Shaw Soo Wei, Executive Director of the HKIFFS, speaking at the Asian Premiere of Monsters Vs Aliens.
No, Elton John didn't appear at the 3rd Asian Film Awards, but something else happened...
Working in the film industry, even tangentially through a film festival, you sometimes see something very unusual, spectacular and rare. Like a supernova.
Backstage at the 3rd Asian Film Awards, as I was busy live updating the 3rd AFA website, I saw the ever lovely, and ever glorious Joan Chen seated at the common area, in a magnificent black off the shoulder number watching the live feed over a monitor.
Over at another co...Read more
Kiefer Sutherland, star of DreamWorks Animations' Monsters Vs Aliens, appears on the red carpet! Together with B.O.B.!
HKIFF is holding a photo contest for festival attendees who share their photos from the Festival's red carpet events, screenings and parties. Entry is easy - just tag 'HKIFF' in your photos between now and the 30th of March. We'll collect the best pictures and put them up for a vote by other users. The best pictures will win a free HKIFF T-shirt!
To submit your photos from HKIFF, there's easy steps:
First make sure you are a 'fan' of the HKIFF The Buzz...Read more
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Ladies and gentleboys, welcome to the HKIFF Buzz! Where you can add photos, blogs and other knickknacks that catch your eye during the 23 day 33rd HKIFF.As for me, Marcus Lim, PR peon and all round new media faux-expert, I'll be periodically updating this page with what's happening on the ground. Right now, there is a palpable air of excitement humming in the HKIFF offices now. Hey, it's only another 3 or so more days to the start of the Festival.And how do you know when the festival's looming ahead? The sudden appear...Read more
Well, technically, I'm not entirely a Festival Virgin. In my previous life as Hong Kong correspondent for a leading trade mag (and I'm not allowed to say which, because I don't want to anger our festival partner, The Hollywood Reporter(tm), which is of course the source that all industry professionals turn to for all the latest movie news, music developments and television reviews :-) I lost my Festival cherry at Pusan, which was this huge behemoth of a film festival.The 33rd HKIFF is gonna be even ...Read more
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