Overview


Every year, several outstanding short films and animations are produced and have received awards in Hong Kong, their creativity and efforts deserve recognitions both locally and abroad, not to mention many other excellent titles yet to be discovered. Now, Hong Kong independent filmmakers and animators are being offered a big step forward.


"HONG KONG SHORT FILM: NEW ACTION EXPRESS" is a scheme launched by the Hong Kong Arts Centre and sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,aiming to promote excellent Hong Kong short films and videos locally and abroad. By sponsoring local talents to attend international film festivals and first-class cultural events, they will be introduced to global audiences and to engage in rewarding exchanges. Talents as such form the backbone of our creative industries, who make Hong Kong a unique and vibrant creative hub in Asia.

 

Objectives

  • To introduce local creative talents to global audience
  • To broaden the talents' scope in short film filmmaking and appreciation
  • To promote Hong Kong short films locally and abroad
  • To reinforce Hong Kong as the creative capital in Asia

 

Online application for NAE is now closed. Details of the next round of application will be announced in due course. Make an enquiry
 
 
Festival submission deadlines in October:

Anima, the International Animation Film Festival [Deadline: Oct-1]

Peloponnesian Corinthian International Film Festival [Deadline: Oct-1]

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival & Market [Deadline: Oct-9]

Golden Harvest Awards & Short Film Festival [Deadline: Oct-11]

ANIMAC - International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia [Deadline: Oct-31]

Regensburg Short Film Week [Deadline: Oct-31]

Festival submission deadlines in November:

IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival [Deadline: Nov-1]

MECAL International Short Film Festival of Barcelona [Deadline: Nov-14]

Berlin International Film Festival & EFM (Berlinale) [Deadline: Nov-15]

WRO Media Art Biennale [Deadline: Nov-15]

Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen [Deadline: Nov-23]

Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia (Asia International Competition) [Deadline: Nov-30]

BFF - Brooklyn Film Festival [Deadline: Nov-30]

Festival submission deadlines in December:

Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival [Deadline: Dec-1]

Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film [Deadline: Dec-1]

Tampere Film Festival [Deadline: Dec-1]

European Media Art Festival [Deadline: Dec-3]

Skepto International Film Festival [Deadline: Dec-5]

Go Short - International Short Film Festival Nijmegen [Deadline: Dec-12]

MECAL International Short Film Festival of Barcelona [Deadline: Dec-15]

Aspen Shortsfest [Deadline: Dec-21]

Brussels Short Film Festival [Deadline: Dec-30]