HKETO Newsroom

November 12, 2020

Hong Kong films featured at Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (Toronto ETO) supported the virtual screening of a short Hong Kong film at the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Canada’s largest Asian film festival. The 24th edition of the festival will be held virtually across Canada from November 12 to 19, 2020.

Speaking before the virtual screening of “The Last Ferry From Grass Island”, Director of Toronto ETO, Ms Emily Mo, noted that Hong Kong has long been a favourite location for moviemakers around the globe and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has been very supportive of the film industry development.

“The HKSAR Government finances the production of small-to-medium budget films, supports the industry to join international film festivals, and subsidises training programmes to nurture young talents.  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 Toronto ETO would continue to bring more Hong Kong films to participate in various international film festivals held in Canada.  

Directed by Linhan Zhang, “The Last Ferry from Grass Island” tells the story of a Hong Kong hitman retiring as a fisherman on the peaceful Grass Island. This short film has been selected for Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival, the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, and many others.

November 12, 2020

香港電影在多倫多亞洲國際電影節放映

香港駐多倫多經濟貿易辦事處(香港經貿處)支持一部香港短片於第二十四屆多倫多亞洲國際電影節作網絡放映。多倫多亞洲國際電影節是加拿大最大型的亞洲影展,將於十一月十二日至十九日以網上形式全國舉行。

香港經貿處處長巫菀菁在香港短片《島嶼故事》網上放映前致辭,她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,我們為此自豪。」

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

《島嶼故事》由張林翰執導,講述一個香港殺手退隱寧靜的塔門島當漁民的故事。該短片除入圍多倫多亞洲國際電影節外,亦曾入圍本年度康城影展及其他電影節。