“Hong Kong Day” Set for November 7 Events to Spotlight Hong Kong’s Co-Production Strengths

Los Angeles

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.


November 7

Opening Ceremony (ribbon cutting)

Time: 9:30am

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

Time:  2:30pm-4pm

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

Time:              5:30pm-7:30pm

Venue:           Ocean & Vine Restaurant, Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

Details:           Invitation only
Hong Kong Companies at AFM 2013

Company Stand number
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.