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  1. HK laws governing online film piracy are inadequate, film industry body says

    Posted Dec 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ROBIN KWONG Updated at 1.59pm: Current laws for combating online film piracy were inadequate- because of rapidly developing technology, Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association (HKMPIA) president Woody Tsung Wan-chi said on Thursday. Mr Tsung told local radio that illegal downloading was having a serious impact on the film industry. He said such activity had directly ...

  2. Art mimics life

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Ip Hong Kong film Echoes of the Rainbow, which won the Crystal Bear for Best Film in the Children's Jury Generation Kplus category at last year's Berlin Film Festival, was filmed in Wing Lee Street. Thanks to the movie, the Urban Renewal Authority shelved its plan to redevelop the street. ...

  3. Excellence in film, mediocrity in spelling

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo The Asian Film Awards is the city's annual flagship event to celebrate the regional movie industry, so it is only natural to expect extra care would have gone ... Celebrating films, perhaps, but language or at least spelling... that's something else. With the millions of dollars available in its annual budget, part of which is courtesy of taxpayers, could ...

  4. HK$300m fund to boost film industry opens for applications

    Posted Oct 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan A HK$300 million fund to help finance small- and medium-budget movies made in Hong Kong opened for applications yesterday in a bid to resuscitate the local film industry. Productions with budgets of less than HK$12 million are eligible to apply for money from the Film Development Fund. Once the fund vetting committee of the Film Development Council, made up of industry ...

  5. Film studies: Brought to book

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... annual film festival. Its trade is not in production credits or distribution rights: it's the shopfront of an international courier company, busy helping industry workers and journalists send home heavy cases of film paraphernalia. That the counter is constantly surrounded by piles of packages and suitcases explains why those in the festival's film market produce thousands ...

  6. Film studies: stereotypes

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... movies began. Despite being a British colony with an influential and visible European and Asian presence, the communities rarely mixed on films made years before and after the second world war. ... in contemporary tales like A Night in Hong Kong (1961) and Hong Kong, Tokyo, Hawaii (1963). In terms of rabid stereotypes, Hong Kong films were far more benign than their counterparts on the mainland. ...

  7. HK may host film festival to mark 10th handover anniversary

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hong Kong could play host to the Asia-Pacific Film Festival next year if the government offers its support. Organisers say the festival could be part of events to celebrate the 10th ... handles film industry matters. Mr Ho supported the idea, his press secretary said, but a detailed proposal was required before the bureau could make a decision. The Asia-Pacific Film Festival ...

  8. City praised for skill in producing film music

    Posted Jul 14th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Success at recording foreign film's score raises hopes of new industry for Hong Kong An initiative inspired by a PhD research paper could help turn the city into a regional centre for film music production. The paper by Robert Ellis-Geiger, an orchestra conductor and assistant professor at City University, has already resulted in a musical score ...

  9. Also showing: Habakari films

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... but just a group,' says Iwasa, primarily a musician and soundtrack composer. 'The name is just for the occasions when we take films overseas- this is just a title that we need when we bring our films to festivals.' Hong Kong's indie film collective, IndPanda, is hosting a retrospective of Habakari's projects at the Hong Kong Arts Centre this month. Titled First ...

  10. Film bureau idea wins conditional backing

    Posted Jan 14th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... A new film bureau has not been ruled out, Secretary for Home Affairs Patrick Ho Chi-ping says, but discussions should start with an advisory body as proposed by the chief executive. Tung ... A single policy would achieve nothing. When asked how the government would support the local film industry, Dr Ho said it would depend on public opinion. 'We hope to come up with policies ...




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