Hong Kong: Our Home - December Blast of Creativity

CreateHK launched a campaign titled “December Blast of Creativity” to promote the six “Hong Kong: Our Home” events held within December 2013 under the sponsorship of CreateHK, namely:
DETOUR 2013 / Discover Design 2013 / HKIFF Cine Fan Programme / International Comic Artworks Exhibition / Fashion Forward Festival / 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture‧Hong Kong

CreateHK proudly supports the “Hong Kong: Our Home” Campaign through sponsoring or supporting 15 events under the Campaign. WEBSITE

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) aims to nurture creative start-ups in the production of microfilms. The Scheme’s Microfilm Production Training Programme is scheduled for 6 and 7 January 2013. Opens for FREE registration on first-come-first-served basis. WEBSITE (in Chinese only)
LIVETUBE – TV broadcast of November’s performance - New

Sponsored by CreateHK, the monthly LIVETUBE provides a stage for signed and unsigned artists to present their music through live performance. The review of November’s performance is broadcast on now TV Channel 100 (now Hong Kong) with schedule as follows:
- First run: 1am to 2am, 9:30am to 10:30am and 6pm to 6:55pm on 22 December 2013;
- Second run: 6pm to 7pm on 24 December 2013;
- Third run: 8:30am to 9:30am on 26 December 2013; and
- Fourth run: 4pm to 5pm on 28 December 2013.

Meanwhile, the last performance of this edition's LIVETUBE is scheduled for 28 December 2013. WEBSITE

Hong Kong International Mobile Film Festival and Awards 2013/2014 – Last call for entries for the 7th Hong Kong Mobile Film Production Contest   

Sponsored by CreateHK, the 7th Hong Kong Mobile Film Production Contest is held to encourage the public production and appreciation of mobile films. The Contest is calling for entries. DEADLINE: 27 December 2013. WEBSITE
MaD (Make a Difference) 2014 – Call for registration   

Sponsored by CreateHK, MaD 2014 is held from 10 to 12 January 2014 with the aim to empower youngsters to explore creative paths in personal, economic and social domains. The forum is open for registration on first-come-first-served basis. WEBSITE
Fashion Forward Festival – Series of activities till 31 January 2014

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Fashion Forward Festival is held until 31 January 2014 to provide exposure opportunity for local fashion designers and build up a fashion community in the district of Cheung Sha Wan through a range of public engagement activities and events for industry participants. These activities include workshops, exhibitions, buyer and media presentations and Fashion Music Night, etc. Open for public registration. WEBSITE

Fashion Forward Festival is one of the events under the theme of “Hip Hong Kong” in the “Hong Kong: Our Home” Campaign. WEBSITE

Sponsored by CreateHK, the 2013/2014 edition of Hong Kong Short Film: New Action Express opens for application from local short film makers to participate in specified international short film festivals or competitions held from 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2015. WEBSITE

Sponsored by CreateHK, the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture ‧Hong Kong is scheduled for 11 December 2013 to 28 February 2014 with satellite exhibitions, performances, film screenings, forums, workshops, guided tours and lectures. Opens for free admission. WEBSITE

The 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism \ Architecture ‧Hong Kong is one of the programmes under the theme of “Vibrant Hong Kong” in the “Hong Kong: Our Home” Campaign. WEBSITE

Promote Hong Kong Animation and Movie Creative Talents via 15th DigiCon6 Awards (Hong Kong) – Hong Kong winner in grand final of the 15th DigiCon6 Awards   

Sponsored by CreateHK, winners of Hong Kong leg of the 15th DigiCon6 Awards represented Hong Kong to compete in the grand final held in Japan on 16 November 2013. The “Hong Kong Station” attained the "DigiCon6 Creativity Award" in the grand final. WEBSITE
A Tale of Two Cities – Hong Kong-Taiwan Comics Touring Exhibition (“A Parallel Tale: Taipei in 80s x Hong Kong in 90s”) – Joint exhibition featuring new works by Hong Kong and Taiwan comic artists   

Sponsored by CreateHK, A Parallel Tale: Taipei in 80s x Hong Kong in 90s exhibition is held from 30 November 2013 to 9 February 2014 in Taipei to showcase the new works by Hong Kong Taiwan comic artists. They are invited to depict their impressions on the cultural scene of the two cities of Hong Kong and Taipei in the 1980s and 90s in an original and imaginative "parallel tale". Opens for free admission.

It is one of the programmes of the Hong Kong Week 2013 in Taipei.WEBSITE

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Avenue of Comic Stars offers free guided tours for visitors on Saturdays and Sundays during specified periods. On-the-spot enrollment is accepted on first-come-first-served basis. WEBSITE

Organised by CreateHK, the Mascot Design Competition announced the winning mascot designs selected by public voting – Lovely Bud, Energy, May and Fresh. They will act as ambassadors for promoting the "Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign and activities related to comics and animation. WEBSITE

The Competition is one of the core programmes of Hong Kong Ani-Com Summer 2013, which is a signature event under the theme of "Hip Hong Kong" in the "Hong Kong: Our Home" Campaign. WEBSITE

Sponsored by CreateHK, the “Creativity in Business” Seminar Series is firstly held in Qingdao (March 2014) for Hong Kong design, advertising, branding and marketing companies to explore markets. WEBSITE
Inspiration Sparks HK – Promoting awarded local young creative talents

CreateHK launched an advertising campaign to promote our awarded young creative talents. Talents being featured include Product Designer Chris NG; Fashion Designer Janko LAM; Interior Designers Ajax LAW Ling Kit and Virginia LUNG; Illustrator/Comics Artist/Animator Postgal Workshop (John CHAN); Animator Matthew CHOW; Film Director and Writer Kenneth BI; Film Director Adam WONG; and Composer and Sheng Performer NG Cheuk Yin. More details are available at the smartphone app, “Inspiration Sparks HK”, and on Facebook page:

Sponsored by CreateHK, the Support Scheme calls for new applications from tertiary full-time graduates who have aspiration in developing their career in animation, comic, digital game, post production and visual effect fields of the digital entertainment sector to participate in an one-year on-the-job training. The Scheme also invites applications from employers who are willing to offer the said training; they will be subsidised in the format of a loan of a full set of computer with necessary software for training purpose. WEBSITE

The first teaching kit that incorporates elements of film and animation into the new secondary school curriculum of visual arts to cultivate students’ appreciation of creativity as well as to nurture talent for both the film and animation industries. PROJECT WEBSITE