Film Festival – Women in Bollywood

This week’s colloquium will feature a two-day film festival named Women in Bollywood, in collaboration with the organization Beyond Bollywood, on 24th and 25th March 2018.

The festival is to showcase Bollywood films that positively address the position of women in society. This is designed both for students and the general public and will be free of charge. We will also have a dance event in the afternoon of both days.

There will be sharing and discussions after each screening. We are delighted that the star of Anarkali of Aarah, Swara Bhaskar, has agreed come to Hong Kong for this event. Ms. Bhaskar is specialized in affirmative female roles. For detailed programme please refer to the posters.

On March 24th

1st screening – PIKU

2nd screening – Dum Laga Ke Haisha

On March 25th

1st screening – Nil Battey Sannata

2nd screening – Anaarkali of Aarah

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These 4 screenings + sharing session will be included as the SM2703 Creative Media Colloquium. Here’s how the attendance will be counted:

Date Name of Screening and Sharing Session Attendance Count
March 24th PIKU + Sharing and Discussion with Lamia Sreya and Devi Novianti Count as 1 attempt. Attendance will be taken after the sharing session.
Dum Laga Ke Haisha + Sharing and Discussion with Jeffrey Andrews Count as 1 attempt. Attendance will be taken after the sharing session.
March 25th Nil Battey Sannata + Sharing & Discussion with Swara + Swara Bhasker in conversation with Richard Allen Count as 1 attempt. Attendance will be taken after the “Swara Bhasker in conversation with Richard Allen” session.
Anaarkali of Aarah + Sharing & Discussion with Swara Bhasker and Dr. Priyanka Jain Count as 1 attempt. Attendance will be taken after the sharing session.

To find out more about this event, you can check out the organization’s page 


Major Elective Talks

In March, Creative Media Colloquium [SM2703] will feature Major Elective Talks to facilitate UG Year 2 & Year 3 students in making informed Major Elective choices. Details are shown below:

Major Elective Talks

Date: 13 March 2018 (Tue)

Time: 16:00-19:00

Venue: M6094 (Future Cinema Studio), 6/F of CMC


Introduction to Cluster Group Time

(Q&A included)

Leader(s) of Cluster Group
Introduction to Group 9 – Sonic & Audio Arts 16:00 – 16:15 Mr Charles Chan
Introduction to Group 8 – Photography & Digital Imaging 16:15 – 16:30 Mr Warren Leung
Introduction to Group 10 – Theory, History & Philosophy of Media Art 16:30 – 16:45 Dr Damien Charrieras
Introduction to Group 11 – Integration & Professionalism 16:45 – 17:00 Dr Phoebe Man /

Dr Harald Kraemer

Introduction to Group 7 – Intermedia Art Practices 17:00 – 17:15 Mr Scott Hessels
Introduction to Group 6 – Computational Art, Visualization & Simulation 17:15 – 17:30 Dr Fu Hongbo
Introduction to Group 5 – Cinematic Arts 17:30 – 17:45 To be confirmed
Introduction to Group 4 – Animation 17:45  – 18:00 Prof Tamas Waliczky

Mr Eddie Leung

Introduction to Group 3 – Art, Society & Culture 18:00  – 18:15 Dr Kimburley Choi
Introduction to Group 2 – Art of Game & Play 18:15 – 18:30 Mr Yim Chun Pang
Introduction to Group 1 –
Arts & the Sciences
18:30 – 18:45 Dr Lam Miu Ling

All year 2 and year 3 SCM students are required to attend the above mentioned sessions in order to prepare for your major-elective selection. Interested students who have already completed the minimum credits for Major Electives but want to pursue further before reaching the maximum credit requirement are also welcome. The same attendance policy of SM2703 Creative Media Colloquium will be in place.

Guest Talk – Mike Stubbs

This week’s colloquium will feature Director of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) Mike Stubbs whose lecture is entitled “Art + Politics”.

Date: 12 Mar 2018 (Monday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: M6094 Future Cinema Studio, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre, 18 Tat Hong Avenue, Kowloon Tong

Mike's Poster

Topic: Art + Politics

Professor Mike Stubbs, Director of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) will talk about the vision of the organisation, and how FACT encourages artists to provoke and disrupt mainstream thinking in all strains of programming; Exhibitions, Public Programme, Learning, and finally Research and Innovation. Presenting case studies of artworks which bridge socially engaged practice, poetics and politics, Mike will specifically reference FACT’s exhibitions programme and artists who have previously been commissioned or shown work at the gallery:

How much of this is fiction? (2017) explored the radical shift in the boundary between fiction and reality in a world increasingly governed by ‘post-truth’ politics.

He Will Not Divide Us, LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner (2017) was an artwork created to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration in the United States, shown outside the Museum of Moving Image, New York, and at FACT.

One Year Performance 1980-81, Hseih Tehching (1980-81), shown as part of Liverpool Biennial 2010 brings together the artist’s daily punch cards, photographic documents and a time-lapsed, stop-action film as evidence of his ‘doing time’ at work, made especially poignant given his uncertain status as an illegal immigrant when the work was made.

About the Speaker:
Mike Stubbs has been Director of FACT since May 2007. Previously he was Head of Exhibitions at the Australian Centre for Moving Image (ACMI), Senior Research Resident at Dundee University’s School of Television Imaging and was the Founding Director at Hull Time Based Arts (HTBA). During his career, Mike has commissioned over 250 interactive, site-specific, performative, sonic and moving image-based artworks. Originally educated at the Royal College of Art and Cardiff College of Art, Mike is a film-maker and artist in his own right. His own internationally commissioned artwork encompasses broadcast films, video art, large-scale public projections and new media installation. Recent initiatives include championing the new cross regional AND (Abandon Normal Devices) Festival of New Cinema and Digital Culture, commissioning KMA as part of Shanghai Expo 2010 and launching, an online arts channel.

To find out more about Mike Stubbs, you can check out the organization’s pages.