The Hong Kong Film Festival – Project HK 2021 Celebrates Hong Kong’s Creative Industry With 11 Feature and Short Films4 min readReading Time: 3 minutes
Singapore Film Society (SFS) and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Singapore (HKETO) are proud to announce the Hong Kong Film Festival – Project HK 2021 (HKFF2021), which will be held over three days from Friday, 12 March, to Sunday, 14 March.
HKFF2021 is set to be a hybrid event with both cinema and online screenings. The physical screenings will take place at Golden Village Suntec City, while the virtual programme will be available on Shaw KinoLounge.
In an effort to celebrate the vibrant scene of Hong Kong’s creative industry, HKFF2021 showcases 11 feature and short films, all in original Cantonese dialogue with both Chinese and English subtitles.
All cinema screenings will be followed by a live virtual Q&A with featured filmmakers live-streamed for the audience via Zoom. HKFF2021 consists of movies from across a variety of genres, from crime dramas to documentaries to shorts. Over the course of the three days, audiences will be able to experience a plethora of Hong Kong stories and characters. Among the films that will be screened is the opening film and international premiere of Lion Rock, about a paralysed rock climber learning to scale peaks again.
HKFF2021 will screen two more premieres, Elisa’s Day (Southeast Asia premiere) and The Calling of a Bus Driver (international premiere). The festival also presents two documentaries: Keep Rolling, a documentary directed by Man Lim Chung, about legendary Hong Kong director and cinema pioneer Ann Hui; and Bamboo Theatre, a documentary about Hong Kong’s traditional makeshift, open-air bamboo-shed theatres, directed by Cheuk Cheung. Also presented at the festival is 2020’s Hong Kong box office runner-up Beyond the Dream, which will make its debut on the silver screen in Singapore with HKFF2021.
Advance cinema ticket sales for HKFF2021 are set to commence on 25 February at GV’s physical outlets and on the GV website. Virtual ticket sales will commence on 4 March on Shaw’s online platform, Shaw KinoLounge.
OPENING FILM: LION ROCK 狮子山上
Lion Rock is about Ki Tai-Wai, an elite rock climber whose life is turned upside down by a fateful event. After a road accident paralyses him from the waist down, it seems his climbing career is over. However, with the help of his family, friends and climbing coach, Ki finds a way to scale those dizzying heights again. Based on the true story of Hong Kong’s Lai Chi-wai, once a top rock climber in Asia, ranked as high as eighth in the world, who could no longer walk after a motorcycle accident in 2011.
Cinema Screening Schedule (Venue: Golden Village, Suntec City)
|狮子山上||Lion Rock||12 March (Friday)||7 pm (invite only)|
|狮子山上||Lion Rock||12 March (Friday)||7:30 pm|
|阿索的故事||The Calling of a Bus Driver||13 March (Saturday)||12:30 pm|
|好好拍电影||Keep Rolling (hybrid|
|13 March (Saturday)||3:30 pm|
|幻爱||Beyond The Dream||13 March (Saturday)||6:30 pm|
|戏棚||Bamboo Theatre||14 March (Sunday)||1:50 pm|
|圣荷西谋杀案||Fatal Visit||14 March (Sunday)||4:25 pm|
Advance sales start from Thursday, 25 February 2021.
– S$13: General Public
– S$10: SFS Friend and Fam members
Tickets are available at all Golden Village Box Offices and at www.gv.com.sg.
Virtual Screenings (available from start of rental until 21 March on Shaw KinoLounge)
|好好拍电影||Keep Rolling (hybrid screening)|
|犯罪现场||A Witness Out of the Blue|
|Fresh Wave Short Film Showcase|
(three short films)
– The Bridge
– Eternal Sunshine
Advance sales start from Thursday, 4 March 2021.
● S$9.99: General Public
● S$7.99: SFS Friend and Fam members
● S$34.99: Special Discount Bundle of all 4 films (u.p. S$39.99)
Online films are available for rental on Shaw KinoLounge, https://kinolounge.shaw.sg.
Online films can be purchased up to 21 March and must be viewed 14 days from purchase date or from the start of the festival if rented before 12 March. Once the movie has started playing, it will be available for 48 hours for unlimited viewings.