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BAFTA Announces First Hong Kong Scholarship Recipients, And October Events In HK

18 September 2014

Award-winning British make-up artist and director, Lois Burwell and Kevin Macdonald, will share their crafts at events supported by M•A•C and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management respectively

London and Hong Kong, 18 September 2014: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the names of the first ever recipients of BAFTA scholarships in Hong Kong. The news comes as the organisation prepares to host a series of events in Hong Kong in October, as part of its continuing outreach into Asia.

British student Tian Macleod Ji, from Oxford, is awarded a scholarship to study the MFA in Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong as part of the BAFTA Scholarship Programme in Hong Kong, generously supported by the Yip Foundation. Meanwhile Wan Pin Chu is awarded the BAFTA Yip Foundation Scholarship, reserved for Hong Kong residents, towards the MComp in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in London. The scholarships, which are aimed at talented individuals in financial need, cover course fees and also include a bursary for expenses, mentoring support from an industry professional, and access to BAFTA events.

BAFTA’s ongoing events programme in Hong Kong aims to encourage creative collaboration between the UK and Asia by bringing together talented individuals from the film, television and games industries to share their skills and expertise.

On Thursday 9 October, Oscar-winning and BAFTA-nominated make-up artist Lois Burwell ( ) will take part in two events at Duddell’s: the first is an exclusive event for M•A•C make-up artists from across Asia, examining the looks Burwell created for three iconic films; the second is a masterclass in which she will discuss the craft of make-up design, and her work with directors such as Steven Spielberg, Mel Gibson and Brian De Palma. Both events are supported by M•A•C Cosmetics.

On Tuesday 14 October BAFTA- and Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald ( ) will speak at an intimate ‘Academy Circle’ event for local supporters of BAFTA’s mission in Asia, supported by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, at The Peninsula Hong Kong. On Wednesday 15 October Macdonald will give a public masterclass on the craft of directing, and will also meet with emerging Hong Kong filmmakers.

Also during the visit, BAFTA will host the third meeting of its Hong Kong Advisory Board, which comprises leading industry figures from Asia and the UK.

Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “Less than a year ago we delivered our inaugural activity in Hong Kong and set out our ambitions for future events. I am therefore delighted we are returning to Hong Kong for the third time and with two British talents, previously recognised by BAFTA, Lois Burwell and Kevin Macdonald, who will share their insights at events aimed at enthusiasts, career-starters and fellow professionals.

“Promoting, supporting and developing new talent is very important to BAFTA and I am delighted we have announced our first scholarship recipients in Hong Kong, Tian Macleod Ji and Wan Pin Chu. These scholarships embody our ambitions for creative collaboration and cross-cultural exchange.

“We owe sincere thanks to our partners who have helped us turn our ambitions to reality.”

Katherine Yip, Founder of the Yip Foundation, said about the scholarship recipients: “I am delighted the inaugural BAFTA scholarships supported by the Yip Foundation are being awarded to two such talented individuals – Tian Macleod Ji and Wan Pin Chu – who have both achieved considerable success in their respective fields. They are unique talents, and with mentorship support from BAFTA I am sure they will develop to be extremely bright lights on the cultural scene in UK and Hong Kong, helping to foster stronger creative partnerships and collaboration.”

"M•A•C is a longstanding partner of BAFTA in the UK paying tribute to the creativity and talents of make-up artists worked at over 7,200 productions globally this past year," said Raffaella Cornaggia, VP/GM, M•A•C Cosmetics, Asia Pacific, "We are excited to see our partnership now extended to Asia through this special event with Lois Burwell, who we have supported for over a decade."

Supporting BAFTA’s activity in Hong Kong are BAFTA partners: Champagne Taittinger, Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, M•A•C Cosmetics, The Peninsula Hong Kong, and the Yip Foundation.

For full details of BAFTA‘s activity in Asia, visit http

For profiles of BAFTA’s scholarship recipients in Hong Kong, and to follow their progress, visit the BAFTA Hong Kong Scholars page.

To sign up for updates on BAFTA activity, including event details and the opening date for scholarship applications, go to: http

BAFTA will also be tweeting from @BAFTA and @BAFTAGuru using the hashtag #BAFTAHK.

BAFTA events in Hong Kong in October – at a glance

Thursday 9 October

• BAFTA and M•A•C Cosmetics present The Creation of Character with Lois Burwell, at Duddell’s

• BAFTA and M•A•C present Make-Up Design Masterclass with Lois Burwell, at Duddell’s

Tuesday 14 October

• Academy Circle Evening with Kevin Macdonald, supported by Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management, at The Peninsula Hong Kong

Wednesday 15 October

• BAFTA Masterclass – The Craft of Directing with Kevin Macdonald

• Third meeting of the BAFTA Hong Kong Advisory Board

Further Information

For further information, please contact:

Victoria Guo
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: (+852) 2586 7837

Tim Fung
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: (+852) 2586 7892


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round Learning & Events programme that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, lectures, scholarships and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. For further information, visit http and

About the Yip Foundation

“While it is good to be successful in business, it is more important to do good for mankind.” The Yip Foundation is just one way that founder and entrepreneur, Katherine Yip, is bringing this personal credo to life.

The Yip Foundation is making a tangible difference with its support for a number of philanthropic causes including heart surgery and organ transplants for 15,000 children in developing countries, global youth education programmes, training schemes for healthcare professionals, elderly care projects, and the cultural exchange scholarships created for BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) across Asia.

The Yip Foundation assists individuals and communities to raise funds through dollar-for-dollar matching plans, and applies every dollar raised to the causes; no administration fees are charged.

About M•A•C Cosmetics

M•A•C (Make-up Art Cosmetics), a leading brand of professional cosmetics, was created in Toronto, Canada in 1984 and is part of The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. The company’s popularity has grown through a tradition of word-of-mouth endorsement from makeup artists, models, photographers and journalists around the world. M•A•C is now sold in 95 countries/territories worldwide. Follow M•A•C and M•A•C Senior Artists on Twitter @MACcosmetics and a list of the Senior Artists can be found here, become a M•A•C fan on Facebook, follow M•A•C on Instagram, watch M•A•C videos on YouTube For a M•A•C location visit

About Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management

With US$1.31 trillion of assets under management (as of June 30, 2014), Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is one of the world's leading investment organizations. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all major asset classes. It also provides tailored wealth management solutions and private banking services to high-net-worth individuals and family offices.

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management is the brand name of the Asset Management and Wealth Management division of the Deutsche Bank Group. The legal entities offering products or services under the Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management brand are listed in contracts, sales materials and other product information documents.