The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is a non-competitive event organised around March and April every year. The HKIFF was launched in 1976 by the Urban Council. The aim of the Festival is to serve as a platform for international film exchange and a window to the world for Hong Kong Cinema.
The (HKIFF) is one of Asia's most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new works and experience outstanding cinema. Established in 1977, the 16-day event showcases over 200 new films and several retrospective programmes. Previously operated by Urban Council and Leisure and Cultural Services Department from 1977 to 2001, and Hong Kong Arts Development Council from 2001 to 2004 respectively, HKIFF is officially corporatized as an independent, charitable organization Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited after completing its 28th edition.
The Hong Kong International Film Festival presents five competition sections with the award winners decided by distinguished jury members consisting of renowned film industry professionals, film critics, directors and talent.
Young Cinema Competition
Short Film Competition
The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society is a non-profit, non-government organization which develops, promotes and encourages creativity in the art and culture of film through the presentation of the annual HKIFF. Apart from organizing the flagship event HKIFF each year, the Society is also committed to organize regular programmes and other film culture activities throughout the year, in order to promote the art and creative business of cinema, with an international dimension and outlook.