HKETO Newsroom

August 1, 2018

Hong Kong films featured at Fantasia International Film Festival

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO) supported the screening of seven Hong Kong films at the 22nd Fantasia International Film Festival held from July 12 to August 1 in Montreal. In particular, HKETO is proud to present the world premiere of “Big Brother”, which is a closing film and a highlight of the festival.

Speaking before the screening of “Big Brother” on August 1, Director of HKETO, Miss Kathy Chan, introduced Hong Kong’s vibrant film industry to the audience. “Hong Kong has a lot of film talent. Over the past few decades, many Hong Kong actors, directors, cinematographers and producers have become household names at global level by producing a large number of high quality movies. In the past ten years alone, Hong Kong movies and film talent have won more than 300 international awards,” she said.

Miss Chan added that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has been very supportive of the development of Hong Kong film industry. “We finance the production of small-to-medium budget films, provide funding support for the industry to attend film festivals overseas, and subsidise training programmes to help nurture young promising talents for the industry,” she added.

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 Mr Kam Ka-wai also attended the screening to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience.

The other Hong Kong films at the Festival included “Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings”, “Five Finger of Death (a.k.a. King Boxer)”, “The Blonde Fury”, “The Brink”, “The Oily Maniac” and “The Unity of Heroes”.

During the stay in Montreal, Miss Chan also called on Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Montreal, Mr Chen Xue-ming, to update him on the latest developments of Hong Kong and discuss issues of mutual interest.

August 1, 2018

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)支持於七月十二日至八月一日在滿地可舉行的第二十二屆Fantasia國際電影節放映七套香港電影,其中香港經貿處特別為觀眾呈獻「大師兄」的全球首映,這齣電影是該電影節其中一套的閉幕電影。
香港經貿處處長陳納思於八月一日在「大師兄」放映前致辭,向觀眾介紹香港蓬勃的電影業。陳納思表示:「香港電影業人才濟濟,過去幾十年,許多香港演員、導演、攝影指導及製片人製作了大量高素質的影片而蜚聲國際。單在過去十年,香港電影及電影人才已獲得逾三百個國際獎項。」
陳納思補充說,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:「香港特區政府為中低成本的電影製作提供資金,並且贊助業界人士出席海外的電影節,以及資助訓練計劃,以協助培育具潛質的年輕電影人才。」

陳納思亦提到,香港和加拿大人都熱愛電影,香港經貿處會繼續支持香港電影參加加拿大各個國際電影節,包括Fantasia。

「大師兄」導演闞家偉亦有出席電影首映,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:「狄仁傑之四大天王」、「天下第一拳」、「師姐大晒」、「狂獸」、「油鬼子」及「黄飛鴻之南北英雄」。

陳納思於滿地可期間,亦與中國駐滿地可總領事陳學明會面,向他簡介香港的最新發展,並就雙方關注的議題交換意見。