Ying E Chi is a non-profit organization formed in 1997 by a group of independent filmmakers. Its mission is to unite local independent filmmakers, as well as the promotion and distribution of Hong Kong independent films.  Ying E Chi's members believe that independent films, by emphasizing the creativity of filmmakers rather than commercial elements, is conducive to producing creative, innovative cinema of a high artistic value that audiences can appreciate.

Since its inception, Ying E Chi has held hundreds of screenings at various venues in Hong Kong including art house cinemas, art centers, city halls, colleges and universities.  We have also released a very popular HK Indie film series on VCD and DVD.  From 2008 to 2009, we have organized the Hong Kong Asian Independent Film Festival, which has been expanded into the Hong Kong Independent Film Festival since 2010 onwards.  This annual festival targets to showcase all kinds of quality independent films from all over the world to our local audience.