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Ninth Edition of Entertainment Expo Hong Kong Opens Next Month By acnnewswire
Record Exhibitor Numbers Expected at this Year's FILMART

Hong Kong, Feb 26, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Entertainment Expo Hong Kong, the leading entertainment industry gathering in Asia, formally opens 18 March and continues through 13 April with a lineup of nine multimedia events, covering film, television, digital entertainment and music. They include the Hong Kong International Film and Television Market (FILMART), which is expected to attract a record number of exhibitors from all over the world.

Alongside FILMART, two other expo founding events will focus on film: the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony. The expo will also include the seventh Asian Film Awards, as well as the Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), the Asian VFX and Digital Cinema Summit, ifva, the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival (HKAMF) and the IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award.

The World at FILMART

This year's FILMART, 18-21 March, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), will welcome nearly 700 exhibitors from more than 30 countries and regions. For the first time, the event, organised by the HKTDC, will include exhibitor pavilions from Canada's British Columbia, the British Columbia Film + Media, and Italy, organised by the Italian Trade Commission. Other key pavilions include: UNIFRANCE and IIe de France; UK Film; KOFIC and KOCCA from Korea; UNIJAPAN, Okinawa Film Office, Hokkaido Contents Distribution and JETRO from Japan; the Independent Film and TV Alliance from the United States; and China Film Promotion Inc from the Chinese mainland. Several other countries will also feature pavilions: Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Israel and Mexico.

New Media Focus

FILMART's TV World turns seven this year, welcoming more than 240 exhibitors from all over the world, up about 20 per cent over last year's participation. The theme of TV World's International Forum is TV Programming and the New Media, spotlighting the value of new media to engage audiences. A series of FILMART thematic conferences will also take place, including a look at book-to-screen productions.

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