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Interview with Ann Hui at Istanbul Film Festival

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

  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...

Johnnie To returns to Udine with Romancing in Thin Air

  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 Independent Short Film & Video Awards

16 th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards (ifva) Festival

16 - 20 March 2011

ifva Festival is a hub for showcasing and appreciating creative media production. Being one of the core events of the Entertainment Expo, ifva Festival takes place annually every March, featuring activities for cultural exchange and public participation such as:

  • Screenings and discussions
  • Live performances
  • Exhibitions
  • Master class and workshops
  • Award Ceremony

Programme will be announced online by the end of January 2011. Booking booklets will be available to collected at various locations including the Hong Kong Arts Centre and performance venues of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department.

To browse the programme from the 15th ifva Festival, click here.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO ? (3) Interview PANG Ho-Cheung (Dream Home)

This probably is not the same in other cultures. How do you differ from your peers in cinema in Hong Kong ? I choose the topics I want and stick to them, no matter what. I don't sollicit co-productions, so my films are completely Hong Kong productions. It is essential for me to maintain absolute director's control.   Have you had any offers to work for Hollywood ? In fact, I have, but I refused because I want that complete artistic control over my work under a...

Film festivals in Hong Kong

Are you looking for film festivals in Hong Kong? Use our country festival search engine to search by Call for entry, Date and Submission Fee.**ALL**&filter4=**ALL** You can also search festivals accepting film submission on ...

Open Doors Factory in Locarno focuses on China

The jury for the Locarno Festival’s Open Doors co-production lab has selected 12 projects (out of 114 applications from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan Island) to participate in the final phase of the 2009 session. This year the Open Doors Factory is devoted to Greater China, and will take place from 9 to 11 August 2009, during the 62nd edition of the Locarno International Film Festival.The selected projects are: ABERDEEN by PANG Ho-cheung – Hong KongAN EVERLASTING DAY by Wanmacaidan ...

Video Art Beijing Film Award Tuen Mun HongKong

One Step Ahead by Silard At Tuen Mun HongKong Video Art Beijing And Tsuen Wan Enterprise Award Event Dec 18 2009 for the movie; The Street's Of Beijing. One Sep Ahead one of the major movie soundtrack written by Silard Somorjay will be performed by the artist silard with other great Video Art Beijing musicians, Nibhana Wada, Jorge Galletti.... The event will follow with Award Ceremony lead by Dao Chin president of Tsuen Wan for the wonderful contribution Alison ...

Udine FarEast Festival Wrap

On its final day, the Far East Film Festival, awaits announcement this evening, May 2nd, of its 3 prizes, THE AUDIENCE AWARDS. Will it be a film from Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines - some of the featured works this year. The event has come a long route from its early beginnings eleven years ago, when it specialized only in films from Hong Kong. Initiated and organised by the Associazione Culturale Centro Espressioni Cinematofgrafiche (Cec) , it has now put the bautiful Nor...


Part of her Hong Kong Stories by respected filmaker Ann Hui,  dealing with different problems in Society is one television show on drugs in that city : The Road.Three women set out on the road to rehab in Ann Hui's incisive look atHong Kong's drug problem. After elderly drug user Mrs Choi (Huang Man)checks herself into a treatment center, her hooked daughter Fong (CarolCheng) is aided by a social worker (Gigi Wong). Meanwhile, hostess SiuLai (Idy Chan) realises she too must go clean. The counse...

Significant Hong Kong Director, Ann HUI, on hand at Fareast Udine to present anti-corruption 70s TV Serial and new film

    One of the most significant Asian "New Wave" film directors, Hong Kong filmaker, Ann HUI,  is present this year, at Udine Far East Festival to talk about her beginnings in the cinema industry of that country.  Commissioned by the national broadcaster and ICAC, the anti-corruption entity to create a series of shows on various aspects crime prevalent in the 1970's such as bribery of government officials, kickbacks, corruption  of innocents and minors e...

Record Box Office for opening of Hong Kong Fest

A record 19,559 tickets were sold on Sunday, March 1, 2009, the first day tickets were made available for public booking. The transactions represented a 34% increase from the first day figures of last year’s festival, and are the highest recorded sales figure in the 33-year history of the festival. All ticket sales were made online through the new 33rd HKIFF website.“We are delighted to see such an incredible response to this year’s festival programming,” said SHAW Soo-wei, Executive Dir...

Le French May Film Festival

The French May film festival is organised by the Consulate General of France every year in the framework of Le French May Festival of Arts in Hong Kong Art Centre. It is usually set as a retrospective In 2000 it will be the French detective movies

I Shot Hong Kong

I Shot Hong Kong is a short film, music video and animation festival which showcases original talent and acts as a platform for local and internation filmmakers who use Hong Kong as a backdrop for their art.

The Bside Roadshow: A Touring Film & Music Fest

With the goal of bringing quality independent entertainment and programming to live audiences nationwide, MySpace has teamed with specialty independent film distributor Bside Entertainment and leading festival consultants Right Angle Studios to present the “Bside Roadshow.” The touring film and music festival will kick off on June 4 with a large, free outdoor show in downtown Austin. “We’re pleased to be working with MySpace and hope to help grow a film community as powerful as the one...

The Santa Barbara full program

Opening NightValentin2002 Argentina/The Netherlands 79 min 35mm Dir Alejandro AgrestiArgentina's Foreign Language Film Academy® submission. After the bitter separation of his parents and living with his eccentric grandmother, the life of a young boy begins to change in sweetly unanticipated ways when he opens up to the last in a long line of potential stepmothers. Director and cast to attend.Fri 1/30, 7:00pm GRAClosing NightReckoning, The2003 UK 110 min 35mm Dir Paul McGuigan This murder myst...

Sales buzz from the booths.

Reported sales from the market.Cinema Service (from Hong Kong) is reported to have sold The legend of the Evil Lake in 4 territories: Germany, Russia, Indonesia Thailand.Lions Gate bought world rights excluding Canada and France for the Jean Beaudin epic romance “New France” starring Depardieu and Tm rothUGC sold Tais Toi – « Ruby + Quentin » mismatch pal hit story from Francis Weber to Asian territories: Hong Kong, Taiwan and South KoreaVerdecchi Film sold twisted for Japan and Thail...


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