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46th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF46)

15 August - 31 August

EVENT DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1976, the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is Asia’s oldest international film festival and a pioneer in introducing Hong Kong, Chinese language and Asian cinema and filmmakers to the world.

Annually screening over 200 titles from more than 50 countries in approximately 10 major cultural venues across the territory, the Festival is one of Hong Kong’s largest cultural events. The festival features world and international premieres of Hong Kong and Asian films, and Asian premiers of international films. The festival has maintained its founding premise of bringing films to local audiences that they might not be aware of, and of introducing Hong Kong, Chinese language, and Asian films to the world.

The 46th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF46) would take place over 17 days from 15 to 31 August 2022, connecting with audiences again through cinemas and online platforms.

The Society also welcomed the return of Aaron Kwok as its festival ambassador for the fourth consecutive year, coinciding with the launch of HKIFF46’s key visual.

Initially set to commence on 31 March, HKIFF46 was postponed when the Hong Kong government imposed stringent social distancing measures to combat the rising Omicron outbreak since the beginning of 2022. The Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival, which usually takes place around the same time, will make way this year for HKIFF46 and return in 2023.

Kwok re-united with internationally-acclaimed visual artist Wing Shya for a series of photographs to promote HKIFF46 – the two had collaborated previously in 2018 for HKIFF43. Kwok said he was honoured to be the ambassador again, and he was keen for the festival to do well after its success last year. “There is no better platform for the Hong Kong public to reconnect with the best cinema offers,” he said.

Meanwhile, renowned local graphic designer Frank Chan revisited his iconic avian motif in creating the new festival key visual. After his popular design last year featuring a barn swallow, Chan has adopted the common Eurasian tree sparrows for the HKIFF46 campaign.

Like last year’s HKIFF45, the hybrid festival will feature in-person and online screenings and events. The Society will announce HKIFF46‘s complete programme in July.

ABOUT THE ARTIST / ORGANISER

The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to the discovery and promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film. It organises the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).

Another highlight is the Cine Fan Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF), held every August. In 2013, HKIFF introduced the repertory HKIFF Cine Fan Programme to enrich and deepen Hong Kong moviegoers’ experience through a monthly programme of contemporary, retrospective, and thematic showcases. In 2021, HKIFFS restructured its film industry services and set up HKIFF Industry to promote and support non-mainstream film industry development through co-production, festival strategies, and overseas distribution (HKIFF Collection).

Details

Start:
15 August
End:
31 August
Event Category:
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Website:
www.hkiff.org.hk

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