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Asian Film Awards

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

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

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

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 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