After the Jackie Chan/Jet Li success, the film festival goofed on its first screening on Tuesday. Some film writers had already been grumbling - more than usual - about the disorganisation of and embarrassing actions of the festival. But a major gaffe occurred at the opening gala for Yoji Yamada's Kabei - Our Mother at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. With the director (pictured) - who was given a lifetime achievement prize the night before at the Asian Film Awards - and his lead actor in the audience, the movie was loudly disrupted near the end. Just like in Jackie Chan movies, the end credits feature a series of outtakes and bloopers that make up a significant portion of the entertainment. However, during this segment, the lights came up and a very loud taped recording started directing audience members to different exits. 'Those going to the festival opening reception please exit at the front and everyone else please exit at the back.' Annoyed viewers trying to watch the movie's final moments started yelling 'shut up' and one angry young man even profanely emphasised that this was the opening gala of the film festival. But it was to no avail - it was a tape after all. Even festival board director Law Kar-ying was flustered by the disturbance. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) it was too dark to see how director Yamada and actor Asano Tadanobu reacted.