Reports

J-Pitch@Hong Kong 2009

Date: March 23 – 25, 2009
Place: Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF)

Project market established by the Hong Kong International Film Festival. The aim is to focus on Asian and Oceanian projects and finding overseas financing. Many selected projects are projects of experienced producers and the market is characterized by the large number of meetings. The project should have director determined.
Due to its objective of linking foreign financing with Asian and Oceanian producers, almost all selected entries are Asian projects. Many selected projects are projects of experienced producers and the market is characterized by the large number of meetings.

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Overview

Amid the world economy recession, visitors for Filmart went down especially from Western country same as other film markets. Herewith, the number of meetings in HAF also decreased compared to the previous year, however, the project directed by Ms.Naomi Kawase awarded at Cannes International Film Festival and one produced by Ms.Yukie Kito experienced Cannes screening had lots of meetings actively. That project, AND PROTECT, PROTECTED, won Paris Project award and was invited to project market held in Paris in July.

Program

  • Individual business meeting arranged by HAF office
  • HKIFF, Asian Film Awards(AFA)& welcome lunch hosted by HAF
  • Participating in Japan Cocktail hosted by CoFesta and TIFFCOM
  • Attending Asian Film Award Ceremony
  • Holding networking lunch co-hosted by HAF and J-Pitch
  • Attending Japan Night co-hosted by TIFF, TIFFCOM, CoFesta and JFC
  • Attending HAF Award Presentation Ceremony

HAF Official selection

"Amarikan: Amagasaki Monogatari"
Director: Toshiyuki Morioka
Producer: Eiju Iizuka (NHK Enterprises, Inc.)

"Door"
Director: Ataru Oikawa
Producer: Yukie Kito (Entertainment Farm Inc.)

"And Protect, Protected"
Director: Naomi Kawase
Producer: Yuko Naito (Kumie Inc.)

"Time for Children"
Director: Tetsu Maeda
Producer: Tetsujiro Yamagami (Siglo., LTD.)