Nat'l Geo, RTHK pact for HK docs

Project dubbed 'Hong Kong to the World'

HONG KONG -- National Geographic Channel and Radio Television Hong Kong have entered into a strategic partnership to enhance local documentary filmmaking through the documentary production project "Hong Kong to the World."

Co-funded by the CreateHK initiative under the Hong Kong Commerce and Economic Development Bureau and the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust with HK$3 million, the project aims to introduce the international production standards RTHK and National Geographic and provide funding to local documentary filmmakers to produce a series of docs showcasing the uniqueness of Hong Kong and China.

The project now calls for proposal submission from Hong Kong documentary filmmakers before June 11, four of which will be selected to be made into the initial documentaries by a panel of expert filmmakers from National Geographic Channel and RTHK.

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The winning entries will be broadcast in Hong Kong through RTHK and across the world via National Geographic Channel's network. An introductory workshop for local documentary filmmakers will be held on April 10, hosted by veteran National Geographic documentary filmmakers, to prepare them for the submission.