Hong Kong Baptist University Global University Film Awards 2022 presents Gold Award to France’s Le Fresnoy

HONG KONG SAR –
Media OutReach – 14 November 2022 – Organised by the
Academy of Film (AF) at
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), the
Global University Film Awards (GUFA) 2022 held its magnificent award presentation ceremony in virtual mode on 11 November.
The entry from France’s Le Fresnoy clinched the Gold Award. The full list of winners is attached in the
Appendix.

Dr Clement Chen shares the delights of seeing GUFA held for the third time in his opening remarks at the award presentation ceremony.

This year’s award presentation ceremony was broadcast live in online format in a wonderfully designed cinematic setting, using virtual sets and advanced technology to recreate classic scenes in blockbusters such as
The
Matrix, the
Harry Potter film series and
In the Mood for Love.
In his opening remarks at the ceremony,
Dr Clement Chen, Chairman of the Council and the Court of HKBU, shared the delights of seeing GUFA held for the third time. “We hope to stand as a beacon of encouragement to emerging filmmakers, allowing them to create their art without commercial considerations and industry pressures. At university, they are free to let their imagination fly, share their concerns and explore creative ideas. We at HKBU embrace these ideals and, for over four decades, have been offering the finest teaching and training in the cinematic arts. We continue to celebrate this legacy today as we nurture tomorrow’s filmmakers.”
In his speech,
Professor Alexander Wai, President and Vice-Chancellor of HKBU, said: “HKBU is the first institution in Hong Kong to offer film and video production programmes and we always have our eyes on the future. Filmmaking is a global community, and GUFA is a way for all of us to celebrate new young talents from all over the world. It gives me great delight to have a sneak peek at the future voices of filmmaking and to celebrate their progress.”
Widely known as the “University Oscars”, this year GUFA received more than 2,300 submissions from about 100 countries and regions. Celebrated professionals in the film industry, including
directors Ms Mabel Cheung, Mr Derek Tsang, Ms Jessey Tsang, Mr Ray Yeung, and actress/producer Ms Josie Ho presented 15 awards to the young film talents from all over the world, letting them shine on a glamorous virtual stage.
To further showcase the exemplary works at GUFA 2022, a
public screening of the winners will be held on 15 November at HKBU. Members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information, please refer to the
GUFA website,
GUFA Facebook page and
GUFA YouTube channel.
GUFA recognises the excellence of film productions by university students from across the world by connecting the global film community and its audiences with the outstanding works and groundbreaking ideas presented by the participants. The event not only showcases the students’ talents but also fosters the exchange of ideas and enhances professional networks, building synergy between young regional talents and the international creative industry.
Appendix: Award winners

Award

Winning film

University

Best Narrative

Good German Work

Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg, Germany

Special Mention of Narrative

When Summer Ends

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

Best Cine-VFX

Little Gestures

Pearson College London, United Kingdom

Special Mention of Cine-VFX

17 Souls

University of Television and Film Munich (HFF München), Germany

Best Documentary

Pupus

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia- Sede Sicilia, Italy

Special Mention of Documentary

Broken

Yangon Film School, Myanmar

Best Experimental Film

$75 000

Le Fresnoy, France

Special Mention of Experimental Film

In Plain Sight

Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Best Animation

Graziano and the Giraffe

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy

Special Mention of Animation

A Dog under Bridge

China Academy of Art, Mainland China

Best Director

To Each Your Sarah

Korea National University of Arts, South Korea

Best Script

Russian Vodka

University of Applied Science and Technology, Iran

Gold Award

$75 000

Le Fresnoy, France

HKBU Academy of Film’s Choice

Intimate Distance

Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

HKBU Academy of Film’s Choice Special Mention

Love Delivery

Hong Kong Metropolitan University, Hong Kong

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