Global Storytelling Symposium

The Academy of Film of Hong Kong Baptist University will be hosting an international symposium on January 28–30 featuring Mary Ann Doane, Richard Pena, Gina Marchetti among others, and special screenings of The Departed and Infernal Affairs on 35mm at Tai Kwun’s JC Cube.

Global Storytelling

January 28–30, 2020

CVA1022 Communication & Visual Arts Building

Hong Kong Baptist University 5 Hereford Road Kowloon Tong HK

The symposium explores the affect and effect of storytelling across regional borders, platforms, and genres including narrative features and documentaries, serial and series dramas on network TV, Netflix, & HBO, narratives on podcast and radio programs, long narrative video journalism and short format video/personal essays on YouTube, and other online platforms. The symposium serves as a platform for the launch a new academic journal: Global Storytelling: Journal of Film and Moving Image. Housed in the School of Communication at the Hong Kong Baptist University with Professor Ying Zhu serving as the founding editor, the journal will be published by the University of Michigan Press.

Further details can be found on

Global Storytelling Committee
Academy of Film, HKBU
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