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Hong Kong film project “Vampire Diary” and Vietnam’s “The Third Wife” were major winners of the Haf Awards at the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum.
“Vampire Diary” is a $1 million comedy directed by Hong Kong scriptwriter-turned-director Anthony Yan and produced by veteran TV actor Ha Yu. It tells the story of a school girl and her two little friends on an adventure to bring a beautiful thousand-year-old female vampire back to her ancient home. It won the Hong Kong project category.
“The Third Wife,” which won the non-Hong Kong project award, is about the struggle of a young girl wedded to a much older man in an arranged marriage in late 19th-century rural Vietnam. It also bagged the White Light Post-Production Award.
Two other Hong Kong-related projects also came out as winners: Paul Sze Pak-lam’s “Hypnotize the Jury,” a Hong Kong production that scooped the Network of Asian Fantastic Films Award, »
- Shirley Lau
The 14th Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (Haf) (March 14-16) has revealed its full line-up of 31 projects, including new works from renowned filmmakers such as Wang Bing, Pema Tseden and Lav Diaz as well as from new talents.
Hong Kong is well-represented with five projects, including The Way We Dance director Adam Wong’s new project Trains In The Night; 2012 Hong Kong Film Awards best new director Jessey Tsang’s erotic feature The Lady Improper; and Dot 2 Dot director Amos Why’s adaptation of award-winning suspense novel Napping Kid.
Other Chinese-language projects from Taiwan and China include Taiwan actress Rene Liu’s directorial debut Lieutenant Yi, which will be produced by her regular collaborator Sylvia Chang; new director Huang Zi’s From Black And White To Shades Of Grey, produced by Monga »
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