Freelance Film Workers Can Apply for Aid From April 12

Freelance Film Workers Can Apply for One-Off HK$10,000 Subsidy From April 12

Eligible freelance film workers in Hong Kong can apply for the Self-employed/Freelance Film Practitioners Subsidy Scheme under the sixth round of the Anti-epidemic Fund (AEF) from April 12 to May 3.

The scheme, which aims to aid the workers affected by the pandemic and social distancing measures, will provide a one-off financial assistance of HK$10,000, as per a government press release on April 9.

A Commerce and Economic Development Board (CEDB) spokesman has said the scheme shall help freelancers in the film industry "tide over this challenging period and assist the sector to retain talent."

CEDB and the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers (FHKF) will process the applications and disburse subsidies.

Those interested to apply must hold a Hong Kong permanent identity card and have participated in at least one Hong Kong film production between April 2020 and March 31, 2022.

Full-time staff of film companies, film students, and those who have received assistance from other subsidy schemes under the sixth round of AEF are not eligible to apply.

Download the application form from the FHKF.

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