Hung Wing-kit was born in Hong Kong in 1977. While studying at the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2000, he made the gay-themed short Invisible People, which won an award at Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Awards (IFVA). In 2001, his senior project I Am Not What You Want, starring his friend Chet Lam in a role specifically written for the latter, earned a Special Jury Award at International Speel film festival in Gent, Belgium. Hung’s 2003 short film Buffering… was awarded a Jury Special Mention at the Turin GLBT International Film Festival. Later, he studied at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Hung had been preparing for the production of Soundless Wind Chime since his student days, having invested five years in writing and editing the script while looking for funding. The film depicts the chance encounter between a mainland Chinese young man and a dejected foreigner, which leads to the former’s search for the purpose of living through life, death and love. It was honored by the Turin GLBT International Film Festival with a Best New Director Award while also nominated for the Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film was also shown at film festivals in Rotterdam, San Francisco, Mill Valley, Taipei and Hong Kong. Hung is currently a television commercial director at the Jiukaboom Video & Animation Production Company. His new project, Mama Eva, won the Wouter Barendrecht Award at the Hong Kong- Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).
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