Focus Hong Kong is a UK film festival dedicated to celebrating the amazing cinema and filmmakers of Hong Kong, from early works to the glory days of its reign as the Hollywood of Asia, through to new and exciting films. Focus Hong Kong screens a wide range of new releases and classics, films which are vibrant, exciting, innovative and artistic, and which above all are uniquely Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London is the major partner of Focus Hong Kong, run by the team behind Chinese Visual Festival (CVF), which has been bringing the best in Chinese language cinema to UK audiences since 2011. Hong Kong cinema has been part of CVF from its inception, with the festival having featured premieres and retrospective screenings of a long list of films, with key talent including the legendary Stanley Kwan, Jun Li, Shu Kei, Jennifer Yu, Cheung King-wai, Nicole Chan, Sunny Chan and others having been brought to the UK.
The growing success of the CVF Hong Kong programme has inspired the launch of Focus Hong Kong as a separate event, which will offer UK audiences even more fantastic films and opportunities to interact with guests from Hong Kong in the future. Focus Hong Kong will take place online initially as part of a new and innovative platform to explore the many facets of Hong Kong cinema. Through presenting new blockbusters, retro classics, independent and arthouse films, documentaries, shorts and visual art to UK audiences, as well as the talents behind these productions, Focus Hong Kong highlights the creativity of Hong Kong’s filmmakers and promotes the continuing development of the Hong Kong film industry.
The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London is the official representative of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the UK.