Hong Kong Film Archive
Film Archive edits the books Hong Kong Filmography and Monographs of Hong Kong Film Veterans series. It also distribute a quarterly Newsletter that reports on the latest developments of the Archive and includes features on certain aspects of film culture.
On 17 November 2011, TVB handed over about 1,000 film titles from the 1930s to the 1990s to the Hong Kong Film Archive (HKFA) for permanent preservation. About 60 per cent of these archival films are new to the HKFA and will consequently greatly enrich its collection. TVB's collection is distinguished not only by its size but also by the wide variety of genres it covers. About 600 film titles, including 27 Chaozhou and Amoy dialect films, are new to the HKFA's collection. In addition, eight of the films are on the list of the HKFA’s recently recommended "100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies". The handover is an important milestone in the preservation of Hong Kong's film industry.
Films to be handed over include the earliest Chinese film in TVB's library, "Little Heroine" (1939), starring Hu Rongrong and Kung Chiu-hsia; and the earliest Hong Kong film in the library, "Female Spy 76" (1947) starring Wu Lai-chu and Wang Hao. The eight films on the list of HKFA's recommended "100 Must-See Hong Kong Movies" are: "Wong Fei-hung's Whip that Smacks the Candle" (1949), "Wong Fei-hung Burns the Tyrants' Lair" (1949), "Blood-stained Azaleas" (1951), "Mysterious Murderer" (1951) parts one and two, "Butterfly and Red Pear Blossom" (1959), "Father is Back" (1961) and "The Pregnant Maiden" (1968).
It is housed in a 4-storey building.
- Basement: Carpark and Plants Rooms (Not open to the public)
- G/F: Box Office, Exhibition Hall
- M/F: Machines and Air-conditioning Plants Rooms (Not open to the public)
- 1/F: Film Store and Cinema
- 2/F: Film Projection Room, Film Store and Cinema(Entrance on 1/F)
- 3/F: Resource Centre, Staff Office and Film Store
- 4/F: Admin. Office, Film Related Maternal Store
- 5/F: Roof (Scheduled for expansion)
Only the Box Office, Exhibition Hall and Resource Centre are public access facilities.
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- Hong Kong Film Archive:Editional Section
- TVB hands over treasured films to Hong Kong Film Archive Leisure and Cultural Services Department. 17 November 2011.
- Hong Kong Film Archive:Archive Function
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