Overview


Every year, several outstanding short films and animations are produced and have received awards in Hong Kong, their creativity and efforts deserve recognitions both locally and abroad, not to mention many other excellent titles yet to be discovered. Now, Hong Kong independent filmmakers and animators are being offered a big step forward.


"HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS" is a scheme launched by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,aiming to promote excellent Hong Kong short films and videos locally and abroad. By sponsoring local talents to attend international film festivals and first-class cultural events, they will be introduced to global audiences and to engage in rewarding exchanges. Talents as such form the backbone of our creative industries, who make Hong Kong a unique and vibrant creative hub in Asia.

 

Objectives

  • To introduce local creative talents to global audience
  • To broaden the talents' scope in short film filmmaking and appreciation
  • To promote Hong Kong short films locally and abroad
  • To reinforce Hong Kong as the creative capital in Asia

 


 
 
Festival submission deadlines in January:

MECAL International Short Film Festival of Barcelona [Deadline: Jan-15]

Corti Da Sogni Antonio Ricci - International Short Film Festival [Deadline: Jan-15]

Brussels Short Film Festival [Deadline: Jan-28]

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival [Deadline: Jan-31]

Short Shorts Film Festival [Deadline: Jan-31]

The International Student Film Festival Tel Aviv [Deadline: Jan-31]

VAFI - International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin [Deadline: Jan-31]

Festival submission deadlines in February:

Animafest Zagreb - The World Festival of Animated Film [Deadline: Feb-1]

Cartoons on the Bay - Pulcinella Awards, International Television and Cross-Media Animation Festival [Deadline: Feb-7]

Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA) [Deadline: Feb-15]

Hamburg International Short Film Festival [Deadline: Feb-16]

Kurzfilm Festival DC Asian Pacific American (APA) Film Festival [Deadline: Feb-28]

Kyiv International Short Film Festival [Deadline: Feb-28]

Festival submission deadlines in March:

Nordic Youth Film Festival [Deadline: Mar-1]

Festival de Cannes (Short Film Palme d'or & Short Film Corner) [Deadline: Mar-1]

Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) [Deadline: Mar-7]

Asian American International Film Festival [Deadline: Mar-16]

REEL EARTH Environmental Film Festival [Deadline: Mar-19]

Outdoor Short Film Festival of Grenoble [Deadline: Mar-30]

Sapporo International Short Film Festival [Deadline: Mar-31]