Festival News

Paul Clipson Super-8 Lyricism

Poet laureate of the Super-8. Since 2003, Paul Clipson has forged unique syntheses of lyricism and experimentation that have been exhibited to critical and audience acclaim in festivals and museums worldwide. Here Paul Clipson Talks to the HKIFF on Making Super 8 Cinema in the Digital Age.

Programme Updates

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Portraits of Museums at 39th HKIFF

The Festival has put together a unique programme of 3 documentaries that offer an insight into some of the greatest museums in the world.

Complete Retrospective of Roy Andersson at 39th HKIFF

Admired throughout the world, Swedish master filmmaker Roy Andersson is known for his distinct style that is characterized by long takes, absurdist comedy and stiff caricaturing of Swedish culture. The 39th HKIFF will showcase his complete retrospective, including A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, his Golden Lion Best Film winner at the Venice Film Festival last year, with his two short films and some of his best and highly stylized commercials.

Oscar nominees to be shown at 39th HKIFF

The 39th HKIFF will screen four of the nominees at the 87th Academy Awards.

Berlinale winners to be shown in 39th HKIFF

Congratulations to Iranian director Jafar Panahi, whose latest film TAXI has just won the Golden Bear for Best Film and FIPRESCI award at the 65th Berlinale.


The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) produces the omnibus BEAUTIFUL 2015, which will premiere at the 39th HKIFF.

Naruse Mikio, 110th Anniversary

The 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will celebrate the life and work of the late great Japanese filmmaker Naruse Mikio by screening his most critically acclaimed films. Naruse’s work has been rarely seen in Hong Kong, and the festival will highlight 4 films: Repast (1951), Floating Clouds (1955), Daughters, Wives and a Mother (1960), and Scattered Clouds (1967), in a newly digitized version. Wives and a Mother, and Scattered Clouds will be shown in widescreen and color.

The 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival Filmmaker in Focus: Ms. Sylvia Chang

Sylvia Chang, the internationally recognized director, producer and actress, is the “Filmmaker in Focus” of the 39th Hong Kong International Film Festival (23 March to 6 April, 2015). In celebrating her achievements, the Hong Kong International Film Festival will screen 13 of Chang’s films, including the world premiere of her latest work, Murmur of the Hearts (2015). Chang will attend the “Face to Face” seminar on 5 April at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, sharing her insights on film, art and life.