HK International Film & TV Market

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council & The Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office in Canada would like to invite Canadian companies to join the Canadian Delegation to the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) from March 18-21, 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

What is FILMART?
FILMART is the leading event in Asia and an important film market in the global film calendar attracting renowned producers, distributors, investors, and professionals from around the world to launch full scale promotions, network with key industry players, and negotiate deals. In March 2012, FILMART hosted nearly 648 exhibitors and over 5,762 trade visitors from all around the world. In the upcoming 2013 FILMART, in addition to the major film/TV market trade halls, there will be theme zones featuring TV World, Animation & Digital World, and Equipment and Post-production Services Pavilion, as well as, National Pavilions from various countries and regions including Mainland China, Japan, Italy, France, Australia, Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, the US, and the UK. For more details on FILMART 2013, please visit http://www.hkfilmart.com/filmart/.

Business Opportunities offered by this mission:
• Identify potential partnerships and business opportunities
• Access to targeted business networks worldwide
• Grasp first-hand market intelligence obtained no where else

WHO SHOULD JOIN?
Canadian companies interested in expanding their business to Mainland China, Hong Kong and Asian markets with focuses in the following areas:
• Co-production opportunities
• Distribution, production and/or sourcing of films and TV programs
• Production of animation and digital entertainment
• Post-production services and technologies & filming locations
• Film financing

Hong Kong Advantages for Canadian Companies:
Canadian companies interested in the China Mainland market may like to note that, under the CEPA (Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement), Hong Kong film companies enjoy quota free access to the mainland market for HK-mainland co-production films and television programmes. This may offer a bigger opportunity for Canadian companies co-operating with Hong Kong partners to enter the China market. Also, HK has been Asia’s leading film market for decades with film making expertise and acts as the meeting point for Asia’s most successful film stars and industry players surrounding the show.

Participation Formats and Fees
Canadian companies are welcome to join the Canadian Delegation as trade visitors to or as exhibitors in FILMART 2013. There is NO registration fee to join the delegation.

For trade visitor-delegates, limited complimentary FILMART passes (original onsite at $270US each) are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
For exhibitor delegates, more details on booth and exhibitor packages will be available shortly. All delegates are self-responsible for their respective air travels, hotel accommodation and other incidental expenses.

To register to join this delegation, please contact Adrian Cheng, Business Development Officer at adrian.ch.cheng@hktdc.org.

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