Hong Kong movies showcased in Osaka Asian Film Festival (with photos)

     The Osaka Asian Film Festival (OAFF) is featuring a "Special Focus on Hong Kong" from March 3 to 12, giving Japanese movie lovers a chance to feel the vibrancy of Hong Kong while enjoying the films.
     This is the sixth year in a row that the OAFF is running the programme with the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (Tokyo).

     To mark the occasion, a Hong Kong Night was held this evening (March 10), during which "Mad World", directed by Wong Chun, was shown to some 300 movie fans.
     Speaking before the movie screening, the Principal Hong Kong Economic and Trade Representative (Tokyo), Ms Shirley Yung, said that the film "Mad World" was a winning project in the First Feature Film Initiative, a recent initiative by the Hong Kong Government seeking to identify and nurture talent by providing financial support for the winners to make their first commercial feature films.
     "A Film Development Fund was set up about 20 years ago to support projects conducive to the long-term development of the Hong Kong film industry. Over the years, the Government has committed a total of HK$540 million. The Hong Kong Government will continue to give full support to the further development of our film industry," Ms Yung said.
     At the movie screening, Ms Yung was joined by Hong Kong film talents whose works have been selected for screening in the film festival.

Ends/Friday, March 10, 2017
Issued at HKT 21:59