HKIFF and FWD Collaborate to Showcase
Asian Cinematic Glamour at House 1881
The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and FWD are joining forces to showcase the pride of Asian cinematic culture and talent in Hong Kong.
FWD is a premier partner of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43) and a number of special events will be held at House 1881 – the heritage building and former Marine Police Headquarters in Tsim Sha Tsui – to mark and celebrate this year’s festival.
An after-party will be held at House 1881 on 27 March following the gala premiere of First Night Nerves, the much anticipated new feature film by renowned director Stanley KWAN with a powerhouse ensemble cast. Until 26 March, a “Corridor of Cinematic Treasures” has also been set up at the heritage site to allow the public free access to view rare images of classic films in its historical surroundings.
Albert LEE, Executive Director of HKIFFS, said, “We are grateful for the generous support of FWD, and are privileged to stage HKIFF43 events at House 1881. The partnership between one of the longest-running film festivals in Asia and one of Hong Kong’s most remarkable historical landmarks is of exalted significance. Presenting over 230 films this year, comprising both timeless classics and exciting new works, the HKIFF will continue to offer audience extraordinary experiences of cinematic magic.”
Paul TSE, Chief Marketing Officer of FWD Hong Kong & Macau, said, “We are honored to be the Premier Partner of HKIFF. FWD and HKIFF share a mutual vision to preserve heritage and engage the community through unique experiences. This partnership marks FWD’s first community event that brings our ‘Celebrate Living’ brand promise to life at House 1881. We’re planning to host regular activities that take full advantage of the property’s historic courtyard and surrounding gardens to showcase its enduring legacy and charm to both the Hong Kong public and tourists alike.”
About House 1881
House 1881 is a cultural landmark and the former Hong Kong Marine Police Headquarters. Comprising a boutique hotel and unique dining concepts, this historic site reflects FWD’s mission to ‘Celebrate Living’ by providing enriching and interactive experiences.
The property’s historic courtyard and surrounding gardens showcase its legacy and heritage value to both locals and tourists alike. House 1881 offers FWD a unique opportunity to engage with the community in meaningful ways through cultural activities and events while preserving one of Hong Kong’s iconic landmarks.
For more information please visit https://www.fwd.com.hk/en/press/2019/1881-heritage/.
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