Hong Kong International Film Festival Sets New August Dates
The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) has confirmed that this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will take place as a physical event, with dates set for 18 to 31 August.
The festival had been scheduled to take place from 24 March to 6 April, but was postponed along with Hong Kong’s leading industry events, Filmart and the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), due to the Covid-19 coronavirus.
While Hong Kong’s quarantine rules for arrivals from overseas were recently extended to 18 September, the festival has strong support from local audiences and is less dependent on international visitors. Hong Kong’s cinemas reopened with social distancing and other safety measures on 8 May.
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