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Hong Kong Films at Cannes Film Festival: A Landmark Year for Hong Kong Cinema

 Hong Kong Films at Cannes Film Festival: A Landmark Year for Hong Kong Cinema
The Hong Kong Film Development Council (FDC), Create Hong Kong (CreateHK), and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) present Hong Kong Films @ Cannes 2024 at the Marché du Films, highlighting a significant year for Hong Kong cinema at Cannes.

The campaign, from May 14 to 22, showcases Hong Kong's cinematic vibrancy through exhibitions, seminars, forums, market screenings, and networking events, aiming to foster international business opportunities.

Highlights of the Event

Exhibitions and Market Screenings: Featuring the latest productions from Hong Kong.
Thematic Seminars and Forums: Discussing topics like Europe-Asia co-production and Hong Kong’s action cinema from May 16 to 18.
Networking Events: Including the prominent Hong Kong Night for industry connections.
Prominent Delegation
Renowned filmmakers attending include:

Directors: Stanley Kwan and Soi Cheang

Actors: Louis Koo and Raymond Lam
Emerging Talents: Actor Terrance Lau and actress Rachel Leung
These professionals will participate in discussions and networking, enhancing Hong Kong cinema's global visibility.

Key Statements

Dr. Wilfred Wong, FDC Chairman: Highlights support for Hong Kong film productions and talent nurturing.
Chris Lo, HKTDC Director: Emphasizes initiatives to amplify Hong Kong cinema's global presence.
Hong Kong Pavilion and Exhibitors
The Pavilion at Riviera J11 will host six exhibitors, including Cappu and Celestial Pictures, to foster partnerships. Key production companies like Emperor Motion Pictures will also be present.

Seminars and Screenings

The seminar "Hong Kong Perspective in Asia’s Film Market" on May 15 will feature speakers like Cedric Behrel (Trinity CineAsia) and Franck Priot (Ghost City Films).

Official Selection and Premieres
Soi Cheang’s "Twilight of the Warriors: Walled In" is shortlisted for the official selection, with a Midnight Screening on May 16.

Emerging Talents and New Productions
New productions from First Feature Film Initiative winners will be showcased, including:

"Time Still Turns The Pages" (Nick Cheuk)
"Blossoms Under Somewhere" (Yuk-ying Yip)
"An Abandoned Team" (Chi-wai Lee and Ying-ngai Ho)
"We Are Family" (Wai-hang Lau)
"Fight For Tomorrow" (Tai-lee Chan)
"Love Lies" (Miu-ki Ho)

The campaign underscores Hong Kong's role as a center for cultural exchange and intellectual property trading. With a robust program and prominent delegation, "Hong Kong Films @ Cannes 2024" is set to be a landmark event celebrating Hong Kong's cinematic achievements and future potential.

For more details and the full program, visit Hong Kong Films @ Cannes 2024.
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