All Hong Kong articles – Page 11

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    Yuen to wreak Vengeance for Celestial

    2007-03-19T20:00:00Z

    Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures has added a remake of Chang Cheh's Vengeance, to be directed by Corey Yuen, to its slate of productions inspired by titles in its Shaw Brothers library. Yuen is attached to direct the project from a script by Jeff Lau, the writer-director behind iconic Hong Kong

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    Fortissimo picks up Yau Nai Hoi's Eye In The Sky

    2007-03-16T05:35:00Z

    Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights, excluding Asia but including Japan and Korea, to action thriller Eye In The Sky from Hong Kong 's Sundream Motion Pictures. The directorial debut of Johnnie To's regular screenwriter Yau Nai Hoi, the film recently premiered at Berlin and is one of the

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    Entertainment Expo Hong Kong 2007

    2007-03-16T00:00:00Z

    This year's edition sees many changes as Expo raises its profile in the international calendar. Filmart, HAF and Hkiff will start on the same day and work more closely to provide a platform to support the production and distribution of Asian and other international films.In addition, the opening

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    Entertainment Expo Hong Kong - Power surge

    2007-03-16T00:00:00Z

    HONG KONGIt has been a year of ironic contradictions for the Hong Kong film industry. Undeniably, local producers are still struggling with falling production levels, as investors put resources into fewer but larger films, and local box office for home-grown productions continues to shrink.Yet

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    New Chinese buyers - Slice of the action

    2007-03-16T00:00:00Z

    Until recently, international sales companies were showing little interest in China. The market's rampant piracy and censorship were major turn-offs, as was the fact that unless a film is selected as one of China's 20 annual revenue-sharing imports, it can technically only be sold for a flat fee to

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    Filmart - HK market stakes global claim

    2007-03-16T00:00:00Z

    This year, many Asian sellers decided to skip Berlin's European Film Market in February and focus on the Hong Kong event (March 20-23) instead - a telling sign that the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart) is raising its international profile.Indeed it looks like not one but two

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    Hong Kong International Film Festival - Match makers

    2007-03-16T00:00:00Z

    This year marks a radical shift in the ambitions of the 31-year-old Hong Kong International Film Festival (Hkiff). Although respected for the quality of its programming, the festival has traditionally focused on local audiences and has not had a high profile on the global film-festival circuit or

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    HAF 2007 - Invested interest

    2007-03-16T00:00:00Z

    Co-production markets have become a must-have accessory at film festivals from New York to Tokyo. The Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is slightly different, however, in that it is a financing platform that was conceived independently and only later became attached to a film

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    Ambitious Hong Kong ready to scale new heights

    2007-03-12T22:09:00Z

    This year's multi-faceted Hong Kong film season stretches to nearly a month of world-class events under the Entertainment Expo banner.Each distinct event is looking to stretch its brand to new limits. Three events - Filmart, co-production market HAF and the Hong Kong International Film Festival

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    Asian Film Awards to honour Josephine Siao, David Bordwell

    2007-03-12T16:52:00Z

    The inaugural Asian Film Awards will give its first Asian Film Award for Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema to Josephine Siao. Siao has starred in more films than any other Hong Kong actor, including Stephen Chow's Fists of Fury 1991 II, Corey Yuen's Fong Sai Yuk and Ann Hui's Summer Snow.Her

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    Fortissimo teams with Entertainment Farm for Sonata

    2007-03-09T02:53:00Z

    International sales and production company Fortissimo Films is partnering with Japan's Entertainment Farm to co-produce the tentatively titled Tokyo Sonata, to be directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Fortissimo will also handle international sales on the film. The project is one of 25 that have been

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    Prime racks up pre-sales on Kwak's Mighty Princess

    2007-03-05T11:03:00Z

    My Sassy Girl director Kwak Jae Yong's My Mighty Princess has been notching up pan-Asian sales and is due for a simultaneous pan-Asian release outside Korea. Since premiering the project at last year's Asian Film Market, sales agent and Korean distributor Prime Entertainment has been busy closing

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    Turning tide in Hong Kong Affairs

    2007-03-03T09:22:00Z

    When William Monahan accepted his Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar this week for The Departed, he thanked Felix Chong and Alan Mak, the writers of its source material, Hong Kong movie Infernal Affairs. But he could have also paid homage to Media Asia's chairman Peter Lam who greenlit the high-concept

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    Hong Kong Filmart adds TV, locations showcases

    2007-03-02T07:00:00Z

    This year's Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart) will host two new thematic pavilions - TV World and Locations World - as part of its drive to become the leading cross-media trading platform in the region. Almost 40 companies, from the US, Europe, Asia Pacific and other regions, are

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    Shindo to have world premiere at Hong Kong Filmart

    2007-02-27T04:18:00Z

    The Tokyo International Film Festival has arranged to hold the world premiere of Koji Hagiuda's Shindo (translation: Prodigy) at this year's Hong Kong Filmart on March 21. The Tokyo fest and its attendant TIFFCOM market, which are held in October, have been using Filmart as a launch pad in recent

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    Hong Kong film festival to feature 16 world premieres

    2007-02-22T09:04:00Z

    This year's Hong Kong International Film Festival will feature 16 world premieres as part of an expanded line-up that reflects its new industry and international ambitions. Among the world premieres are Indonesian director Riri Riza's Three Days To Forever; Fruit Chan's 30-minute short Xian Story;

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    I'm A Cyborg to open 31st Hong Kong Film Festival

    2007-02-14T12:14:00Z

    Jacob Wong, curator of the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) has announced Park Chan-wook's Berlinale competition title I'm a Cyborg, but That's Okay is to open the 31st HKIFF March 19. The festival runs March 20 - April 11.The film is nominated for two Asian Film Awards (AFA) -

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    Golden Flower leads Hong Kong Film Awards nominations

    2007-02-01T14:35:00Z

    Zhang Yimou's Curse of the Golden Flower is the clear frontrunner in the 26th edition of the Hong Kong Film Awards after earning 14 nominations, including best film, best director, best actor for Chow Yun Fat and best actress for Gong Li. The lavish historical drama also garnered nods for two best

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    Hong Kong film festival sets new industry direction

    2006-11-05T00:00:00Z

    The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is changing dates next year - to coincide with Hong Kong Filmart - and is undergoing a major repositioning to reflect changes in the international festival scene.Next year's HKIFF will open on March 20 and run for 18 days. The first nine days will

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    Taking Father Home wins digital prize at HKIFF

    2006-04-18T00:00:00Z

    Shanghai-based director Ying Liang's Taking Father Home was awarded the Golden Digital Award at this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF). The film tells the story of a country boy who travels to the big city in search of his father whom he believes has become a rich property