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“1 July 2017—A Day in Transition”, a Crowdsourced Film Project

The WMA Film Calls for Submissions for “1 July 2017—A Day in Transition”, a Crowdsourced Film Project

Capture your moments. Tell the Hong Kong story. 

The WMA Film invites everyone to take part in its “1 July 2017—A Day In Transition” crowdsourced film project. Videos should be filmed on 1 July and the submission period will last till 10 July 2017 (23:59 Hong Kong time; GMT +8:00).

Inspired by a new genre of crowdsourced films, “1 July 2017—A Day In Transition” will document changes or transitions in life as they relate to Hong Kong on 1 July 2017—the 20th anniversary of the city’s transfer of sovereignty from Britain to China—through the eyes of people who care about Hong Kong and events related to the city. This is a film on Hong Kong for Hong Kong.

With a simple smartphone camera or other recording devices, anyone can participate by capturing their views, observations, thoughts and feelings about this historic day. Submissions are open to anyone from anywhere in the world and will be accepted in any language. Videos should be up to two minutes in length, and multiple submissions are encouraged. This is a rare opportunity for people to tell the real Hong Kong story and its many transitional moments through their experiences of 1 July 2017—an amazing chance to become a part of Hong Kong history.

Ms Yan-yan Yip, CEO of the WYNG Foundation says, “The WMA Film project is an exciting addition to our series of WMA programmes designed to raise public awareness of social issues in Hong Kong and spur community participation through art in its many forms. This WMA Film project complements the WYNG Foundation’s philosophy of giving back to the community by empowering individuals and institutions through information exchange platforms in the areas of academics, media and urban initiatives. We are eager to see how the Hong Kong public and those with ties to Hong Kong around the world will interpret ‘1 July 2017—A Day in Transition,’ and anticipate receiving a plethora of personal and unique viewpoints in short video clips.”

Videos should be shot on 1 July 2017 and can be uploaded between 1 to 10 July on transition2017.hk. All eligible entries will be made accessible to the public and have the chance of being selected for inclusion in the production of the “1 July 2017—A Day in Transition” film. Professional equipment is not necessary: all you need is a smart phone and an idea (or two). There are no right or wrong concepts as the project seeks personal interpretations and explorations of transition on this day.

The WMA Film project will culminate in the production of a documentary or series of documentary films. All eligible video clips received will be maintained in a publicly accessible archive.

Details of the WMA Film 2017/18 – Transition

Theme: Hong Kong on 1 July 2017 and the transitions that have shaped the city

Date of shooting: 1 July 2017

Length of video: 2 min or less

Orientation: Landscape

Resolution: Not less than 720p (HD)

Video formats: MOV / MP4

File Size: 2 GB max.

Submission period: 1-10 July 2017

Submission and more information: Visit transition2017.hk