The Government introduced time-limited relaxation measures to the Film Production Financing Scheme (FPFS) under the Film Development Fund in mid-July 2020, with the objectives of increasing the number of local film productions in the short term and providing more development opportunities to local film practitioners during the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for application under the FPFS with relaxation measures will be further extended for six months to July 14, 2022.
"The FPFS relaxation measures have been well-received by the film sector. Not only have the measures boosted local productions with new genres, they have also created new opportunities for local filmmakers, in particular young talent. The Government has already twice extended the application deadline. With the further extension, more practitioners of the film sector will benefit, thereby promoting the sector's long-term development," the Chairman of the Hong Kong Film Development Council, Dr Wilfred Wong, said.
Details of the relaxation measures and the relevant application form are available on the website of the Hong Kong Film Development Council (www.fdc.gov.hk/en/fpfs).
Ends/Thursday, December 23, 2021
Issued at HKT 11:00