HKETO Newsroom

July 15, 2019

Hong Kong films featured at Fantasia International Film Festival - 2019

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) supported the screening of five Hong Kong films at the 23rd Fantasia International Film Festival held from July 11 to August 1 in Montreal. HKETO is proud to present the Canadian premiere of “G Affairs” which is an award winning production by a Hong Kong debuting director at this year's Festival.

Speaking before the screening of “G Affairs” on July 15, Director of HKETO, Ms Emily Mo, introduced Hong Kong’s vibrant film industry to the audience. “Hong Kong has been making movies for more than a century and is a leading film-making centre in Asia. Over the past decade, Hong Kong films and talent have won over 300 international awards,” she said.

Ms Mo added that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has been committed to supporting the development of Hong Kong film industry. “We support low and mid-budget films, subsidise new filmmakers in their production, and launch training programmes to help nurture front-line film talents for the industry,” she said.

Noting that people in Hong Kong and Canada share a love for movies, she remarked that HKETO would continue to support Hong Kong films to participate in various international film festivals held in Canada, including Fantasia.

Director of the film “G Affairs” Mr Lee Cheuk-pan also attended the screening to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience.

The other Hong Kong films at the Festival included “The Boxer's Omen”, “Full Contract”, “Master Z - Ip Man Legacy” and “Missbehaviour”.

During the stay in Montreal, Ms Mo also took the opportunity to attend a lunch meeting with the board directors of Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (Montreal Section) to update them on the latest developments in Hong Kong and exchanged views with them on Hong Kong-Canada relations.

July 15, 2019

香港電影在Fantasia 國際電影節放映

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)支持五套香港電影於七月十一日至八月一日在滿地可舉行的第二十三屆Fantasia國際電影節放映,其中香港經貿處特別為觀眾呈獻《G殺》的加拿大首映,這齣屢獲殊榮的電影是由一位香港新晉導演製作。

香港經貿處處長巫菀菁於七月十五日在《G殺》放映前致辭,向觀眾介紹香港蓬勃的電影業。巫菀菁表示:「香港電影的發展至今已逾一個世紀,是亞洲首屈一指的電影製作中心。過去十年,香港電影和業界人才共獲得三百多個國際獎項。」

巫菀菁補充說,香港特別行政區(香港特區)政府一直非常支持香港電影業的發展。她表示:「香港特區政府支持中低成本的電影製作,並資助新晉電影導演,以及提供訓練計劃,為電影業培育更多前線人才。」

巫菀菁亦提到,香港和加拿大民眾都熱愛電影,香港經貿處會繼續支持香港電影參與加拿大各個國際電影節,包括Fantasia。

《G殺》導演李卓斌亦有出席首映,介紹該電影及回答觀眾提問。

其他在今屆Fantasia國際電影節放映的香港電影包括:《魔》、《俠盜高飛》、《葉問外傳:張天志》及《恭喜八婆》。

巫菀菁於滿地可期間,亦與港加商會滿地可分會董事會成員舉行午餐會,向他們簡介香港的最新發展,並就港加關係交換意見。