Festival Calendar

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Ltd.
21/F, Millennium City 3, 370 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon

Hong Kong
China
phone +852-29 70 33 00
fax +852-29 70 30 11
http://www.hkiff.org.hk
email: info@hkiff.org.hk

Festival Director
Albert Lee

Year of Foundation 1977

Event Date from 24 March 2020 till 06 April 2020

in Hong Kong, China

Sections Young Cinema Competition, Documentary Competition, Short Film Competition, Global Vision, Indie Power, Reality Bites, World Animation, Poetry in Motion

Category Documentary, Feature, Short

Terms of Entry Young Cinema Competition: feautures (60min or above) which are either first, second or third films of directors; films that have not been shown publicly in Hong Kong prior to the festival

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, DCP, DigiBeta, HDCAM, Blu-ray

Registration Deadline Call for entries will be open on 2 September 2019

Earlybird: Mid of November 2019
70 US$ (Features over 60min.), 60 US$ (Shorts less 60 min.), 60 US$ (Documentaries over 60 min.), 50 US$ (Doc shorts less 60 min.), 40 US$ (Short film competition less 15 min.)
Late: 31 December 2019
80 US$ (Features over 60 min., Shorts less 60 min., Documentaries over 60 min., Doc short less 60 min.), 50 US$ (Short film competition)

Attendance Figures 600,000

Participants of the Film Industry 5000 film professionals attending the FILMART

Prizes/Awards Firebird Awards for Young Cinema, Asian DV Competition, Humanitarian Awards for Documentaries, FIPRESCI Prize (3000$, Jury Prize 1500$), Firebird Award for Short Film Competition (1500$, Jury Prize 1000$)

German Films

2019

Masters & Auteurs
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa (DE/UA/FR/RO/NL, Ma.ja.de. Fiction)
I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS by Radu Jude (RO/CZ/FR/BG/DE, Komplizen Film)
I WAS AT HOME, BUT (ICH WAR ZUHAUSE, ABER) by Angela Schanelec (DE/RS, Nachmittagfilm Angela Schanelec)
MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog, André Singer (UK/US/DE, Werner Herzog Film)
OUR TIME by Carlos Reygadas (MX/FR/DE/DK/SE, The Match Factory)

Gala Presentation
NEVER LOOK AWAY (WERK OHNE AUTOR) by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Film)
SYNONYMES (SYNONYME) by Nadav Lapid (FR/IL/DE, Komplizen Film)

World Cinema
AYKA by Sergey Dvortsevoy (RU/DE/PL/KZ, Pallas Film)
SIBEL by Çağla Zencirci, Guillaume Giovanetti TK/FR/DE/LU, Riva Filmproduktion)
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COUPLE (DAS SCHÖNSTE PAAR) by Sven Taddicken (DE/FR, One Two Films)

Documentaries
IN THE CLAWS OF A CENTURY WANTING by Jewel Maranan
LIVING THE LIGHT - ROBBY MÜLLER by Claire Pijman (NL/DE, Chromosom Film)
OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki (DE/SY/LB/QA, Basis Berlin, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)

Kaleidoscope
THAT HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT by Lars von Trier (DK/FR/DE/SE, Zentropa Köln)

Prizes for German films

Number of Films Shown more than 230 films from over 60 countries

Media Coverage intense local media coverage (newspaper and TV); international trade paper : variety. 500 national and international journalists

Evaluation Although the festival focuses on current Chinese film production and attracts a large amount of local audience, it also offers the residents THE annual opportunity to see international films which do not have a local distributor yet. As such, the festival has developed both the quality and the quantity of its international program over the past few years and has become one of the most interesting film events in Asia. The connection with the FILMART gives interesting professional options.

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