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Ernest CHAN

Film critic. He is the President of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, Advisory Board member of the Film Culture Centre (Hong Kong), and the editorial board member of the literary magazine Fleurs des Lettres. He has published his work The Elephant that Vanished in 2008. He previously served as a juror for Fipresci Prize of the 34th Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Fipresci Prize of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival.

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.

CHOW Sze Chung

Freelance writer, part-time speaker at tertiary institutions. He has received his master degree in Cultural Studies at Lingnan University and is an editor at inmediahk.net. His works appear at Ming Pao, Fleurs des Lettres, HKinema among others.

Winnie FU

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

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.

May FUNG

Consultant (Learning Quality) of HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity and an independent cultural worker. Fung became an independent Super-8 filmmaker in the late 1970s, and a video artist in late 1980s. She was a recipient of an Asian Cultural Council fellowship in 1994 for video art and of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council’s Artistic Development Award in 1999. In addition to her artistic work, she has also been a critic, an administrator, a curator as well as an advisor to the Leisure & Cultural Services Department, and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in Arts Education.

Sam HO

Film researcher, critic, a member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society, and Special Advisor to the Cantonese Cinema Study Association. He was formerly the Programmer at the Hong Kong Film Archive (2007-2012) and the English editor for the Hong Kong International Film Festival publications. Over the years, he has dedicated his works in promoting film culture and has been invited as guest lecturer at HKAPA and Chinese University of Hong Kong and as speakers at many film seminars.

Jonathan HUNG

was youth social worker from 1991 to 2000, by means of film, drama and music. He worked in Hong Kong Arts Centre Film Department, in-charge of the IFVA competition from 2000 to 2003. In 2003, he founded InD Blue, a non-profit making organization, promoting and distributing Asian independent films. He founded the annual InDPanda (shorts), InDBear (features) and InDPolar (animations) film festivals. He is a film and drama critic for newspapers and magazines since 1997. Since 2000, he is the freelance contributor for Metro Newspaper on film and drama critiques, column and interviews.

LAM Chiu-wing

Freelance writer, programme host, scriptwriter and published author. Lam hosts the programme Headliner and Happy Daily at Radio and Television Hong Kong. He also serves as a committee member of the Hong Kong Screenwriters’ Guild and a member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society.

LAM Kam-po

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 an editor at Takungpao and a board member of Hong Kong Film Critic Society.

Keeto LAM

columnist, film critic and radio programme host. He was involved in many early local animation productions. He is also an executive committee member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society.

LAU Yam

Project researcher at the Hong Kong Film Archive. Lau is the committee member of Hong Kong Film Critic Society and the Honorary Member of the Cantonese Cinema Study Association.

Angela LAW

Researcher and scholar on film scores. Her works include Film X Music, Notes Between Frames, her latest publication The Necessity of Silence.

Law Kar

is a film culture veteran and board member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Association. For 10 years he was programmer of the Hong Kong Retrospective section of the HKIFF.

Born LO

Registered architect, film scholar and critic. Lo joined the movie industry as production designer in the 1990s and was the founder of People’s Classroom for Cinema. Lo is currently the senior lecturer at Hong Kong Design Institute. 

LO Che-ying, Neco

worked for RTHK from 1978 to 1994 as an animation designer. From 1977, he has produced a number of independent animation, including the award winning works of Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival and Hiroshima International animation Festival, such as "The Blue Moon","Night of a Sleepy Writer","City of Suicide",etc. Since the 1980s, he has hosted animation courses at Hong Kong Arts Centre, Polytechnic University and GEU of University of Hong Kong,etc. He is currently the honourable member of the Hong Kong Animation Filmaker Society.

Long Tin

Film critic, published author, and a part-time lecturer at territory institutions. He has published numerous books and served as the president of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. 

Thomas SHIN

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.

SHU Ming

has been reviewing films since 1965 focusing mainly on European and Asian films. In the last 15 years, he specializes in Japanese cinema and has published 4 books on this subject.

Joyce YANG

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