Screenwriting Workshop with Chung Seo-kyung - New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival

Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre 
Date: 2021.11.25 - 2022.01.16
Price: Free of charge 

From 25 November 2021 to 16 January 2022, the Hong Kong Arts Centre presents New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival. Following the success of the first edition, which focused on the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, this programme aims to introduce the importance of BIFF as one of the leading film festivals in Asia and how it assists budding filmmakers from Hong Kong and South Korea. The screenings comprise a Hong Kong showcase curated by Maggie Lee, Curator of New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival; Asia Chief Film Critic, Variety; Curator for Tokyo and Vancouver International Film Festivals, and a Korean showcase co-curated by Lee and Nam Dong-chul, Program Director, Busan International Film Festival. There are four thematic talks designed for those who aspire to pursue a career in film to learn about the industry’s inner-workings. Film distributors, sales, producers, festival curators, funding bodies and filmmakers will share their professional experiences and insights through in-depth conversations. The programme also consists of two workshops: Film Project Pitching Workshop and Screenwriting Workshop with Chung Seo-kyung, and Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan.


Aside from sharing her screenwriting journey during the Masterclass on Screen Adaptation, internationally renowned Korean screenwriter Chung Seo-kyung, who is a long-time collaborator with Korean director Park Chan-wook, is also an instructor of a screenwriting workshop, where participants can have a one-on-one conversation with Chung virtually and receive her professional screenwriting advice.


The organiser will arrange the exact dates and times with respective participants for a customised session; session will last approximately 30 - 60 minutes.
Between 14 and 17 January, 2022 (Thu – Mon)
Venue: Hong Kong Arts Centre
Languages: Conducted in Korean with Cantonese interpretation
Instructor: Chung Seo-kyung

Targets: Cinephiles and those who truly aspire to pursue a career in the film industry and have a script idea, who are aged between 18 – 45, and with a permanent Hong Kong identity card.


Instructor’s Bio 

Chung Seo-kyung

Chung Seo-kyung is regarded as one of the best film and television writers of Korea today. Her legendary and timeless works with Korean director, Park Chan-wook, have captivated audiences around the world. These films include The Handmaiden (2016), Thirst (2009), I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK (2006) and Lady Vengeance (2005). She has been bestowed with screenwriting awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards and the Sitges Film Festival, and has also been nominated for best screenwriting awards at the Asian Film Awards, Baek Sang Art Awards, San Francisco Film Critics Circle and several other awarding bodies. Her latest film collaboration with Park is Decision to Leave.

Participants MUST attend the Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan on 17/7/2022 (Updated date) (Tickets will be provided by the Hong Kong Arts Centre).

Participants MUST have experience in film script creation, and are required to submit a short synopsis, character profiles and treatment in Chinese. The workshop only accepts applications for the genre of fiction. Short and feature film script proposals are welcomed. Applicants can submit past screenwriting work(s) with the application.

Workshops are free of charge. A deposit of HK$600 is required for reservation. The deposit will be refunded ONLY to applicants who attend the corresponding workshops. The deposit will not be reimbursed if the applicant is absented from the arranged session.

Application deadline: 19/11/2021 (Fri)
Application form download:
Enquiry: 25820203

*The organiser will issue an acknowledgement email within three working days upon receipt of a workshop application. 


Click here to learn more about the Masterclass on Screen Adaptation: A Conversation Between Chung Seo-kyung and Fruit Chan
Click here to learn more about the overall programme of New Waves, New Shores: Busan International Film Festival

Ticket Prices:
Screenings $80 / $64*
Talks $50 / $40*
Masterclass $60 / $48* 
Package Discounts:
Package A - One ticket each for all Screenings, 4 Talks and Masterclass (service charge included) $1,430
Package B - One ticket each of Dumplings, Thirst and Masterclass $170
Package C - 20% off discount to each purchase of standard tickets of Comfort Women Trilogy


*20% off discount for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients. Tickets for CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis. Concessionary ticket holders must produce evidence of their identity or age upon admission.
*20% off for HKAC Individual members & HKAC BEE. Members must present a valid membership card upon admission.
*20% off for each purchase of 4 or more standard tickets.
*Only one discount offer could be applied to each ticket purchase.
*Free seating.
Tickets are available now on POPTICKET.
General programme enquiries: 25820282
Workshop enquiries: 25820203
Press enquiries: 25820248
Internet booking:
While it is the HKAC’s policy to secure the best possible screening versions of our presented films, the HKAC appreciates our patron’s understanding of the occasional less than perfect screening versions. Thank you for your kind consideration. 
Presented by: Hong Kong Arts Centre
Financially supported by: Film Development Fund, Create Hong Kong
Festival Partner: Busan International Film Festival
In Association with: Korean Film Council


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