The Film Services Office provides support for the film industry by –
Facilitating film production in Hong Kong. The office has obtained agreements from over 3000 organisations on the use of their premises for location filming, and published reference materials on locations for the industry. The office also provides a centralised service for assisting the film industry in matters of a more complicated nature such as location work that requires lane closures or special permits, and coordination services to process applications to use pedestrian precincts and to hire police for intermittent traffic control for location filming. For further details, please Click Here.
Promoting Hong Kong films locally and abroad. To promote Hong Kong films in the international market, the office assists the overseas Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office to organise Hong Kong Film Festivals in major cities in the world.
The office is also responsible administering the Entertainment Special Effects Ordinance (Cap.560), including licensing special effects operators and issuing permits for the discharge of special effects materials for the film and entertainment industry. For further details, please Click Here.
Film Development Fund
The Film Development Fund (FDF) aims to provide financial support for projects conducive to the long-term development of the local film industry. In July 2007, the Government injected $300 million into the FDF and expanded its scope to finance small-to-medium budget film productions. The expanded FDF aims to encourage more commercial investment in film productions, create a larger mass of film activity and more employment opportunities, and assist the film industry in revitalising and developing further. For further details of FDF, please Click Here.