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  1. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Leading lights of cinema condemn closure of Beijing Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 07:50pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... York condemned China for shutting down the Beijing Independent Film Festival last Saturday. They urged the Chinese authorities to stop interfering in the Beijing festival's operations ... and Nashen Moodley, director of the Sydney Film Festival. Vincent Chui, artistic director of the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival, and Wood Lin, programme director of the Taiwan International ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    ‘Will this happen in Hong Kong?’ Inside the shutdown of Beijing’s Independent Film Festival

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 04:03pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... directorial debut last Saturday. But the police crackdown on China’s largest independent film festival not only ruined the opportunity, it also filled him with fear of what might happen in Hong Kong ... Independent Film Festival, which was shut down by Chinese authorities on Saturday, shocking the international film world. Heads of some of the world’s leading film festivals and organisations ...

  3. Chance to catch best independent films and videos

    Posted Mar 11th 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... Wong Yat-hei The 14th Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards opens this week in a showcase of the creative talent of Hong Kong and the rest of Asia. This year, more than 1,000 ... Teresa Kwong Oui-see calls the festival 'a platform for local and Asian creative talent'. The participants will be judged on their creativity and independence spirit. 'This year ...

  4. A bright future for independent film

    Posted Feb 08th 2004, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Despite its utterly brooding tone, independent film director Yu Lik-wai insists his new film All Tomorrow's Parties is optimistic. Set in 2050, this surreal sci-fi tells ... After winning the top award at the Hong Kong Independent Film and Video Awards for his documentary Neon Goddess, he teamed up with Jia as cinematographer on critically acclaimed films ...

  5. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - POSTCARD LISBON

    Film: Postcard from Lisbon

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am by Maria Giovanna Vagenas

    ... of Lisbon's International Independent Film Festival- which ends today- is a witty, eye-catching way of driving home what "indie" is all about: a cutting-edge, unconventional, creative and surprise-filled festival that has become a beacon for independent cinema. Co-founder and director Nuno Sena has good reason to be proud of this year's programme. "When I started this project ...

  6. BOOK (1912)

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... James Kidd The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle Hodder & Stoughton A century old this year, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World begins with a society that does not believe in dinosaurs. Or at least a society that finds it difficult to credit Prof ...

  7. Spooky tricks and treats

    Posted Nov 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Compiled by Olivia Chavassieu Debbie Wong Halloween Catwalk During the annual Best Halloween Costume Contest at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, each grade fielded representatives to compete for the grand prize. The students took to the cat ...

  8. From the vault: 1998

    Posted Sep 14th 2008, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... Mathew Scott The Big Lebowski Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen The film: No one really knew what to do with this- the Coen ... ignored in the face of that year's blockbusters. That the film only made US$17 million on domestic release- after costing US$15 million to make- suggests they were right, initially at least. ...

  9. Strange Culture

    Posted Apr 06th 2008, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Clarence Tsui Strange Culture Featuring: Thomas Jay Ryan, Tilda Swinton, Peter Coyote, Steve Kurtz Director: Lynn Hershman Leeson The film: The title for Lynn Hershman Leeson's ... alongside her work in film, delivers a powerful indictment of how the Bush administration flexes its muscles to silence dissent in academia and art. As one interviewee says, although previous ...

  10. Adulthood beckons

    Posted Jan 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and bloody slasher movies, and Vanessa is a materialistic woman willing to give up everything to become a mother. Beautifully written by Diablo Cody, the film gradually evolves from a teenage comedy ...




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