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.