2011 Master of Journalism graduate Vincent Du is among six awardees of this year’s Seed Grants Programme. Along with two other recipients, Vincent was awarded a production grant of HK$150,000 for his film China’s Forgotten Daughters, which was produced by JMSC Honorary Professor Ruby Yang.

Co-organized by CNEX and the Hong Kong Documentary Initiative, which is part of the JMSC’s creative hub, the programme supports emerging documentary filmmakers with cash grants and mentorship from award-winning filmmakers. Winners will receive one-on-one coaching by creative advisors, nine months of residency at the JMSC, and free admission to classes with documentary filmmakers.

China’s Forgotten Daughers tells the story of a daughter’s impassioned search for her birth family and the human cost of China’s one-child policy. The policy has taken a toll on thousands of households and millions of individuals since its implementation in 1979. The penalties imposed by the policy were reason enough for families to give up their daughters in the hope of having sons. Thousands of baby girls were thus torn from their families—left on doorsteps and sent away for adoption. As they take on the struggle of finding their roots, these abandoned daughters must also deal with decades-long separations and impossible odds. But they search anyway, in the hope that finding their families will take away the pain of being an unwanted child—in the hope that there will finally be a real feeling of belonging.

2 August 2017

Master of Journalism graduate awarded Hong Kong Documentary Initiative annual seed grant

2011 Master of Journalism graduate Vincent Du is among six awardees of this year’s Seed Grants Programme. Along with two other recipients, Vincent was awarded a production grant of HK$150,000 for his film China’s Forgotten […]
18 May 2017

Screening of six JMSC student documentaries (2:30pm, 19 May)

Join us for a screening of six short documentaries produced by our Master of Journalism students.   The documentaries are compelling stories of ordinary folks who shared with us their search for identity, their dreams, and […]
6 March 2017

JMSC summer course helps filmmaker net prize at international film festival

A JMSC summer course on documentary filmmaking has helped a filmmaker from the Philippines win an award at an international film festival, with a documentary about the life of her 105-year old grandmother. Curiosity, Adventure […]
23 September 2016

Master classes with Oscar documentarians coming up in October and November

Two-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Longley and Academy Award winner Thomas Lennon will be the first instructors of Hong Kong Documentary Initiative’s Master Classes with Oscar Documentarians on 29–30 October and 5–6 November held at the Journalism and […]
30 August 2016

Winner of the 2016 Mick Deane Scholarship for Video Journalism announced

Xu Xiaotong, a 2016 Master of Journalism graduate from the JMSC whose documentary explored the difficulties of Chinese students adjusting to life in Hong Kong, has been named as the overall winner of the 2016 […]
22 August 2016

JMSC students win TVB documentary competition

A film about a Hong Kong bodybuilder who was born female but now identifies as genderqueer has netted a team of JMSC students the top award in a local documentary competition. The documentary, titled ‘Siu […]
20 July 2016

Documentary celebrating peace and friendship through music by Oscar-winning director premieres in Hong Kong

More than 300 guests, including Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong SAR Government, attended the premiere of the latest film by Academy Award-winning director Ruby Yang in Hong Kong on 17 […]
8 July 2016

JMSC students take gold in documentary competition

A team of JMSC students and their teammate from Lingnan University have won the Gold Award in a documentary competition organised by Hong Kong Baptist University. Maggie Tan, Poo Yee Kai and Aston Law of […]