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  1. 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. ...

  2. US film academy in city to recruit

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... Elaine Yau The New York Film Academy is coming to Hong Kong this week to recruit students. It is the first time the famed institution, which counts the children of such A-list movie stars as Jodie Foster and Al Pacino as alumni or students, will have visited the city. Set up in 1998, the school has about 19 students from Hong Kong. The academy is among about 200 overseas and local ...

  3. Few takers for HK film fund

    Posted Mar 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Administrators of the HK$300 million Film Development Fund have launched a new promotion among filmmakers after the first drew a lukewarm response. Hong Kong Film Development Council ... 'There was not enough promotion but I believe, after the recent approval of two film projects, industry professionals have a better idea of what the fund is all about,' he said. 'We ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 27 movie projects to vie for funding at HK film forum

    Posted Jan 06th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Twenty-seven film projects, including four local ones, will vie for backers at this year's Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum. Directors who want to develop a film use the forum to shop the project around to potential investors. Filmmaker Barbara Wong Chun-chun said overseas funding allowed them to avoid relying solely on backing from the mainland, giving them ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Films focus on everyday life

    Posted Apr 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Meanwhile, in the other SAR... Trecent Macau International Film and Video Festival was a huge success. The annual festival continues to grow in popularity, with a large crowd turning out to see the Macao Indies section. Macao Indies featured 11 locally made films and four documentaries looking at everything from social problems to the daily lives of Macau residents. ...




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