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Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 6:30 PM
Department of Comparative Literature
Event: Film Festivals in Asia: Current Concerns and Future Directions

Message from Department of Comparative Literature Event Poster Film Festivals in Asia: Current Concerns and Future Directions Speakers: Marco MÜller, Festival Director of the 1st International Film Festival & Awards - Macao (IFFAM) Roger Garcia, Executive Director of the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) & Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) Moderator: Professor Gina Marchetti, Comparative Literature and CSGC Date: 4 October 2016 Time: 6:30pm Venue: Rm. 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU For registration: https://goo.gl/forms/PrBHsHQ5V2CkUhHh2 About the Seminar: Asian film festivals have grown exponentially in recent years with a global reach and impact that reflects changing dynamics in world cinema arts and industries. This seminar looks at the role film festivals play in Asia, their function in defining aesthetic taste and developing the regional market, their cultivation of festival audiences, and the challenges faced by film festivals today and in the future. About Marco MÜLLER - IFFAM (International Film Festival & Awards Macao) Festival Director MÜLLER started working as festival director in 1981 for “Ombre elettriche”(Electric Shadows) in Turin. Subsequently, he became the director of several important international festivals such as Pesaro, Rotterdam and Locarno. From 2004 to 2011 he was the director of the Venice Film Festival (the longest term ever in the festival history). Later he served as festival director at Rome Film Festival. In 2015 he was the general adviser to the Beijing International Film Festival and the director of programming to the Fuzhou Silk Road Film Festival. Since January 2016 he severs as the director of the 1st International Film Festival & Awards of Macao. In addition to his career as festival director, MÜLLER is also an internationally renowned film scholar, director and writer of documentaries about cinema. In his parallel career as a film producer, he has produced and co-produced 14 features that include many awardwinning films (including one Oscar). About Roger GARCIA - Executive Director, AFAA & HKIFFS GARCIA was director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival soon after it started in the late 1970s. He subsequently produced studio pictures in Hollywood, and independent films in Asia. His works have been box office hits and acclaimed at festivals. He has published extensively on cinema in Asiaweek, British Film Institute, Cahiers du Cinema, Cinemaya, Far East Economic Review, Film Comment, Screen, and Variety among others. His books include studies of Hollywood comedy, Asian musicals, and filmmaker King Hu. GARCIA has worked in festivals in Asia, Europe and the United States such as Berlin, Hong Kong, Locarno, San Francisco, Turin and Udine. He returned to head the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society in 2010 where he is responsible for the annual international film festival, the film financing project market, and the Asian Film Awards Academy. All are welcome. Co-organized by: 1st International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM) Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) Department of Comparative Literature Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures (CSGC), HKU

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