Eight Hong Kong film projects are shortlisted for the 17th Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), including four promising HAF film projects in the financing stage and four aspiring WIP projects that are close to completion.

The 3-day long HAF will be held from 18th to 20th March 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The following projects will be screened this year –


The Secret Diary of A Mom To Be

In the drama ‘The Secret Diary of A Mom-To-Be’, writer-director LUK Yee-Sum’s second feature following Lazy Hazy Crazy (2015), a married corporate-climbing businesswoman finds herself unexpectedly and reluctantly pregnant.

‘The Secret Diary of A Mom-To-Be’


Solitary Kills 

Cheung Siu-Hong, an award-winning costume and production designer for acclaimed filmmakers such as Wong Kar-Wai and Johnnie TO, makes his directorial debut with the drama Solitary Kills – a Hong Kong parable about seven lonely souls interwoven intro three stories.


Wedding Celebrant

Barbara Wong Chun-Chun – director of the box office hits Perfect Wedding (2010), The Stolen Years  (2013), Girls (2014) and its’ sequel Girls vs. Gangsters (2018) – teams up again with producer Gus Liem for The Wedding Celebrant, a 10 million USD romantic drama about a marriage officiant who begins to wonder if she herself has married the right man.

Barbara Wong Chun-Chun


Wong Tai Sin Assassination

New director Wong Hoi and producer Derek Kwok Tsz-kin celebrate Hong Kong culture with the comedy-drama Wong Tai Sin Assassination, set at one of the territory’s most iconic temples where thousands of worshippers visit annually to hear their fortunes.

Wong Tai Sin Temple


Dear Daughter

Academy Award-winning Hong Kong filmmaker Ruby Yang serves as the producer of director Jo Cheng Oi-Yue‘s first feature-length documentary, Dear Daughter. It is the story of hope in the life of a Vietnamese refugee 30 years after he fled from the war in Vietnam. In Hong Kong, he continues to be a prisoner of poverty, drugs and crime.


Far Away My Shadow Wandered

Singapore director Liao Jiekai and choreographer Sudhee Liao co-direct the story about a young Japanese man who encounters a dancer as he returns to his hometown to reconcile with a promise made to his late grandfather to take over the family Shinto shrine.


Occident’s March

Occident’s March, from C.W.Winter and Anders Edstorm, chronicles the daily labour of a farmer over the last year of her husband’s life in a Japanese mountain farming village. It also traces the changing roles of women in Japan from the post-war to the present times.



Leading queer Hong Kong film maker Ray Yeung, director of Front Cover (2015) and Cut Sleeve Boys (2005), returns with another thought-provoking drama, ‘Suk-Suk’. It is about two secretly gay senior men who struggle between their desire for each other and the commitments to their families. Michael J. Werner, a long time film industry executive and former partner of the pioneering sales company Fortissimo Films, serves as the producer along with Teresa Kwong and Sandy Yip.