HKETO Newsroom

August 20, 2020

Hong Kong films featured at Fantasia International Film Festival

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) supported the virtual screening of six Hong Kong films at the 24th Fantasia International Film Festival held from August 20 to September 2, 2020.  This year the Fantasia Festival is presenting its program online for the benefit of film lovers in Canada.

Speaking before the virtual screening of the Hong Kong films, Director of HKETO, Ms Emily Mo, noted Hong Kong has long been a favourite location for moviemakers around the globe and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government has been very supportive of the industry development.

“We finance the production of small-to-medium budget films, support the industry to join international film festivals, and subsidise training programmes to nurture young talent.  We are proud that a number of government-sponsored films have successfully made their way to various international film festivals across Canada,” Ms Mo said.

Deeply impressed that Hong Kong and Canada share a love for movies, Ms Mo said HKETO would continue to bring more Hong Kong films to participate in various international film festivals held in Canada, including Fantasia.  

The six Hong Kong films presented at the Festival this year included “The Secret Diary of a Mom to Be”, “A Witness Out of the Blue”, “Legally Declared Dead”, “SPL (aka Kill zone)”, “A Hero Never Dies”, and “Chasing Dream”.  More information about the Festival is available in Fantasia’s official website https://fantasiafestival.com/en/program

The information about the Hong Kong films is available at https://fantasiafestival.com/en/program/movies?countryId=581708.  

August 20, 2020

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)支持六部香港電影於八月二十日至九月二日在第二十四屆Fantasia國際電影節上放映。Fantasia今年在網絡平台舉行,讓加拿大各地的電影愛好者參與。

香港經貿處處長巫菀菁在香港電影網上放映前致辭,指出香港向來是國際製片人熱愛的拍攝場地,香港特別行政區政府(香港特區政府)一直非常支持香港電影業的發展。

巫菀菁表示:「香港特區政府資助中低成本的電影製作、支持電影業參與國際電影節,並資助訓練計劃培育後進。不少政府資助的香港電影曾經參與加拿大各個國際電影節,我們為此感到驕傲。」

巫菀菁深感香港和加拿大的民眾均熱愛電影,表示香港經貿處會繼續支持更多香港電影參與Fantasia和加拿大各個國際電影節。

Fantasia今年放映共六部香港電影,包括「BABY復仇記」、「犯罪現場」、「死因無可疑」、「殺破狼」、「真心英雄」及「我的拳王男友」。有關電影節的詳情,可瀏覽Fantasia的官方網頁https://fantasiafestival.com/en/program

有關香港電影的詳情,可瀏覽 https://fantasiafestival.com/en/program/movies?countryId=581708