Global University Film Awards 2020 concluded with award presentation ceremony
Ms. Lovinia Chiu (centre), Chairman of Medialink Group Limited, also joined the occasion
Mr. Antonio Chan and Mrs. Eva Chan joined the ceremony
Mr. Johnnie To and Ms. Sylvia Chang presented the Best Director award
Ms. Ann Hui and President Roland Chin presented the Best Asian Narrative award
Lee Mi-ji from the Korea National University of Arts won the Gold Award with her movie Touch
A HKBU student received the HKBU Academy of Film’s Choice – Special Mention award
Souvenirs were presented to the guests
Presented by the Simon Suen Foundation and organised by HKBU’s Academy of Film, the Global University Film Awards (GUFA) 2020 concluded with an award presentation ceremony on 6 November 2020. This year’s GUFA received a total of 2,503 submissions from 104 countries and regions including France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Lebanon, Puerto Rico, South Korea, United States, Venezuela, Yemen, and many more.
Officiating at the ceremony were Ms. Chloe Suen, Chair of the Simon Suen Foundation; Ms. Shi Nan Sun, a film producer; Dr. Clement Chen, GBS, JP, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU; Professor Roland T. Chin, President and Vice-Chancellor; Professor Huang Yu, Dean of Communication; and Professor Eva Man, Director of the Academy of Film.
In his remarks, Dr. Clement Chen said, “‘Make the Light, Move the World.’ So goes the tagline of GUFA, and indeed, cinema possesses the power to change the world and shine a light on society. As the home of creativity in Hong Kong, we are honoured to welcome some of the world’s most talented young filmmakers, our future world-changers, to GUFA 2020.”
In his speech, Professor Roland Chin said, “Great works of art are always born of an age of chaos and crisis. The movie creations by students from across the world carry the burdens of a deeply troubled era and tell the stories of their intense passion. We at HKBU are glad to have joined hands with you to make this happen.”
The award presentation ceremony was honoured by the presence of a number of HKBU Foundation members. They included Mr. Antonio Chan and Mrs. Eva Chan; Ms. Lovinia Chiu; Mrs. Mary Suen and Ms. Chloe Suen; and Ms. Eileen Tsui. They were warmly received by Mrs. Lily Chan, Director of University Advancement and Secretary-General of the HKBU Foundation.
Envisaged as the “University Oscars”, GUFA is well-recognised as the most celebrated international film event in the academic arena ever undertaken in Hong Kong. It was held for the second time this year with the Simon Suen Foundation being the Title Sponsor and Medialink Group Limited also sponsored the event.