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.



  • 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 March:

Nordic Youth Film Festival [Deadline: Mar-1]

Urban Nomad Film Fest [Deadline: Mar-1]

Festival de Cannes [Deadline: Mar-2]

Outdoor Short Film Festival of Grenoble [Deadline: Mar-2]

Cinema Jove International Film Festival [Deadline: Mar-8]

Asian American International Film Festival [Deadline: Mar-9]

Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) [Deadline: Mar-10]

Women Make Waves Film Festival [Deadline: Mar-10]

SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival [Deadline: Mar-18]

Manlleu Short Film Festival [Deadline: Mar-29]

Anibar International Animation Festival [Deadline: Mar-31]

Festival submission deadlines in April:

IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival [Deadline: Apr-1]

International Animation Festival HIROSHIMA [Deadline: Apr-1]

Concorto Film Festival [Deadline: April-15]

Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival [Deadline: Apr-30]

Salento International Film Festival [Deadline: Apr-30]

Sapporo International Short Film Festival [Deadline: Apr-30]

Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition [Deadline: Apr-30]