The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is one of the biggest and most respected film festivals in Asia, and a popular event in Hong Kong’s cultural calendar.
Born out of a desire to promote Hong Kong and Asian films to the international community, the annual event is Hong Kong’s longest running film festival.
Every year the HKIFF secures an impressive lineup of new and noteworthy films, showing more than 200 titles from 60 countries, many of which have won acclaim both in their homeland and abroad.
Tickets prices vary depending on the film. For those on a cheapo budget, snap up some weekday matinee tickets for the low price of HK$55.00. Students and seniors pay just HK$28.00 and there are also discounted ticket packages available depending on how many tickets you buy. Sold-out screenings do have a limited number of stand-by tickets on sale 30 minutes prior to the film time.
Tickets are sold online and on the door, however, some venues like M+ Cinema only have online tickets available and others may limit the time you can purchase in-person.
The films are shown at venues across Hong Kong, including Emperor Cinemas in both Tsim Sha Tsui and Causeway Bay, PREMIERE Elements in Kowloon, and Hong Kong Arts Centre Louis Koo Cinema in Wan Chai.
If you’re unable to attend the actual festival, you still have ample opportunities to see a number of powerful films through the HKIFF’s online website. This will screen showings of HKIFF movies throughout the event until September 2nd. A full festival pass for access to all the online screenings costs HK$1,800.00 and a single costs HK$50.00.
<!–This monthly program showcases a wide variety of classic, contemporary, and thematic movies to enrich the experience of Hong Kong film enthusiasts. Check out their monthly line up to see what’s showing. –>Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.