The winners will be selected by external assessors;
  • Group Prize: The winners will be selected by external assessors based on the course rubric
  • Only final works with grade A- or above are qualified for the nomination;
  • Priority in the selection of Gold Prize must be given to final works with grade A or above;
  • In the cases that there are no qualified projects for the year, no award would be given. 


Prize
Gold Prize (1 prize)

Individual Project $7,000 and trophy or a certificate
Group Project $15,000/group and trophy or a certificate

Silver Prize (1 prize)

Individual Project $5,000 and trophy or a certificate
Group Project $10,000/group and trophy or a certificate

Bronze Prize (1 prize)

Individual Prize $3,000 and trophy or a certificate
Young Media Artist Awards

Target Programmes

  • BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film and Media Arts Major (Media Arts Concentration)
  • BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film Major (Animation and Media Arts Concentration)


Assessment Method

  • Internal Assessor Committee will nominate 3 final projects to 3 external panel members for their assessment
  • Only film projects with grade A- or above are qualified for the nomination;
  • The selection of the winners is based on course rubrics and following weightings
Weighting of Internal Assessment Committee’s assessment 60%
Weighting of External Panel’s assessment 40%
  • Priority in the selection of Gold Prize must be given to projects with grade A or above;
  • In the cases that there are no qualified projects for the year, no award would be given.


Prize
Gold Prize (1 prize)

Individual Project $10,000 and a trophy or a certificate
Group Project $12,000 and a trophy or a certificate

Silver Prize (1 prize)

Individual Project $8,000 and a trophy or a certificate
Group Project $9,000 and a trophy or a certificate
Young Writer Awards

The Young Writer Awards are designed for undergraduate programme (BA (Hon) in Creative Writing for Film, TV and New Media)* and higher diploma programme.
* Since Dr. Ng Ho Script Writing Scholarship is also eligible for undergraduate students of BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film and Media Arts Major / BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film Major selecting Script Writing track as their honors project, there will not be another final year project awards set up for the said track.
 

A. Young Writer Awards for Undergraduate Programme

Target Programmes

  • BA (Hon) in Creative Writing for Film, TV and New Media

Assessment Method

  • Each final script will be assessed by one external assessor;
  • A total of 4 external assessors will be invited to assess the final scripts and each of them will nominate 2 final scripts;
  • The winners will be selected from these nominated final scripts by the same group of 4 external panel members based on the course rubric of final script;
  • Only final scripts with grade A- or above are qualified for the nomination;
  • Priority in the selection of Gold Prize must be given to projects with grade A or above;
  • In the cases that there are no qualified projects for the year, no award would be given;
  • The awardees of Young Writer Awards will not be nominated for Dr. Ng Ho Script Writing Scholarship.

 

Prize
Gold Prize (1 prize)

$8,000/group and trophy or a certificate

Silver Prize (1 prize)

$5,000/group and trophy or a certificate

B. Young Writer Awards for Higher Diploma Programme

Target Programmes

  • Script Writing Specialization of Higher Diploma in Creative Film Production
     

Assessment Method

  • The winners will be selected by external accessors based on the course rubric;
  • Only final works with grade A- or above are qualified for the nomination;
  • Priority in the selection of Gold Prize must be given to final works with grade A or above;
  • In the cases that there are no qualified projects for the year, no award would be given;
  • The awardees of Young Writer Awards will not be nominated for Dr. Ng Ho Script Writing Scholarship. 


Prize
Gold Prize (1 prize)

$5,000 and trophy or a certificate

Silver Prize (1 prize)

$3,000 and trophy or a certificate

Bronze Prize (1 prize)

$1,000 and trophy or a certificate
Young Performer Awards

Target Programmes

  • Acting Techniques Specialization of Higher Diploma in Creative Film Production
     

Assessment Method

  • The winners will be selected by external assessors based on the course rubric;
  • Only final works with grade A- or above are qualified for the nomination;
  • Priority in the selection of Gold Prize must be given to final works with grade A or above;
  • In the cases that there are no qualified projects for the year, no award would be given.
     

Prize

Gold Prize (1 prize)

$5,000 and trophy or a certificate

Silver Prize (1 prize)

$3,000/group and trophy or a certificate
Outstanding Thesis Award

Target Programmes

  • Thesis track of BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film and Media Arts Major (Film Concentration)
  • Thesis track of BSocSc (Hon) in Communication - Film Major (Film and Television Concentration)


Assessment Method

  • The supervisor will nominate thesis works with extraordinary scholarly merit for the award to two other assessors (one assessor must be from department outside Academy of Film) for selection and endorsement based on the course rubrics;
  • Only thesis work with extraordinary scholarly merit, and grade A or above is qualified for the nomination;
  • In the cases that there are no qualified projects for the year, no award would be given.
     

Prize

$5,000 and trophy or a certificate
MFA Thesis Project Awards

Target Programmes

  • Master of Fine Arts in Film, Television and Digital Media
     

Assessment Method

  • Prize will be given to the best Thesis Projects (four for projects delivered as film productions; four for projects delivered as scripts; one for projects delivered as a work of digital media).
  • Selection is based on the consensus of the external assessors in Final Thesis Assessment and the thesis supervisor of that particular category.
  • Only Projects with grade B+ or above are eligible for the nomination of prizes.
  • Gold Prizes must be given to Projects with grade A- or above.
  • Projects attaining the minimum grade requirements do not necessarily warrant an award.

 

Remarks

  1. MFA Programme may modify the number of prizes or the award amount within the budgeted total when deemed necessary, e.g. when there are more students with identical scores that qualify for an award than the number of awards offered.
  2. The Programme may not offer all or part of the prizes in case there are no sufficient qualified works or when the Programme runs into unpredictable financial circumstances.

 

Prize

Outstanding Thesis Project Award (Production) 

Gold Prize (One prize) 
HK$20,000/prize and a certificate 

Silver Prize (One prize) 
HK$15,000/prize and a certificate

Bronze Prize (Two prizes) 
HK$10,000/prize and a certificate

Outstanding Thesis Project Award (Script)

Gold Prize (One prize) 
HK$10,000/prize and a certificate 

Silver Prize (One prize) 
HK$8,000/prize and a certificate

Bronze Prize (Two prizes) 
HK$5,000/prize and a certificate

Outstanding Thesis Project Award (Digital Media) 

Gold Prize (One prize)
HK$10,000 and a certificate