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Hong Kong International Film Carnival –is a monthly live-screening film festival. Hong Kong as Asia's premier international city is a world-class destination for celebrating world films and it has emerged as a global force in the increasingly high-stakes game of content creation. Hong Kong is known as the place where the East meets the West. The confluence of cultures is reflected in the customs and culture.

Vision And Mission Of HKIFC
Hong Kong International Film Carnival encourages Indie filmmakers to submit their projects and showcase their creativity, in front of a large audience, get prestigious awards and international recognition. Hong Kong, A cosmopolitan city, weaves Western and Asian influence into a world-class center of business, culture, and trade. Hong Kong International Film Carnival aims to take indie filmmakers to global platforms through its wide range of world film distribution networks.

About Us
Hong Kong International Film Carnival is a monthly live-screening film festival. Each month more than 50 films from the different categories are officially selected and out of them, at least one per category is awarded. Most representatives are monthly screened at a prestigious venue in Hong Kong and are rated on their respective IMDB pages (if applicable). All these monthly winners are automatically qualified for the annual live screening gala and can be nominated for the prestigious ANNUAL AWARDS (the best of the best). The annual event is a glamorous red carpet premiere with press conferences and gala parties in Hong Kong in the presence of international movie celebrities and media. The participants have excellent opportunities to exchange their ideas, ideologies, and cultural diversities. The winners have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in Q&A after the screening for a healthy discussion about the film. HKIFC is a thriving global community of artists and your association can be as big as you want it to be. From global screenings to distribution, PR support, and production work - just by submitting to us alone you are opening yourself up to some genuine opportunities that lie ahead. It is definitely worth submitting to our other festivals as well to widen your work’s platform and maximize your networking opportunities. We provide a genuine opportunity to filmmakers, right from the submission level. The festival welcomes work from all over the world. We expect to receive films with courage, personable endeavors, and unique voices.

Awards & Prizes

All Officially Selected projects in each month will receive Hong Kong International Film Carnival laurels and certificates. All monthly Award Winners will receive laurels and customized certificates and are rated on their respective IMDb pages (if applicable). Each month, most representatives of monthly award winners are screened in Hong Kong. Besides the BEST OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories. Each year we select the Best of the Best and the FINAL WINNERS receive the prestigious HKIFC ANNUAL AWARDS and are screened at the theatre in HONG KONG in front of a live audience. Winners will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in the Q&A session after the screening.

Rules & Terms

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film to the selection process of the Hong Kong International Film Carnival, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms. HKIFC is open to any film regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to HKIFC is not a guarantee of selection. All the winning films will receive a prestigious Hong Kong International Film Carnival Trophy, and Certificate of Recognition. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.

1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
2. Once a film is submitted to HKIFC, the same film can’t be re-submitted again.
3. A director/producer may submit more than one film. HKIFC is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the project. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules, and regulations.
4. HKIFC reserves the right to refuse entries.
5. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless HKIFC, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) that may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and publicity.
6. The organizer will not refund any fees once the filmmaker submits his / her film. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission copy may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the programming director or executive director. HKIFC does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
7. After a film has been selected, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the HKIFC website. The ‘Selected’ status means that you can use the HKIFC Laurel on your poster & banners.
8. All submitted films will be privately screened for HKIFC judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
9. “Best of the Best” films will receive the prestigious Hong Kong International Film Carnival, Trophy and Certificate.
10. Filmmakers’ submission fees will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
11. We require an official trailer or poster, a synopsis, and a link to your film.
12. Hong Kong International Film Carnival may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time.


All filmmakers understand and accept that if their film is accepted for presentation and screening at the film festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for HKIFC to screen the film/video at times of the festival's choice and to charge an admission fee for the presentation of the digital video program. The Filmmaker understands and accepts that they do not participate in receiving any funds from the Box-office proceeds which are fully retained by the festival to help cover the overall cost of the festival presentation. It should be noted for the record that box-office proceeds never cover the cost of the presentation of the Features and Short Film Programs. The filmmaker releases the festival from any and all liability for damages or destruction of the entered DCP. The Filmmaker understands that the entered DCP will be retained in a secure facility by the festival, and every effort will be taken to protect and control the viewing of this production. The festival assumes no liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations, or piracy of the entry.
The Filmmaker accepts and understands that the festival will do everything possible to present the video in the best possible manner but the festival (HKIFC) is not responsible for any and all malfunctions during the presentation of the production at its festival screening. We use Professional Pioneer International playback systems, all formats, and all regions. All entries are carefully pre-screened prior to the public showing to ensure that the DCP does perform to industry Standards. The Festival (HKIFC) assumes no responsibility for any technical difficulties in the presentation of this video at the actual event.

The Film Festival (HKIFC) reserves the complete right to make changes in the program dates and times and to possibly not screen the video, despite its being selected for screening.

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