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28 Mar - 08 Apr

Hong Kong International Film Festival 2024

By Localiiz 13 March 2024

Event Information

START DATE 28 Mar 2024
END DATE 08 Apr 2024
Various cinemas across Hong Kong Island and Kowloon

Header image courtesy of The Hong Kong International Film Festival

The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) will be held from 28 March till 8 April 2024. Under the theme “A Portal to Another World,” the forty-eighth edition of the festival reiterates its dedication to promote the diversity of film culture. Hundreds of screenings are on the programme, commencing with opening film All Shall Be Well by Ray Yeung.

Of the 12 movies that are a part of the Gala Presentation category, catch the Japanese diptych August My Heaven/Chime, the restitution of royal treasures to Benin in the documentary Dahomey, or the sports drama Tatami. 10 of Hong Kong-based Fruit Chan’s films will be screened as part of a filmmaker focus, including the 1997 classic Made in Hong Kong and horror movie Dumplings. Indeed, new isn’t always better, and restored Chinese movies such as The Story of Qiu Ju and Mahjong are on the programme.

The Masters and Auteurs category is richly filled with a selection notable for its variety in genre, origin, and themes. Two focus sessions on Spanish filmmaker Víctor Erice and Irish playwright Martin McDonagh invite viewers to discover or rediscover their unique works.

Stories from all over the world are at the core of HKIFF. If I Could Hibernate was the first Mongolian movie to play at the Cannes Film Festival and is now coming to Hong Kong. We travel to Uzbekistan in Sunday, to Iran in Terrestrial Verses, to Brazil in Malu, to Canada in Solo, to Hungary in Explanation for Everything, to France in Les Indésirables, and more.

Many more movies, as well as documentaries and animated films are on the programme, so check out the full list here. Tickets are now available for purchase, ranging from $55 to $150, as well as a VIP pass granting access to all screenings ($5,000). 

To buy tickets, visit official ticketing partner Urbtix here, in person at Urbtix counters, or via the Urbtix mobile app. You may also make a telephone booking by calling (+852) 3166 1288 from 10 am to 8 pm. Hurry, as some screenings are already sold out!


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