影意志於1997年成立,是一個由數名獨立電影人組成的非牟利團體;目的是要團結本地的獨立電影工作者,並擔任宣傳、發行和推廣香港獨立電影的工作。

2008年開始舉辦「香港獨立電影節」(2008 -2009 兩屆為「香港亞洲獨立電影節」)。致力推廣各地的獨立電影、開拓更多的放映渠道,讓香港觀眾欣賞到更多優秀的獨立電影作品,豐富本地的觀映選擇。

影意志成立至今,一直於電影院、大專院校及各個社區文化場地舉辦放映會、座談會及工作坊,並先後發行多部獨立電影,為影片推出影碟及參與海外影展。影意志自2010年起創立「Club YEC」,舉辦免費放映及交流活動。2011年,影意志正式於澳門成立支部,希望開拓不同的放映渠道,加強港澳兩地獨立電影交流。

Founded in 1997, Ying E Chi is a non-profit arts organisation that was established by a group of Hong Kong independent filmmakers. Our mission is to unite local independent filmmakers, as well as to distribute and promote independent films. Ying E Chi has been organising Hong Kong Independent Film Festival annually since 2008 (2008-2009 as Hong Kong Asian Independent Film Festival). Ying E Chi’s members believe that independent films, by emphasising the creativity of filmmakers rather than commercial elements, is conductive to produce creative, innovative cinema of a high artistic value that audiences can appreciate.

Ying E Chi has been running screenings, seminars and workshops in various cinemas, universities and local arts and cultural venues. Films distributed by Ying E Chi had also participated in diverse local and overseas film festivals over the years. Since 2010, "Club YEC" was founded in which free screenings and exchange activities have been held irregularly. In 2011, branch in Macau was founded to explore more channels of featuring and to strengthen the cooperation between independent filmmakers in the two cities.

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影意志為藝發局資助團體 YEC is financially supported by the ADC