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GUEST SPEAKER BIO

(in alphabetical order)

Sonia AU Ka-lai

received her PhD with outstanding honours in Department of China (Modern Chinese Literature), Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO, Paris). She is now a Research Associate of French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) and an Art and Culture independent writer.

Ernest CHAN
is the president of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, advisory board member of Film Culture Centre (Hong Kong) and editorial board member of the literary magazine Fleurs des Lettres. He previously served as a jury for the Fipresci Prize of the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival.

CHENG Cheun-wai
is a journalist and film lover. His articles have appeared in the Hong Kong Economic Journal, Ta Kung Pao and the Hong Kong Film Critics Society website, etc. He is committee member of Hong Kong Film Critic Society.

Matthew CHENG
is the vice president of Hong Kong Film Critics Society. He is now serving at The Lingnan University Humanities Research Center. Cheng had won different literary and poetry awards, including works of poetry, prose, movie reviews, literary criticism, art criticism and music. In 2007, he won the 1st Young Writers Competition and published a book The First Book of Recollection (Hong Kong Joint Publishing), and another co-authored work, Chinese Literature -- 20th Century.

Jimmy CHOI
Former head of the Film and Video Department at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, film and documentary educator and practitioner specializing in Activist Documentary. He has been on the juror panels of international film festivals in Taipei, Rotterdam, Berlin, Yamagata Singapore etc. Currently, he teaches part-time at various universities including The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, City University of Hong Kong etc. Courses include: documentaries, new Asian film studies, film theory, Chinese film & society, new technology & society, arts administration etc.

Winnie FU
is the Programmer of the Hong Kong Film Archive responsible for film programmes and cultural exchange from 2001 to 2011 and from August 2012. Recent publications as editor include Hong Kong Memories in Cinema (with DVD, 2012), Glamour Everlasting Souvenir Box (2011), and A Creative Journey with Lung Kong Exhibition Catalogue (2010). She published her first creative novel Cat That Can Read Maps in June 2006. Currently Director of Ein-stein Workshop Limited, Director of Microwave International New Media Art Festival and is Hong Kong Scholar of the Clore Cultural Leadership Programme, London, in 2012.

FUNG Ka-ming
is an Art major graduate from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Fung began writing film reviews during his college years. His reviews were often seen on Ming Pao, City Entertainment and Hong Kong Economic Journal. Over the years, he hosted different seminars and courses in Broadway Cinematheque, film festival, secondary school and tertiary intuitions. Currently, he is teaching at the School of Film and TV at Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

LAM Kam-po
is a journalist and film critic. He was an editor for City Entertainment (Film Bi-weekly), Crossover, East Weekly; Publishing Director for S-Team Production; Vice-publisher and Editor-in-Chief for PC Home. He is a board member of Hong Kong Film Critic Society.

LAU Yam
is a project researcher at the Hong Kong Film Archive.

Angela LAW
is a researcher and scholar on film scores. Her works include Film X Music, Notes Between Frames, her latest publication The Necessity of Silence.

LI Cheuk-to
is the Artistic Director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) Society since 2004. Formerly editor-in-chief of Film Biweekly, he was also programmer of HKIFF for 17 years and president of Hong Kong Film Critics Society from 1995 to 1999. He has contributed articles to publications including Cinemaya, Sight and Sound and Film Comment. He was also a member of the official jury of the 48th Berlin International Film Festival in 1998. In recent years he edited A Tribute to Action Choreographers (2006), The One and Only Edward Yang (2008), A Tribute to Romantic Visions: 25th Anniversary of Film Workshop (2009), Bruce Lee Lives (2010), Wai Ka-fai, Filmmaker in Focus (2011) and Peter Ho-sun Chan My Way (2012).

Long Tin
is a film critic, artist, author of several books and a part-time lecturer at territory institutions. He used to be the president of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. His latest book is The Tomb of Film.

Grace NG
is a film critic and a freelancer and previously worked as a Project Researcher of Hong Kong Film Archive. She is editor of Oral History Series (3): Director Chor Yuen (Co-editied with Kwok Ching-ling), Evan Yan's Autobiography and Eileen Chang: MP & GI Screenplays. She is now working as a freelancer.

Thomas SHIN
is the editor of Hong Kong Economic Times (Features – Films) and an advisor of Film & Media Arts for the Arts Development Council. His articles appear in Hong Kong Film Critics Society’s website, Hong Kong Economic Times, Sky Post and MSN website. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society.

Joyce YANG

is a film critic and a committee member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. Her reviews were published on Hong Kong Films, City Magazine, yp.com, and HKinema. She was the curator of Critic's Choice 2011 and 2012.