New Waves New Shores: When Cannes Meets Hong Kong Cinema

Why We Recommend it

Hong Kong Art Centre’s “New Waves New Shores” festival screens nearly 20 quality films from 10 countries and plays host to engaging talks, a colour grading masterclass and film journalism and criticism workshops, and more.


Coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, one of the world’s most prestigious and influential breeding grounds for accomplished filmmakers, the Hong Kong Arts Centre presents their New Waves, New Shores: Cannes Directors’ Fortnight 50 Meets Hong Kong Cinema festival to introduce how film festivals shape local and international film cultures, markets and industries, and how festivals inspire budding filmmakers to think out of the box and assist their careers.

The festival opens with Hong Kong director Ann Hui‘s 1981 political drama The Story of Woo Viet and will see a selection of 16 films of Fortnight and from Hong Kong to be screened as pairs over the course of the festival.

Apart from film screenings, the festival welcomes international guests, including Pierre-Henri Deleau (Co-Founder of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight), Wen Tien-Hsiang (Taiwan Film Critic and Programmer, Chief Executive Officer of Taipei Golden Horse Executive Committee), Yov Moor (French Colourist and DI Producer, of Jinpa, A Yellow Bird, Norwegian Wood, just to name a few) and talents of some of the participating films.

Last but not least, New Waves New Shores plays host to a colour grading masterclass and three film journalism and criticism workshops.


When: 6 Jun 2019 - 23 Jun 2019 Where: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre – 2 Harbour Road – Wan Chai