Short Film Jury Award

A short film is an art form in itself! To celebrate this medium, HKLGFF will once again be presenting the Jury Award to the very best short amongst this year’s selections. Book tickets to watch the short programs and see if you can spot the winner!
As in previous years, we have a diverse group of Jury members who come from different sectors of the film world, and we are honoured to have them at HKLGFF this year.

Short Film Jury

Ellen Pau
Ellen Pau likes to work behind the scenes, sound mixing and making photo collage in darkroom when she was young. After graduation from Radiology from Hong Kong Polytechnic, she and her friends founded an independent artist collective [Videotage] and [Microwave New Media Art Festival] to promote the new practices of media art. She has been working in the intersection of art, tech and science for over 30 years, and has curated numerous productions, exhibitions and conferences in Hong Kong and around the world.  Pau was a member of Art Development Council and Acquisition Committee for M+. In 2001 she represented Hong Kong in the Venice Biennale as an artist.

Edmond Tong
Edmond Tong, Ah Dee, is an actor, director, playwright and producer. He graduated with honours from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, majoring in acting. He was recognised as an outstanding actor during his study at the HKAPA, Tong received the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation Scholarships and the Fredric Mao Scholarships numerous times. In 2003, he established the Wind Mill Grass Theatre and is the Executive Director of the theatre group. He was nominated the Best Actor in Leading Role (Comedy/Farce) in the 22nd and the 23rd Hong Kong Drama Awards, and the Best Actor in Supporting Role (Tragedy/Drama) in the 24th Hong Kong Drama Awards.

Timmy Chih-Ting Chen
Timmy Chih-Ting Chen is Research Assistant Professor at the Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Hong Kong with the dissertation “In the Mood for Music: Sonic Extraterritoriality and Musical Exchange in Hong Kong Cinema” (2016). Chen has published in A Companion to Wong Kar-wai (Wiley Blackwell), the Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Surveillance in Asian Cinema (Routledge), The Assassin (HKU Press), Frames Cinema Journal, and Sound Stage Screen.