41st Annual

Hong Kong International Film Festival

April 11, 2017 to April 25, 2017

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21/F, Millennium City 3,
370 Kwun Tong Road,
Hong Kong 00000
Hong Kong
Phone: (852) 2970 3300
Fax: (852) 2970 3011

SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature films
Short films
Documentary feature films
Documentary short films
Short film competition


Hong Kong International Film Festival strives to:
- foster film culture with a programme that recognizes the achievements of the past and looks forward to future.
- provide an opportunity for Hong Kong residents to appreciate films of good artistic merit from all over the world.
- promote and highlight the achievements of the cinematic scene in Hong Kong as well as deepen the appreciation of Hong Kong's cinema history.

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 Hong Kong International Film Festival (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.


The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is one of Asia’s most reputable platforms for filmmakers, film professionals and filmgoers from all over the world to launch new work and experience outstanding films. As a competitive event, the HKIFF serves as a platform for international film exchange, to promote better understanding between global cultures, and to discover new talents from around the world.

The Hong Kong International Film Festival programme is comprised of features, documentaries, shorts and animations organized into the following sections:

The Young Cinema Competition is set up to encourage young filmmakers to explore the potentials of the cinema of our times.

The Hong Kong International Film Festival considers documentaries addressing social issues with aesthetical significance as an essential component of any meaningful film festival. The Documentary Competition is a salute to filmmakers around the world for their devotion to the documentary form and its languages.

The Hong Kong International Film Festival Short Film Competition supports the production and re-invention of the short film, a form with its own formal, aesthetic and expressive qualities distinct from those of the feature. It is also a platform for international and local short film directors to exchange visions and ideas.

30-40 new works including special programmes and tributes

15-20 new independent and avant garde works

8-12 new documentaries

12-15 new animated shorts

12-14 new avant-garde shorts

Submit your film in the general entry categories above for consideration for these programmes.


Alvin Tse; Carol Lam (Management Accountant); Shirley Chan; Stephanie Lee; Victor CHAN (Operations Manager); Victor Chan; Yu Shing Cheng


Please refer to each programme details.

(Please send the following to the Festival before deadline)

- A DVD screener or a Vimeo online screener (Rough cuts, non-final versions, Blu-ray discs or other online screener are not accepted).

All DVD screeners should be labeled with the title, running-time, contact information and confirmation number.

The Vimeo link should remain active and accessible until end of February 2017.

-It is Entrant’s sole responsibility to ensure ALL REQUIRED ENTRY MATERIALS arrive at the HKIFF Society office within the deadline. The HKIFF reserves the right to disqualify any submission, without refund of any kind, which does not meet all submission requirements within the deadline.

-All submitted materials will not be returned.

-Physical materials must be sent to:

Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Office
Attn: HKIFF submissions
21/F, Millennium City 3, 370 Kwun Tong Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
E-mail: entries@hkiff.org.hk



1. The HKIFF is responsible for the insurance of prints or screening copies from the moment they are received by the HKIFF to the moment they are collected by the Forwarding Agent.
2. Films presented by the HKIFF must arrive at Hong Kong for print checks and press previews at least one month before screening.
3. Once arrived at the HKIFF office, the screening copies will not be returned or forwarded until the respective HKIFF screenings of the film are over.
4. Films will be returned within two weeks after the closing of the 41st HKIFF to the airport of destination. The consignee will be notified of the shipping details.
5. Prints and airway bills should be sent directly to the HKIFF Society Office.


1. If the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration (OFNAA) recommends HKIFF to make cuts in a film or in its subtitles, such changes will be made only with the agreement of the producer/filmmaker.
2. The HKIFF will apply for proper license for public screening of films during the Festival. Such license is valid only for the screening(s) as scheduled in the 41st HKIFF.
3. First-features (and second- or third-features, according to the final programme selection) by directors of Asian countries are eligible for the FIPRESCI Prize.
4. Entry of films for the 41st HKIFF implies acceptance of these Regulations. The HKIFF reserves the right to regulate cases not circumscribed by these Regulations. In situations where all the aforementioned regulations are not applicable, the final decision shall rest with the HKIFF.


1. The entrant warrants that he/she owns the entire copyright of the film and/or has the right to authorize the public screening of the film.
2. The entrant hereby authorizes the HKIFF to screen the film in public during the period of the 41st HKIFF. The HKIFF is obliged not to hold any public screening of any film entries other than the three screenings allowed by international regulations.
3. The entrant authorizes the HKIFF to make use of all publicity materials and stills of the film including, without limitation, for publicity, promotion purposes of the 41st HKIFF and the HKIFF Society.
4. All the personal data and other information requested in the Entry Form herein are used to enable the HKIFF to consider this application only and will be subject to the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, Cap. 486.
5. The entrant agrees with the HKIFF and undertakes that he/she will at all times keep the HKIFF fully and effectively indemnified in respect of all actions, proceedings, claims, demands, liabilities and expenses whatsoever may be made, brought against, suffered or incurred by the HKIFF in consequence of any breach by the entrant on the ground that any film presented by the entrant pursuant to the 41st HKIFF General Entry Regulations is an infringement of any intellectual property rights of any person or is defamatory or on any other grounds whatsoever.
6. The Entrant’s agreement with the HKIFF by signing the Entry Form shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.