Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)

Established in 2000, HAF is a leading film project market in Asia that connects filmmakers with financiers, producers and distributors for co-production ventures. Around 50 projects (half are in-development and half are close-to-completion) are selected annually. Past participants include Jia Zhangke, Ann Hui, Bong Joon-ho and many others.

📆 Save-the-Dates!

  • Saturday 10 July: 16:30 – 17:15 | HAF Goes to Cannes

The pitching session will be screened in Cannes in Palais des Festivals – Palais K and online in your local time zone.

Projects

Goes to Cannes

SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021
16:30 45min

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A Light Never Goes Out

Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Anastasia Tsang

Produced by: Saville Chan (A Light Never Goes Out Ltd.

Country of production: Hong Kong

Original title: 燈火闌珊

Genre: Drama, Feature film

Language: Cantonese

Runtime: 100 mins

Completed in: 2021

Accomplishing her late husband’s wish of remaking a mysterious neon sign, a depressed middle-aged widow and the neon signmaker’s protégé discover surprises and bitterness amidst the city’s vanishing glow.

Goes to Cannes

SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021
16:30 45min

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No Winter Holidays

Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Rajan Kathet & Sunir Pandey

Produced by: Rajan Kathet & Sunir Pandey & Gary Kam Byung-Seok (Salpa Films Pvt. Ltd.)

Country of production: Nepal, South Korea

Original title: No Winter Holidays

Genre: Documentary

Language: Nepalese

Runtime: 75 mins

Completed in: 2021

Once married to the same man, two women in their seventies must forget the past and work together to look after an empty, snowbound village for the whole winter.

Goes to Cannes

SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021
16:30 45min

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Red Horse in the Summer Sky

Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Tso-Chi Chang

Produced by: Wen-Hung Kao & Vincent Chen Hou-Ting (SimpleView Production Co., Ltd.)

Country of production: Taiwan

Original title: 夏日天空的那匹紅馬

Genre: Drama, Feature film

Language: Mandarin

Runtime: 100 mins

Completed in: 2021

Jane is a runaway girl who goes to a seaside village in search of her biological father. She meets Liang, who leads Jane on a journey of love and atonement.

Goes to Cannes

SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021
16:30 45min

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Saving One Who Was Dead

Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Václav Kadrnka

Produced by: Václav Kadrnka (Sirius Films)

Country of production: Czech Republic, Slovak Republic

Original title: Saving One Who Was Dead

Genre: Drama, Feature film

Language: Czech

Runtime: 88 mins

Completed in: 2021

When the Father falls into a coma, the Mother and the Son must overcome fear to find the right words to bring him back.

Goes to Cannes

SATURDAY 10 JULY 2021
16:30 45min

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Stonewalling

Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Ji Huang & Ryuji Otsuka

Produced by: Ryuji Otsuka (Yellow-Green Pi Co., Ltd.)

Country of production: China

Original title: 石門

Genre: Drama, Feature film

Language: Mandarin

Runtime: 150 mins

Completed in: 2021

I am an ordinary female college student and I have three names, Lynn, Rainy and Silvia. I have an unwanted child inside my belly, how should I name it?