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.



  • 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


Festivals submission deadline in May:

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival [Deadline: May-02]

DOK Leipzig - International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film [Deadline: May-05]

Tehran International Short Film Festival [Deadline: May-05]

Festival Silhouette [Deadline: May-16]

Motovun Film Festival [Deadline: May-20]

Concorto Film Festival [Deadline: May-25]

Portsmouth International Film Festival [Deadline: May-27]

KUKI International Short Film Festival for Children and Youth Berlin [Deadline: May-27]

Festival [Deadline: May-30]

Fantoche – International Animation Film Festival [Deadline: May-31]

International Film Festival Message To Man (In Silico International Competition of Experimental Films) [Deadline: May-31]

Thai Short Film and Video Festival [Deadline: May 31]

Uppsala International Short Film Festival [Deadline: May 31]

Festivals submission deadline in June:

Sedicicorto International Film Festival [Deadline: June-5]

ANIMA MUNDI - International Animation Festival of Brazil [Deadline: June-8]

South Taiwan Film Festival [Deadline: June-8]

Interfilm - International Short Film Festival Berlin [Deadline: June-24]

Vancouver International Film Festival [Deadline: June-24]

Woodstock Film Festival [Deadline: June-29]

FilmVideo Montecatini - International Short Film Festival [Deadline: June-30]

Taipei Goldren Horse Film Festival [Deadline: June-30]

Busan International Film Festival & Asian Film Market [Deadline: June-30]

International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography – Plus Camerimage [Deadline: June-30]

Kaohsiung Film Festival [Deadline: June-30]