As part of the Chinese Cinema Season, the UK-China Film Collab have organised and will host 9 discussion panels during the festival period, between February and April. Dedicated to a wide range of topics, they aim to extend debate and enquiry regarding challenges and possibilities in film-related exchange between the two countries.

The Future of Hong Kong’s Film Industry

Date & Time: 16th April, 13:00 BST | Format: Live on Zoom 

You can now catch up with the panel’s recording here.

Hong Kong’s film industry is far from dead, despite what some critics say. There is plenty of potential and new imagination to be explored.

In parallel to the “Hong Kong, Reimagined” screening programme in this festival, we organise this panel in a hope to facilitate new discussion and debate about the future of Hong Kong’s film industry.

Hong Kong cinema cannot rely on its action classics to sustain its international reputation. It is neither sustainable for the industry to only depend on capital from mainland China.

What will be the next Hong Kong film that can have an international success beyond the festival circuit? What will be the next Hong Kong film that can become as consumable as its classics by the mass audience internationally?


  • Dr Wai Luk Lo, Honorary Fellow, Academy of Film, HKBU
  • Cedric Behrel, Managing Director of Trinity CineAsia, an all rights film distributor since 2006, with the CineAsia label representing the largest catalogue of Chinese films in the UK.


  • Dr Hiu Man Chan, Founder & Director of UK-China Film Collab.



Panel organising partner: Academy of Film, Hong Kong Baptist University