INTRODUCTION

The third edition of Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong comes back bolder and richer. The tremendous success of the last two editions has proven that Hong Kong embraces the creativity of independent filmmaking.

The third edition of Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong comes back bolder and richer. The tremendous success of the last two editions has proven that Hong Kong embraces the creativity of independent filmmaking.

We remain committed to supporting the strong emerging independent film culture in Hong Kong as we enter the third year of collaboration with Sundance Institute on the Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong in 2016. Recognizing the important role that shorts play in cinema storytelling, and to nurture the creativity of local independent filmmakers, this year a shorts competition and a new short film program from Sundance Film Festival was brought to Hong Kong for the first time.

For years to come and together with Sundance Institute, we look forward to growing this world class film festival into a must attend event for moviephiles in Hong Kong.

Josephine Lam and Stuart Wang
Directors of The Metroplex

 

This year's robust Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong lineup continues our tradition of connecting filmmakers and their unique stories to new audiences. We're pleased to expand this year's program to include the winning entry from our Hong Kong Short Film Competition alongside new feature-length works from American independent and international filmmakers.

John Cooper
Director of Sundance Film Festival


THE METROPLEX

In 2014 The Metroplex opened its doors to the public as a state-of-the-art 9 screen multiplex at the heart of Eastern Kowloon. The Metroplex is a self-operated independent cinema under Hopewell Holdings Limited, showing a wide range of films from Hollywood blockbusters, international award-winning pictures, film festivals, local, specialty and independent films. Located in one of the Group’s investment properties, E-Max of Kowloonbay International Trade and Exhibition Centre (KITEC), The Metroplex has the flexibility in cross platform entertainment such as film/music festivals, live streaming concerts and shows, multimedia conferences, and many other events of similar genre. For more details, please visit www.metroplex.com.hk.


SUNDANCE INSTITUTE

Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.


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