Asian Film Awards

Stars glitter on red carpet for all-new Asian Film Awards in Macau

Stars glitter on red carpet for all-new Asian Film Awards in Macau

Filmmakers from around the region have high expectations of the born-again Asian Film Awards being held in Macau tonight, hoping the event will promote and unify the now diverse Asian cinema.

Friday, 28 March, 2014, 9:09am

Perils of censorship no Mystery for director Lou Ye

Lou Ye

Mainland film censorship is just like the title of the Asian Film Awards' best film winner Mystery, says its director Lou Ye, who believes that the system must go or it will remain an obstacle to the development of Chinese cinema.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:45am

Wuhan love tragedy wins hearts - and best film award

Philippines' Nora Aunor and Eddie Garcia pose with their trophies after winning the Best Actress and Best Actor Award at the Asian Film Awards. Photo: Sam Tsang

A violent love tragedy set in Wuhan won the hearts of a jury panel at last night's Asian Film Awards, becoming the biggest winner. Korean films led the race with 16 nominations, but mainland entry Mystery won best film, best screenwriter and best newcomer. Iranian love story Rhino Season won three technical awards.

19 Mar 2013 - 11:05pm

Michelle Yeoh honoured at Asian Film Awards

Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh poses before a cocktail reception in Hong Kong on Sunday. Photo: AP

Michelle Yeoh is happy to be honoured with the “Excellence in Asian Cinema Award” but says she hopes there’s no hidden message. She asked, “I hope it’s not their way of telling me that I need to retire?”

19 Mar 2013 - 12:09am

Talking points

Egg McMuffins will be given away free to early birds up to 11am at about 230 McDonald's restaurants.

Egg McMuffins will be given away free to early birds up to 11am at about 230 McDonald's restaurants as part of the chain's National Breakfast Day regional initiative.

18 Mar 2013 - 1:41am

Curtains raised on Asian Oscars

Korean films lead the field in this year's Asian Film Awards with 16 nominations, its organisers, the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, said yesterday.

17 Jan 2013 - 3:15am

HK's one-stop entertainment shop

A flood of well-coiffed celebrities, movie-makers and money men and women will be among the thousands of visitors to Hong Kong over the next month for Entertainment Expo, which opened yesterday.

20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The Pusan International Film Festival, South Korean Cinema and Globalisation

The Pusan International Film Festival, South Korean Cinema and Globalisation by SooJeong Ahn Hong Kong University Press

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

And the festivals reel on

Howard Elias wasn't sure what the reaction would be when he first floated the idea of the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival in 1999.

Then - as now - the city's major cinemas played almost exclusively to a perceived populist agenda, with what was considered art-house or non-mainstream filling in the very fringes of their weekly schedules.

9 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sport Digest

China to contest Jordan for Asian supremacy

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

HK teams avoid giants

The Hong Kong table tennis teams are well placed to capture at least a bronze medal at the East Asia Games after the draw was made at Queen Elizabeth Stadium yesterday.

Both teams were drawn against South Korea and Taiwan in group B, while group A features China, Japan and Macau.

1 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

1 Four red pandas settle into new Ocean Park home ... and bookies are already wagering when one of them will bite a keeper or bite the dust.

2 Districts to become greener with more trees and shrubs ... that's good news for smokers, who will soon have more places to throw their butts.

26 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Hong Kong film festival tipped to draw its biggest crowds yet

The 32nd Hong Kong International Film Festival may break its attendance record next month with its 300 films from 55 countries, including some nominated for the Oscars.

Festival chairman Wilfred Wong Ying-wai hopes attendance will exceed 120,000, with more screenings than last year.

22 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

South Korean film scoops inaugural awards

Legendary actress Josephine Siao honoured for her contribution to Asian cinema

South Korean monster movie The Host emerged as the biggest winner in last night's inaugural Asian Film Awards, snapping up four titles out of 10.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


It seems Hollywood East wants to have its own Oscars East too. The first Asian Film Awards, billed as an 'Asian version of the Oscars', will open the Hong Kong International Film Festival next month, and our suddenly culturally sensitive government will subsidise it to the tune of HK$5 million.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am