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  1. 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 ...

  2. Beijing's gay film festival makes quiet start, to relief of organisers

    Posted Jun 19th 2009, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... said there were entries from France, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, making it more international than previous festivals. However, she said organisers did not intend to turn the event ... conduits for the gay community to have their culture, art and voices heard and seen,' Cui said. 'The film festival is the best way to do so, and we will continue to do so.' Hong ...

  3. Growing gay festival seeks wider audience

    Posted Nov 11th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Higher social acceptance of homosexuals has contributed to the expansion of one of Asia's biggest gay and lesbian events, organisers say. The annual Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film ... parties. 'We aim at a broader audience and show films that were popular at mainstream international film festivals,' said Karl Uhrich, festival director. 'In the past we only held ...

  4. Film festival devoted to lives of sex workers raises fears

    Posted Jul 27th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hong Kong will host its first film festival devoted to the lives of sex workers next month, but a youth concern group is urging organisers to put the subject matter into context, ... such as poverty, race, social class and gender.' Education Convergence vice-president Ho Hon-kuen said a film festival focusing on the lives of sex workers could have important social implications ...

  5. Director of film on gay Chinese takes aim at British stereotypes

    Posted Apr 07th 2006, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Chinese,' said Yeung, whose debut feature film, Cut Sleeve Boys, is a contender in the Hong Kong International Film Festival's Asian Digital Competition. 'In the UK, there's a lack ... and turns him into a cosmopolitan man.' Yeung, also the chief of the Hong Kong Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, has been living in Britain since his early teens. More than a decade ago, he left ...

  6. Films give a helping hand to refugees

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Films can be more than entertainment, at least for FilmAid which now has a branch in Hong Kong that aims to brighten up refugees' lives by showing them movies ... allows FilmAid to disseminate information in multiple camps in multiple venues throughout the region, reaching thousands of people at a time.' The Hong Kong team concentrated on the Mae La ...

  7. Scud's latest X-rated film with Aids Concern is a hot ticket, but party proves a bigger hit

    Posted Oct 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... film- to the Chicago Film Festival this month, after which he will await the verdict on its Hong Kong general release. ... and his artistic ones. 'I feel that the general Hong Kong movie audience has a similar narrow view on my films, which is why they have met with limited theatrical release. [But] there's ...

  8. Lifestyle - Books - ETHICS

    Tackling the taboos of sex and desire in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 16th 2012, 12:00am by HANNAH HODSON

    ... Ethics Sex and Desire in Hong Kong by Petula Sik Ying Ho and A. Ka Tat Tsang HKU Press 4 stars Hannah Hodson Sex and Desire in Hong Kong by Petula Sik Ying Ho and A. Ka Tat Tsang HKU Press   Hannah Hodson Subjects many of us are familiar with but dare not speak about are challenged in this refreshingly candid anthology. Petula Ho Sik-ying, a professor at the University of Hong Kong ...

  9. FilmAid hands Asia's refugees the power to tell their own stories through cinema

    Posted Sep 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Lai Moet and a movie were the order of the day at charity FilmAid Asia's inaugural Hong Kong screening party at Kee Club on Wednesday evening. The chapter joins the Film ... the Hong Kong-based group its first feature, Kitchen Gardens, a story about a widowed mother of three who learns about better hygiene and the joys of gardening with the help of a family of healers ...

  10. Film studies: faking it

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui As names go, the First Hong Kong Fake Film Festival certainly takes some beating. The title has nothing to do with pirated DVDs or DIY parodies of cinematic classics, ... this month. If you missed those, then you can look forward to films categorised as Psycho Killer next month, and Doomed in May. The idea for the festival arose from a discussion about the Hong Kong ...




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