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Summary of Projects Financed by the “Hong Kong Film Development Fund” (FDF)

(1) Financing Film Production

A total of 27 applications have been received since the launch of the Film Development Fund Scheme for Financing Film Production (the Fund Scheme) in October 2007. Of these applications, 13 were approved with a total funding of about $37.74 million. 1 is being processed and 7 were withdrawn by the applicants. Only 6 applications were unable to obtain approval for financing under the Fund Scheme.

 The 13 approved films are of different genres, including animation, kung-fu, romance, ethical, suspense films, etc. These films have engaged 6 directors who are film directors for commercial films for the first time. It shows that the Fund Scheme is conducive to the nurturing of film talents.

 The 13 films financed under the Fund Scheme are listed below:

 

Film Title/(Applicant) Director/Artiste Date of Approval Amount of Fund Approved(HK$)
1. McDull Kungfu Ding Ding Dong
(Animation Film)
(Bliss Pictures Limited)
Director: TSE Lap-man
Voice Artistes: NG Kwan-yue, WONG Chau-sang, CHIM Sui-man
January 2008 $3,598,800.00
2. Claustrophobia
(Runaway Films Production Limited)
Director: HO Pik-mun
Artistes: CHENG Yee-kin, Ekin, LAM Ka-yan, Karena
February 2008 $1,618,255.00
3. Coweb
(Joy Charm Enterprise Limited)
Director: XIONG Xin-xin
Artistes: Sam LI, JIAN Lu-xia
June 2008 $2,993,179.00
4. Give Love
(BIG Pictures Limited)
Directors: LEE Ka-wing, MA Wai-ho
Artistes: Gigi LEUNG, CHEN Po-lin
July 2008 $2,419,674.00
5. Strawberry Cliff
(Glory Top Properties Limited)
Director: CHOW Chun, Chris
Artistes: CHAN Yick-shun, Eason, Leslie-Anne HUFF
September 2008 $3,017,435.00
6. Lover’s Discourse
(ET Media Group Limited)
Directors: Derek TSANG, Jimmy WAN
Artistes: CHAN Yick-shun, Eason, LAM Ka-yan, Karena
November 2008 $1,855,297.00
7. Echoes of the Rainbow
(Dadi Entertainment Limited)
Director: LAW Kai-yui, Alexander
Artistes: Simon YAM, NG Kwan-yue
December 2008 $3,598,274.00
8. Break Up Club
(Diva Productions Limited)
Director: WONG Chun-chun, Barbara
Artistes: FONG Jo-ming, Fiona SIT
March 2009 $1,759,500.00
9. La Comédie humaine
(Icon Pictures Limited)
Directors: CHAN Hing-kai, CHUN Siu-chun
Artistes: TO Chapman, WONG Cho-lam, Fiona SIT
April 2009 $2,520,000.00
10. 37
(Manner Movie Limited)
Director: Dennis CHAN
Artistes: YOUNG Char-lie, Michelle, LIN Miaoke, LIU Xiao-qing
August 2009 $2,842,500.00
11. Aberdeen
(Making Film Productions Limited)
Director: PANG Ho-cheung, Edmond
Artistes: (To be confirmed)
August 2009 $3,471,000.00
12. Lola Mania
(PPR Production Limited)
Director: LO Kin
Artistes: Ronald CHENG, Vivian HSU
June 2010 $5,250,000.00
13. Beach Spike
(Beach Spike Holdings (HK) Limited)
Director: Tony TANG
Artistes: LAW Chung-him, Chrissie CHAU
June 2010 $2,799,836.00
Total: $37,743,750.00


(2) Funding Other Film-related Projects

Since the injection of $300 million into the FDF in 2007, a total of 51 film-related projects have been approved with a total funding of about $85.50 million.

 The 51 film-related projects funded by FDF are listed below:      

 

Project Title Organisation Subsidised Date of Approval Amount of Fund Approved(HK$)
1. Entertainment Expo Hong Kong 2008 Hong Kong Trade Development Council January 2008 $1,470,000.00
2. Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum 2008 Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited January 2008 $3,356,400.00
3. Sponsorship of "Triangle" to participate in the 2007 Festival De Cannes (Midnight Screening) Milkyway Image (HK) Limited January 2008 $80,000.00
4. The Asian Film Awards 2008 Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited January 2008 $6,300,925.00
5. Sponsorship of "Mad Detective" to participate in the 2007 Venice International Film Festival (In Competition) One Hundred Years of Film Company Limited January 2008 $300,000.00
6. The 27th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony Hong Kong Film Awards Association Limited January 2008 $3,008,200.00
7. Sponsorship of "Exodus" to participate in the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival Filmko Entertainment Limited January 2008 $80,000.00
8. Sponsorship of "The Sun Also Rises" to participate in the 2007 Venice International Film Festival (In Competition) Emperor Motion Picture (International) Limited January 2008 $300,000.00
9. Production of Short Film to Promote Hong Kong Films Hong Kong Film Development Council Secretariat January 2008 $400,000.00
10. Sponsorship of "The Drummer" to participate in the 2008 Sundance Film Festival  (World Cinema Competition) Kenbiroli Films Ltd July 2008 $20,000.00
11. The Hong Kong Filmmakers Code of Practice and Safety Manual (Volume 1) Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers Limited July 2008 $702,700.00
12. Sponsorship of "Sparrow" to participate in the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival  (In Competition) Universe Films Distribution Company Limited July 2008 $300,000.00
13. Sponsorship of  "Flash Point" to participate in the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival (Midnight Madness) Mandarin Films Distribution Company Limited July 2008 $40,000.00
14. Sponsorship of "My Blueberry Nights" to participate in the 2007 Festival De Cannes (In competition) JET TONE Films Limited July 2008 $150,000.00
15. Introducing animation film arts to the new senior secondary curriculum Hong Kong Comics & Animation Federation Limited July 2008 $2,043,665.00*
16. Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum 2009 Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited October 2008 $3,800,108.00
17. The Asian Film Awards 2009 Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited October 2008 $7,151,273.00
18. Entertainment Expo Hong Kong 2009 Hong Kong Trade Development Council October 2008 $1,759,750.00
19. The Tenth Greater China Film Directors' Forum Hong Kong Film Directors' Guild Limited October 2008 $969,200.00

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The 28th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony Hong Kong Film Awards Association Limited October 2008 $5,850,800.00
21. Sponsorship of “Ashes of Time Redux” to participate in the 2008 Festival De Cannes (Special Screenings) JET TONE Films Limited January 2009 $40,000.00
22. Sponsorship of “Plastic City” to participate in the 2008 Venice International Film Festival  (In competition) Xstream Pictures Limited January 2009 $150,000.00
23. Sponsorship of “Perfect Life” to participate in the 2008 Venice International Film Festival  (Orizzonti) Xstream Pictures Limited January 2009 $100,000.00
24. Sponsorship of “Trivial Matters” to participate in the 2008 Pusan International Film Festival (Non-competition Section) Making Film Productions Limited January 2009 $78,536.93
25. Documentary on the life of Bruce Lee Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers Limited April 2009 $2,398,500.00
26. China Night: Celebration of 100 Years of Hong Kong Cinema Hong Kong Trade Development Council May 2009 $1,962,263.00
27. Sponsorship of “Missing” to participate in the 2008 Rome International Film Festival (Non-competition Section) Mandarin Films Distribution Company Limited May 2009 $20,000.00
28. Sponsorship of “End of Love” to participate in the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) Ying E Chi Limited May 2009 $80,000.00
29. Sponsorship of “Claustrophobia” to participate in the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) MEGA Profit Creation Limited May 2009 $46,084.70
30. Production of Two Video Clips in connection with the HKSAR's Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China Hong Kong Chamber of Films Limited August 2009 $2,710,100.00
31. Sponsorship of “The Beast Stalker” to participate in the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival (Special Screenings) Emperor Classic Films Company Limited September 2009 $63,212.70
32. Hong Kong Film Copyright Online Database – Enhancement of Hardware and Software Systems Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association Limited September 2009 $737,500.00
33. The Provision of Higher Diplomas in Film Profession by the "Academy of Film" The Hong Kong Baptist University September 2009 $3,398,050.00
34. Digital Cinema Exchange Pilot Programme Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited September 2009 $1,753,700.00
35. Digital Cinema System Training Programme Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited September 2009 $969,000.00
36. The 8th Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited December 2009 $4,048,450.00
37. The 4th Asian Film Awards Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited December 2009 $7,588,700.00
38. Entertainment Expo Hong Kong 2010 Hong Kong Trade Development Council December 2009 $2,397,000.00
39. The Hong Kong Filmmakers Code of Practice and Safety Manual (Volume 2) Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers Limited December 2009 $720,200.00
40. The 29th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony Hong Kong Film Awards Association Limited December 2009 $5,889,000.00
41. Hong Kong Motion Picture Post Production Exhibition Pavilion 2010 Association of Motion Picture Post Production Professionals (Hong Kong) Limited December 2009 $1,446,600.00
42. Sponsorship of “Vengeance” to participate in the 2009 Cannes International Film Festival (In Competition) Media Asia Films Limited May 2010 $150,000.00
43. Sponsorship of “Overheard” to participate in the 2009 Chungmuro International Film Festival Bona Entertainment Company Limited May 2010 $20,000.00
44. Sponsorship of “Accident” to participate in the 2009 Venice Film Festival  (In Competition) Media Asia Films Limited May 2010 $300,000.00
45. Film Professionals Training Programme 2010 Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers Limited May 2010 $9,698,350.00
46. Sponsorship of “Prince of Tears” to participate in the 2009 Venice International Film Festival (In Competition) Far Sun Film Company Limited July 2010 $150,000.00
47. Sponsorship of “Dead Slowly” to participate in the 2009 Pusan International Film Festival (New Currents) Ying E Chi Limited July 2010 $6,000.00
48. Sponsorship of “At the End of Daybreak” to participate in the 2009 Locarno International Film Festival (In Competition) Golden Scene Company Limited July 2010 $50,000.00
49. Sponsorship of “Pastry” to participate in the 2009 Asian American International Film Festival (In Competition) United Star Corporation Limited July 2010 $24,633.00
50. Sponsorship of “Amphetamine” to participate in the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival (Panorama) Artwalker Limited July 2010 $100,000.00
51. Sponsorship of “Echoes of the Rainbow” to participate in the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival (Generation Kplus) Dadi Entertainment Limited July 2010 $50,000.00
Total: $85,508,901.33

* Including supplementary funding of $232,000 approved in May 2010.
** Including supplementary funding of $280,000 approved in July 2010.


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(Updated on 5 August 2010)