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Curtain Set To Rise On Hong Kong Day At AFM

Hong Kong Day at the American Film Market (AFM®) is set to open tomorrow in Santa Monica, United States. Stella Poon, Director, Los Angeles, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and Jonathan Wolf, Managing Director, American Film Market (AFM®) welcomed the seventh edition of the event, which is jointly organised by the AFM® and the HKTDC. Hong Kong Day features events and screenings highlighting international opportunities for film production in Hong Kong.

 

Connecting the global film industry

Hong Kong’s advantages as a production service base for global filmmakers are the central theme of Hong Kong Day at AFM. A seminar entitled “Hong Kong: The Next Generation of Project Management for Production in Asia” will feature speakers from Hong Kong and the US film industry discussing various advantages and experiences. A Hong Kong Reception is also arranged to give attendees a chance to network with film industry leaders from Hong Kong and around the world. Meanwhile, film premieres throughout 3 and 4 November by Hong Kong companies showcase some of the top work taking place in the region.

 

“Hong Kong is a perfect production and service hub for international film business in Asia,” said Mr Wolf. “We are delighted to support this showcase of Hong Kong at the AFM and help build even stronger global film ties.”

 

“With the rapid development of the entertainment business in Asia, especially China, there is a growing trend for cross-boundary film production,” said Ms Poon. “In this context, production companies need local partners with technical sophistication as well as a firm understanding of regional industry dynamics. Hong Kong’s strong talent pool of film and service professionals familiar in working with both Eastern and Western film projects leaves it uniquely suited to thrive in this kind of role.”

 

Ms Poon also underscored the benefits for international filmmakers teaming up with Hong Kong partners to take advantage of the unique free trade pact between Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland, called the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA). Under CEPA, Hong Kong-Mainland co-productions are not subject to quotas and restrictions that are normally placed on foreign films being shown on the mainland.    

 

Hong Kong at the movies

The following films will be presented by Hong Kong companies on Hong Kong Day:

 

  • Vampire Cleanup Department from Young Live Entertainment (HK) Company Limited

-       Screening at ArcLight 6, November 3 (Thu) 13:30

And at ArcLight 4, November 4 (Fri) 13:30        

      

  • Operation Mekong from Distribution Workshop

-       Screening at ArcLight 5, November 3 (Thu) 15:00

 

  • Call Of Heroes from Universe Films Distribution Company Limited

-       screening at AMC Santa Monica 3, November 3 (Thu) 15:00

 

  • Line Walker from Media Asia Distribution Limited

-       Screening at AMC Santa Monica 2, November 4 (Fri) 11:30

 

  • Cold War 2 from Edko Films Limited

-       Screening at AMC Santa Monica 3, November 4 (Fri) 15:00    

 

  • Three from Media Asia Distribution Limited

-       Screening at ArcLight 2, November 4 (Fri) 15:30 

 

Programme Rundown:

 

Seminar – “Hong Kong: The Next Generation of Project Management for Production in Asia”

Panel  :         Mr Fred Wang, Chairman, Salon Films; Mr Joseph Yeung, Executive

Director, HLCG Film Guarantors Ltd, Mr Maria Lo Orzel, Producer, Studio Strada

Time   :         2:30pm - 4pm

Venue :         AFM 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

All Rights Entertainment Limited

Loews - 532

Bravos Pictures Limited

Loews - 654

China 3D Digital Distribution Limited

Loews - 450

Distribution Workshop

Loews - 605

Edko Films Limited

Loews - 330

Emperor Motion Pictures

Loews - 504

Golden Network Asia Limited

Loews - 456

HLCG Film Guarantors Limited

Loews - 330

Lemon Tree Media Company Limited

Loews - 306

Media Asia Distribution Limited

Loews - 621

Mega-Vision Project Workshop Limited

Loews - 517

Universe Films Distribution Company Limited

Loews - 452

Young Live Entertainment (HK) Company Limited

Loews - 647

 

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The AFM is not a festival - it is the largest motion picture market in the world. 8,000 industry attendees, including producers, distributors, directors, agents, writers, lawyers & bankers. Over 540 films screened, most world or U.S. premieres.

$US3 Billion spent annually by participants to produce films
8,000+ industry professionals
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Our AFM Newsletters run each day with three bumper pre roll editions and a wrap edition:  

2019 Complete Coverage

2018 FULL HIT STORY TOLD IN 8 EPISODES

Pre roll newsletter N° 1 
Pre roll newsletter N° 2  
Opening Newsletter N°3 
N°4 (November 2) 
N°5 (November 3)

N°6 (November 4)  
N°7 (November 6) 
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AFM 2017 Wrap & global  I N°8 I N°7 I N°6 I N°5 I N°4 I  OPENING N°3 I  Preview N°2 I N°1

AFM 2016Pre roll N° 1 I Pre roll N° 2 Opening Newsletter N°3 I N°4 N°5 I N°6 Focus on ANIMATION  I N°7 I Final wrap
AFM 2015:   Newsletters N° 1 I N°2 I N°3 I N°4 I N°5 I N°6  N°7 I N°8N°9 I N°10
AFM 2014:   Newsletters  N°1 N°2 N°3 N°4 N°5 N°6 N°7 N°8

 


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