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  1. HK Film Festival, Fox studios offer new movie award

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ClarenceTsui in Cannes clarence.tsui@scmp.com The Hong Kong International Film Festival has joined forces with a major American studio in offering a new award aimed at promoting ... is a collaboration between the Hong Kong film festival's Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum and Fox International Productions of the United States. The annual award will be open to Chinese-language ...

  2. Film festival to shine a light on refugees' plight

    Posted Jun 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... occupation with hip hop. These are stories, and people, that rarely grace cinema screens in Hong Kong. However, they will be centre stage next week at the Refugee Film Festival, alongside the tales ... The first refugee film festival in the region began in Japan in 2007, and that edition remains the biggest- a few dozen films are screened annually- compared to the events held in Hong Kong ...

  3. The buzz

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... by RTHK's Jimmy Shiu. Japanese filmmakers are always featured prominently in the Hong Kong International Film Festival- and this year is no exception. A programme titled 'Re-Discovered Masters ... have an even higher profile than usual around town at the moment, owing to their prominent positions at events such as the ongoing international film, arts and literary festivals ...

  4. Shrek creator gives shadow puppets a modern spin for film festival

    Posted Feb 18th 2011, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... with Vivian Chen What does this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival mascot, Puppet Kid, have in common with the green ogre in DreamWorks' animation saga Shrek? It's not easy to tell, but in fact they were both created by Hong Kong-born animator Raman Hui Shing-ngai. 'The inspiration came from the old Chinese tradition of shadow puppets. ...

  5. Passing the screen test- the film folks' favourites

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at the Venice Film Festival. It's something I've never experienced before, and it seems so surreal. It's probably the highlight of my life. Roger Garcia, executive director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival My favourite films of 2011: J.J. Abrams' Super 8- geeks gone wild; a guerilla film made on a studio budget. Marlon Rivera's The Woman in The Septic ...

  6. French films and fashion celebrated at gala dinner

    Posted Jun 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vivian Chen Less than a week after the closing of this year's Cannes International Film Festival, Hong Kong's French Chamber of Commerce celebrated a night of films and red ... Kenzo designs. Charity live auctions were also held at the May 27 dinner party in aid of the Hong Kong International Film Festival, to promote French cinema to Hong Kong students. ...

  7. The pick of the bunch

    Posted Feb 24th 2011, 12:00am by Mary Agnew

    ... accompanying animated evolving architectural forms, to the Hong Kong Cultural Centre foyer. Hong Kong International Film Festival March 20-April 5, various cinemas. Inquiries: www.hkiff.org.hk ... major works. Hong Kong International Literary Festival March 8-18, various venues. Inquiries: http://www.festival.org.hk 'In Conversation With Hilary Spurling' offers a chance to speak ...

  8. Trip lightly into the season

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... there specifically to show me their comedies,' says Li, who presides over the SIFF as artistic director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival. 'Japanese comedies have always been the most ... of the Hong Kong International Film Festival in the spring. 'For the past few years, the festival ran to 23 days, but this year we shortened it to 17. Our thinking was that there wasn't ...

  9. Grammy winners to join line-up for this year's international jazz festival

    Posted Aug 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin The full line-up and side events of the 4th annual Hong Kong International Jazz Festival has been announced. This year's festival features 60 performers and interactive talks ... takes place on September 25 with jazz artists from Hong Kong, France, Cuba and the mainland at the Cultural Centre piazza. ...

  10. French expo highlights the history of Hong Kong comic-book life

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin The Japanese have manga and Hongkongers have manhua- Cantonese for comics. Thanks to the Hong Kong Arts Centre, the city's brand of comic books got to strut its stuff at the Angouleme International Comics Festival in France last week. Organised by Connie Lam Suk-yee, the Arts Centre's executive director, the Kaleidoscope- History of Hong Kong Comics Exhibition ran ...




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