The fifth edition of Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong comes back bolder and richer. The tremendous success of the past 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 fifth year of collaboration with Sundance Institute on the Sundance Film Festival: Hong Kong in 2018. With the tremendous success of the past Short Film Competitions, we will continue to host the Short Film Competition this year recognizing the important role that shorts play in cinema storytelling.
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
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.
Director of Sundance Film Festival
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.
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 BOYHOOD, SWISS ARMY MAN, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, BROOKLYN, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, LIFE, ANIMATED, SONITA, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, FRUITVALE STATION, SIN NOMBRE, SPRING AWAKENING, A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, and FUN HOME.