Film and Video Programmes
The Film Programmes Office focuses on the cultivation and promotion of film culture in Hong Kong and, in 2008-09, organised a variety of very well-received film and video programmes and seminars, thus enabling local audiences to appreciate international cinematic arts and experience diverse cultural activities.
Highlights of the year included the International Children's Film Carnival, Chinese Film Panorama 2008, the 37th French Cinepanorama and three Repertory Cinema series featuring world classics: Sergei Eisenstein, Japanese New Wave Cinema 1960s and Polish New Wave Cinema 1960s. Other thematic programmes included Epic Times, Simple Stories: The World of Zhu Shilin, Movies on the Mind and e-wave: The TV films of Ann Hui and Yim Ho.
To support major local film events, the Department provides venue sponsorship to the annual Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony. It also provides funding support to the Hong Kong Arts Centre and Microwave Co Ltd to organise the annual Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards and the Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, respectively, to encourage creative, independent productions of short films and videos and promote the media arts.