Hong Kong International Film Festival


Years running: 46 (since 1977)

Hong Kong International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Hong Kong.


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). 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 Society (HKIFFS) is a charitable, non-profit and non-governmental organisation dedicated to the discovery and promotion of creativity in the art and culture of film. The Society annually organizes Asia’s premier project market, the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF); and the HKIFF Industry Screenings for industry attendees, as part of Hong Kong International Film & Television Market (FILMART). Asia's largest film and entertainment market the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market hosts exhibits such as distribution, production and acquisition of film, TV programmes, animation, digital entertainment, games, production and post-production services, shooting locations, film commissions, film festivals, film insurance and film financing. 


Young Cinema Competition:

  • Firebird Award USD 3,000;
  • Jury Prize USD 1,500.

Documentary Competition:

  • Firebird Award USD 3000;
  • Jury Prize USD 1,500.

Short film competition:

  • Firebird Award USD 3,000;
  • Jury Prize USD 1,500.


  • Except Hong Kong productions, films must not have been shown in Hong Kong prior to the Festival screenings.
  • English subtitles are required for non-English language films.
  • Projects completed after January 1, 2021.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out on-line entry form;
  • Pay entry fees;
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or download it via Withoutabox system.

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Agnes Chiu



Hong Kong

Official Website




21/F, Millennium City 3,
370 Kwun Tong Road,
Hong Kong 00000
Hong Kong

Phone: (852) 2970 3300
Fax: (852) 2970 3011

Email: entries@hkiff.org.hk

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    September 13, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    November 11, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    December 31, 2021
  • Notifications
    March 07, 2022
  • Event Dates
    31 March — 11 April 2022
Categories & Fees

Documentary features (60 mins or above).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $60
  • Regular Deadline — $80

Any type of film (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, music videos; except commercials) not exceeding a duration of 15 minutes. H.264 or ProRes digital file as its screening format.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $60
  • Regular Deadline — $80

Feature films (60 mins+)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $70
  • Regular Deadline — $80

Documentary shorts (15−60 mins).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $80

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