8 April, 2012－The Hong Kong International Film Society (HKIFFS) announced today that Jean-Francois Rauger, Programme Director at the world-renowned Cinematheque Francaise (French Cinematheque) will visit Hong Kong from April 8 to 13.
During his visit to Hong Kong, Rauger, who is also a well-known film critic (in seminal film magazine “Cahiers du Cinema” from 1992 – 1995, and best-selling daily newspaper “Le Monde” from 1995 onwards) will participate in a panel discussion on Georges Franju on April 9 at the Hong Kong Science Museum as part of the HKIFFS tribute to the late French film master and co-founder of the French Cinematheque.
Rauger will also discuss the development of French film culture at seminars organised at Academy for Performing Arts, Baptist University, City University, Lingnan University, and University of Hong Kong. The seminars are being held as part of HKIFFS’ “Cinema Mon Futur” (“Cinema My Future”) to promote cinema as part of general studies at the tertiary level, and funded by a donation from the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong Annual Gala.
About Hong Kong International Film Festival Society
The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organization dedicated to the discovery and promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film.
Through its year-round programmes, the mission of the Society is to strengthen global appreciation of Chinese film culture and to promote inspiring films from around the world, enriching the cultural life of Hong Kong.
Committed to the development of a vibrant film culture in Hong Kong and Asia, the Society presents three annual flagship events in March and April: The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and the Asian Film Awards (AFA).
Passionately believing in the power of films to unite cultures and generations, the HKIFFS is devoted to giving thousands of film lovers around the region direct access to the world’s most inspiring films all year round.
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