HAF Goes to Cannes

Saturday 18 May, 2019 - 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 coproduction ventures with financiers, producers and distributors. Past participants include China’s Jia Zhangke; Hong Kong’s Peter Chan; Japan’s Kawase Naomi; the Philippines’s Brillante Mendoza; Korea’s Bong Joon-Ho; and many others.


Contact: Matthew Poon; matthew_poon@hkiff.org.hk; +852 96 30 30 35.


Feature film – Nepali – 85′

Directed by : Saurav RAI

Produced by : Ankita PURKAYASTHA, Saurav RAI & Sanjay GULATI (Tree Chirps & Crawling Angel Films)​

Country of production : India

Synopsis : Little Tashi and his grandma are tenants guarding a cardamom orchard for a family.  An approaching wedding at their patron’s house excites Tashi.  Will he be invited ?


Feature film – Polish- 90′

Directed by : Daria WOSZEK

Produced by : Marcin LECH & Daria WOSZEK (Jutrzenka Studio)​

Country of production : Poland

Synopsis : Comic drama about 50-year-old virgin – Mary, whose life begins to change on her 50th birthday.


Documentary – Japanese – 180′

Directed by : Yoichiro OKUTANI

Produced by : Fumiko SHIOBARA & Asako FUJIOKA (Shiobara Office Inc.)

Country of production : Japan 

Synopsis : An immersive journey into the dressing rooms of the Japanese strip theater, where odoriko dancers bare all, painstakingly filmed over four years.


Feature film – Cantonese – 110′

Directed by : Ray YEUNG ​

Produced by : Michael J. WERNER, Teresa KWONG & Sandy YIP (New Voice Film Productions Ltd)

Country of production : Hong Kong 

Synopsis : Now in their twilight years, two men must choose between their desires for each other or the families they have proudly created.


Feature film – Mandarin – 100′

Directed by: Johnny MA​

Produced by : Xianjian WU, Jing WANG & Vincent WANG (Image X Productions)​

Country of production : China

Synopsis : A hot-tempered female Sichuan opera troupe manager, faced with demolition of her theatre, must find her troupe a new home before the “family” falls apart.