Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART)
19-22 March 2018
Hong Kong FILMART – Asia’s Largest Entertainment Market
The Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) is the annual entertainment market organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The 22nd edition was held from 19-22 March 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
FILMART has poised itself as the premium marketplace for cross-media and cross-industry platform for the entertainment business. The long-standing exhibition covers various aspects along the value chain which includes distribution, production, post-production, TV, documentary, digital entertainment, film financing, film & broadcasting equipment and also location shooting services.
Bigger Growth and Higher Internationality
FILMART’s international flavour was well reflected in the fair figures:
Springboard to the Lucrative Chinese Mainland Market
Located in Hong Kong, FILMART serves as a bridge between the East and the West. As the springboard to success, FILMART provides an excellent platform for industry players to tap on the gigantic market of the Chinese mainland.
On the other hand, our platform also serves as the place for Chinese filmmakers, televisioners and animation industry players to promote their productions to buyers from both mature and emerging markets, especially from Asia.
This year, we were very proud to have 260 Chinese exhibitors, with new group pavilions from Sichuan and Chongqing, and repeated participation from our partners such as China International TV Corporation(CCTV), National Foreign Culture Trade Base, China Film Promotion International, Capital Radio & TV Program Producers Association and also group pavilions from Guangdong, Hangzhou, Hunan, Fujian, Ningbo, Sichuan and Shandong.
Thematic Features to Create Synergy Across the Industry
FILMART features a one-stop-shop concept to host various elements of the industry under one roof. Apart from film production and distribution, we have a significant portion of exhibitors with businesses related to TV, digital entertainment and documentary.
There are a number of thematic features at FILMART 2018 to cope with the growing demand, including:
TV has been a significant sector of FILMART. Jointly organised by the HKTDC and the Hong Kong Televisioners Association, we take pride for having FILMART as the prime trading platform for the TV industry. With its success in its debut in 2007, TV World took over 370 exhibiting companies with TV-related businesses in 2018.
In addition to substantial presence of the TV sector, TV World 2018 International Forum was also organised to explore business opportunities for TV industry players.
Participated TV stations included leading players such as CCTV (Chinese mainland), TVBI (Hong Kong), PCCW Media Ltd. (Hong Kong), NHK (Japan) , Fuji TV (Japan), TBS (Japan), KBS (Korea), MBC (Korea), SBS (Korea), MediaCorp (Singapore), CTI TV(Taiwan), Eastern Broadcasting Co Ltd (Taiwan), MNC (Indonesia), ABS-CBN (Philippines), Vietnam Television(Vietnam), Caracol Television (Colombia), TVP (Poland), Kanal D (Turkey) and many more.
The highly acclaimed Digital Entertainment World returned with remarkable results. There were over 290 exhibitors from Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Chinese mainland, Colombia, Hong Kong, France, India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, UK and USA specialising in animation, digital effect, computer graphic, digital post-production and digital marketing.
The inaugural Doc World featured over 210 exhibitors from around the world including Canada, Chinese mainland, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, which provided a perfect platform for the potential buyers to source documentary content under one roof.
To further highlight the theme and provide networking opportunities to the industry players, a thematic seminar and screenings were also held during FILMART.
Thematic Conferences and Countless Special Events
14 thematic conferences attended by over 3,000 attendees.
Digital Entertainment and Animation:
Moreover, over 60 networking events, awards presentation and various exhibitors-led press conferences were held to render participants extra networking opportunities. All these events allowed both exhibitors and visitors to mingle during the busy schedule at FILMART.
Over 300 screenings and over 100 World & International Premieres were launched at FILMART’s Market Screenings which took place at onsite venues in HKCEC and Hong Kong Art Centre’s Cinema. These screenings covered a wide range of genres from around the globe.
HKIFF Industry Screenings @ FILMART (HIS)
HKTDC continued to collaborate with the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) this year to stage the HKIFF Industry Screenings (HIS) at FILMART.
HIS, as a special screening feature at FILMART, brought new energy to the market by featuring the latest distinguished productions from Asia. This year, 31 films were screened, inspiring attendees with an appetite of Asian movies, such as “Omotenashi” from Japan, “Distinction” from Hong Kong and “Grass” from South Korea.
HAF, organised by the Hong Kong International Film Festival Society (HKIFFS) and co-organised by HKTDC and the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association (MPIA), serves as a match-making platform for the film industry, helping commercially viable and promising film projects in Hong Kong and Asia locate financial and business support through co-productions or joint ventures.
hroughout the years, HAF has become one of the leading film-financing hubs in Asia held concurrently with FILMART. This year, over 1,000 guests registered with HAF over the three days. Over 900 private business meetings and individual media interviews were arranged between financiers, industry delegates, media and filmmakers of the 35 selected film projects; among which 25 of them (HAF Projects) were projects in the early stage of development that were looking for financing and production partners and 10 of them (WIP Projects) were projects in the later stage of development that were seeking post-production funds and sales agents.
Statistically Proven Popularity
Over its twentieth-year of history, FILMART has grown from strength to strength, which is well reflected in its exhibitor and visitor numbers. Together with other concurrent events, FILMART continues to serve as the industry’s premier trading platform and Asia’s largest entertainment market.
|Origin of Countries / Regions||
No. of Exhibitors
|From 37 countries and regions|
|Origin of Countries / Regions||
No. of Exhibitors
|From 52 countries and regions|