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PRESS CONFERENCE EMBRACES REMARKABLE
RETURN OF ENTERTAINMENT EXPO HONG KONG 2011

ENTERTAINMENT EXPO HONG KONG
To welcome the return of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong (21 March to 17 April 2011) in its seventh edition, a press conference was held on 16 February 2011 with a number of celebrated industry leaders and government officials as the officiating guests, including: Mrs Rita Lau, Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development; Mr Fred Lam, Executive Director of HKTDC; Mr Peter Lam, Chairman of HKTDC Entertainment Industry Advisory Committee.

This year’s Entertainment Expo will encompass 10 leading entertainment events, including the 3 founding events: Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony; 5 core events: Asian Film Awards (AFA), Hong Kong–Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival (HKAMF), IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award and Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards (ifva); as well as 2 newly-added affiliated events: Pixar: 25 Years of Animation and The 4th Digital Visual Effects Summit.

During the press conference, the organisers of the ten events introduced the highlights and special programmes of their events to around 100 industry players and media representatives.

For more information about this press conference, please click here.


15TH FILMART TO HOST RECORD EXHIBITOR NUMBERS
BRINGING NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Filmart
The 15th anniversary of Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (FILMART), organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held on 21-24 March 2011 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

FILMART aims at promoting Hong Kong as a one-stop marketplace for international film, TV and media entertainment and enhancing multi-media and cross-industry collaborations. After years of success, it is now known as one of the world's top three film markets.

This year it will gather around 600 exhibitors, eight times of its 1st edition, from about 30 countries and regions, including major film production companies in Hong Kong, such as Emperor Motion Pictures, Pegasus Motion Pictures, Golden Sun Films, Mandarin Films, Media Asia, Mega-Vision Pictures, Mei Ah Entertainment, Filmko Films, Universe International, Salon Films and Distribution Workshop, etc. Exhibitors from overseas include UNIFRANCE (France), Ile de France (France), Film Export UK (UK), KOFIC (Korea), KOCCA (Korea), UNIJAPAN (Japan), Jetro (Japan) and so on.

Filmart
As always, FILMART 2011 continues to receive tremendous support from the Mainland China market, making it an ideal platform for industry players to gain access to the Chinese market. Besides, the inaugural U.S. Pavilion, organised by the Independent Film & TV Alliance (IFTA), and ACE Co-production Lab Hong Kong, organized by Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE) and Sinapses Asia Ltd with the support of HKTDC, Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and Media International (European Union), will certainly bring sparks to the event.

FILMART 2011 will continue to create business opportunities and enhance networking in the industry.


ONLINE REGISTRATION DISCOUNT FOR FILMART BUYERS

To get your way to the region's most diversified cross-media entertainment market, please register yourself online as a FILMART buyer. The discount deadline for Online Registration is further extended to 11 March 2011, after which a full price of USD260/HKD 2,000 will be applied. ACT NOW to grasp this last chance for discount on buyer registration.

Registration Date Admission Fee
Online Registration Discount
Register on or before 11 March 2011
USD 50 / HKD 400
Original Price
Register after 11 March 2011
USD 260 / HKD 2,000

To explore business opportunities in the lucrative Chinese and Asian market and meet with key entertainment players, FILMART is your must-attend market!

Register Now


HAF ALUMNI DIRECTED FOR QUATTRO HONG KONG 2

HAF

Quattro Hong Kong 2 will hold its world premiere at the upcoming 35th HKIFF! The selected four directors are HAF alumni including Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL from Thailand – M Hotel, Brillante MENDOZA from the Philippines – Purple, HO Yuhang from Malaysia – Open Verdict and Stanley KWAN from Hong Kong – 13 Minutes in the Lives of…. The 4 short films will be contributed to the Quattro Hong Kong 2. Please click here to read more.

The 35th HKIFF will be held from 20 March to 5 April 2011. HKIFF ticket is available online now.

Please click here for HAF 2011 guest registration.


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