Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum Selection Unveiled

Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum Selection Unveiled

Leading Asian film directors including Josh Kim, Fukada Koji and Patiparn Boontarig line up to pitch their in-development projects at the March edition of the Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).

Leading directors Wang Xiaoshuai and Zhang Lu will also be on the ground at HAF, operating as producers. So too will established producers Yamamoto Teruhisa (“Drive My Car”) and Michael J. Werner.

The 22nd edition of the HAF project market will run March 11-13 and sit alongside the four-day FilMart (March 11-14) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. HAF is operated by The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society and this year will showcase 26 in-development projects. This year it will also be accompanied by the first edition of the HKIFF Industry – CAA China Genre Initiative (HCG), which aims to support the development of Chinese language genre films.

Among the highlights: Wang Xiaoshuai (“So Long, My Son”) will produce Zhang Yushan’s “About Her Hidden Life”; Peter Yam and Werner (“Suk Suk”) will produce Shreyom Ghosh’s horror comedy “The Vampire of Sheung Shui”; Yamamoto will produce Sakamoto Yukari’s teen drama “White Flowers and Fruits” while Zhang Lu (“The Shadowless Tower”) is producing Zhang Yu’s triptych “Tephra.” Kim will pitch “Camellia Girl” with producer Douglas Seok (“Minari”), while Thailand’s “Solids by the Seashore” director Patiparn Boontarig will pitch “Naga…

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The post “Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum Selection Unveiled” by Patrick Frater was published on 01/18/2024 by variety.com