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香港國際電影節回應 《消失的檔案》導演指控與事實不符


《眾新聞》今天中午就《消失的檔案》被拒參展,以及導演羅恩惠講述被拒過程,向香港國際電影節求證。電影節書面回覆說:「從『助手瞓足全場』、『零藝術』、『我代表曬電影界』,到被拒絕原因是『把(旁白)女聲太刺耳』,統統與事實不符」,又指電影節選片一貫原則以藝術考慮先行,一般不會向申請人解釋落選原因,今次是破例「私下提供意見」,卻被斷章取義誤導公眾,對此深感遺憾。

《消失的檔案》導演羅恩惠表示,公道自在人心,不會再回應。當日嘗試申請在國際電影節播放,原意是放映期間,適逢六七暴動50周年的日子(4月11-25日),想回顧六七暴動之餘,也可以向曾經阻止700打甘蔗刀輸港給遊行人士,避過一場血案的吳荻舟致意。

以下是香港國際電影節聲明全文:

聲明
  昨日《眾新聞》報導《消失的檔案》不獲選在香港國際電影節放映,導演羅恩惠引述的電影節藝術總監說話大量失實,從「助手瞓足全場」、「零藝術」、「我代表曬電影界」,到被拒絕原因是「把(旁白)女聲太刺耳」,統統與事實不符。

  電影節一貫選片的原則都以藝術考慮先行,盡可能是集體決定。由於有意參展的影片太多,一般不會向申請人解釋落選原因。這回破例本屬好意,是私底下提供意見,不料竟被斷章取義、肆意歪曲後用來誤導公衆。我們對此深感遺憾,特此澄清,並立此存照。

香港國際電影節協會
2017年3月9日

Statement

Regarding a news report on CitizenNews yesterday that the documentary Vanished Archives was rejected by the Hong Kong International Film Festival, we regret that much information contained in the report is false and inaccurate. The statements quoted by filmmaker Connie Lo Yan Wai, attributed to the festival's Artistic Director, including the comments of "the assistant slept through the screening", "zero artistic sense" and "I represent the whole film industry", as well as citing "the female voice-over is too irritating" as the reason of rejection, are regrettably not fact-based.

Over the past decades, the Hong Kong International Film Festival has selected films based on their artistic merits. The selection of films is mostly based on festival programming group decision. The festival receives a large number of submissions every year and we normally would not give any reason for rejection. In this particular case, we gave our comments to the director as a personal favor, and we are surprised to see that our comments have been misrepresented in such a way as to mislead the public. We therefore issue this statement to clearly state our position and express our disappointment that the filmmaker has chosen to criticize the festival in this way.

The Hong Kong International film Festival Society
9 March, 2017

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