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March 22, 2006
Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), co-organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and Hong Kong Kowloon & New Territories Motion Picture Industry Association (MPIA), concluded today (March 22) and presented six awards to Asian film projects.
The three-day forum arranged over 630 meetings for Asian directors to discuss their projects with quality film financiers, producers, bankers, distributors and buyers. The number of attendees increased by 20% compared with previous year.
TDC Assistant Executive Director Raymond Yip said that the HAF has helped small and large Hong Kong and Asian film projects find global investors. "Through overseas investors, these projects will be able to broaden their international distribution network," he added.
Out of 25 film projects presented at the HAF, at least one project has closed the deal. FILMKO, a Hong Kong Film company, and Fortissimo Film Sales will invest in mainland director Zhang Yang's film project Air.
The six awards presented amounting to approximately HK$410,000 in cash and HK$200,000 value-in-kind. Sponsors of the HAF 2006 awards include the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum, the Hubert Bals Fund, the Rome Film Festival and Technicolor Thailand Limited.
HAF Award (Hong Kong): Fat Englishmen by Lawrence GRAY, produced by Asad SULTAN
HAF Award (outside Hong Kong):
132 by Royston TAN (Singapore), produced by Eric KHOO / James TOH
The Unspeakable Curse of the Ox Family by SU Chao-pin (Taiwan), produced by Jimmy HUANG Chih-ming
Hubert Bals Fund Award: Part Ocean, Part Flame by LIU Fen-dou, produced by LIU Xiao-dian
Rome Film Festival Award: Utopia by Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Thailand) who also produced the film
Technicolor Thailand Awards:
Air by ZHANG Yang (Chinese mainland), produced by Er Yong
The Maid - A New Beginning by Kelvin TONG (Singapore), produced by Daniel YUN / CHAN Pui-yin / SEAH Saw-yam
March 20, 2006
Over 400 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions are converging on Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), Asia's world entertainment market, which opens today (March 20). Entering into its 10th anniversary, FILMART has become the cross-media platform for industry players to network, exchange and trade.
The show this year attracted 15% more exhibitors, including first time exhibitors from Turkey, the Bahamas and Iran. Over 4,000 buyers have already registered on-line to visit the show.
A wide variety of products and services, spanning from film, animation, digital entertainment, audio-visual equipment, post production and music productions, will be on show at the four-day event from March 20 to 23.
Over 160 film screenings & international premieres will be arranged for trade visitors.
Five seminars on "New Money in Asia", "European - Asian Co-production Partnership", "The Global Development of Media Convergence and its impact on Asian Animation", "New Development and Trends of Asian Animation Industry", "Digital Cinema & Production", and "Development of HDTV in China" will be held during the show.
A special highlight of the event this year is the launch of the inaugural Hong Kong Music Fair, in collaboration with IFPI Hong Kong. Hong Kong Music Fair is a dedicated pavilion for music industry professionals and players to explore business opportunities on copyright trading, new media application, technology transfer and cross-media partnerships.
An independent on-site survey of exhibitors and buyers will be conducted during the show to find out more on trends of the industry.
The Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) will be held concurrently with FILMART for the third time.
Co-organised by the HKTDC and Hong Kong & New Territories Motion Picture Industry Association Ltd (MPIA), HAF serves as a matchmaking 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.
Of the 25 projects selected for HAF in 2006, a number of Hong Kong directors including Stanley Kwan, Fruit Chan, and Gordon Chan Ka-seung will be pitching their projects. All selected projects will be able to contest for six HAF Awards, totaling an amassed HK$410,000 in cash and HK$200,000 of services. HAF Awards will be announced and presented in conjunction with FILMART's 10th Anniversary Celebration on March 22, 2006. .
FILMART, Hong Kong Film Awards and Hong Kong International Film Festival are the three founding events of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong, which is being held from March 20 to April 19.
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