Board of Directors

Janis Law

Janis is the founder of RTRI and curator of ‘Reel to Reel Film Heritage’. She worked as Assistant Curator, Moving Image at M+, Museum for Visual Culture in Hong Kong and was responsible for the coordination and execution of ‘M+ Screenings’ series. She has also participated in programmes like ‘Haunting Images: Live Cinema by Lim Giong’, ‘M+ Matters: Art and Design in the Digital Realm’ and ‘Ambiguously Yours: Gender in Hong Kong Popular Culture’. Janis also worked as Museum Trainee and Programme Assistant of the Hong Kong Film Archive, Education and Outreach Officer of the Chung Ying Theatre Company before joining M+. In 2018, she was selected to be one of the participants in the FIAF Film Restoration Summer School organised by the International Federation of Film Archives.

Gladys Lau

Gladys is the co-founder of RTRI. She has been working at the L’immagine Ritrovata Asia since 2015 and participating in restoring films of Bruce Lee, King Hu, Chang Cheh, Chor Yuen, Wong Kar-wai, Sammo Hung, Stanley Kwan, Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Jia Zhangke, etc. She worked for the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong Arts Development Council and Hong Kong Film Archive. During the period Gladys worked for the Hong Kong Film Archive, she organised various programmes and publications including ‘Restored Treasures’, ‘Early Cinematic Treasures Rediscovered’ and programmes celebrating UNESCO’s ‘World Day for Audiovisual Heritage’. Gladys is the awardee of Fellowship in FIAF Film Restoration Summer School in 2014 and was trained in Bologna, Italy.

Lau Yam

Lau Yam is the founding member of RTRI. He is a veteran film researcher, curator, editor and lecturer. He worked as Researcher at the Hong Kong Film Archive for years and is a member of the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. Recently, he curated programmes like ‘Rediscover and Restructure: Lost Gems and Restored Classics from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan’ for ‘Reel to Reel Film Heritage 2020’, ‘Tribute to Legendary Actress Li Lihua’ for 2019’s Hong Kong International Film Festival, retrospective of Li Pingqian and Griffin Yueh Feng for the ‘Writer/Director in Focus’ series at the Hong Kong Film Archive. Lau Yam is also one of the curators of ‘Critics’ Choice’ presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for many of the editions. He is an editor with years of experience and high-level expertise, his work includes The Iconoclastic Artist: Chiu Kang Chien’s Screenplays and Films, The Iconoclastic Classics: Chiu Kang Chien’s Four Screenplays for Films by Stanley Kwan, Oral History Series (6): Director Lung Kong, Golden Harvest: Leading Change in Changing Times, and Hong Kong Filmography series.

Chanel Kong

Chanel is Associate Curator of Moving Image at Hong Kong’s M+ Museum for Visual Culture, where she curated programmes such as ‘M+ Screenings: Southeast Asia Moving Image Mixtape’ (2018); ‘Haunting Images: Live Cinema by Lim Giong’ (2018); ‘M+ Screenings: In the World, Of the World’ (2019) and ‘M+ Live Art: Miraculous Trajectories’ (2019), co-presented with Art Basel Hong Kong. Prior to M+, Chanel worked in Asia, Europe and the US at organisations such as the British Film Institute, Independent Television Service, and WGBH Education Foundation; and contributed to film-related festivals and forums such as the Hong Kong International Film Festival, Udine Far East Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image, and the ‘DocYard’ series at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For over 15 years, she has also been a freelance writer, translator, and researcher, and her writing has appeared in various anthologies, magazines, and festival publications. A graduate from UC Berkeley, Chanel pursued further studies in Paris, completed training in analog and digital film restoration in Bologna, and completed her MA Film, Television and Screen Media in London.

Programme and Management

Aki Kung

Aki is the co-founder of RTRI and curator of ‘Reel to Reel Film Heritage’. She worked at the Hong Kong Film Archive as Project Assistant for programme coordination, research, writing, editorial and operational duties. She assisted in planning and organising exhibition programmes such as ‘Transcending Space and Time – Early Cinematic Experience of Hong Kong’ and ‘Saving Film: Road to Film Conservation’, as well as screening programmes ‘Restored Treasures’. In 2016, she started working in Ying E Chi and responsible for coordination of the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival. In 2018, she participated in Asian Film Awards Academy’s ‘Young Film Professionals Overseas Training Program’ on a job placement at L’Immagine Ritrovata in Bologna, Italy. In the same year she worked for Fortune Star Media, a local film library as Production Coordinator for film restoration projects. Her project ‘Study on Preservation and Exhibition of Audio-visual Heritage’ was selected for ‘Overseas Training for Arts Administrators’ of the HKADC in 2019. She also participated in FIAF Programming Winter School and Biennial Audiovisual Archival Summer School in 2021.

Advisory Group (2020 - 2022)

Dr. Giovanna Fossati (Chief Curator at EYE Filmmuseum and Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the University of Amsterdam)

Ms. Kiki Fung (Programme Consultant, Hong Kong International Film Festival)

Mr. Law Kar (Veteran film researcher and curator)

Prof. Lee Daw-Ming (Director, MFA Programme in Film, Television and Digital Media, Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University)