Hong Kong Film Festival 2011 in Singapore
Hong Kong (HKSAR) – Organised by the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Singapore and Cathay Cineplexes, the Hong Kong Film Festival 2011 (HKFF) opened in Singapore today (July 13) with the premiere of “Gallants”, a winner of multiple awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards this year.
Speaking at the gala premiere, the Director of the HKETO in Singapore, Ms Subrina Chow, said HKFF was supported by close to 1 000 Singaporean movie lovers last year. Encouraged by such an enthusiastic response, the office is holding the 4th HKFF this year to continue with the effort to introduce quality Hong Kong movies that are less often seen in Singapore cinemas.
Ms Chow said, “The film industry is no doubt the flagship of Hong Kong’s creative industries. In the past decade alone, Hong Kong movies and film talents won over 300 international awards, including those at the Cannes, Berlin and Venice Film Festivals.”
She said movies co-produced by Hong Kong and the Mainland of China were also enjoying huge success in the Mainland market.
Last year, seven out of the top 10 domestic box office films in the Mainland were Hong Kong-Mainland co-productions.
The one-week film festival will run through the weekend until July 20, featuring a total of 10 titles including four new and four iconic 1990s Hong Kong films from the action and romantic comedy genres, as well as two series of short films.