Hong Kong-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme Announced at the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival

Last updated: 23 Jan 2023  |  57 Views  | 

Hong Kong-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme Announced at the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival

Hong Kong-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme Announced at the Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival

The Hong Kong Film Development Council and CreateHK announce key details of the Hong Kong-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme to the Thai film communities at the 2022 Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival.

At the press conference on Friday 20 January, before the festival’s opening ceremony, Vicki Kwok Wong Wing Ki, JP, Deputy Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism and Gary Mak Sing Hei

Assistant Head of CreateHK / Secretary-General of Film Development Council are joined by Hong Kong film directors Chan Kin Long & Ka Sing Fung, and Thai film directors Nattawut Poonpiriya & Aditya Assarat, at a special panel moderated by Kong Rithdee, Deputy Director of the Film Archive (Public Organization). The event marks the official introduction of the co-production support scheme to the Thai film communities with an aim to foster more collaboration between the Hong Kong and Thai filmmakers.

The inaugural Hong Kong-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme will provide grants of up to nine million HK$ to a maximum of eight films. The application must be made by a Hong Kong production company, and the eligible projects must have at least one out of three key roles (producer, director, screenwriter) by a Hong Kong citizen or permanent resident, and another from the Asian co-production country. At least six out of ten key crew positions must be filled by Hong Kong permanent residents, and at least 30% of the Below-the-line budget must be spent in Hong Kong.

The application’s tentative period is from January to May 2023, with the results to be announced in early 2024. Detailed guidelines and application forms will soon be available to download on the web site: www.fdc.gov.hk

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