The inaugural event will be held across two weekends from Sept. 19 to 28 at the newly opened Metroplex in Kowloon Bay and will feature the Hong Kong premieres of eight films from this year's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, which took place in January.
The Hong Kong Selects program will be announced in mid-August.
John Cooper, director of the Sundance Film Festival, said in a statement, "In our effort to share the best of American independent film with audiences outside the U.S., Hong Kong seemed an excellent location with a rich cinematic history. In partnership with the Metroplex, we look forward to presenting a program of diverse and high-quality American independent films."
Sundance's foray into Hong Kong gives the