Saturday 12 May – 16:00 - 18:00 – Palais K, Level 4, Palais des Festivals

 

The Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is the leading film project market in Asia that brings filmmakers with upcoming film projects to Hong Kong for co-production ventures. Past participants include China’s Jia Jiangke and Ning Hao; Hong Kong’s Peter Chan and Ann Hui; Taiwan’s Tsai Ming-Liang and Chung Mong-Hong; Japan’s Kore-eda Hirokazu and Kawase Naomi; South Korea’s Park Chan-wook and Bong Joon-ho; Thailand’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Pen-ek Ratanruang; and many others.

 

Contact Person: Matthew POON, matthew_poon@hkiff.org.hk, & +852 963 030 355

 

 

 

 

Sister - ©Director Svetla Tsotsorkovao

Sister

Bulgaria – Feature – Bulgarian – 90’

Directed by: Svetla TSOTSORKOVA

Produced by: Svetla TSOTSORKOVA (Omega Films)

Synopsis: a teenage girl destroys the world of her elder sister. truggling to fix what she has done, she finds out the truth about their mother.

 

 

 

Still Human - ©Director Oliver Chan Siu-Kuen

Still Human

Hong-Kong – Feature – Cantonese – 100’

Directed by: Oliver CHAN SIU-KUEN

Produced by: Fruit CHAN (No Ceiling Film Production Limited)

Synopsis: A paralyzed and hopeless man meets his new Filipino domestic worker who has put her dreams on hold; together, they are going to learn what to do with life.

The Man Who Surprised Everyone - ©Directors Natalya Merkulova and Alexey Chupov

The Man Who Surprised Everyone

Russia, France – Estonian, Russian – Feature – 120’

Directed by: Natalya MERKULOVA, Alexey CHUPOV

Produced by: Katia FILIPPOVA (Pan-Atlantic Studio)

Synopsis: In a far away Siberian village, a man decides to change his sex as a desperate attempt to cure his illness.

 

 

 

 

The Pencil - ©Director Natalya Nazarova

The Pencil

Russia – Feature – Russian – 90’

Directed by: Natalya NAZAROVA

Produced by: Anastasia LUKOVNIKOVA (Salt Studio)

Synopsis: After her husband is arrested, Antonina follows him to the northern province of Russia, where her urge to bring change leads to a conflict with a local gang leader.

 

 

 

 

The Sorcerer - ©Director Félix Guardia

The Sorcerer

Panama – Animation – English, Spanish – 70’

Directed by: Félix GUARDIA

Produced by: Tomás CORTÉS-ROSSELOT (Animal)

Synopsis: A wild journey through Julio Zachrisson’s absurd and surrealist universe.