Winners of Taiwan & Hong Kong short video contest announced

Mumbai: A 35-member delegation from Taiwan attended the award ceremony of the ‘My Video’ Competition held at Hong Kong’s Central Library on 6 September. The competition, aimed at encouraging creativity and promoting public awareness of Intellectual Property Rights in Hong Kong and Taiwan, was organized by the Taiwan Foundation Against Copyright Theft (TFACT) and the Hong Kong Intellectual Property Society (HKIPS) with support from the Hong Kong Copyright and Information and Technology industry.

Launched in March this year, the competition received 212 video clip entries from Hong Kong and Taiwan in the three categories (secondary students, tertiary students and the open: general public). Five prizes were awarded in each of the three categories with the winner of the best video receiving over HK$20,000 worth of products as prizes.

The judging panel comprised Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited senior manager David Chung, Hong Kong Film Critics’ Association president Ho Wai, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association secretary (Internal) Wilson Yuen, Youth Online Association vice president Alex Lin and IFACT-GC executive director and general manager Sam Ho.

The list of winners of the first prize in each category is as follows:

Secondary Students Category:  LAM Chi Choi, NG Man Hong, NG Sai Yin and LAU Yau Hing (Kwun Tong Kung Lok Government Secondary School – Hong Kong)

Tertiary Students Category:  LIEN Jin Yi (Ling Tung University – Taiwan)

Open Category:  LAW Hong Siu, POON Chung Kit, YEUNG Tsz Hin and TAM Wing Ho – Hong Kong

Speaking at the award presentation ceremony HKIPS councilor Nicholas Yang said, "The competition provided an excellent opportunity for the youngster from Hong Kong and Taiwan to exchange their experiences and to express their innovative ideas".

Another officiating guest TFACT executive director Spencer Yang said, "With the dedicated effort from students and other members in the society to fight against piracy, the new generation could learn more on how to protect intellectual property".

"This cross industry and cross border competition is an excellent initiative," Asia-Pacific for the Motion Picture Association president and managing director Mike Ellis. "Education is the way forward and we will continue to maintain primary focus on reaching out to everyone in our region on the importance of respecting and protecting IPR."

Among the Taiwan delegation visiting Hong Kong were representatives from the TFACT, officials from the Taiwan Intellectual Property Rights Office and participants of the competition. In addition to attending the Award Ceremony the delegation also visited Hong Kong’s Infinito Education Studio of Hong Kong to exchange information on video production.