Hong Kong – HKETO San Francisco supports “Sammo Hung: From Stuntman to Star” film series presented by Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (with photos)

HKETO San Francisco supports “Sammo Hung: From Stuntman to Star” film series presented by Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (with photos)

******************************************************************************************


     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco (HKETO San Francisco) is supporting the “Sammo Hung: From Stuntman to Star” film series currently screening at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures (the Academy Museum) in Los Angeles from May 5 to 27 (Los Angeles time). Presented by the Academy Museum, the series celebrates Hung’s varied career as a star, director and producer.
 
     A major force in the Hong Kong film industry, Hung has amassed around 200 acting credits, with more than 70 of them in leading roles. He has over 60 credits as an action director and more than 30 as a director. The founder of four production companies, he also oversaw over 30 films as a producer. The series features a selection of 12 films that Hung was involved with from the 1980s to the 1990s, including martial arts and action film classics such as “Project A”, “Pedicab Driver”, “Mr. Nice Guy” and more.
 
     Delivering remarks at the opening reception on May 5 (Los Angeles time), the Director of HKETO San Francisco, Ms Jacko Tsang, thanked the Academy Museum for bringing this fantastic series to Los Angeles. “Sammo Hung played a pivotal role in an important era of Hong Kong cinema, and we are very glad that his works are being revisited and recognised,” Ms Tsang said.
 
     The opening screening of “The Millionaires’ Express” with “Pedicab Driver” at the Ted Mann Theater were well received, with a full house of attendees ranging from movie enthusiasts to members of the Hong Kong community in Los Angeles.

San Francisco Carnaval, Mardi Gras, & Black History Month Converge February 21, 2023

It’s a Carnaval-style Party Crawl in the Mission. Wear your costumes,masks & beads and join the fun celebrating Fat Tuesday at over 20 Venues in true Carnaval San Francisco style with a salute of the Afro-Diasporic Music & Black History Month!

SF Carnaval Mardi Gras 2/21/23 Kick Off Party

SF Carnaval Mardi Gras 2/21/23 Kick Off Party

SAN FRANCISCOFeb. 17, 2023PRLog — News from De Alba Communications Posted Courtesy of Wright Enterprises Community Spotlight San Francisco ~-Dallas

CARNAVAL 45TH ANNIVERSARY MARDI GRAS KICKOFF PARTY
FREE ON FAT TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21 IN HISTORIC MISSION DISTRICT

WHO:          Rodrigo Ehecatl Durán, Executive Director of Carnaval San Francisco and Roberto Y. Hernandez, CEO of Cultura y Arte Nativa de las Americas (CANA).  All Neighbors and Friends of Carnaval San Francisco;  Sponsors and Collaborators: Grants for the Arts; Calle 24 Latino Cultural District; Mission Merchants Association; SF Office of Economic & Workforce Development; San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; Yelp Bay Area

WHAT:          Free Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party kicking off the world-wide call for San Francisco’s Two-Day Carnaval Festival themed “Celebrating 45 Years of Music & Movement” May 27-28, 2023, The Fat Tuesday event includes lively music from Samba, Cumbia, Soca and Rumba; drummers and dance performances.  The public is invited to Wear Mardi Gras Masks, Costumes, & Beads at over 20 Party Hot Spots.

WHEN:          Tuesday, February 21, 2023, 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

WHERE:    Multiple Venues in the Mission District including

Bissap Baobab El Valenciano; The Make Out Room; Kimbara Ritmo y Sabor; Arepas; 24th Street BART Plaza; Casa de La Condesa; Doc’s Clock; El Honduras; El Rio; El Tomate; La Espiga De Oro; La Reyna Bakery; Latin American Club; Loltún; Los Amigos; Mi Yucatan; Radio Habana; San Jalisco; Teeth; Tio Chilo’s SF; Arcana;

Click Link for free tickets (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2023-carnaval-sf-mardi-gras-…)  and addresses: https://carnavalsanfrancisco.org/2023-mardi-gras/ .

Why:          Music heals and brings people together for good.  Artists in San Francisco’s beloved Mission District gave birth to Carnaval in 1978 with the belief that their passion for Latin, Caribbean and Afro-Diasporic music would unite people across ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientation, gender identification or religious beliefs. Using the symbol of the classic “45 Vinyl Record,” Carnaval San Francisco pays homage to the artists that have shaped its multicultural and multi-generational cultural expression.

For 45 years Carnaval has featured world-class artists such as Santana, Tower of Power, Celia Cruz, Oscar de Leon, Los Lonely Boys, Tito Puente, John Santos, Olodum, and Los Tigres del Norte. Carnaval is proud that such high caliber performances are provided to the community, free-of-charge and open to all ages.

Tuesday’s event encapsulates the kickoff to the Carnaval ethos of cultivating and celebrating multicultural traditions through music, dance and culture in San Francisco’s historic Mission District generation after generation.

Visit: https://carnavalsanfrancisco.org/

-30-

Editorial Note: Advance interviews are possible.  Contact Victoria Sanchez De Alba, 650-270-7810 or Jackie Wright, 415 525 0410

Carnaval Social Media:

Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/carnavalsf/); Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CarnavalSanFrancisco); Tweet (https://twitter.com/carnavalsf); Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/carnavalsf/playlists)

Hong Kong – HKETO San Francisco presents “Spotlight on Hong Kong” at Hawai’i International Film Festival (with photos)

HKETO San Francisco presents “Spotlight on Hong Kong” at Hawai’i International Film Festival (with photos)

******************************************************************************************


     As part of a series of activities in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco (HKETO San Francisco) has sponsored the Hawai’i International Film Festival (HIFF), with the 42nd edition of the annual film festival taking place from November 3 to 27 (Honolulu time). “Spotlight on Hong Kong”, a curated cinema showcase of the city’s movies, is being featured as part of HIFF’s special presentation.



     Each year in “Spotlight on Hong Kong”, a Hong Kong filmmaker is honoured for their work and contributions to the movie industry. This year, HIFF is paying tribute to Josie Ho, an award-winning actress, producer, rock star and culture icon, with the “Josie Ho in Focus Film Series”. “Dream Home”, “Onpaku” and “Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice – The Director’s Cut” are the three selected works that are being screened at HIFF.   



     Meanwhile, “Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema”, the touring film programme marking the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, is also being featured in the HIFF programme this year under “Spotlight on Hong Kong”.



     Presented by Create Hong Kong in collaboration with the 42nd HIFF and supported by HKETO San Francisco, this edition of the “Making Waves” programme features six brand-new Hong Kong productions and one timeless restored classic. An online photo exhibition showcasing the works of four unit photographers from Hong Kong is also being held in conjunction.



     The “Making Waves” programme began with a screening of “Warriors of Future”, which has just been crowned the all-time Chinese-language box-office champion in the history of Hong Kong cinema. The programme also features two directorial debuts – Coba Cheng’s “Chilli Laugh Story” and Ying Chi-wen’s “Life Must Go On”, two light-hearted comedies – Sunny Chan’s “Table for Six” and Kearen Pang’s “Mama’s Affair”, as well as the healing documentary “Finding Bliss: Fire and Ice – The Director’s Cut” produced by Josie Ho, and a newly restored version of “The Heroic Trio” by Johnnie To.



     Speaking at the Spotlight on Hong Kong Reception on November 5 in Honolulu, the Director of HKETO San Francisco, Ms Jacko Tsang, thanked the HIFF team for once again curating “Spotlight on Hong Kong” as part of its unique presentations. She said, “New talents are crucial for the future development of Hong Kong’s movie industry, and that is why the HKSAR Government has been making substantial investments in nurturing young filmmakers. Funding schemes such as the First Feature Film Initiative and the Scriptwriting Incubation Programme under the Film Development Fund are two successful examples. I am confident that we will continue to bring more Hong Kong films to the US audience in the years to come.” 



     Coba Cheng, the director of “Chilli Laugh Story”, visited Honolulu to meet the audience at the screening and spoke on his experience in making his debut film, which was welcomed by a full house of film lovers.

Hong Kong – HKETO San Francisco celebrates 25th anniversary of HKSAR at charity golf tournament in California (with photos)

HKETO San Francisco celebrates 25th anniversary of HKSAR at charity golf tournament in California (with photos)

******************************************************************************************


     The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco (HKETO San Francisco) celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) at the Hong Kong Association of Northern California’s (HKANC) annual charity golf tournament, which also raises funds for scholarships that benefit talented Hong Kong students in northern California.

 

     Titled “HKANC Scholarship Foundation 20th Annual Golf Tournament – In Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR”, the event was held on July 25 (California time) in Pleasanton, California. Nearly 20 golf teams competed in the whole-day event which included a networking reception, dinner and an award ceremony.

 

     Delivering remarks at the event, the Director of HKETO San Francisco, Ms Jacko Tsang, thanked the HKANC for their support for Hong Kong students studying in the San Francisco Bay Area. She encouraged students to explore career opportunities in Hong Kong and highlighted the business opportunities offered by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. “Hong Kong has made big strides over the past 25 years and continues to be a stable, competitive and free economy. The HKSAR Government will be steadfast in honing our unique advantages under ‘one country, two systems’ so as to enhance Hong Kong’s international standing and foster confidence and hope in the community,” she said.

 

     The annual event raises funds for the HKANC Scholarship Foundation which provides scholarships for talented students from Hong Kong in northern California. Since its inception in 2001, the programme has provided more than US$410,000 in scholarships for college students with financial needs. Selected students must excel in academic performance and have made an outstanding contribution to the community.

Hong Kong – HKETO San Francisco hosts reception for 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR in Alaska (with photo)

HKETO San Francisco hosts reception for 25th anniversary of establishment of HKSAR in Alaska (with photo)

******************************************************************************************


      To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and to connect with the business community in Alaska, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, San Francisco (HKETO San Francisco) and the World Trade Center Anchorage co-hosted a reception in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 15 (Anchorage time).

 

     In welcoming guests at the reception, the Director of HKETO San Francisco, Ms Jacko Tsang, outlined in her keynote speech Hong Kong’s opportunities for the business community in Alaska, thanks to the city’s commitment to business openness, its substantial investment in innovation and technology and its central role in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. She encouraged Alaskan businesses to explore and further their trade relations with Hong Kong.

 

     Concluding on a positive note, Ms Tsang said, “Twenty-five years after the establishment of the HKSAR, Hong Kong remains a business-friendly, safe, and competitive place for businesses to thrive.”