The American Film Market (AFM) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) are teaming up for “Hong Kong Day” at the 2010 AFM next Thursday, November 4th. Throughout the day, events and activities will focus on the benefits of producing and co-producing in Hong Kong, the breadth of films and projects from Hong Kong companies, and the 2011 edition of Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART).
Hong Kong Day activities, which start with a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the entrance of the Loews Hotel, will include a seminar about co-producing in Hong Kong, market premiere screenings of six films and a cocktail reception for invited guests.
Two theater screens will be dedicated exclusively to market premieres from Hong Kong-based production companies, and will include screenings of:
- All About Love (Mega-Vision Pictures Limited)
- Bruce Lee, My Brother (Media Asia Distribution)
- The Child’s Eye (Universe Films Distribution)
- Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (Media Asia Distribution)
- The Stool Pigeon (Emperor Motion Pictures)
- Triple Tap (Emperor Motion Pictures)
Check out trailers for Bruce Lee, My Brother, Legend of the Fist and Triple Tap, below.
Bruce Lee, My Brother stars Aarif Rahman, Tony Leung Kar Fai, Christy Chung and Jennifer Tse.
A dramatic biopic of the eponymous martial arts legend Bruce Lee told by his younger brother, Robert Lee.
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen stars Donnie Yen, Qi Shu and Anthony Wong.
A patriotic hero taken for dead for years suddenly reappears disguised as a wealthy entrepreneur to pull together an intricate plan of vigilante justice against the enemies of the people.
Triple Tap stars Louis Koo, Daniel Wu, Charlene Choi and Bingbing Li, with a special appearance by Chapman To.
Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armoured van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers. One of the robbers escapes and the policeman survives. The case is handled by Jerry Chang, whom Ken knows from having recently beaten him in a shooting match. Ken is found not guilty in court. Soon after, Ken is attacked by the escaped robber Pang Tao. Their confrontation reveals a very different background story and brings about a myriad of lies and traps and changes in relationships as Jerry and Ken try to outsmart each other.
More about AFM and FILMART
The business of independent motion picture production and distribution – a truly collaborative process – reaches its peak every year at the AFM when more than 8,000 industry leaders converge in Santa Monica for eight days of deal-making, screenings, seminars, premieres, networking and parties. Participants come from over 70 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world’s press and all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.
Founded in 1981, the AFM quickly became the premiere global marketplace where Hollywood’s decision-makers and trendsetters all gather under one roof. Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than $800 million in deals will be sealed — on both completed films and those that haven’t started shooting yet — making AFM the must-attend industry event.
The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world’s producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs. More information can be found at www.ifta-online.org.
Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council since 1997, is the leading event of its kind in Asia and one of the most important film markets for the global film industry.
FILMART attracts renowned producers, distributors, investors and professionals from around the world for launching full-scale promotions, networking with key industry players and negotiating deals. The 14th edition in 2010 was a record-breaking year with more than 540 exhibitors and some 5,000 visitors from 51 countries and regions.
The upcoming edition is the 15th anniversary of FILMART to be held March 21-24, 2011 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the downtown Wan Chai district.