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.