HAF 2024 filmmakers

Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum 2024: Full Line-Up

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Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has selected 26 in-development projects for this year’s edition, which is taking place March 11-13 in conjunction with Filmart. This year, the event is part of a newly expanded HKIFF Industry Project Market with the addition of HKIFF Industry – CAA China Genre Initiative (HCG), which aims to support the development of Chinese-language genre films.

The line-up of in-development projects includes seven from Hong Kong and five that passed through HAF Film Lab 2023. Several projects are from emerging filmmakers working with experienced filmmakers and producers such as Koji Fukada, Kazumi Fukase, Michael J. Werner, Wang Xiaoshuai, Yamamoto Teruhisa and Zhang Lu.

HAF 2024 In Development Projects:

About Her Hidden Life (China)*
Dir: Zhang Yushan
Prods: Wang Xiaoshuai, Zhao Yuan
Prod co: Dongchun Films
Blonde (Japan)
Dir: Sakashita Yuichiro
Prod: Fukase Kazumi
Prod cos: Pipeline Co, The Klockworx Co
Camellia Girl (Korea, US, Hong Kong)
Dir: Josh Kim
Prod: Douglas Seok
Prod co: Sea Oak Studios
Children Of The River (Japan)
Dir: Takeba Lisa
Prods: Nakamura Kazuto, Yoshihara Hiroyuki
Prod co: Maru Co
The Echo Of The Leopard (Iran, Ukraine)*
Dirs: Hanna Jalali, Moeinoddin Jalali
Prods: Moeinoddin Jalali, Hanna Jalali
Prod co: 2 People Production
Encore (US, Hong Kong)
Dir: Stefanos Tai
Prod: Jonathan Hsu
Prod co: Hsubox Productions
The Excreman – On The Road (Hong Kong)
Dir: Brian Tse
Prods: Brian Tse, Samuel Choy
Prod co: Bliss Pictures

A Ghost In The Market (Taiwan) [HAF Film Lab]
Dir: Chin Chia-Hua
Prod: Eva Wang
Prod co: Geppetto Film Studio

Good Drink Pub (China) [HAF Film Lab]*
Dir: Emetjan Memet
Prods: Wang Hongwei, Derek Zhang
Prod co: Wuhan Yidapai Culture Media Co
Naga Swim Upstream (Thailand)
Dir: Patiparn Boontarig
Prod: Napakarn Boontarig
Prod co: Error Brothers
Nagi Notes (Japan, France)
Dir: Fukada Koji
Prod: Osanai Terutaro
Prod cos: Survivance
The Old Woman With The Knife (South Korea)
Dir: Min Kyu-Dong
Prod: Min Jin-Soo
Prod co: Soofilm
Paraiso (Japan)
Dir: Murase Daichi
Prod: Aiko Flores Yoshioka
Prod co: Kingyo Films
Pet Paradise (China)*
Dir: Hana Zhang
Prod: Wang Hongwei, Song Dafa
Prod co: Just One More Drink (Shanghai) Film Co
The Playwright’s Stories (Hong Kong, Taiwan) [HAF Film Lab]*
Dir: Yeung Leung-Chuen
Prods: Liao Ching-Sung, Chu Yun-Ting
Prod cos: Goodnight Production, Studio Lynnchen
The Remotes (Philippines)
Dir: John Torres
Prods: John Torres, Sherad Anthony Sanchez
Prod co: Los Otros
The Sichuan Culinary Chronicles: In Four Chapters (China, Hong Kong)
Dir: Qiu Jiongjiong
Prods: Ding Ningyuan, Zhao Jin, Zhao Jia
Prod cos: Uluka Productions, Midnight Blur Films, Muyi Film
Simon Young (China, Canada)
Dir: Zeng Zhi
Prods: Ben Lu, Joey Zhu
Prod co: Pinwu Culture
Sink City (Canada) [HAF Film Lab]
Dir: Hou Dasheng
Prods: Wang Hongwei, Li Zhaoyu
Prod co: Hani Film Co., Ltd.
The Song Of The Hills (China)
Dir: Wang Erzhuo
Prods: Gu Zheng, Zhang Guanren
Prod co: N/A
Staring At Your Back (South Korea, Japan)
Dir: Jang Kun-Jae
Prods: Youn Hee-Young, Imai Taro, Joyce Chou Chia-Yi
Prod cos: Mocushura Inc, Harakiri Films, Rustic Pictures
Tephra (China)
Dir: Zhang Yu
Prod: Zhang Lu
Prod co: N/A
The Vampire Of Sheung Shui (Hong Kong)*
Dir: Shreyom Ghosh
Prods: Peter Yam, Michael J. Werner, Shreyom Ghosh
Prod co: Tasia Films Limited, 70 Plus Prod co Limited
Wake Me Up (China) [HAF Film Lab]*
Dir: Yu Haiyang
Prod: Yun Fei
Prod co: Tr. Movie
Walled City (Hong Kong, UK, Singapore)
Dir: Hong Khaou
Prods: Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Teresa Kwong
Prod co: Produsa
White Flowers And Fruits (Japan)
Dir: Sakamoto Yukari
Prod: Yamamoto Teruhisa
Prod co: Chiaroscuro Co

* First narrative feature projects