Hong Kong Entertainment Newsletter (FILMART) - April 2013

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Hong Kong Entertainment Newsletter


Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) has grown bigger and better over the years and became the world's second largest market of its kind in the world. The 17th edition of the fair has proven to be a record-breaking success, well reflected through the very promising exhibitors and visitors figures.

We were delighted to welcome 710 exhibitors (+9.6%) from 30 countries and regions this year, together with over 6,300 visitors from 48 countries and regions (+9.6%) attending the event.

FILMART continues to blossom with a strong international flavour. A substantial number of international renowned industry players returned in this year's event once again.

Various regional pavilions returned to FILMART - including Chinese mainland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam. We also welcomed new pavilions from Canada and Italy.

The next edition of FILMART will be held on 24-27 March 2014. Save the date!


Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will again organise the Hong Kong Pavilion at the upcoming Marché du Film from 15-24 May 2013, concurrently with the 66th edition of Festival de Cannes. Marché du Film is an important international film market for the Hong Kong film and entertainment industry players to exhibit their outstanding projects. 12 Hong Kong companies will participate this year and showcase their latest film projects at the event.

Hong Kong will have its own business support centre set-up at the International Village. Free communication tools, meeting areas and simple beverages will be available for participants from Hong Kong, accompanied overseas guests and Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) filmmakers.

11th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum
Crowns Award Winners

The 11th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) is proudly presented by E-Max Cineplex and announced its winners for the culmination of a three-day event connecting filmmakers with financiers, distributors, and producers at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Complete List of Award Winners

HAF Awards went to Doomsday•Party (Hong Kong) by HO Hong for a project originating in Hong Kong, and Barber’s Tales (The Philippines) by Jun Robles LANA for a project originating outside of Hong Kong.

ARRI Awards, two in-kind awards for renting ARRI equipment, presented by world-class motion picture equipment manufacturer ARRI ASIA, were given to the respective winners of HAF Awards.

Technicolor Asia Award was received by Barber’s Tales (The Philippines) by Jun Robles LANA.

HAF/Fox Chinese Film Development Award, presented by Fox International Productions (Greater China) Ltd., was given to both Underground River (China) and The Flying Postman (Singapore/ Hong Kong/ China).

HAF Script Development Fund Award, presented and sponsored by Bona Film Group and The Hong Kong International Film Festival Society Limited, was awarded to A Happy Wish (Taiwan) by Jack SHIH, with a cash prize of HK$100,000 (approx. US$12,900).

Paris Project Award, presented by Paris Cinéma International Film Festival, was given to Departure (China).

Wouter Barendrecht Award, presented by the Wouter Barendrecht Film Foundation, Create Hong Kong and Hong Kong Film Development Fund, was given to All About You (Japan) directed by JANG Kunjae.

Catapooolt Awards, presented by Catapooolt, contained three seed funding prizes with a total value of US$3,000 and complimentary listing on Catapooolt’s official website. The US$1,500 seed funding award went to The Last Wedding on Earth (Indonesia) directed by Joko ANWAR. The US$1,000 seed funding award went to Barber’s Tales (The Philippines) directed by Jun Robles LANA. The US$500 seed funding award went to One Thousand (The Philippines) directed by Lawrence FAJARDO.

Network of Asian Fantastic Films Award went to When I Come to Me (Hong Kong) by LAM Suk-ching.

Check out the eventful pictures and videos of the 3-day forum on our Facebook Fan Page and Weibo.


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