Since 2001, HKILF has featured over 1,000 visiting and local authors in more than 1,100 literary events, including book talks, panel discussions and poetry readings.

Our Schools Programme brings Festival authors to primary and secondary schools across the city to promote a love of reading and writing as well as higher levels of literacy in Hong Kong. In 2018, we reached a record number of 9,000 students and worked with 62 schools, half of which are aided schools.

Celebrating ideas and stories and giving voice to diverse perspectives is now more urgent than ever. With less than half of our operating budget covered by ticketing income, we rely on the generosity of donors like you who recognize the value of reading and the power of the written word. Please join us as we curate a dynamic and engaging programme and bring more authors to Hong Kong’s school children in 2020.    

This year we will apply to the Arts Development Council’s 1:1.5 matching fund scheme. Please consider making your donation in the form of a pledge to the ADC by September 23rd, 2020, so that we can apply to receive an additional 150% and maximise the value of your donation. You can download a pledge form here and email it to with the subject line “ADC Pledge Form”. After receiving the pledge form we will let you know next steps. We sincerely appreciate your support of the Festival and the literary arts in Hong Kong, and to acknowledge your generosity we offer benefits including VIP receptions, Festival Passes and reserved seating, as laid out in the attached table.   

HKILF is a registered charity in Hong Kong (IRD File Number 91/6081). Donations exceeding HK$100 are tax-deductible. All our donations and benefits are per annum.

Send us an email for more information!

Donors of the Festival receive the following benefits:

Sponsor: $50,000 or above
Patron: $20,000 or above
Connoisseur: $10,000 or above
Benefactor: $5,000 or above
Friend of HKILF:
$1,000 or above
Named Sponsor of a specific festival event*
Banner Acknowledgement at Online Events
Advertisement in Festival Brochure
One Page Advertisement

Half Page Advertisement
Stage acknowledgment at live events
Free Tickets to Live Events of your choosing
20 Tickets

20 Tickets

10 Tickets

5 Tickets
Invitation to Opening VIP Reception on November 6, and Closing Event on November 15
4 Invitations

4 Invitations

2 Invitations

2 Invitations
20% Discount on all festival ticket sales**
Festival Pass with Free access to up to 50 online events
5 Passes

4 Passes

3 Passes

2 Passes

1 Pass
Reserved Seating***
Acknowledgement in the Festival brochure and website
Exclusive Access to early bird tickets for Live & Online Events two weeks prior to general sale.

* as negotiated, please contact us for more information.
** not including catered events and walking tours
*** excluding free events

Please inform the Festival team should you wish to remain anonymous in the Festival brochure and on the Festival website. Access to tickets and events will be on a first come, first served basis. Conditions on offer remain subject to periodic review and the discretion of the Festival.

A big thank you to our current donors.