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Film Production Financing Scheme


The Financing Scheme aims to provide Government Finance for small- and medium-budgeted film productions with the objectives of encouraging more commercial investment in film productions, creating a larger mass of film activities, more employment opportunities, and assisting the Hong Kong film industry to revitalise and develop further.

Submission criteria :

•    The applicant must be a film production company formed and registered under the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622) or the predecessor Ordinance (as defined in section 2 of Cap.622). The applicant, film producer, film director or any combination of them must have produced a total of at least two released films immediately preceding the date of application.

•    The film project:
o    must be a feature drama or animation film intended for commercial theatrical exhibition in Hong Kong with a production budget of not more than HK $60 million and the length of which must be 80 minutes or above;
o    should be shown to be commercially viable and has secured third-party financing to the satisfaction of the Government;
o    all film director(s) must be permanent resident of Hong Kong;
o    must employ at least one permanent resident of Hong Kong in any two of the following categories of the main film crew and cast : (i) the leading actor; (ii) the leading actress; (iii) the supporting actor; and (iv) the supporting actress;
o    must be potentially capable of qualifying for a certificate for public exhibition in Hong Kong under the Film Censorship Ordinance (Cap. 392).

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