The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels (HKETO, Brussels) and CreateHK are supporting the 53rd edition of the International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia which is taking place in Sitges, Spain on 8-18 October 2020.
Five Hong Kong classic films will be screened, including three films from the 1990s, namely Billy Chung’s Brother of Darkness and Love to Kill as well as Herman Yau’s Ebola Syndrome. The other two films are from the 1970s, namely Wei Lo’s Fist of Fury and Law Kei’s The Dragon Lives Again.
The HKSAR Government continues to support the Hong Kong film industry to get through a difficult period this year. Announced in July 2020, it has earmarked EUR 29 million (around HK$ 260 million) under the Film Development Fund to help increase the number of local film productions, nurture young directors and scriptwriting talents and enhance professional training to add value to the industry.
Founded in 1968, the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia is the world's leading fantasy film festival, attracting 200 000 visitors. It screens films related to the fantastic genre, including action and adventure movies and black comedy, with a special emphasis on thrillers.