Events
CreateSmart Initiative Exhibition – 13 to 28 February at chi K11 art space

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Organised by CreateHK, the CreateSmart Initiative Exhibition stages the second stop at chi K11 art space on 13 to 28 February 2019. FREE admission.
 
Asia Smart Apps Award 2018/2019 – Opens for online nominations    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Asia Smart Apps Award 2019 invites online nomination of excellent and innovative smart apps designed for and used in Asian markets for various awards. DEADLINE: 28 February 2019.
 
6th Hong Kong Animation Support Programme – Premiere and public screening session on 5 March    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 6th Hong Kong Animation Support Programme (Animation Support Programme) organises its premiere and public screening session on 5 March 2019 to promote the original animations produced by the participating animation start-ups and small animation companies under the Animation Support Programme. FREE admission on a first-come-first-served basis.
 
6th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) – Calls for online public voting for Most Popular Microfilm Award    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 6th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music) (Microfilm Support Scheme) invites online public voting for the Most Popular Microfilm Award for the original microfilms produced by advertising production start-ups and small advertising production companies under the Microfilm Support Scheme.  Voting DEADLINE: 12 March 2019.
 
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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Propelling Design Thinking organises the Design Thinking Forum with activities ranging from plenary talks, breakout sessions, networking activities to co-creation workshops on 8 to 9 March 2019. Tickets are available for online purchase.
 
The Propelling Design Thinking aims to enhance awareness of design thinking and encourage the application of design thinking across different sectors.
 
Entertainment Expo 2019 – Various events from 18 March to 14 April    New

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Entertainment Expo (EE) 2019 is held from 18 March to 14 April 2019 with eight spectacular events covering a global mix of film, TV, music and digital entertainment. The following EE founding and core events are sponsored by CreateHK –
  • Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (18 to 20 March)WEBSITE
  • 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) (18 March to 1 April )WEBSITE
  • TV World International Forum (19 March)WEBSITE
  • Digital Entertainment Summit (20 March)WEBSITE
  • Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (22 March)WEBSITE
  • 38th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony (14 April)WEBSITE
CreateHK also organises or sponsors the following projects to set up pavilion or booths in FILMART 2019, or held events during the FILMART period –

18 to 20 March
  • Hong Kong Film New Action;
  • Hong Kong Animation and Digital Entertainment Pavilion;
  • 6th Hong Kong Animation Support Programme;
  • Hong Kong Short Film: New Action Express (NAE) 2019/2020; and
  • 6th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music).
20 March
  • Premiere cum Award Presentation Ceremony of the 6th Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music)
21 March
  • Business Forum of the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival 
FILMART is one of the founding events of EE, and opens to trade visitor by admission badge.
 
Hong Kong – Asian Film Financing Forum (“HAF”) – Invitation to open pitch sessions of Work-in-Progress Projects scheduled for 18 and 19 March

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong – Asian Film Financing Forum (HAF) invites participation in two open pitch sessions of the Work-in-Progress Projects (WIP) on 18 and 19 March 2019. 
 
This year’s WIP has added the feature documentary section to the original feature fiction film section and doubled the number of projects to be presented to a total of 20, 10 for each section.
 
The HAF and open pitch sessions are open to trade visitors with the HAF or FILMART’s admission badges.
 
The HAF, which is held at FILMART 2019 on 18 to 20 March, is open for online registration. DEADLINE: 8 March 2019.
 
Redress Design Award 2019 – Calls for applications

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Redress Design Award 2019 calls for applications.  DEADLINE: 14 March 2019.
 
The Redress Design Award is a sustainable fashion design competition that aims to educate emerging fashion designers about sustainable design theories and techniques in order to drive growth towards a circular fashion system.
 
Hong Kong Smart Design Awards 2019 – Calls for applications

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Smart Design Awards (HKSDA) 2019 calls for applications. DEADLINE: 22 February 2019.
 
The HKSDA aims to recognise ODM (original design manufacturer) and OBM (original brand manufacturer) and build Hong Kong as a design product sourcing hub in Asia.
 
The winning entries of its 2018 edition are showcased at the Trade and Industry Tower until 30 April 2019.  FREE admission.
 
Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2018 – Showcase of winning entries on 18 to 24 March

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Licensing Awards 2018 showcases the winning entries at the HKTDC Design Gallery on 18 to 24 March.  HKTDC Design Gallery is open for FREE admission.
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Comics Touring Exhibition holds its last stop in Hong Kong in August after the first stop at the Angoulême International Comics Festival on 24 to 27 January 2019.
 
The exhibition showcases the printed works and books of 30 Hong Kong comics artists.  
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Soaring Creativity stages a Hong Kong pavilion at the Taipei International Book Exhibition on 12 to 17 February 2019 to showcase Hong Kong’s outstanding publications and printed materials.  Opens to public for admission by tickets. 
 
The 30th Hong Kong Print Awards – Roving exhibitions to showcase winning entries

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Supported by CreateHK, the 30th Hong Kong Print Awards organises roving exhibitions for the winning entries until 30 June 2019. FREE admission.
 
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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Hong Kong Avenue of Comic Stars is located at the Kowloon Park in Tsim Sha Tsui, with 30 sculptures of local comics characters and bronze handprints of 10 distinguished local comics artists. Opens for FREE visit.

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3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme – Call for applications from graduates for on-the-job training

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the 3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Fresh Graduate Support Scheme is open for FREE applications by 2016 – 2018 local fresh graduates from digital entertainment-related disciplines to undertake one-year full-time on-the-job training in local digital entertainment companies.
 
Comixtream in the City - Wan Chai – Decoration of public spaces with ani-com elements

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Comixtream in the City - Wan Chai invites local ani-com artists to decorate public spaces in Wan Chai under the theme of ani-com. The current decorations at Southorn Playground are displayed until 31 March 2019.
 
Comixtream in the City - Wan Chai is an accredited event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
 

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Sponsored by CreateHK, the Ani-Com [email protected]“FUN” themed on “selfie” is located at the existing promenade and open space near the Golden Bauhinia Square in Wan Chai with sculptures of 30 local ani-com characters. Opens for FREE visit.

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