Cinema-goers will see their city like never before when the Oscar-winning fly-on-the-wall documentary about Edward Snowden is shown in Hong Kong, after a local distributor confirmed it had acquired the film. Director Laura Poitras revealed that more "extraordinary" footage - filmed in the summer of 2013 at the Mira Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui during the tense weeks that the US fugitive whistleblower was in Hong Kong - is yet to come. "I do plan to release more footage from the Hong Kong shoot," Poitras said on Monday during an online Q&A via popular social media website Reddit, hours after accepting an Oscar for best documentary for Citizenfour , which debuted at the New York film festival in October. She accepted her award on stage with reporter Glenn Greenwald and Snowden's long-term girlfriend Lindsay Mills. "On the first day we met Ed, Glenn conducted a long interview [four to five hours] that is extraordinary. I also conducted a separate interview with Ed re: technical questions. The time constraints of a feature film made it impossible to include everything. I will release more." Snowden, a former US government contractor, blew the whistle on mass cyber surveillance carried out by the US and its allies. He is living in Russia after being granted political asylum. In May 2013, he flew from Hawaii to Hong Kong and met Poitras and reporters from The Guardian to leak thousands of secret documents that exposed the ways that the US government carried out clandestine collection of metadata of its own citizens. Snowden also shared classified documents with the South China Morning Post that detailed US spies hacking Hong Kong and mainland Chinese targets. Edko Films, a local independent film production and distribution company which runs the Broadway Circuit cinemas, has acquired the local rights to the 114-minute film. "We haven't fixed the release date of Citizenfour yet," Edko said yesterday. Praxis Films, which distributes Poitras' films, said it was yet to confirm a release date in Hong Kong. Last year, Edko's buyers secured the local rights to the five films nominated in the best foreign-language film category at the Oscars and locally, its cinemas are known for screening art-house and non-mainstream films. Its executive director, Bill Kong, was an Oscar-nominee for best film in 2000 as co-producer of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon .