Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, USA
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News Release

Latest Hong Kong films feature in virtual New York Asian Film Festival


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August 28, 2020 -The 19th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), to be unveiled virtually tomorrow (New York time, August 28), proudly continues its tradition of featuring the latest Hong Kong film productions in the Hong Kong Panorama film series.

Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York (HKETONY), Ms Candy Nip, is delighted that movie fans will be able enjoy this year’s extraordinary lineup of Hong Kong movies through online streaming via a mobile app during the festival period from August 28 to September 12.

Ms Nip stressed that the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government is committed to supporting the long-term development of the local film industry.  This year, a total funding of HK$260 million (US$33.3 million) has been allocated under the Film Development Fund to boost local film productions and nurture the next generation of artists.

“This is the 12th consecutive year the HKETONY is partnering with the NYAFF.  Promoting the unique brand of Hong Kong Movie and home-grown film talents in the United States is a remarkable and worthwhile initiative,” she added.

Among the eight films featured in this year’s Hong Kong Panorama, “My Prince Edward” is a government-funded project under the First Feature Film Initiative.  Other selected films include the world premiere of “Hell Bank Presents: Running Ghost” and “Chasing Dream”, which is the latest work by acclaimed director Johnnie To. For more information about this year’s Hong Kong Panorama, please visit the NYAFF website: https://www.nyaff.org/nyaff20/films.

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