2023.3.13 - 15The 21st Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum 第二十一屆香港亞洲電影投資會
presented by Create Hong Kong, Hong Kong Film Development Fund and HAF
Award value: Two cash awards of each valued HK$100,000 (approx. US$12,800 each)
Two cash awards will be given to two selected HAF fiction projects, one from Hong Kong and one from outside of Hong Kong. The winners will be selected by the Project Review Committee and are credited for the originality and creativity of their projects.
Winners and Acceptance Speeches:
NG Kai-chung -《Another World》(Hong Kong)On behalf of the team of Point Five Creations, we deliver our deepest gratitude to HAF and jury! This award gives us strength to carry on this hard but meaningful journey! We will make it a Made-in-Hong-Kong animation movie that we are always proud of! In Another World, everything is fleeting, nothing is unchanged!
YEO Siew Hua -《Stranger Eyes》(Non-Hong Kong)Thank you to the team of HAF for putting together great FILMART experiences in this edition, even under such different conditions. We are honoured to receive this recognition for our project, which is a real encouragement for us to push ahead and realize our film.
Award value: One cash award of HK$78,000 (approx. US$10,000)
The Award is to encourage and promote the development of documentaries. All WIP documentary projects are eligible to compete for the Award.
Winner and Acceptance Speech:
Vivek CHAUDHARY -《I, Poppy》(India)
I’m absolutely delighted and honoured for receiving the WIP Documentary Award at HAF. We all know documentary filming is a beautiful journey, but it’s also arduous because it takes time and effort to make a good film. Thank you for HAF for giving me this award.
Award value: Two cash awards , each of HK$100,000 (approx. US$12,800)
To encourage and promote the development of documentary filmmaking, HAF’s Project Review Committee will select two HAF documentary projects, one from Hong Kong and one from outside of Hong Kong, to receive the cash awards for their feasibility, appeal and relevance of the subject matter.
Winners & Acceptance Speeches
Sadie GRANBERG -《Shimshon, Hasidic in Asia 》(Hong Kong)This is a great honor for us, opening up so many opportunities! Previously, limited through a precarious balance of graft and creativity, working for clients, and then on creative projects with leftover cash or energy, this award is exactly what we need to inject life into this story. Thank you!
Farid AHMAD -《Waiting for Winter》(Non Hong Kong)It is our honor and privilege to accept the HAF Documentary Award. This award will strengthen our project. Many, many thanks to the HAF team for making it possible to organize this event in this time of pandemic. HAF is really important for independent filmmakers. Also thanks to those who nominated and supported our project.
HAF’s Project Review Committee will select a winning project for its originality and creativity. All WIP fiction projects are eligible for this award.
Kavich NEANG - 《White Building》(Cambodia, France)
Thank you so much to HAF for this wonderful honor and opportunity. The situation worldwide today is not easy, but HAF still endeavored to bring us all together, with your strong support and belief in cinema. We’re extremely excited for your trust in our journey to completing White Building soon.
presented by White Light Studio
Award value: Two in-kind awards of each valued US$15,000 (approx. HK$117,300 each)
This Award is designed to promote cinematic innovation and promising Asian directors. Two in-kind awards will be presented to two selected projects, one HAF project and one WIP project. The winner will be offered post-production services by White Light Studio in Bangkok, Thailand.
Winners and Acceptance Speeches
QIU Jiongjiong -《The Neo-New Adventures》(China) (WIP Project)
Thank you HAF for providing this platform. Also we are very grateful for the support from White Light. We will work hard to live up to expectations.
presented by Udine Far East Film Festival
Award value: One in-kind award of EUR 7,000 (approx. HK$62,000)
The objective of the Award is to encourage and facilitate coproduction between Asia and Europe. One of the HAF projects will be invited by the representative of Udine Far East Film Festival to participate in Focus Asia 2020. A complimentary round trip air ticket and hotel accommodation will be provided to the director, and hotel accommodation will be provided to the producer of the selected project.
Mai Huyen CHI -《The River Knows Our Names》(Vietnam)I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the Udine Focus Asia Award by the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum. It has been an inspiring experience, and now this award. We met great professionals from around the world and made connections be priceless for our project and ourselves. Thanks to the HAF team for all the generous and kind support.
presented by presented by Cinerent Beijing Ltd.
Award value: One in-kind award of RMB 150,000 (approx. HK$175,000)
The Award aims to support and encourage high-quality film projects. All HAF Projects are eligible to compete for this Award. The winning project is required to shoot in Mainland China in order to entitle the benefits.
Winner and Acceptance Speech
YANG Lina -《Song of Spring》(China)
2020 is a tough year. We are very honored that 'Song of Spring' can be recognized. Beijing Cinerent Award would make our film strong, just like nourishment. Thank you!
DAI Xiaolu - Happy Journey and Last Will (China) (HAF Project)
We are so appreciated for such amazing award, which gives us a lot of courage to continue on dreaming and making good movies. Thanks HAF and all the staff, it’s a unique, impressive market in such a ‘difficult’ year; we believe the movie brings us together from all over the world.
QIU Jiongjiong - The Neo-New Adventures (China) (WIP Project)
presented by HAF and Marché du Film
HAF collaborates with Marché du Film, Festival de Cannes, to present a program offering market screening opportunities for not more than 5 WIP projects at this year's Cannes film festival. "Goes to Cannes" presents opportunities for filmmakers to look for sales agents, distributors and film-festival opportunities.
Samarth MAHAJAN - The Borderlands (India)
FAN Jian - Born to Be Second (China)
WONG Fei-pang - Dear Immigrants: How Was Your First Meal? (Hong Kong)
Haruna HONCOOP - Olympic Halftime (Czech Republic, Greece, Slovak Republic)
LEI Lei - Ningdu (Hong Kong, The Netherlands, USA)