18 December 2019

Call for entries are open at the first-ever HUAWEI Film Awards

• Film-makers from the Asia Pacific region are to be rewarded for films shot on Huawei smartphones

• Grand prize includes US$20,000 and a trip to Bangkok for the awards ceremony

• Film screening event in Singapore on 21 December showcases local director Boris Boo’s work

Source: Huawei. Huawei calls for submissions for its inaugural film awards.
Source: Huawei. Poster for the HFA.
Huawei has announced its inaugural film awards, HUAWEI Film Awards (HFA), in the Asia Pacific region to encourage and inspire film-makers and content creators to showcase their creativity through stories filmed using Huawei smartphones that contain top-of-the-line mobile camera technology.

Themed Empowering Your Possibilities, the HFA will kick off in Singapore with an event at SCAPE on 21 December from 6 pm. Local director Boris Boo will be the guest of honour, with one of his own films premiering at the event.

Through the HFA, Huawei hopes to play a part in driving innovation and creativity within filmmaking through the use of smartphones, and highlight how mobile filmography is possible with advanced technology progression that fits complex camera capabilities in a smartphone camera.

“The HUAWEI Film Awards is an Asia-Pacific festival dedicated to celebrating work shot on any Huawei mobile phone, with the goal of uncovering and supporting the talents of tomorrow. The festival aims to nurture the interest of local creative talents in smartphone film production by expanding their scope and freedom to create breathtaking films, thus providing them an entryway into the world of smartphone filmmaking,” said Phil Xu, MD of Consumer Business Group Singapore.

“We hope this platform will enhance collaboration between local film makers, content creators and talents, encouraging them to share new filming knowledge, showcase smartphone cinematography skills, and gain recognition at national and regional levels.”

The HFA is now calling for entries from smartphone film-makers and content creators from now till 25 February 2020 (11:59 pm, GMT+8). Submissions must be filmed entirely on a Huawei mobile phone with a running time within 10 minutes, following the theme Empowering Your Possibilities.

Judges will include five prominent trailblazers in the film and broadcasting scene: Malaysian film and television producer and screenwriter Adele Lim, Thai postmodern author Prabda Yoon, and Rajay Singh, senior founder partner of film and TV commercial production company Directors Think Tank. Joining them are Alex Lin, Asia Pacific President of Huawei Consumer Business Group, and Chris Humphrey, who oversees regional broadcasting at A+E Networks.

The winner of the APAC Best Film at the HFA receives US$20,000 and an all-expenses paid trip to Bangkok, Thailand for the awards ceremony. The winners of HFA will be announced regionally on 6 March 2020. The lineup of awards include APAC Best Director, APAC Best Cinematography, APAC Best Actor (Male or Female), and Country Level Best Film. Winners of all categories will receive a trophy and certificate. The winner of Country Level Best Film in Singapore will also walk away with additional prizes.


Get more details on HFA participation

Register for the Singapore launch event. Registration slots are limited, and reserved for Huawei mobile phone users, who may bring along a friend. Every successful registrant receives a complimentary HUAWEI FreeBuds Lite (worth S$188) at the door.