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

The information about the Hong Kong films is available at  

August 20, 2020

香港電影在Fantasia 國際電影節放映