INTRODUCTION

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.

It's always a pleasure to bring the latest independent voices – original and diverse – to Hong Kong's creative and energetic audiences. The work we showcase at the Sundance Film Festival has been carefully crafted, and takes on new meaning as it is shared. As you approach the festival, my hope is that you embrace these stories, letting each become your own. My thanks to the artists, our partners at The Metroplex and all of our supporters for making it possible.

Robert Redford
President and Founder of Sundance Institute

 

Our Hong Kong lineup of independent films direct from the Sundance Film Festival continues to connect filmmakers and their unique stories to new audiences on the other side of our world. We are excited to include the winners of our Hong Kong Short Film Competition alongside other feature-length award winners, as well as exciting panels geared towards emerging local filmmakers and our growing ranks of Sundance film fans.

John Cooper
Director of Sundance Film Festival

 

Building on the immensely successful experiences we've had in the past four years, the fifth edition of Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong is back bigger and bolder than ever. 

As champions of a strong independent film culture in Hong Kong, we will continue to collaborate with Sundance Institute for the Short Film Competition, panel discussions and master class. We look forward to continuing our close partnership with Sundance Institute in growing this world-class film festival into an annual unmissable event for Hong Kong cinephiles. 

Josephine Lam and Stuart Wang
Directors of The Metroplex


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 Mudbound, Get Out, The Big Sick, Strong Island, Blackfish, Top of the Lake, Winter's Bone, The Wolfpack, Dear White People, Trapped, Brooklyn, Little Miss Sunshine, 20 Feet From Stardom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home.

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