Hong Kong Entertainment Newsletter (FILMART) - March 2014

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The Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) is launching the WAP portal for smartphones again! Through a user-friendly interface, exhibitors and trade visitors will be able to browse the latest information of FILMART on-the-go, including premiere, screening, press conference and cocktail reception schedules. Planning itineraries has never been easier! Do not forget to watch our screening trailers online as well!

Click here to experience the FILMART WAP portal.


FILMART is just around the corner!

This one-stop marketplace for international film, TV, media and digital entertainment is Asia's largest entertainment market.

The 2014 edition will run from 24-27 March at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), welcoming about 760 exhibitors from some 30 countries & regions and more than 6500 visitors. Do mark your diary for this annual event!

Various renowned international multipliers are returning with their pavilions, namely, those from Canada, Chinese mainland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, UK and USA.

As always, FILMART 2014 continues to receive support from Chinese mainland exhibitors as their gateway to international markets. This year, we have the continued support from exhibitors such as China Film Promotion International (CFPI), the China International TV Corporation (CITVC), the Television Production Committee of China Radio and Television Association, as well as regional pavilions from Shandong, Sichuan and Guangdong.

There will also be over 70 special events including seminars, press conferences, cocktail receptions, premieres, night parties, making FILMART a great occasion for industry networking to create new business opportunities.

FILMART’s online visitor registration will be closed on 19 March 2014. If you have not registered yet, you can kindly make onsite registration during fair period at FILMART’s Buyer Registration Counter. Thank you.

(Address: Hall 1 Concourse, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong)


New Era of Asian Reality Shows

Being one of the most important highlights in FILMART, the TV World 2014 Opening Ceremony and International Forum will have renowned industry leaders sharing their insights on the latest market trends and development. This year, the forum will explore the trend of inspiration and empathy generated by real-life scenarios on screen which have given rise to an unprecedented wave of reality TV hits across Asia. Leading figures from the broadcast industry will share their experiences and offer expert tips about how to produce unique TV programmes that can take their place among a world of diversifying entertainment options.

Date: 25 March 2014 (Tuesday) Conference Regisration
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
Venue: Stage, Hall 1, HKCEC
Organisers: Hong Kong Trade Development CouncilHong Kong Televisioners Association
Sponsor: CREATE HK


Multiplying Your Revenue: The Power of Online Media

With the exponential growth of new media over the past decade, viewers around the world now consume content on a wide variety of screens and channels. Many see social media as the newest way forward to address this vibrant shift of audience behavior – perhaps most notable in the movie industry – with online channels offering a platform for advertising, entertainment and distribution, and expanding multimedia experiences for viewers as well as filmmakers.

This conference will explore how film industry players can benefit from the changes, with topics including film acquisition, advertising and online interaction with audiences as well as expert opinions about opportunities in a challenging international marketplace.

Date: 24 March 2014 (Monday) Conference Regisration
Time: 10:15 – 12:00
Venue: Stage, Hall 1, HKCEC
Organiser: Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Supported by: Screen International

The Next Generation Film Industry in Asia: Challenges and Opportunities

With China fast becoming the second largest movie market in the world and in the course of doing so, redefining the movie industry value chain, how would the Asia movie industry further develop? Will Asia take over Hollywood as the centre stage of global movie industry? What are the challenges and opportunities ahead?

Date: 26 March 2014 (Wednesday) Conference Regisration
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: Stage, Hall 1, HKCEC
Organiser: Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Supported by: China Daily

Digital Entertainment Summit :
What’s New & What’s Next - Animation, Interactive Design and Transmedia

The 4th Digital Entertainment Summit, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association, will be held during Entertainment Expo. Expert speakers will discuss the latest developments in animation, computer graphics, interactive design and other industry technology.

Date: 26 March 2014 (Wednesday) Conference Regisration
Time: 14:00 – 16:30
Venue: Studio, Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organisers: Hong Kong Trade Development CouncilHong Kong Digital Entertainment Association
Sponsor: CREATE HK


New Business Models for Music in Asia

Co-organised with IFPI (HK Group), a business forum calling experts from Asia to share their experience and expertise in exploring the way forward for music industry. This business forum will explore the business opportunities among Asian countries/regions on the new development of music sector in relation with various new media and new product formats via presentations conducted by overseas and local industry professionals.

Date: 27 March 2014 (Thursday) Conference Regisration
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Venue: Room S221, HKCEC
Organisers: Hong Kong Trade Development CouncilIFPI

For more events at FILMART in 2014:

Thematic Conference & Event Schedule Screening Schedule

Supporting Media:

Screen International The Hollywood Reporter HK Movie

Countdown to the 12th HAF

The 12th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum will soon be held from 24 to 26 March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 23 feature films and six documentaries will seek financing and production partners at HAF. The project line-up contains a mix of up-and-coming and established international and Hong Kong filmmakers , demonstrating the forum’s commitment to promote talents and strengthen the region’s world-renowned film industry. For a complete list of the 2014 HAF film projects, please click here.

Grab your chance to register to HAF and meet our talented filmmakers! Film financiers, producers, bankers, distributors, buyers, and funders can register and schedule appointments with all film projects at here.

Enjoy Great Movies, Enjoy Special Offers

Entertainment Expo will launch “Enjoy Great Movies, Enjoy Special Offers” again this year. Local cinemas and more than 400 merchant outlets will participate in the campaign, providing multiple offers to movie lovers. The promotion is supported by the Hong Kong Theatres Association Ltd and the Hong Kong Federation of Restaurants & Related Trades. Visit our website for more offer details: www.eexpohk.com.


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