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Sunscreen Film Fest Video Podcast 16, Bruce Lee, Film News and more!

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Sunscreen Film Fest Video Podcast 16,  Bruce Lee, Film News and more!   Click here to watch  http://youtu.be/OzBCrv52lnM   Contact Sunscreen at info@sunscreenfilmfestival.com www.sunscreenfilmfestival.com   Music by Kevin MacCloud   The Sunscreen Film Festival is presented by the St. Petersburg Clearwater Film Society a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. ...

From Cannes to Sundance: Micro-movie omnibus BEAUTIFUL 2012 turns festival favorite

Touring the international film festival circuit since its world premiere at the 36th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), micro-movie omnibus Beautiful 2012 will have its humorous segment You Are More Than Beautiful screen at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.   Produced by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) in its inaugural collaboration with China’s reputed Internet TV company Youku, Beautiful 2012 is composed of four commissioned shorts directed ...

Wong Kar Wai (With a staggering 21 wins and 35 award nominations so far) will preside over the Jury of Berlinale 2013

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Chinese director Wong Kar Wai will be the Jury President of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The director, who has won many international awards, is one of the most important representatives of world cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s unique and extraordinary style has inspired countless filmmakers and made him a cult figure of contemporary auteur cinema. Wong Kar Wai was born in Shanghai and grew up in Hong Kong. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with As Tears Go By. His...

Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF): Call for Project Submissions (from now until 15 October 2012)

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    Organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and running concurrently with the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is Asia's premier project market designed to connect Asian filmmakers with upcoming film projects with internationally prominent film financiers, producers, bankers, distributors, buyers, and funders for co-production ventures. The HAF is the ideal venue for d...

Eight Italian films to hit Hong Kong theatre this September

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        Set to spark a fervent interest in contemporary Italian cinema among Hong Kong moviegoers, “Cine Italiano! – Italian Film Week in Hong Kong”, a one-week showcase of eight finely selected Italian films, will run from 21 to 26 September 2012 at The Grand Cinema. Curated by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and Zetema Progetto Cultura, and presented by City of Rome, Rai Cinema, CineCittà Luce, the Consulate Gene...

Locarno Fest to salute Johnnie To

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The 65th Festival del film Locarno salutes Johnnie To with a Pardo alla carriera for his exceptional contribution to cinema as a director and producer. The presentation will be accompanied by the European Premiere screening on the Piazza Grande of Motorway (Che sau), To’s latest production, directed by Soi Cheang. Johnnie To, key figure in Asian cinema, has directed over fifty films and has as many to his credit as a producer. Born in Hong Kong in 1955, To began his career in televisi...

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

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  Asian film ‘Painted Skin II’ takes Cannes by storm. Saturday May, 19th ‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) held a press conference to debut this ambitious new Chinese epic.   DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF ‘THE PAINTED SKIN II’ SPEAK: “We wanted the have the best actors possible and the best kind of digital effects possible which took four years and after doing this we really wanted to come here to Cannes to present our work for the past four years. "...

‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) at Cannes

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  Asian film ‘Painted Skin II’ takes Cannes by storm. Saturday May, 19th ‘PAINTED SKIN II’ (2012) held a press conference to debut this ambitious new Chinese epic.   DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER OF ‘THE PAINTED SKIN II’ SPEAK: “We wanted the have the best actors possible and the best kind of digital effects possible which took four years and after doing this we really wanted to come here to Cannes to present our work for the past four years. "...

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival... PAINTED SKIN II PRESS: Directed by Wuershan and starring award-winning Chinese actress Zhou Xun (who recently completed a starring role in the epic international production "Cloud Atlas" with Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon), PAINTED SKIN II is a multi-million dollar fantasy film that explores the choices people make when f

PAINTED SKIN II press conference, Cannes 2012

PAINTED SKIN II press conference at the 65th Cannes Film Festival... PAINTED SKIN II PRESS: Directed by Wuershan and starring award-winning Chinese actress Zhou Xun (who recently completed a starring role in the epic international production "Cloud Atlas" with Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Halle Berry and Susan Sarandon), PAINTED SKIN II is a multi-million dollar fantasy film that explores the choices people m

Shaw Brothers remake screenplay competition winners

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  Celestial Pictures, the diversified entertainment company, announced today the result of its Shaw Brothers remake screenplay competition held in conjunction with the Beijing Film Academy (BFA) and Youth Film Studio (YFS). Award-winning producer and director Sylvia Chang presented the awards to the winners and shared valuable directorial insights with the attending guests. The screenplay competition is part of Celestial Pictures' “New Directors Workshop” (NDW) ...

Interview with Ann Hui at Istanbul Film Festival

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Old age by the Oscar nominated film from Hong Kong… A Simple Life, Oscar-nominated film from Hong Kong which achieved great box office success in the Fareast, is essentially a family love film. Based on the real experience of the producer Roger Lee, the film tells the relationship between a film producer, Roger, and the servant of his family of 60 years. The film focuses on themes of old age, death, and love after the servant suffers a stroke and wants to move to a resting home. A Sim...

Hong Kong FILMART 2012

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  The Hong Kong FILMART 2012 took place in the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong from 19 - 22 March. The market's main focus is geared to focusing on Hong Kong as a crucial center for buying and selling of films and TV. The overall feeling of this year's market outcome was very positive. Producers, sellers and buyers from all over the world attended the Filmart and most were pleasantly surprised by their success at Hong Kong’s young but rapidly growing in...

Middle East presence in Hong Kong during the 2012 HAF

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  Middle East presence in Hong Kong during the 2012 HAF. Alongside this year’s FILMART, Hong Kong’s key international TV and film market, HAF (Asia Film Financing Forum) Hong Kong took place from 19-21 March. HAF is an annual event where filmmakers from around the world are awarded prizes of up to HK$350K in development funds. This year eight awards were given to filmmakers for select projects that showed exceptional merit; these won prizes in money and an impetus for the advan...

Johnnie To returns to Udine with Romancing in Thin Air

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  The Hong Kong grand master comes back to FEFF as director (Romancing in Thin Air) and as ambassador of Fresh Wave Festival, the voice of young Hong Kongers Hong Kong never dies! With the title rewording of one of his most celebrated movies, A Hero Never Dies, here comes the battle cry that best represents the film-making philosophy - and not just that - of this grand master: Mister Johnnie To. A battle cry that the film-maker, an old friend of Far East Film, will shout o...

Hong Kong producer Nansun Shi to head APSA 2011 International Jury

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BANGKOK ~ Nansun Shi, one of the region’s most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director of the Toronto International Film Festival, Japanese director and actress Kaori Momoi, Israeli director Samuel Maoz, and the Executive Chairman of the China Film Producers Association, Ming Zhenjiang. During a career spanning th...

Nansun Shi announced as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards

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  HONG KONG PRODUCER NANSUN SHI TO HEAD 2011 APSA INTERNATIONAL JURY   Nansun Shi, APSA International Jury President 2011. Photo courtesy of Teo Keng Beng. Nansun Shi, one of the region's most highly regarded film producers, was announced today as President of the 2011 International Jury of the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA). Ms Shi will be joined on the Jury by Cameron Bailey, Co-director...

Interview with director Scud

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Scud Interview (Love Actually… Sucks!) Posted on June 25, 2011 by Le Anne Lindsay Q: When it comes to love, sex and relationships, What do you hope our QFest audience will take away from this film (Love Actually… Sucks!) ? Scud: I reckon many audiences may find sympathetic experience from their own love. To me the film is a vibration, a sign, an exclamation to what love is and means to our life, and the fact that passion is often very fateful, as the shopkeeper...

The cast of *Wu Xia* after the premier at midnight

Director Peter Chan and casts after the midnight premier of "Wu Xia". Peter Chan, Sandra Ng, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tang Wei and etc 

Donnie Yen and Peter Chan at the Premier of *Wu Xia*

Actor Donnie Yen having a conversation with director Peter Chan before the premier of their movie "Wu Xia"

Meet The Cannes Jurors

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  Being a juror for the Competition Section of the Cannes Film Festival is quite the honor. It is perhaps second only to an Oscar nomination in terms of industry prestige and clout. But let’s remember that it is not simply red carpet appearances and having one too many glasses of French champagne at all-night beach orgies. Jurors must view all the films in the Shorts and Features competition titles, which run to more than 30 films total. And then there is the inevitable debate to deter...

Only one day to go then we can say "Welcome to Terracotta Festival!"

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPwvMD2jmBM&feature=share   Directors Teddy Chen (Bodyguards and Assassins), Wong Ching Po (Revenge: A Love Story), Clement Cheng (Gallants) and Yoshihiro Nishimura (Helldriver). ...

Martial Arts films selection at the 3rd Terracotta Festival, London 5th - 8th May 2011

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TERRACOTTA FESTIVAL proudly present a selection of the best films coming from Asia featuring different styles Martial arts and a mix of legend actors and real life champions. 5th –  8th May 2011, Prince Charles Cinema, London.  LOST BLADESMAN –  is Hong Kong biographical martial arts film directed by Alan Mak and Felix Chong, based on the life story of  legendary General Guan Yu, historical figure of Three Kingdoms period, symbol of brotherhood and loyalty, worshiped by triads and poli...

Michael Hui awarded in Udine

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Michael Hui, the veteran Hong Kong comedy actor and director, became the first recipient of Udine Far East Film Festival’s Golden Mulberry Award for Lifetime Achievement this evening for his outstanding contribution to Asian comedy. Hui’s brand of Hong Kong comedy brings together superbly-timed verbal humour and choreographed sight gags, driven by anarchic energy and informed by a strong social awareness as well as a sympathy for the little man, whom he often portrays in his films, as well a...

Lost Bladesman to open the 3rd Terracotta Festival in London on May 5th

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We closed our festival last year with Bodyguards and Assassins, we open this year with another movie starring Donnie Yen. The Lost Bladesman will play at The Prince Charles Cinema on Thursday 5th May. Doors open at 20:15 ...
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