The inaugural Operation Greenlight pitching event for young filmmakers will be held during this year’s Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).

Six filmmakers have been invited from the Hong Kong Film Development Council (FDC)’s First Feature Film Initiative to present their projects to sales agents, distributors, producers and investors on March 25 during HAF. Each filmmaker will be guided by a mentor from the local film industry.

The FDC’s First Feature Film Initiative funds projects from promising new talents across two groups: students and professionals. The six directors selected for Operation Greenlight are from the professionals group and comprise:

  • Chan Tai-lee with black comedy Blossom Afresh (mentor John Chong);

  • Lee Cheuk-pan’s drama Crabby Kitty’s 3rd World Adventure (Flora Goh);

  • Nicky Cheuk’s family drama Don’t Look Back In Anger (Derek Tsang);

  • Brian Hung’s drama Mali Mali Hung (Teddy Robin);

  • Vincent Ho and Cotin Law’s romantic comedy Once Upon A Wonderland (Eddie Chan);

  • Sharon Lam’s horror When I Come To Me (Winnie Tsang).

Operation Greenlight is jointly organised by Create Hong Kong, HKFDC and the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS)