Annual Report 2004 - Leisure and Cultural Services Department Brand Hong Kong - Asia's world city
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  Film and Video Programmes

The Film Programmes Office focuses on the promotion of film and video culture in Hong Kong. In 2004, the office organised a variety of film and video programmes, workshops and seminars, which were very well received. The programmes enabled local audiences to appreciate cinematic art from all corners of the globe, and to experience diversified cultural activities in Hong Kong.


The Film Programmes Office invites professionals in the field to share their experiences with film lovers.
The Film Programmes Office invites professionals in the field to share their experiences with film lovers.

Programme highlights included Hong Kong retrospectives on Novel • Drama Melodrama: Cantonese and Mandarin Classics of the 1950s and 60s; Cathay Classics Revisited; A Tribute to Sylvia Chang; Time and Tide: Changes in Hong Kong Cinema of the 70s; Treasures from Overseas: Films of Li Lihua and In Memory of Yam Kim-fai. Thematic film programmes on a selection of subjects were also organised, such as Early European Cinema — Italy, France and Germany; Appearance of Flower, Spirit of Jade — Shanghai Opera on Film; Repertory Cinema 2004, featuring world classics by Lina Wertmuller, Andrei Tarkovsky and Mizoguchi Kenji; and the Western China Film Festival.

Special community and youth projects were presented to nurture young audiences in film and video appreciation and production. The projects included Project V for the New Generation 2004: A Self-designed Video Journey, and the International Children's Film Carnival. The office also joined hands with the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Videotage in organising the annual Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards, and the Microwave International Media Art Festival.

National film programmes, organised with various Consulates-General and cultural institutes, feature outstanding films and videos from many countries. In 2004, films from South Africa, Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Brazil and other Latin American countries were showcased. The collaborations allowed local audiences to enjoy hundreds of productions which might otherwise not have been seen in Hong Kong through commercial channels.

In support of major local film events, venue sponsorships are given to the annual Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony.

 
 
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