Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema
Like a chameleon, the Hong Kong film industry has undergone numerous changes since 1997, from the mainstream commercial fare, experimental independent arthouse cinema, mega-budget co-productions with the Mainland China, to the more personal creative statements from the emerging generation of filmmakers. Through such relentless storytelling, the filmmaking community reflects on our city’s changing landscape while capturing the decisive moments in the history of Hong Kong cinema and the everyday life of its people. By resonating with the audience, these films transformed Hong Kong film aesthetics or heralded unprecedented awareness of sociopolitical issues, garnering international recognitions or even inspiring countless remakes.
Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema will take you through the evolution of Hong Kong cinema in the past 25 years, celebrating its past success while offering insights into a new vista that will continue to build on resilience and creative innovation. This festival will consist of two parts:
- FILM SHOWCASE: A special curation of 8 films representative of Hong Kong cinema, screened in original Cantonese dialogue to give the audience an authentic taste of Hong Kong.
- PHOTO EXHIBITION: A physical photo exhibition that features behind-the-scenes photos of Hong Kong films from 4 unit photographers
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Create Hong Kong (CreateHK)
CreateHK is a dedicated office set up under the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. It co-ordinates governmental policy and effort regarding creative industries, focuses governmental resources for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries.
Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO)
Set up in 1995, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore seeks to strengthen the bilateral relations between Hong Kong and three countries of ASEAN, namely Laos, Singapore and Vietnam, as well as India. We organise cultural performances and promotional events to enhance cultural exchanges and promote people-to-people ties. On the investment front, we provide information, support and assistance to corporations and individuals looking to start or expand their businesses in Hong Kong or in Mainland China via Hong Kong. The regional desk of the Hong Kong Shipping Registry in our office also helps strengthen the presence of Hong Kong Flag and promote the Hong Kong Shipping Register in the region.
Singapore Film Society (SFS)
Singapore Film Society (SFS) is the largest organizer of film festivals in Singapore. They have collaborated with a wide range of partners from film distributors, diplomatic missions, academic and cultural institutions to present the best of international cinema in Singapore. Since 1958, Singapore Film Society has been passionately promoting film appreciation as art and entertainment, with the mission to bridge the gap between art-house cinema and the commercial film industry. SFS is renowned for its leading-edge programming and organizational skills in film festival management and marketing, including the annual European Union Film Festival, Japanese Film Festival, and Singapore Chinese Film Festival.