15 May 2013
Strong Hong Kong Showing Set for Cannes
Largest HKTDC Pavilion to Grace Marché du Film
15 May 2013 – Leading Hong Kong filmmakers will feature their latest cinematic projects at Marché du Film, the world’s largest film market, which opens today and runs through 26 May as part of the concurrent 66th Festival de Cannes (Cannes Film Festival).
This year’s Hong Kong Pavilion will be the largest to take part in the event. It will include six Hong Kong exhibitors organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), as well as another six companies organised by the Hong Kong Motion Picture Association (MPIA), which secured funding from CreateHK and support from the Movie Producers & Distributors Association of Hong Kong. The 12 Hong Kong companies will showcase their latest productions, discuss co-production projects and talk financing and marketing with buyers from all over the world.
Hong Kong in the Limelight
“We are organising the Hong Kong Pavilion once again to promote Hong Kong’s vibrant and creative film industry to international markets,” said HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Raymond Yip, who added that the pavilion will take advantage of growing interest in Asian cinema at Cannes.
The Hong Kong Pavilion at the trade event’s Riviera section will feature exhibits by All Rights Entertainment Ltd, Edko Films Ltd, Entertaining Power Co Ltd, Film Mall Ltd, Film Plus, Fortune Star Entertainment (HK) Ltd, Golden Scene Co Ltd, Good Idea Movie Production Co Ltd, Mega-Vision Pictures Ltd, Popular Lead Ltd, Universe Films Distribution Co Ltd and We Distribution Ltd.
The Pavilion is also an excellent opportunity for local industry players to pursue the business leads they generated at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART) in March. Asia's largest film market, FILMART this year set new attendance records, with 710 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions, and more than 6,300 visitors from nearly 50 countries and regions taking part.
Through the Pavilion at Cannes, the HKTDC expects to attract leading filmmakers and industry players from all over the world to next year’s FILMART, scheduled for 24-27 March.
At Marché du Film, another 10 Hong Kong companies will present their latest offerings at individual stands. They are: Deltamac (Hong Kong) Co Ltd, Digital Magic, Distribution Workshop (HK) Ltd, Easternlight Films, Emperor Motion Pictures, Fortissimo Films, Golden Network Asia Ltd, Media Asia Film, Pegasus Motion Pictures Distribution Ltd and Star Alliance Movies (HK) Co Ltd.
Other Hong Kong highlights at the trade event will include screenings, 15 to 21 May, of a variety of movies, including: A Complicated Story, Bends, Burned Wings, Blind Detective, Finding Mr Right, Ip Man – The Final Fight, Saving General Yang, The Silent War, Wu Dang, Robokicks, The Adventures of Jinbao and Yugo & Lala.
A Hong Kong business centre will be set up at the International Village, offering registered participants from Hong Kong free business facilities and a venue for their business meetings and media interviews.
Two “Dim Sum Hour” sessions will be held at the business centre, beginning about noon on 17 and 18 May, offering additional networking opportunities for invited film industry professionals.
FILMART Website: www.hktdc.com/hkfilmart
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
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 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises 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.