Young Film Professionals Program

With the objective to nurture young film talents and mid-career film professionals in Hong Kong through offering overseas training opportunities and short-term work placements, Young Film Professionals Program has been organized by the Asian Film Awards Academy and its partners since 2016. Participants can enhance their skills, develop professional relationships and exchange ideas with overseas film experts.

AFAA has worked with different eminent German film studios, including The Post Republic, Rotor Film and Trixter to offer placement for Hong Kong film workers in the fields of visual effects and sound effects. In partnership with L’Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy, participants learnt film restoration and attended the Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival. AFAA also partnered with White Light Post, a Thailand based studio, to give participants opportunities to work at its Film Editing and Color Grading Departments, and collaborated with Broadway Cinematheque to allow students with film and media related background to experience the work environments of film events organization.

  • Golden Cicada Film

    October 2023 – December 2023

    Two selected young film professionals went to Beijing Golden Cicada Film, the renowned sound post-production studio for a work placement in the sound department. This allowed participants to learn professional knowledge about film sound effects production and gain a deep understanding of the prospects and future of mainland China’s film industry.
  • White Light Post

    October 2023 – December 2023

    Both Hong Kong participants stated that by attending the "Young Film Professionals Programme" in Thailand, they were able to gain an in-depth understanding of the various post-production steps, which has also helped them set clearer goals for their future career development.
  • White Light Post

    September 2022 – January 2023

    The selected students not only learned colour grading skills but had a deeper understanding of the local film industry's post-production structure, workflow, management arrangements, etc.
  • mm2 Entertainment Hong Kong

    November 2021 – October 2022

    The Student Internship Program providing students extensive possibilities to discover film industry in various aspects.
  • Broadway Cinematheque

    August 2021 – July 2022

    The Student Internship Program aims to help students to develop careers and professional identities in the film industry.
  • The Post Republic

    February – April 2020

    The candidate can work in the standard and international sound post-production studios to learn a lot from the film industry in Germany.
  • White Light Post

    November 2019 – April 2020

    The most valuable element in this programme is the opportunity to get to know how the professional work in this industry.
  • Broadway Cinematheque

    September 2019 – March 2020

    The intern can help in preparation and execution of the Hong Kong Asian Film Festival and gain most experience in three months.
  • L’Immagine Ritrovata

    June – September 2019

    The candidate can join two-months’ work placements at L’Immagine Ritrovata film restoration laboratory in Bologna, Italy.
  • Broadway Cinematheque

    September 2018 – March 2019

    The Student Internship Program to nurture a new generation of dedicated film events programmers, marketers and organizers.
  • L’Immagine Ritrovata

    June – September 2018

    Six candidates were sent to L’Immagine Ritrovata in Italy to learn technologies in film restoration.
  • The Post Republic/Rotor Film/Trixter

    January – May 2018

    Provide young Hong Kong professionals the opportunity of overseas studio exposure at the early stage of their careers.
  • Broadway Cinematheque

    September 2017 – March 2018

    The Student Internship Program to give film & media related students the opportunities to experience the work environments of film organization.
  • The Post Republic

    November 2016 – January 2017

    Two successful applicants were sent to The Post Republic in Berlin on a two-month work placement respectively in its Film Sound and VFX departments.

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