The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFF Society) and CAA China are launching a joint initiative to foster Chinese-language genre projects.
Entitled HCG-CAA China Genre Initiative, the programme will showcase five shortlisted genre projects to an industry-wide audience during next year’s Filmart and Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), which is scheduled for March 11-13.
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As part of the programme CAA China will provide a cash award of US$20,000 each to two handpicked projects to support their development, along with customized guidance from mentors. CAA China may board the winning projects later by entering into script development agreements.
Submission for HGC will open from 4 September to 31 October 2023 through HKIFF Industry’s official website.
Jacob Wong, HKIFF Industry director, said he is confident that the new initiative will support the growth and development of Chinese-language films, especially in the more edgy genre category.
“The collaboration with CAA China is a testament to our growing reputation and demonstrates our commitment to pushing boundaries in promoting exciting new projects. It expands HKIFF Industry’s strategic partnership base in Asia,” Wong said.
Mary Gu, CAA China’s CEO, said she hopes the initiative would nurture fruitful relationships with emerging filmmakers and support them in realising their creative vision.
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