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CGED Knowledge Exchange Series

International Women’s Day 2019 - EU & HKU Short Video Competition

International Women’s Day 2019 - EU & HKU Short Video Competition

Theme and Objectives: Women and Society

Share your views and experiences about women and society through a short video. Please make sure to include explicit references to "women" and "society" in your film.

Selection criteria and jury:

Ms. Ruby Yang, award-winning Chinese American filmmaker, will head a jury composed of other professionals in the fields of film and gender. Judging criteria include:

a) originality and creativity of the content, as well as its relevance to the theme

b) artistic merits of the skills displayed, including filming techniques, script, and direction

Duration of the video:

The video must be under 5 minutes. Videos that do not conform to these guidelines will not be considered.


EU-HKU Women's Video Award: Gift Vouchers for a total value of HK$5,000 and a copy of the book Ann Hui’s Song of the Exile by Audrey Yue.

First Runner-up: Gift Vouchers for a total value of HK$3,000 and a copy of the book Mabel Cheung’s An Autumn’s Tale by Stacilee Ford.

Second Runner-up: Gift Vouchers for a total value of HK$2,000.

The Prizes will be sponsored by the EU and HKU and they will be announced during Women's Day celebrations on March 8 at HKU. The EU-HKU Women’s Video Award will be screened at the event.


Each entrant/group can submit a maximum of 1 video link via the following website:

The submitted video must be the original work of the entrant/group, who should ensure there is no infringement of copyright or the rights of others.

The entrant/group must be the sole and exclusive owner of the copyright of the entry. Where there is more than one entrant to an entry, all of the entrants must be exclusive owners of the copyright of the entry. Entries should not infringe any rights of any third party.

The entrant/group should only use third party music excerpts or film/video segments in the entry with the prior written consent of the relevant third party. The entrant/group must acknowledge any authorized use of music excerpts or film/video segments in the entry in accordance with the relevant copyright laws. The organizer shall not be responsible whether directly or indirectly for any liability arising whatsoever or howsoever from any violation of any copyright laws. The entrant/group agrees and undertakes to accept and be responsible for all such liability arising therefrom.

If the winning project(s) is created by a group of more than one person, they will be considered as one person and therefore only one Prize will be awarded per winning project.

During adjudication, the composition of the team (student/staff-alumni) will be taken into consideration.

The organiser reserves the right to use any entry video for publicity, exhibition and publication purposes.

The organiser has no liability regarding the quality, availability and warranty of the prizes supplied. Any dispute or complaint in respect of the prizes should be directed to the suppliers of the relevant prizes.

The organiser will apply to the Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority (TELA) for a proper license for public screenings of the submitted films .

All matters and disputes will be subject to the final decision of the organiser.

Eligibility: HKU Students, Staff or Alumni

Application Form: Download here

Online Submission:

Extended Submission Deadline: 22 Feb 2019 (Fri)

Enquiry: or +852 39175044

Co-organized by:

HKU Around the World

European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao

Women's Studies Research Centre, HKU

Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity, Faculty of Arts, HKU

CEDARS-General Education, HKU

Hong Kong Documentary Initiative, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU

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