Scheduled to take place March 15-17, 2021, Haf will run concurrently with the Hong Kong FilMart. Both events were postponed last year to August due to the pandemic and eventually migrated online.
They will return to their usual March slot this year in tweaked virtual format. A new online meeting platform “requiring no download or additional log-on” will be set up for participants this year, said Haf director Jacob Wong.
The 29 shortlisted projects, including nine documentaries, were selected from 321 submissions from 80 countries and regions, Haf said on Monday.
Shortlisted projects include those to be directed by established filmmakers as well as emerging talent. The strongest presences are from Hong Kong, mainland China and India.
Two of the eight mainland Chinese projects are produced