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Mr. Felix Chong Man-keung, MH

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Mr. Felix Chong is a renowned movie director and screenwriter in Hong Kong. He graduated from School of Communication of Hong Kong Baptist College. Before embarking on a career in the movie industry, Felix worked as a copy writer and script supervisor at Television Broadcasts Limited. To his credit, he has created more than 20 screenplays.

Among his award-winning masterpieces, the much acclaimed Infernal Affairs trilogy scooped the awards for Best Screenplay and numerous awards in various categories in Hong Kong Film Awards, Golden Bauhinia Awards and Hong Kong Screenwriters’ Guild. Infernal Affairs was adapted by Hollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese as The Departed which won four awards in The Oscars. Felix’s other renowned screenplays include the Initial D, a top-grossing film in Asia and Confession of Pain, which earned a nomination in Hong Kong Film Awards.

He set up POP Movies Limited in 2007 with his fellow partner Mr. Alan Mak to make their dream in film production a reality. In 2011, his first directed film Once A Gangster won him the award for Best New Director in Hong Kong Film Awards. The series of Overheard also earned many nominations in different film awards for him and Mr. Alan Mak. Overheard, Overheard 2 and Overheard 3 were awarded the Recommended Screenplay by Hong Kong Screenwriters’ Guild and the Recommended Movie by Hong Kong Film Critics Society in 2009, 2011 and 2014 respectively. Overheard 3 also won the Best Screenplay in Hong Kong Film Awards in 2015. Another creation The Silent War earned the nomination for Best Screenplay in the Hong Kong Film Awards in 2013. In 2018, his second directed film Project Gutenberg also received public accolades.

Felix has contributed greatly to the Academy of Film, HKBU, serving as adjudicator, advisor and visiting lecturer. He also spoke at alumni sharing forums and contributed to the HKBU 60th anniversary celebration events. In 2008, he received the Distinguished Alumni Communicator Award (Film, Television and Culture Category). Since 2015, he has been serving as Member of the Hong Kong Film Development Council and Member of the Advisory Committee on Admission of Quality Migrants and Professionals. He was awarded the Medal of Honour in 2016 by the HKSAR Government for his valuable contributions to the promotion of the film industry and nurturing new film talents.

 

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