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  1. If you were to make a historical movie, in what era would you set it?

    Posted Jun 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... However, there are few movies about this. This impressive background for a film could show the terrible and genuine events that happened in the city's recent past. At that time, many refugees ... of refugees and separated families, as well as the effect of the invasion on the daily life of Hong Kong. The elderly would be able to identify with the movie. The younger generation, on the other ...

  2. Sticker campaign to fight movie piracy

    Posted Jul 18th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Hong Kong cinemas are fighting movie pirating by putting stickers on the backs of all 34,700 of their seats warning that recording is a crime - and offering a HK$2,000 reward for reporting offenders. It is an initiative by the International Federation Against Copyright Theft - Greater China, under the Motion Pictures Association and the Hong Kong Theatres Association. ...

  3. 'Amazing' movies produce a pair of young winners

    Posted Mar 25th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. It was difficult for the judges at this year's Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards, which ended on Sunday. They obviously had problems picking a winner for the youth ca ...

  4. Home movie

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YouTube, the world's most popular video sharing portal, has launched its Hong Kong version. If you wanted to make a video to tell the world about Hong Kong, what features of the city would you highlight? Write to us ...

  5. 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. Filmma ...

  6. Movie sector renews call for unified body

    Posted Sep 26th 2005, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... proposed such a body in early 1992, when the film industry was at its peak, making over 300 movies a year, compared with 50 expected productions this year. The proposal was rejected ...

  7. Lookalikes

    Posted Feb 06th 2011, 12:00am by Paul Fonoroff

    ... in the dramatic twists and turns of The Net of Divine Retribution (1947), a Hong Kong production featuring a cast of Shanghai stars that was released in mainland theatres in 1948. The movie was a virtual ... made up to approximate Warner Oland's appearance in the popular Fox movie series). Entertainment of this type came to an end on the mainland after 1949, the emphasis instead placed on film ...

  8. Quota eliminated on HK films Guangdong allowed to import

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Hong Kong movies are expected to receive a boost in Guangdong after the provincial government eased import restrictions on movies from the city, the Guangdong Cultural ... Film and Television (Sarft) to select and import, without any import quotas, movies funded and produced in Hong Kong. Hong Kong films that suited the tastes of Guangdong's cinemagoers ...

  9. 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. ...

  10. Funding crucial to the plot for film industry

    Posted Oct 14th 2003, 12:00am by Ken Lo

    ... IT IS ALWAYS deadly to disagree with Jackie Chan, as hundreds of villains in his movies have demonstrated, but I am going to anyway. In an article on the Hong Kong movie industry in May, the action star was quoted as saying, in regard to the poor performance of the Hong Kong movie industry, that 'we can only wait for a miracle'. Not that I disagree with him on the dire ...




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