Entertainment Expo Hong Kong Underway


The 20th edition of the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong is officially underway, showcasing the best of Hong Kong film, television, music and digital entertainment across ten events.

Alongside the three founding events—Hong Kong International Film and TV Market, Hong Kong International Film Festival and Hong Kong Film Awards—seven core programs will showcase Hong Kong’s prowess as a leading business hub for the creative industries in Asia. These include the newly added Asia Video Summit and Microfilm Production Support Scheme (Music), together with the Independent Film and Video Media Festival, Asian Film Awards, Hong Kong—Asia Film Financing Forum, EntertainmentPulse and Digital Entertainment Summit.

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Expo is sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK), the Film Development Fund and the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR.

Running from March 11 to 14, Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART) aims to facilitate content production, distribution, co-production and investment opportunities while strengthening Hong Kong’s position as a regional intellectual property trading hub.

Some 750 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and regions are expected to showcase at the event. FILMART features over 30 regional pavilions from different countries and regions, including first-time exhibitors from Hubei province, Macau and Indonesia.

A series of film and TV production companies will showcase their works, such as Alibaba Cultural Entertainment, Huace, Daylight Entertainment, Artop and Linmon Media from Mainland China; TBS from Japan; Contents Panda from South Korea; BEC World from Thailand and streaming platforms bilibili, iQIYI and Tencent. Hong Kong film production companies introducing their upcoming projects include Edko Films, Emperor Motion Pictures, Golden Scene, Mandarin Motion Pictures and Media Asia.

The Hong Kong Design Institute will announce the opening of its virtual production studio at the Expo, while first-time participant Hong Kong Baptist University will showcase the latest in AI, visualization and human-machine interaction technologies for film production.

FILMART, in collaboration with creative tech company Votion Studios, will also debut a virtual production studio on-site, demonstrating the latest production techniques and real-time content generation.

The four-day event will feature a variety of activities, including press conferences, film showcases, seminars, networking sessions and screenings. It will also showcase the latest international productions and cutting-edge technologies, with a focus on virtual production, video streaming, co-production and AI-generated content.

The FILMART online platform is open from late February to April 13.