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Cinema of Hong Kong

Government film venues behind in digital revolution, says festival boss

The Hong Kong International Film Festival says its ability to grow audience numbers and help foster the city's film culture is handicapped by the lack of government-run auditoriums that can screen digital movies - the bulk of its offerings. It's forced to use smaller commercial venues, where fewer tickets are available.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 5:06am

Now showing at a cinema near you - if you're lucky

Struggling to get a ticket for the latest blockbuster? It could be because there are proportionately far fewer cinema seats here than there are in other cities in the region - such as Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, or Kuala Lumpur.

18 Mar 2013 - 4:17am

Letters to the Editor, March 11, 2013

My Wi-fi device at home has become a standard household fixture, but Wi-fi networks outside are still unsatisfactory. Hot spots pop up in shopping malls, coffee shops, restaurants and the MTR. But complicated log-ins with terms and conditions and procedures are frustrating.

11 Mar 2013 - 3:16am 1 comment

Golden age of Hong Kong movies long gone

Last year, Perry Lam wrote a book titled Once A Hero: The Vanishing Hong Kong Cinema. In it he explains why the Hong Kong film industry is in decline.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:10am

Second Sight: The Valiant Ones

The Valiant Ones

22 Oct 2012 - 4:06pm

Film, Second Sight: 'Father Takes a Bride'

Father Takes a Bride

14 Oct 2012 - 10:40am

Nansun Shi: 'It's not about inferiority or superiority - it's about how good you are at what you do'

On a panel at the Doha Tribeca Film Festival last October, Nansun Shi was asked if she had ever been treated differently from men and if there was discrimination in the industry.

11 Oct 2012 - 3:20pm

Stephen Fung believes his Tai Chi trilogy marks a great leap forward

For years, Stephen Fung Tak-lun battled against detractors who saw him as a former pop idol who had, somehow, managed to cross over to filmmaking by directing a few comedies starring his best buddies.

30 Sep 2012 - 2:57pm

Boutique film festivals offer relief from the mainstream

Seven years as a programmer with the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) has taught Bede Cheng Tze-wang a thing or two about the sometimes harsh realities of the modern film world.

17 Sep 2012 - 11:49am

Comedian Stephen Chow Sing-chi sued by ex-girlfriend for HK$80m

Comedian Stephen Chow Sing-chi's former girlfriend is suing him for HK$80 million - the amount she claims he owes her in commissions on the expected sale of a luxury Peak house.

5 Sep 2012 - 2:37am

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