For the fourth consecutive year, the American Film Market (AFM®) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will jointly present “Hong Kong Day” at the American Film Market in Los Angeles, California. Hong Kong Day, Thursday, November 7, will feature a day-long series of events spotlighting the benefits of co-producing in Hong Kong. AFM Managing Director Jonathan Wolf and HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Raymond Yip made the announcement today.
Hong Kong Day Activities
“Hong Kong Day” will highlight the city as Asia’s co-production center, focusing on what the international film community can gain by partnering with Hong Kong companies. “Hong Kong Day” activities will kick off with an opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting at the entrance to Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. It will also include a seminar on co-producing in Hong Kong and the China market and an evening cocktail reception for invited guests. Premiere film screenings by Hong Kong companies will also be held.
“Hong Kong is Asia’s co-production hub, thanks to itsfree-trade agreement with mainland China – the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement – its excellent services sector and its renowned film industry,” said Mr. Wolf. “We are thrilled that HKTDC has chosen the AFM to share these benefits with the world’s producers.”
“Given our long-time alliance with AFM, we are very pleased to once again highlight the film industry in Hong Kong,” said Mr Yip. “Through Hong Kong Day, we hope that overseas film professionals at AFM will discover Hong Kong’s advantages for exploring Asian markets, particularly co-production opportunities with the Chinese mainland.”
Hong Kong at the Movies
The following movies will be presented by Hong Kong film companies on Hong Kong Day:
- Special ID, from Easternlight
screening at AMC Santa Monica 5, 3pm
- Tales From the Dark 2, from Edko Films Ltd
screening at Laemmle Monica 2, 11am
- Bonta 3D, from Golden Network Asia Ltd
screening at AMC Santa Monica 3, 5pm
- Iceman 3D, from One Dollar Distribution Ltd
screening at AMC Santa Monica 3, 9am (reservations requested)
- Baby Blues, from Pegasus Motion Pictures Distribution Ltd
screening at AMC Santa Monica 3, 11am
- Out of Inferno 3D, from Universe Films Distribution Co, Ltd
screening at AMC Santa Monica 3, 1pm
- The White Storm, from Universe Films Distribution Co, Ltd
screening at Laemmle Monica 4, 3pm
Details of all Hong Kong screenings at this year’s AFM are available at The Film Catalogue,www.TheFilmCatalogue.com.
HONG KONG DAY AT AMERICAN FILM MARKET SCHEDULE
Opening Ceremony (ribbon cutting)
Venue: Main entrance, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Details: No RSVP required; all guests welcome
Seminar – “Hong Kong: Asia’s Co-production Centre and Gateway to China”
Panel: Zhou Tiedong, President, China Film Promotion International; Jeffrey Chan, CEO, Distribution Workshop; Maria Lo Orzel, Producer, Studio Strada
Venue: Audi Studio, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Details: No RSVP required; open to all AFM badge-holders
(Seating is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis)
Hong Kong Reception
Venue: Ocean & Vine Restaurant, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
Details: Invitation only
Hong Kong Companies at AFM 2013
|All Rights Entertainment||Loews – 663|
|Cityexplora (Hong Kong) Ltd||Le Merigot – IP13|
|Distribution Workshop||Loews – 604|
|Easternlight||Loews – 729|
|Edko Films Ltd||Loews – 452|
|Emperor Motion Pictures||Loews – 528 & 529|
|Filmko Films Distribution (HK) Ltd||Loews – 302 & 303|
|Fortissimo Films||Loews – 817|
|Golden Network Asia Ltd||Loews – 437|
|Media Asia Distribution Ltd||Loews – 517 & 519|
|Mega-Vision Pictures Ltd||Loews – 534 & 536|
|Mei Ah Entertainment Group Ltd||Loews – 532|
|One Dollar Distribution Ltd||Loews – 660|
|Pegasus Motion Pictures Distribution Ltd||Loews – 655|
|Star Alliance Movies (HK) Co, Ltd||Loews – 427|
|Universe Films Distribution Co, Ltd||Loews – 450|
For the latest information and to register, visit www.AmericanFilmMarket.com; you can also call: (1-310) 446 1000. AFM on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AmericanFilmMarket; follow @AFMOFFICIAL on Twitter.
About the AFM
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution reaches its peak every year at the American Film Market. The global film industry converges in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making on films in every stage of development and production, as well as screenings, conferences, networking and parties.
With 8,000 industry leaders from more than 70 countries, 700 screenings and the industry’s largest Conference Series, AFM is the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers, directors, distributors, financiers, industry executives, producers, talent, writers, the international media and all those who provide services to the worldwide motion picture industry.
The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance®, the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry and the voice and advocate for the independents worldwide. Visitwww.AmericanFilmMarket.com and www.IFTA-online.org.
About the HKTDC Hong Kong International Film & TV Market
The HKTDC Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council since 1997, is the leading event of its kind in Asia and one of the most important film markets for the global film industry. FILMART attracts renowned producers, distributors, investors and professionals from around the world to launch full-scale promotions, network with key industry players and negotiate deals. The 17th edition, in 2013, featured 710 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions, a new exhibitor record, and more than 6,300 visitors from nearly 50 countries and regions.
Next year’s FILMART will be held, March 24-27, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in downtown Hong Kong. Visit www.hktdc.com/hkfilmartfor more information.
About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 12 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organizes trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.