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21st Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum (HAF) – Selected Projects 2023

We present the projects selected for the Hong Kong Asian Film Financing Forum (HAF) which will take place from March 13 – 15, 2023 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in conjunction with the 27th Hong Kong Film & TV Market (FILMART).

The 28 projects, covering a potpourri of genres – horror, fantasy, romance, family drama and animation, are shortlisted from 244 submissions from 38 countries and regions.  They include seven projects from Hong Kong and eight that passed through HAF Film Lab.  Alongside projects from acclaimed filmmakers and producers such as Arsalan AMIRI, Anthony CHEN, Fruit CHAN, Jakrawal NILTHAMRONG, LIN Yu-Hsien, NAI An, Nader SAEIVAR, Teddy Robin, and TIAN Zhuangzhuang are also 14 by budding first-time directors.

HAF will announce its work-in-progress (WIP) shortlist after the Chinese New Year.

Selected Projects:
Title | Director | Country | Producer

Ah Ji by Le Zhu | Hong Kong | Ho Ting-wai
A Better Tomorrow by Tang Peiyan | China | Anthony Chen, Xie Meng
Bhunte by Bikas Neupane | Nepal | Govinda Prasad KHANAL
A Collapse of Time by Feng Yi | China | LIU Jike
Dark Eyes by Phakpa | China | TIAN Zhuangzhuang, HE Bin
A Divorse by Jevons Au | UK, Hong Kong, Canada | Catherine WONG, Isis TSO
Family of Crooks by Lai Kuo-An | Taiwan | Juno TENG
Fly Me To The Mars by Zhao Dadi | China | Jane XIE
The Fruit by SHEN Sheng-Ting, SHIH Jing-Ting | China | Marco MÜLLER, QI Ai
Hugo in the Pigpen by SHEN Sheng-Ting, SHIH Jing-Ting | Taiwan, USA | LAI Zhen-Lin, LIANG Mei-Jou, SHEN Sheng-Ting
Janava by Arsalan Amiri | Iran | Ruth Yoshie LINTON, Ida PANAHANDEH
Kapok by Frankie LEE | Hong Kong | Fruit Chan
The Last Haven by ZHANG Jun | China | ZHANG Lu, XU Jiahan
The Marriage Drive by Lawrence KAN | Hong Kong | Cora YIM
The Mermaid’s Tale by Norris WONG | Taiwan, Hong Kong | Gene YAO, Albert YAO
Nagahama (Working Title) by TANIGUCHI Mio | Japan | KATAHARA Tomoko
Non-Fiction Stories by ZHAO Jin | China | NAI An, TONG Wenqun, Dia WANG Yunzhi
The Only Way Out by YEUNG Leung-chuen | Hong Kong | Jun Li
The Poison Cat by GUAN Tian | China | YANG Chao, Vivian BAO, DING Ningyuan
Racing Storm by LIN Yu-Hsien | Taiwan | Roger HUANG, Lorraine HO
Rhizome by Jakrawal NILTHAMRONG | Thailand, Laos, France | Chatchai CHAIYON, Yohann CORNU
Skin Coat by TAN Wei Keong | Singapore | Anthony CHEN, TEOH Yi Peng
Stair-Away by FAN Ka-chun | Hong Kong | Teddy Robin
Tender is the Night by YUAN Qing | China | JI Wei, Dia WANG Yunzhi, ZHAO Jin
Till Forgetfulness Do Us Apart by ZHANG Yuxuan | China, Thailand, France | ZHANG Fan, QIU Sheng, Clément PELLETIER
The Walking Bird by ZHANG Hanyi | China | MA Xiaotian
White Snow by Praveen MORCHHALE | India | Praveen MORCHHALE, Suneel SAJNANI
The Witness by Nader SAEIVAR | Iran | Said Nur AKKUS

For more information, please visit: https://industry.hkiff.org.hk/en/haf/introduction

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