Eye Catcher, Renaissance Foundation
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Eye Catcher Images, based in Hong Kong and founded by the Renaissance Foundation in 2021, explores new perspectives and possibilities in filmmaking, production and distribution. It encourages the spirit of self-producing and nurtures entrepreneurs in filmmaking. By presenting the incubation series and the exchange platform Eye Catcher Global, it is the only programme of its kind in the region.
Incubation Programme 23/24:
11.2023 ⟶ 02. 2024
Eye Catcher Global 2024:
The exchange platform, Eye Catcher Global (ECG), aims to bring together the creative and production communities of the Asian and international independent filmmaking industry through a series of events: Eye Catcher Showcase, Industry Forum, Filmmakers@HK in Focus, and the core event International Pitching Forum where local filmmakers are able to compete for funds & awards, and strive for industry support and international resources to develop or complete their film projects.
1. Eye Catcher Grand Award (Total Grand Amount approx. US$17,000)
– The Grand Award honors the most original project of self-producing spirit with a fresh perspective. It also has to show a sophisticated execution plan leading to project completion.
– One project will be selected from each of the categories (In-Development Project and Work-in-Progress Project).
Each winner will be awarded a cash prize of HK$70,000 (approximately US$8,500).
2. Eye Catcher Next Award (Grand Amount approx. US$5,000)
– The Next Award recognises the most adventurous idea. The creator has to show the courage to achieve the artistic intention independently.
3. Eye Catcher Jury Award (Total Grand Amount approx. US$5,000)
– The Jury Award goes to the project with great potential and bold vision. It encourages the creator to continue to refine the production plan.
– One project will be selected from each of the categories (In-Development Project and Work-in-Progress Project). Each winner will be awarded a cash prize of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,500).
Event & Admin Adress
10/F, Hollywood Commercial House, 3-5 Old Bailey Street, Central, Hong Kong
Samuel Chai is director general of the Renaissance Foundation Hong Kong, a non-profit organisation that discovers and nurtures young independent artists in multiple disciplines across Greater China. He co-founded Ear Up Music and Eye Catcher Images that provide sustainable support to independent creators. Samuel is also a documentary film producer and he produced “Lost Course”, which won the Best Documentary at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards, and “Mama dream of Family”.