Riley Wong joined UK-China Film Collab as a Specialised Programme Curator via a credited placement module in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London in July 2022.

Here is Riley’s introduction to herself:

“I am currently studying MA in Film and Screen Media (with the pathway to Film Programming and Curating) at the Birkbeck, University of London.

I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Sociology and Criminology. Watching films is always my biggest interest and I have always wanted to work in this industry. Therefore, I have started this MA degree and I wish to explore more about film history and gain more related experiences and connections. So far, I have gotten many opportunities from my course, including student accreditation at Berlinale Film Festival, programme viewers at Raindance Film Festival, and now an internship at UCFC.

I wish to bring more multiple Hong Kong cinemas to the UK audience via this internship. I am currently developing a project at UCFC which focuses on various Hong Kong film directors, giving a better understanding and conversation of Hong Kong cinema in the UK.”

After finishing her credited placement module, Riley continued to contribute and lead various projects at UCFC. She has now graduated from Birkbeck.

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Riley’s Contribution to UCFC:

Odyssey: a Chinese cinema season 2023 as Lead Curator

The Next Asian Star (2022)

Septet: the Story of Hong Kong UK Premiere (24 July 2022)

Heroic Missions: Johnnie To Retrospective (7-14 July 2022)