Hong Kong Creative Drama Festival

(Sponsored by the Tin Ka Ping Foundation)

Introduction

The Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning at Hong Kong Baptist University, and the Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association co-organise the Hong Kong Creative Drama Festival annually to raise students’ awareness of current social/cultural issues and develop their creativity and teamwork skills through participating drama performance. Started in 2011, this large-scale drama event is the first of its kind in Hong Kong, attempting to promote ‘Drama in Education’ at all education levels, from primary to tertiary.

Entries to the Festival are accepted in teams, and the first challenge for each team is the preparation of a 4-min* drama on a given topic within the time limit of 15 minutes. Furthermore, the teams have to think out-of- the-box as they are required to make use of a set of provided props (e.g. chairs, table, stick, etc.) for appropriate purposes in their drama to support the topic. It is this requirement that truly challenges their creativity and imagination.

This year, the Festival introduces a new category “Tertiary Institution/Open” which allows tertiary students to team up with different participants, such as alumni or amateurs. This new setting aims to create a new cooperative environment in which the participants could work together and learn from each other. The top three winning teams of this category will receive a cash prize of HKD 2,500, HKD 2,000 and HKD 1,500 respectively. Tertiary students could register to the Festival for free.

Click here to see the details in promotional poster.

Online application for tertiary students is available now. Should you have any enquiries, please contact Mr Edmond Yuen at 3411-5351 or email via fkedmond@hkbu.edu.hk.

The past CDF events are archived at this website.
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* 4-min for university students; 3-min for secondary students; and 2-min for primary students.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon the completion of the festival, participants will be able to:

  1. Systematically organise and prepare for a drama performance. (GAs: Skills)
  2. Effectively communicate and work with teammates during the performance and preparation. (GAs: Teamwork)
  3. Promote the awareness of current social/cultural issues# to general public through drama performances. (GAs: Citizenship)

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# Annual theme of the festival is subjected to change according to the current social/cultural issues in Hong Kong.

Publications and News Releases

 

Event Highlights

Highlights of Hong Kong Creative Drama Festival 2016

Photo gallery

 

Executive Committee

Co-chairmen
Dr Theresa KWONG
Assistant Director, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning
Dr Tak Shun TSIN
Vice Chairman, Hong Kong Creative Educator Organization
Members
Dr Mei Yee SETO
Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association
Dr Lai Ping WONG
Chairperson of Executive Committee, Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association
Mr Peter LAU
Lecturer, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong
Miss Paisley LEUNG
Assistant Project Officer, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning
Ms Alice YIP
Secretary, Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning

Organiser

Centre for Holistic Teaching and Learning

 

Co-organisers

Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association
Hong Kong Creative Educators Organization

 

Sponsor

 

Remarks

  • CCL recognized
  • The groups deliver excellent performances will receive certificates of “Merit Award”, “Outstanding Award” or “Honors Award”. Selected groups will be invited to showcase in the Hong Kong Creative Drama Festival Ceremony.