Posted in: Press Releases
July 15, 2019
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.
Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Toronto) (HKETO), Ms Emily Mo, speaks before the screening of “G Affairs” at the Concordia Hall Theatre in Montreal on July 15, 2019.
Ms Mo (second left) photos with Director of “G Affairs”, Mr Lee Cheuk-pan (third right), cast members Mr Li Yam San (second right) and Ms Hanna Chan (third left), Co-director of Asian Programming, Fantasia International Film Festival, Mr King-wei Chu (first right) and Programmer of Fantasia International Film Festival, Mr Ariel Cayer (first left) before the screening on July 15, 2019.
Ms Mo (first right) photos with Co-director General of Fantasia International Film Festival, Mr Marc Lamothe (first left), cast members Mr Li Yam San (second right) and Ms Hanna Chan (second left) before the screening of "G Affairs" on July 15 at Fantasia International Film Festival.
Ms Mo (third right) photos with President of HKCBA Montreal Section, Mr Bin Han (first right), Executive Director Mr Geoffrey Bush (left second), and Board members Mr Josh Miller (left third), Julie Coulombe (left first) and Cindy Ho (second right) at the lunch meeting in Montreal on July 15, 2019.
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