“22nd DigiCon6 ASIA Awards” Presentation Ceremony
Concluded with Success
Two Hong Kong Contestants Won the Top Honours of Gold Award – Grand Prize & Silver Award Among 16 Participating Asian Countries and Regions
(Hong Kong．28th November, 2020, Saturday) Sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA) and the Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS) co-organized the “DigiCon6 ASIA Awards – Hong Kong” (Hong Kong contest) to identify and support local potential creative talent by recognizing their entries, while helping them promote their digital content and exploring markets. Apart from having recognition in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong contest’s winners were also nominated to participate in the “22nd DigiCon6 ASIA Awards” (the Award) to compete with other 15 Asian countries and regions’ contestants for various awards. The Presentation Ceremony of the Award was organized by TBS on 28th November 2020 (Saturday) afternoon in Tokyo, Japan. Participants outside of Japan participated in the Ceremony through online streaming. The Award is a prestigious annual digital content competition in Asia. It has strong participation of 16 Asia countries/regions this year, namely Cambodia, the Mainland, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and the first-time participants, Laos and Mongolia. Close to 1200 applications were received amid the pandemic. According to the competition mechanism, entries of each participating country/region competed for their own Regional Gold Awards, Silver Awards and Next Generation Awards. The Regional Award Winners of all participating countries/regions were then nominated to further compete in the Grand Final for the top honours.
Series of events in early 2021 for exchange of ideas
To give Hong Kong digital content producers more chances to exchange ideas with the talents from other countries and regions, HKDEA will organize a series of events in early 2021 under the sponsorship from CreateHK. The first one is the “Stop-motion Animation Master Class” to be held in January 2021. It will contain two parts, with the first an online talk followed by a physical workshop. Mr. Yuichi ITO, Tokyo’s master of stop-motion, is invited to be the guest speaker of the Master Class. Two local animation masters, namely Mr. CHEUNG Kwong Chun and Mr. MAK Siu Fung, will teach and demonstrate in the workshop with the instructions from Mr. ITO. All trainees of the Master Class will be required to finish their stop motion animation videos during the workshop for Mr. ITO’s comments. Furthermore, HKDEA will organise the “Asian Master Summit” and the Screening Session of the “22nd DigiCon6 ASIA Awards” in February 2021. The Screening Session will showcase all awarded works of the Hong Kong contest and selected ones from other regional contests, followed by an experience sharing session with all the Hong Kong contest winners and overseas experts. The Awards Presentation Ceremony of the Hong Kong contest will also be held in the same month. Highlights of various activities will be uploaded onto the project website in due course. More details of the activities of the “22nd DigiCon6 ASIA Awards – Hong Kong” are available at: www.digicon6asia.hk/introduction
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About Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA)
Established in 1999, HKDEA is a non-profit organization aiming to promote digital entertainment development in Hong Kong. Its mission points toward the achievement of the following goals - boosting prosperity of the digital entertainment industry by fostering cooperation among local developers; opening up and developing digital market; enhancement of local technology so as to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong’s production; promoting communication between the digital entertainment industry and other related industries such as toys, entertainment and visual games; building a favourable image for digital entertainment; and protection of intellectual property right and scrapping counterfeit products.
About Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.
Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc. with its headquarter in Tokyo, Japan, is the key station of a national television and radio network. TBS’s 28-affiliate station TV and news network JNN (Japan News Network), and 34-affiliate station radio network, JRN (Japan Radio Network) span the country domestically, in addition to its overseas news bureaus located around the world. Other Business Activities include: General broadcasting (television broadcasting) in accordance with broadcast law and other broadcasting related regulation/production and distribution of TV programs, DVDs, videos, etc. Telecommunication services TV broadcasting: JORX-TV/JORX-DTV.
About Create Hong Kong
Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated agency set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in June 2009. It is under the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and dedicated to spearheading the development of creative industries in Hong Kong. Its strategic foci are nurturing talent and facilitating start-ups, exploring markets, and promoting Hong Kong as Asia’s creative capital and fostering a creative atmosphere in the community. CreateHK sponsors HKDEA to organise various editions of the “DigiCon6 ASIA Awards - Hong Kong” and other projects to promote the development of the digital entertainment industry. CreateHK’s website: www.createhk.gov.hk