The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is one of Asia’s most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new works and experience outstanding cinema. Established in 1977, the 16-day event showcases over 200 new films, six seminars and forums, ten press conferences (with 300 Asian and 200 foreign press and media delegates) and 450 overseas guests and international celebrities.
HKIFF continues its salute to outstanding filmmakers and their works through 4 competition sections namely, “SONY HDV Asian Digital Competition” (sponsored by Sony Handycam; formerly called Asian DV Competition), “Humanitarian Awards for Documentaries” (sponsored by Lee Hysan Foundation), “Fipresci Prize” and “SIGNIS Award” co-organized with SIGNIS Hong Kong. A new competition section “Fresh Wave Joint-U Short Film Competition” was introduced in 2007 and aimed at nurturing new talents, co-organized with the Hong Kong Arts Development Council (sponsored by Yu Tai Hing Company Limited)
In addition to competitive programs, HKIFF presents retrospective programs including screenings, seminars and photo exhibitions of annually chosen filmmaker luminaries.
The 30th HKIFF co-organized “The 11th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards 2005 Showcases” with the Hong Kong Arts Centre and “The Devil’s Playground – Joint Universities Programme” with 5 local institutes & universities including Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts , Hong Kong Baptist University, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Kwun Tong) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
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