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Hong Kong Film Development Council (FDC)

The main role of the FDC is to advise the Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism on the policy, strategy and institutional arrangement for the promotion and development of the film industry, as well as the use of public funds to support the industry. You are cordially invited to find out more about the FDC by visiting our website.

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Funding

Film Financing Scheme for Mainland Market

The objective of the Scheme is to support Hong Kong film companies and the Mainland cultural enterprises to invest in and promote the productions of Hong Kong directors. This will help boost the chance of Hong Kong films for release in the Mainland market and nurture more Hong Kong directors to enter the Mainland film market.

Film Financing Scheme for Mainland Market
Second Phase of Co-production Funding Scheme
Hong Kong-Europe-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme

The objective of the Scheme is to subsidise film projects co-produced by filmmakers between Hong Kong and European/Asian countries with a view to enhancing exposures of such collaboration in European/Asian and international markets as well as achieving in-depth exchanges and mutual learning. A maximum of eight films will be subsidised in two phases. Each approved film project will receive a grant up to HK$9 million.

Second Phase of Co-production Funding Scheme
Hong Kong-Europe-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme
Film Production Financing Scheme (FPFS)

The Government introduced the FPFS in 2007 to provide Government finance to small and medium-budgeted film productions. The Government introduced a Relaxation Plan under the FPFS on 15 July 2020.

Film Production Financing Scheme (FPFS)
Other Film-related Projects (OFRP)

OFRP aims to subsidise projects and activities conducive to the development of Hong Kong film industry.

Other Film-related Projects (OFRP)
First Feature Film Initiative (FFFI)

FFFI was first launched in March 2013 to identify new talents through a competition on screenplay and production proposals.

First Feature Film Initiative (FFFI)
First Phase of Co-production Funding Scheme
Hong Kong-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme

The objective of the Funding Scheme is to subsidise film projects co-produced by filmmakers between Hong Kong and Asian countries with a view to enhancing exposures of such collaboration in Asian and international markets as well as achieving in-depth exchanges and mutual learning.

First Phase of Co-production Funding Scheme
Hong Kong-Asian Film Collaboration Funding Scheme
Content Development Scheme for Streaming Platforms

The objective of the Funding Scheme is to nurture cross-sectoral production teams in the new age of cinema and to expand new distribution markets for the Hong Kong film industry by producing high-quality streaming content.

Content Development Scheme for Streaming Platforms
Scriptwriting Incubation Programme (SIP)

SIP aims at identifying and nurturing local screenwriting talent to help incubate quality screenplays, thereby enhancing the quality of Hong Kong film productions.

Scriptwriting Incubation Programme (SIP)

Film Services

Location Shooting
The Film Services Office (FSO) was established to promote the development of the Hong Kong film industry. Since its inception in April 1998, the FSO has helped the film industry to overcome some of the fundamental difficulties in film productions, and will continue its best endeavours to render assistance and support for film productions in Hong Kong.
Special Effects Licensing
The Special Effects Licensing Section of the Film Services Office is responsible for administering the Entertainment Special Effects Ordinance (Cap. 560), which was enacted in 2000 to meet the needs of the film and entertainment industry in the production of special effects, while ensuring public safety and security.