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Film Festival

Postcard: Udine

Italy's Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF) made its name by bringing quality commercial films from Asia to international audiences.

Sunday, 5 May, 2013, 3:39pm


There was a sense of optimism surging through this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival. For regulars of this venerable Scottish cinematic get-together, last year's bleak affair was disastrous: misdirection, mismanagement and financial cuts all contributed to a festival fiasco.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Beyond the boulevard

The 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival officially draws to a close tonight (Hong Kong time) as its jury president for the year, Italian director Nanni Moretti, hands out the Palme d'Or and other awards at the closing ceremony.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Windows to reality

Entering the Ai Weiwei Cafe, visitors can either sit on couches to sample a selection of the artist's video pieces, or move to a larger viewing space to watch documentaries about the myriad social and political issues emerging in China.

12 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

Cannes entry may get US release in autumn

Peter Chan Ho-sun's Cannes Film Festival entry Wu Xia could be released in the US in the autumn, the director said after the film's premiere at Cannes over the weekend.

16 May 2011 - 12:00am


So it is, then, that Wong Kar-wai couldn't complete his long-gestated martial arts movie The Grandmasters in time for this year's Cannes Film Festival. Yet he remains omnipresent on the Croisette: a still of his 1988 film As Tears Go By is plastered all over town as the key art of this year's Critics' Week sidebar programme, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am

A different take

Cinephiles, rejoice - the end of the silly season is near. There's still a month to go before the summer blockbuster run officially ends - The Last Airbender and Cats and Dogs: the Return of Kitty Galore, for example, will be released in the next fortnight.

5 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Filmmakers told to prove worth

'Prove yourself' is the advice offered to young filmmakers by veteran director Lawrence Lau Kwok-cheung in the run-up to the 2010 Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival.

4 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

San Sebastian

Innovative but a tad unwieldy, Pablo Aguero's 77 Doronship - about a pregnant Parisian trying to accommodate the newly arrived hobo grandfather of her vanished Argentinian husband - hardly ranks as one of the best films of this year's San Sebastian Film Festival, which ended on September 26.

4 Oct 2009 - 12:00am