It is with great sadness and reluctance that we have to announce the cancellation of the Third Culture Film Festival in Hong Kong.
After four years of fighting an uphill battle against celebrity-driven entertainment, we have to accept the fact that a truly independent festival in Hong Kong is financially impossible.
Our goal with this festival was to bring international independent films to Hong Kong and expose Hong Kong to the independent film world. With close to 5000 film submissions from over a 100 countries, the interest in an independent film festival in Hong Kong exists outside of Hong Kong. However, it has proven a lot harder to convince the local public and businesses of the merit of such an event.
We want to thank all the filmmakers who have entrusted us with their work, the volunteers for their selfless love, energy, and enthusiasm, our judges, the few business that have given us their support, and our small but faithful and open-minded audience.
We hope that we can continue our work in some other form or shape.
Peace and love,
Faiyaz & Harry