Curriculum Vitae

Yip Kim Fung, alias Bill, has gathered over 22 years of experience in making films, TV programs and commercials.

 

After graduating from Hong Kong Baptist University and briefly working in RTHK, Bill joined the flourishing film industry in the 80’. Being assistant director, scriptwriter and also production manager, he took part in over 20 highly acclaimed quality feature films. Some of them went to major film festivals such as Oscar, Cannes, Golden Horse and Hong Kong Film Award. He greatly benefited by working with world-renowned directors such as Pucchi Leung, Wayne Wang, Sylvia Chang, Marion Hansel, Masashi Yamamoto, Francois Girard and Larry Lau.

 

He also writes scripts for TV and films occasionally. One screenplay is collaboration with Sylvia Chang entitled “Three Summers”, which was a nominated film in Hong Kong Film Award and Golden Horse Film Award. The intricate simplicity of the film has later drawn invitation from Sundance Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival. His script collaboration work with Chan Man Keung in “The Boxer” was nominated for 3 awards in Golden Horse Award including Best Picture and Best Director.

 

Bill often freelances for Radio Television Hong Kong as director. To date, over 30 TV programs have been produced. Honorably, his episode from The Brave Young Teacher has been selected by RTHK as a classic as it successfully creates the genre of docu-drama in local TV which still prevails.

 

In 1997 Bill was hired by Bentley Porter Novelli, the world’s second largest PR agency, as Associate Creative Director. His agency experience continued when he later became the Director of Creative Solutions for MediaMix Ltd. for another 2 years.

 

Having determined to focus on film and TV production, Bill left advertising and set up his own production house to specialize, till now, in directing and producing various works in the forms of TV commercial, corporate video, infotainment, drama, documentary and feature film.

 

Due to his combined expertise in film, event and stage production, Bill was invited by the Macau Government in 2004 and 2005 respectively to produce the opening and closing ceremony performances in a major international conference (PATA) that took place in Korea and Macau; whereas he was also hired as the Producer of the 2005 PATA Conference Organizing Committee.

 

Bill used to be the committee member of Creative Horizon, an art group in alliance with Dr. Lester Chan, Law Koon Lan, Dr. Lo Wai Luk, Mui Cheuk Yin and some other prominent local artists. Together with other members, Bill was appointed as Artists at Residence by Tsun Mun Town Hall for two consecutive years.

 

Bill is also a part time lecturer, and has taught in City University Hong Kong and Hong Kong Baptist University respectively.

 

Bill has recently made his first feature film entitled “Cure” as a producer-director. The film has been selected as the closing film for 2010 Hong Kong Independent Film Festival and subsequently in the Panorama Section of 2011 Hong Kong International Film Festival. The film was a competition film in 2012 Tokyo International Film Festival. Bill was also nominated for the Best New Director in 2012 Hong Kong Film Award.

 

AWARDS & ACCREDIDATION

 

Nominated for Best New Director, Hong Kong Film Award as director in “Cure” (Feature Film)

2012

Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival as director in “Kung Fu Quest (The Series)” (TV Documentary)

2011

The Accolade Competition 2011, Award of Excellence as director in “Kung Fu Quest (The Series)” (TV Documentary)

2011

US International Film & Video Festival, 1st Place, Gold Camera Award as scriptwriter in “流金歲月之三笑姻緣” (TV Drama)

2011

In Competition, Tokyo International Film Festival as director in “Cure” (Feature Film)

2011

Panorama Section, Hong Kong International Film Festival as director in “Cure” (Feature Film)

2010

Closing Film, Hong Kong Independent Film Festival as director in “Cure” (Feature Film)

2010

Shortlisted for Jury Panels’s Special Innovation Awards, China International New Media Festival, China as director in “Peeking Through Chungking Mansions” (Documentary Film)

2010

Prize of Effort, TBS DigiCon6, Hong Kong as director in “Peeking Through Chungking Mansions” (Documentary Film)

2009

Certificate of Merit in Digital Effect, Hong Kong ICT Awards as director in “Peeking Through Chungking Mansions” (Documentary)

2009

Best TVC, Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival, Hong Kong as creative director and editor in “No Discount” (TVC)

2009

Best Director of Documentary, Asian First Films Festival, Singapore as director in “Peeking Through Chungking Mansions” (Documentary)

2008

Gold Prize, INTERCOM, Chicago International Film Festival, US as scriptwriter in “Family Education – Liar” (TV Drama)    

2008

Selection for Competition, Portable Film Festival, Australia as director in “Parking” (Short Film)

2008

Certificate for Creative Excellence, US International Film & Video Festival, US as scriptwriter in “Family Education – Liar” (TV Drama)

2008

Nomination of Best Short Film, Busan Universiade of Digital Content as director in “Peeking Through Chungking Mansions” (Documentary Film)

2009

Certificate of Merit, Chicago International Film Festival as director in “Ah Fung” (Short Film)

2005

Finalist Award, New York Festivals as director in “Ranging Free within the Law” (Public Interest Video)

2000

Honorable Mention Award, Sundance Film Festival as executive producer in “Bus 44” (Short Film)

2002

Jury Award, Venice International Film Festival 2001 as executive producer in “Bus 44” (Short Film)

2001

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2004

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Present

Director/Producer, OX Workshop Limited

2010

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Present

Director of Media Content, NC Communications

2002

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2004

Creative Director, MediaMix Limited

1997

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1998

Associate Creative Director, Bentley Porter Novelli

1996

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2002

In-house Director, Novelty Workshop

1986

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1997

Assistant Director, Production Manager, Scriptwriter in film production

1985

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1986

Assistant producer, Radio Television Hong Kong

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008-2011                             SCOPE, HK CityU, in Documentary Production and Directing & Acting

2011-Present        Part-time lecturer, Hong Kong Baptist College

 

EDUCATION & HONORS

Master of Science (Distinction) in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology (School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)

Bachelor OF Social Science (Merit) in Communications (Film & Video, School of Commuications, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong)

Honours Diploma in Communication, HK-TVB Scholarships Awardee (Film, Department of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist College, Hong Kong)

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

Hong Kong Screenwriters’ Guild

 

SOCIAL DUTY

Advisory board member for Wong Cho Tong Social Service Building, Tung Wah Hospitals Group