Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)

HKIFF Industry offers filmmakers all-around services and windows to the world. From polishing up projects (Film Lab), finding production and post-production assistance (HAF), to showcasing work-in-progress works in international platforms (HAF Goes to Cannes), and on to planning the career of finished films (HKIFF Collection). HKIFF Industry also engages in co-production of films with third parties.

📆 The HAF Goes to Cannes showcase will be held on Sunday 21 May 2023 from 14:15 – 16:15 (Palais K, Palais des Festivals).

Check out the teaser and find more project details below! 👇


Goes to Cannes

Brief History of a Family

Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Lin Jianjie

Produced by: Lou Ying, Wang Yiwen, Zheng Yue + First Light Films

Country of production: China, Denmark, France, and Qatar

Original title: 家庭簡史

Language: Putonghua

Runtime: 99 min

Completed in: 2023

In post-one-child policy China, the fate of a middle-class family becomes intertwined with their only son’s mysterious new friend.

Goes to Cannes

Fly Me to the Moon

Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Sasha Chuk

Produced by: Stanley Kwan, The Flow of Words Limited

Country of production: Hong Kong

Original title: 但願人長久

Language: Cantonese, Mandarin, Hunan Dialect, Japanese

Runtime: 120 min

Completed in: 2023 or 2024

A pair of sisters moving from Hunan to Hong Kong in the 90s are faced with an identity crisis, poverty and their father’s drug addiction.

Goes to Cannes


Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Hou Dasheng

Produced by: Wang Hongwei, Li Zhaoyu, Li Shuaizhi (Jiagu Culture Communication Co. Ltd)

Country of production: Canada

Original title: 哈尼

Language: Putonghua, Hani Language

Runtime: 90'

Completed in: 2023

Deep in the mountain, 14-year-old Hani and 12-year-old Pushkar are ready to wed. After Hani makes a reckless act to obtain money for the dowry, the love between them is extinguished.

Goes to Cannes


Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Lien Chien-Hung

Produced by: Lee Lieh, Dennis Wu, Amanda Man-Yin Reinert, Uilin Ong

Country of production: Taiwan, France

Original title: 莎莉

Language: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English, French

Runtime: 110'

Completed in: 2023

An online romance with a foreigner takes a lonely middle-aged farmer to an unknown land. Despite everyone calling it a romance scam, she wants to prove that love indeed exists.

Goes to Cannes

Who Were We?

Category: HAF Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Tomina Tetsuya

Produced by: Hatanaka Mina, TETSUYA to MINA film

Country of production: Japan

Original title: Who Were We?

Language: Japanese

Runtime: 101'

Completed in: 2023

A woman who has no memory of her past falls in love with a man who also has no memory. Who were they before they met?