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The 13th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum Calls for Submissions

(28 July 2014) Hong Kong – The 13th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) announced the call for project submissions. HAF will be held from 23-25 March 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and running concurrently with the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), HAF is a mature and well-established film-financing platform in Asia in its role of connecting filmmakers with film projects to internationally prominent film-industry financiers, bankers, producers, production companies, post-production houses, distributors, buyers, co-production ventures and film festival delegates.

HAF welcomes the submission of fiction and documentary feature length projects from 4 August 2014 through 17 October 2014. Selected projects will be invited to participate in the film financing forum activities in Hong Kong and also stand to compete for awards with a total value over HK$770,000 (approximately US$100,000). An early bird discount is offered to submissions on or before 5 September 2014.

The 12th HAF received over 300 project submissions from 37 regions around the world. During the three-day film financing forum, 780 private business meetings were arranged for the filmmakers of 29 projects consisting of 25 HAF projects and 4 HAF/Fox Chinese Film Development Award finalists.

“HAF proved to be an invaluable platform for producers and filmmakers to bring their projects to the attention of key investors, sales agents, funding institutions and festivals representatives,” said Paolo BERTOLIN of Doha Film Institute who met with HAF filmmakers. “And, the range and quality of projects present at HAF made the trip absolutely worthwhile, confirming HAF to be the essential event to connect with exciting and  contemporary Asian filmmakers.” Charles HWONG, Senior Manager, Acquisitions and Co-Productions of Huayi Brothers International, commented, “there were many interesting opportunities and ideas presented at HAF this year. We hope to follow up on two different projects.”

In addition to meeting key industry players and presenting their respective projects to them, filmmakers also found professional support through their participation at HAF. Taiwan’s CHANG Jung-Chi, the HAF Award (non-Hong Kong project) 2014 winner for Private Eyes, commented, “we received lots of valuable feedback in  funding, the script, and production budget. HAF also provided us with many Press Relation and interview opportunities. HAF is like a home to a new film project, indeed!” YANG Jin, the Chinese director who participated in this year’s HAF, commented, “[HAF] was a very good [project market] to seek opportunities for cooperation.”

The 12th HAF attracted not only up-and-coming filmmakers like CHANG Jung-Chi from Taiwan, but also many award-winning names from other Asian countries. Internationally renowned Filipino filmmaker Brillante MENDOZA, whose HAF 2009 Project, Kinatay, won Best Director at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, returned to HAF with two projects. Other award-winning names in the 12th HAF included Taiwanese director LIN Yu-Hsien (widely recognised for his box office success Jump! Ashin), Dechen RODER from Bhutan (Special Mention winner at the 17th ifva Hong Kong Awards 2012), Lina YANG (Special Mention winner at Hong Kong International Film Festival 2013), SHENG Zhimin (Best Asian Film NETPAC award winner, Locarno Film Festival) as well as Berlinale award-winning documentary filmmaker Rakesh SHARMA.

Over the past 12 years, HAF has supported and championed up-and-coming filmmakers to realise their film projects. Many HAF projects have been made into films which received international acclaim. Some recent HAF successes include: KAWASE Naomi’s Still the Water (Japan, HAF 2013), selected in the main competition section at the Cannes Film Festival 2014; Nariman TUREBAYEV’s Adventure (France and Kazakhstan, HAF 2013), official selection in competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014; Arvin CHEN’s Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Taiwan, HAF 2012), selected in the Panorama Section of the Berlin Film Festival 2013; and Flora LAU’s Bends (Hong Kong, HAF 2011) selected for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2013.  HAF 2014’s Angel Whispers (Hong Kong), the joint directorial debut of Hong Kong award-winning actress, Carrie NG and Hong Kong film industry veteran Shirley YUNG, has been completed and will be released soon. For more details on the 13th HAF’s submission procedures, application eligibility and selection criteria, please visit http://www.haf.org.hk, or contact the HAF via email: haf@hkiff.org.hk

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Cine Fan夏日國際電影節2014最新加場消息 十場火速爆滿 加場今日開售

2014年7月24日(香港)── 由香港國際電影節協會主辦的Cine Fan夏日國際電影節,今年特別受歡迎,「去飛」速度較2013年同期增長近兩成,開售短短一星期已錄得10場爆滿,包括今年的開幕電影活地阿倫的《情迷月色下》、麥曦茵的最新作《曖昧不明關係研究學會》(足本導演版)、《她消失以後》及《離開他以後》等,因此決定加場,以饕影迷。

 

加開場次如下︰

《曖昧不明關係研究學會》︰The Grand Cinema,8月17日下午2時 《亞基拉》︰The Grand Cinema,8月23日晚上9時30分 《她消失以後》︰The Grand Cinema,8月24日晚上8時 《離開他以後》︰The Grand Cinema,8月24日晚上9時50分

 

此外,部份節目場次「去飛」速度亦非常驚人,包括《盜面專師》、《心敵》、《異形》(導演版)、《夜》及《共犯》等。其中導演張榮吉(《逆光飛翔》)的新作《共犯》更為今年台北電影節開幕電影,反應非常熱烈,導演及演員亦會於8月26日來港與影迷見面。

  加場門票將於7月24日(星期四)早上10時起於城市售票網公開發售,詳情請參閱官方網頁︰
http://cinefan.com.hk/cms/?lang=zh

 

夏日國際電影節2014已定於8月12日至26日舉行,門票將於明日起公開發售,公眾可透過網上( www.hkiff.org.hk / www.cinefan.com.hk)訂票,亦可在各大城市電腦售票網購票。

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Winner List of the Film Festival Awards Gala|各電影節獎項得獎名單

Last Saturday (5 April), the 38 th Hong Kong International Film Festival revealed the winning films for five award categories, namely the Young Cinema Competition, the Documentary Competition, the Short Film Competition, the FIPRESCI Prize and the SIGNIS Award:

Young Cinema AwardsFirebird AwardJury PrizeSpecial MentionDocumentary CompetitionFirebird AwardJury PrizeSpecial Mention

Short Film CompetitionFirebird AwardJury PrizeSpecial MentionInternet Audience Award

FIPRESCI PrizeFIPRESCI PrizeSIGNIS AwardSIGNIS AwardSpecial Mention | 香港國際電影節協會於上星期六(4月5日) 公布本年度新秀電影競賽、紀錄片競賽、國際短片競賽、國際影評人聯盟獎及天主教文化獎的得獎名單︰

新秀電影競賽火鳥大獎《流亡車臣少年》評審團獎《祖谷物語》特別表揚《重遇我,妳慌嗎?》紀錄片競賽火鳥大獎《大地之鹽》評審團獎《犴達罕》特別表揚《牛牛百科》

國際短片競賽火鳥大獎《酥油燈》評審團獎《荒涼的冬天》特別表揚《42號交響樂》最受網路觀眾歡迎獎《犯罪學》

國際影評人聯盟獎國際影評人聯盟獎《十分見習男》天主教文化獎天主教文化獎《火荊棘》特別表揚《德里蒼穹下》及《去國留聲手足情》

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HKIFF Closing Film: That Demon Within by director Dante LAM|電影節閉幕電影:林超賢《魔警》亞洲首映

After 15 days in a row, the 38 th Hong Kong International Film Festival finally comes to an end on 7 April. Following the great box-office successes of , and , Opening Film of the Summer International Film Festival last year, director Dante LAM again brought another brilliant psychological thriller, , to the audience this year as the closing film of 38 th HKIFF. The Asian premiere of as well as the 38 th Hong Kong International Film Festival closing ceremony concluded by the attendance of the director and casts of . | 一連15日,第三十八屆香港國際電影節終於來到尾聲。繼《証人》、《線人》,以及去年夏日 國際電影節開幕電影《激戰》後,導演林超賢最新力作《魔警》更成為第三十八屆香港國際電影節的閉幕電影。當日(4月7日)導演及一眾演員出席《魔警》亞洲 首映暨第三十八屆香港國際電影節閉幕酒會,為本屆活動畫上完美句號。

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The 12th HAF Awards Announcement

The 12 th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum completed on 26 March, 2014 with success. The 12th HAF appreciates all the participants and congratulates the winners of this year. Here are the awards results:1) HAF Award (Hong Kong Project): Angel Whispers

2) HAF Award (non-Hong Kong Project) : Private Eyes

3) HAF/Fox Chinese Film Development Award: Love is Speaking

4) HAF Script Development Fund: The Solitary Pier

5) Fushan Documentary Award: Dust

6) Wouter Barendrecht Award: Hip Hop Kabul

7) Network of Asian Fantastic Films Award: Dead, End

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Naked Ambition 3D

The director, producer and casts of , including Mr. Lee Kung-lok, Mr. CHAN Hing-ka Mr. Chapman TO, Ms. Josie HO, Mr. Derek TSANG, Tyson, Ms. Candy YUEN, Ms. YUKI Maiko, Ms. OKITA Anri, Ms. YUME Kana, Ms. TSUKASA Aoi and Ms. TATSUMI Yui attended the Naked Ambition 3D World Premiere last night (25 March) which held at The Grand.

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Three Charmed Lives Screening

CHANG Chen, Francis NG and JUNG Woo-Sung, the three East Asia’s well-known actor-directors of the HKIFF-fushan features project, , attended the screening last night (25 March) at The Metroplex. Through the perspective of the three protagonists in the film, portray the continuous struggle in one’s life.

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Public premiere of Aberdeen

Public premiere of

was held at Hong Kong Cultural Centre, apart from the presence of Director Pang Ho-cheung and the starring crew, many more stars aligned to celebrate the event, including Jacky Cai, Kristal Tin, Derek Kwok, Wong Jing, Ronald Cheng, Yumiko Cheng, Lawrence Chou, Wing Shya, Eric Kot, Susan Siu, Lo Yuen-yan, Mak Ling-ling, Brenda Lam, Anthony Wong, Kwok Kai-wah, Vincent Kuk, Chrissie Chau, Benny Lau, Chang Chen, Sunny Luk, Elanne Kong, etc.

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Isabelle Huppert at HKIFF

Invited by HKIFF, legendary French actress Ms. Isabelle HUPPERT attended a festival press conference on 25 March, to meet the media and share experience about her acting career with the talented Mr. Chip TSAO as the moderator. Ms. HUPPERT will also engage to greet the audience following the screening of her film, tonight (26 March) at the Grand Cinema.

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38th Hong Kong International Film Festival Grand Opening

The 38 th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) opens on 24 March at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Directors and crew of both opening films; and , including Pang Ho-cheung, Fruit Chan, Louis Koo, Miriam Yeung, Gigi Leung, Ng Man-tat, Simon Yam, Wong You-nam, Chui Tien-you, Janice Man and Sam Lee were all present to kick off the 15-day festival.

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