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Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF): Call for Project Submissions (from now until 15 October 2012)

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    Organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and running concurrently with the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is Asia's premier project market designed to connect Asian filmmakers with upcoming film projects with internationally prominent film financiers, producers, bankers, distributors, buyers, and funders for co-production ventures. The HAF is the ideal venue for d...

Eight Italian films to hit Hong Kong theatre this September

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        Set to spark a fervent interest in contemporary Italian cinema among Hong Kong moviegoers, “Cine Italiano! – Italian Film Week in Hong Kong”, a one-week showcase of eight finely selected Italian films, will run from 21 to 26 September 2012 at The Grand Cinema. Curated by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and Zetema Progetto Cultura, and presented by City of Rome, Rai Cinema, CineCittà Luce, the Consulate Gene...

Hong Kong FILMART 2012

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  The Hong Kong FILMART 2012 took place in the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong from 19 - 22 March. The market's main focus is geared to focusing on Hong Kong as a crucial center for buying and selling of films and TV. The overall feeling of this year's market outcome was very positive. Producers, sellers and buyers from all over the world attended the Filmart and most were pleasantly surprised by their success at Hong Kong’s young but rapidly growing in...

Middle East presence in Hong Kong during the 2012 HAF

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  Middle East presence in Hong Kong during the 2012 HAF. Alongside this year’s FILMART, Hong Kong’s key international TV and film market, HAF (Asia Film Financing Forum) Hong Kong took place from 19-21 March. HAF is an annual event where filmmakers from around the world are awarded prizes of up to HK$350K in development funds. This year eight awards were given to filmmakers for select projects that showed exceptional merit; these won prizes in money and an impetus for the advan...

Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi to head APSA 2011 International Jury

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BANGKOK ~ Nansun Shi, one of the region’s most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Japanese director and actress Kaori Momoi, Israeli director Samuel Maoz, and the Executive Chairman of the China Film Producers Association, Ming Zhenjiang. During a career spanning th...

Hong Kong's Heard Music

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Hong Kong Film Festival is the 2nd festival visited by the 9th "Pacific Meridian" commission.Programme curator Natalya Timofeeva who was in Hong Kong for the first time shared with us her impressions.Hong Kong Film Festival is called the most important and influential film forum in the eastern hemisphere. Apparently, it's because several important events connected to cinematography take place in this megalopolis at the time of the festival. I want to draw your attention to some of them...

AFM Day 2: Fries Frame, ODB, Doddle, IM Global & Hong Kong Day updated

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by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles CorrespondentMaybe it was just a coincidence that Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow was spotted making a stealth move out of the parking structure in Santa Monica on Day 2 of the American Film Market (AFM), but today, Nov. 5, heavy hitter Gary Barber, Co-Chairman/CEO of Spyglass will join Harvey Weinsten, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Co., Nick Meyer CEO of Sierra Pictures, and Stewart Till, Chief Executive of The Icon Group in a heavy hitter roundta...

Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards

16 th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards (ifva) Festival

16 - 20 March 2011

ifva Festival is a hub for showcasing and appreciating creative media production. Being one of the core events of the Entertainment Expo, ifva Festival takes place annually every March, featuring activities for cultural exchange and public participation such as:

  • Screenings and discussions
  • Live performances
  • Exhibitions
  • Master class and workshops
  • Award Ceremony

Programme will be announced online by the end of January 2011. Booking booklets will be available to collected at various locations including the Hong Kong Arts Centre and performance venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

To browse the programme from the 15th ifva Festival, click here.

Hong Kong Film Maverick Andrew Lau Returns To TIFF

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  Andrew Lau (also known as Wei-Keung Lau), the celebrated Hong Kong filmmaker, returns to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) with the North American premiere of his latest action epic LEGEND OF THE FIST: The Return of Chen Zhen. The film recently opened the Venice International Film Festival and is now making its bow in North America. Lau is acknowledged as Hong Kong's premiere director of action films, a genre that is popular everywhere in the world.     La...

HONG KONG slasher DREAM HOME to Open Udine Fareast Film Festival 2010

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      23rd April to 1st May 2010 - Teatro Nuovo “Giovanni da Udine” and the Visionario UDINE FAR EAST FILM 12 The Udine Festival is granted, for its launch on the 23rd April, the World Premiere of Dream Home, the highly anticipated slasher by Pang Ho-cheung! 15th March 2010 UDINE – The highly anticipated World Premiere of Dream Home by Pang Ho-cheung will be the film to open the late-night section of Far East Film 12, during the Festival’s o...

Film festivals in Hong Kong

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Are you looking for film festivals in Hong Kong? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee. http://www.fest21.com/en/festivals?filter0=&filter1=&filter2=Hong+Kong&filter3=**ALL**&filter4=**ALL** You can also search festivals accepting film submission on fest21.com ...

10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

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The Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival is Asia-Pacific`s first and (so far) only festival showcasing the best Jewish-themed film from around the world. The 10th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival will run from 14-22 November this year at IFC Mall: 1 Harbour View Street Hong Kong, Hong Kong phone: +852 2295 3308   List of the films presented: Adam Resurrected Germany/Israel, 2008, 106 minutes, 35 mm, English w/ Chinese subtitles Director: Paul...

Officer honors for Hong Kong director Johnnie To

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In Cannes for his latest detective film screening in Competition, Vengeance, Hong Kong director Johnnie To was made an officer in the Ordre National des Arts et des Lettres by French Cultural Minister Christine Albanel at the Café des Palmes today, attended by Johnny Hallyday, lead actor in Vengeance. "You have set the tone of the cinema territory Hong Kong, and conveyed to us all your original vision of your hometown.", said Ms Albanel, who further elaborated by say...

HONG KONG STORIES by Ann HUI

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Part of her Hong Kong Stories by respected filmaker Ann Hui,  dealing with different problems in Society is one television show on drugs in that city : The Road.Three women set out on the road to rehab in Ann Hui's incisive look atHong Kong's drug problem. After elderly drug user Mrs Choi (Huang Man)checks herself into a treatment center, her hooked daughter Fong (CarolCheng) is aided by a social worker (Gigi Wong). Meanwhile, hostess SiuLai (Idy Chan) realises she too must go clean. The counse...

Significant Hong Kong Director, Ann HUI, on hand at Fareast Udine to present anti-corruption 70s TV Serial and new film

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    One of the most significant Asian "New Wave" film directors, Hong Kong filmaker, Ann HUI,  is present this year, at Udine Far East Festival to talk about her beginnings in the cinema industry of that country.  Commissioned by the national broadcaster and ICAC, the anti-corruption entity to create a series of shows on various aspects crime prevalent in the 1970's such as bribery of government officials, kickbacks, corruption  of innocents and minors e...

Record tickets sales (19,559) at Hong Kong Festival

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The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) today announced record sales for the first day of public ticket sales for the 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival. A record 19,559 tickets were sold on Sunday, March 1, 2009, the first day tickets were made available for public booking. The transactions represented a 34% increase from the first day figures of last year's festival, and are the highest recorded sales figure in the 33-year history of the festival. All ticket...

Record Box Office for opening of Hong Kong Fest

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A record 19,559 tickets were sold on Sunday, March 1, 2009, the first day tickets were made available for public booking. The transactions represented a 34% increase from the first day figures of last year’s festival, and are the highest recorded sales figure in the 33-year history of the festival. All ticket sales were made online through the new 33rd HKIFF website.“We are delighted to see such an incredible response to this year’s festival programming,” said SHAW Soo-wei, Executive Dir...

I Shot Hong Kong

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I Shot Hong Kong is a short film, music video and animation festival which showcases original talent and acts as a platform for local and internation filmmakers who use Hong Kong as a backdrop for their art.

Hong Kong International Film Festival

HKIFF is one of the Asia’s most reputable platforms for film professionals and filmgoers from worldwide to launch new works and experience outstanding cinema. Showcasing 300 titles, the festival reaches over 500,000 audience.

Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Asia-Pacific`s first and (so far) only festival showcasing the best Jewish-themed film from around the world.

Ten Years of Hong Kong Cinema

 Monday, October 15--------No sooner has the New York Film Festival wrapped (screening its Closing Night film PERSEPOLIS yesterday evening) that the busy beavers at the Film Society of Lincoln Center are pulling more cinema treats out of their hats. No rest for the weary, either at the Society or among Festival audiences. Starting this Wednesday, in honor of the tenth anniversary of Hong Kong's incorporation into the Peoples Republic of China (a date either revered or loathed by the local popul...

Hong Kong-born director Wayne Wang's "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" won the best film and best actor awards at San Sebastian

Hong Kong-born director Wayne Wang's "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" won the best film and best actor awards at the 55th annual San Sebastian film festival in Spain on Saturday.Based on a short story by the same name by award-winning author Yiyun Li, the movie depicts the tensions that follow when a widower from Beijing, Mr Shi, goes to the US to visit his recently divorced daughter Yilan."It was a small film that needed a lot of time to be done because I think films need to br...

New Cinema From Hong Kong At BAM

 Monday, August 13---------Even though Hong Kong has officially been absorbed into the People's Republic of China, it remains its own political and cultural animal. This is certainly reflected in its national cinema, which has been a major international sensation for decades. To mark the 10th anniversary of the end of colonial rule, the BAMcinématek, the repertory film program at BAM Rose Cinemas, is presenting THE NEW DECADE: HONG KONG FILM, starting this Thursday, August 16th.This nine...

Josephine Siao to be honored at Hong Kong International Film Festival

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Mr. Wilfred Wong, Chairman, Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, announced today that Josephine Siao will be the recipient of the inaugural Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema which will be presented at the awards ceremony on March 20th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organized by the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and held in conjunction with Entertainment Expo, the Asian Film Awards (AFA) will recognize the best of Asian ci...

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