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Ms Teresa Kwong, Programme Director, Hong Kong Arts Centre

Born in Hong Kong, Teresa Kwong is a promoter, curator and producer for film and media arts. Currently the Programme Director of the Hong Kong Arts Centre, she is committed to promote and nurture creative talents of multi arts disciplines in the region. Ms Kwong has been leading the ifva (Incubator for Film and Visual media in Asia) between 2004 and 2014. She has been invited to give presentations and curate programs about Hong Kong + Asian independent cinema for oversea festivals/ institutions in the United Kingdom, United States and Poland, etc.

 

Ms. Kwong has been awarded a Starr Foundation fellowship by the Asian Cultural Council to conduct research and undertake residencies at arts organizations specializing in film and media arts in New York (Eyebeam Art + Technology Center and Electronic Arts Intermix) and Los Angeles (REDCAT, the California Institute of the Arts) in 2007 - 2008.

 

Since 2001, she has become a member of NETPAC (Network for Promoters of Asian Cinema) and has been invited to be the jury member of various international film festivals, including the Busan International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Women Film Festival in Seoul and Vesoul Asian Film Festival.

 

She has started producing films with a number of emerging filmmakers in Hong Kong and China since 2006. She has been selected to participate in the renowned Produire au Sud Workshop 2008 – Nantes (France) and Rotterdam Producer Lab 2013 for co-production. Producing features includes Addicted to Love (directed by LIU Hao, 2010), Big Blue Lake (directed by Jessey Tsang, 2011), Flowing Stories (feature documentary by Jessey Tsang, 2014) and Dot 2 dot (directed by Amos WHY, 2014).

 

Ms Kwong is also doing part time teaching on film and media arts administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is currently a member of International Advisory Board of Objectifs (a non-profit visual arts centre dedicated to photography and film in Singapore) and the board of directors of Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong (an incubator for cross-disciplinary practices in music, sound, and technology).