Hong Kong International Film Festival

Follow the glitz and glam as stars of the screen descend on Hong Kong to celebrate the best in film.

Government film venues behind in digital revolution, says festival boss

Roger Garcia, Hong Kong International Film Festival executive director. Photo: Gary Mak

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

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

Filmmakers told to follow the crowd in financing bid

Roger Garcia

Independent artists and filmmakers in the region will get some new ideas about financing at a forum that opens today - and crowdfunding is in the spotlight.

18 Mar 2013 - 1:35pm

Talking points

New Premier Li Keqiang unveils his new cabinet team as the National People's Congress plenary approaches its conclusion.

New Premier Li Keqiang unveils his new cabinet team as the National People's Congress plenary approaches its conclusion. Meanwhile, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying touches down in Beijing for meetings with new ministers and senior officials.

16 Mar 2013 - 2:40am

Hong Kong themes give hometown heroes an on-screen presence at HKIFF

Hong Kong themes give hometown heroes an on-screen presence at HKIFF

Even before the Hong Kong Arts Festival ends on March 24, some local culture vultures are already looking ahead to another of the city's annual bumper cultural events.

10 Mar 2013 - 4:21pm

Boutique film festivals offer relief from the mainstream

Films such as Ivan Cotroneo'sKryptonite! (far left) and the Andrea Segre-directedShun Li and the Poet - starring mainland star Zhao Tao (above), who won best actress at the Venice Film Festival - are part of the upcoming Cine Italiano! - Italian Film Week. Broadway Cinemateque (left), the last bastion of art-house film

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

Wave of the future

Surveying the list of Hong Kong filmmakers appearing in the Paris Cinema International Film Festival's 'Hong Kong In Focus' programme - during which 80 films made in the past six decades will be shown - one is inevitably drawn to the veterans who have received international acclaim throughout the years.

1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Chapman To elated over festival film picks

Funny man Chapman To Man-chat is also a very happy man this week. Two films he stars in have been selected for screening at the 14th Far East Film Festival, which opens next Friday in Udine, Italy.

The films are Vulgaria, directed by Pang Ho-cheung, and The Bounty, directed by Andrew Fung Chi-keung.

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Sexually explicit photo left in film festival brochure

Brochures containing a sexually explicit still from a foreign film have been accidentally distributed to the public by organisers of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF).

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fragments of Kubelka

When Peter Kubelka appeared at a screening of his short films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, he didn't just do a conventional question-and-answer session: instead, he delivered what was more like a full-fledged lecture.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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

Spirit of renewal

Contemporary cultural events always have a strong logo that articulates their raison d'?tre - and this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival is no exception.

26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Film festival offers global gems

Fans can look forward to new and classic films from around the world when the curtain goes up on the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival next month.

While there are fewer of the star-studded Chinese hits that have been a major part of the festival in previous years, those who love discovering big-screen gems from around the world will be in for a treat.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Passing the screen test - the film folks' favourites

Ann Hui On-wah, director

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Venice victory raises hopes for HK cinema

Newly crowned best actress Deanie Ip Tak-han's success at the Venice Film Festival has reignited a debate on what is needed to revive the once-vibrant Hong Kong film industry.

The 63-year-old returned home yesterday, expressing the hope that her award would help more local films to attract investment, including government funding.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am