PARTICIPATION IN HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL FILM & TV MARKET RAISES MACAO’S PROFILE AND PROMOTES INDUSTRY EXCHANGE
Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) and Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) appeared at the 21st Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) currently held in Hong Kong, as they led a delegation representing several film and video production companies from Macao to participate in the event. A cocktail reception entitled “Experience Macao Cinematic Style” was held by MGTO in FILMART today (13 March) to present local film and video productions, as well as distinctive locations as ideal backdrops for films in Macao. Exhibitors and film media were invited to the reception whereby to connect and explore partnership opportunities with industry professionals from Macao.
MGTO and IC once again teamed up to run a Macao Pavilion in FILMART this year. The Pavilion provides a floor of 90 square meters. Several film and video production companies were invited from Macao to introduce their business in the Pavilion, as well as to connect and explore partnership opportunities with filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world. The project was done to enhance the standard of local productions and encourage local industry professionals to venture into the international film market.
MGTO held a cocktail reception named “Experience Macao Cinematic Style” in FILMART today (13 March). Coming from 26 countries and regions, around 300 industry buyers and members of the press attended the reception. Local film and video productions as well as extraordinary filming locations in Macao were introduced and recommended to the guests during the reception.
During the cocktail reception, local film and video production companies shared about their filming and post-production process in Macao, while industry delegates from Macao exchanged perspectives with buyers and exhibitors of FILMART as well as film media of Hong Kong.
In recent years, film crews from different parts of Asia, America and the world have chosen Macao as one of their filming locations. Their films have opened the eyes of audiences in various countries and regions to the charm of Macao through different camera angles, and created promotional effects that keep enticing visitors to come and explore the beauty of these filming locations in Macao.
Personages who attended the reception include MGTO Director, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, IC Vice President Chan Peng Fai, Head of Destination Marketing Department of MGTO, Betty Fok, and Acting Head of Department for Promoting Cultural and Creative Industries of IC, Ho Hong Pan, among others.
Organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) is the largest market fair for international films and TV entertainment programs in Asia and the second largest in the world, both in terms of number of exhibitors. Every year it attracts thousands of buyers and offers a platform for exhibitors to showcase their diverse film and TV productions. By taking part in the event, local filmmakers have the opportunity to connect with international clients and industry professionals.
(Reference: Macao Government Tourism office)
“Experience Macao Cinematic Style” cocktail reception gathers industry professionals and film media for exchange opportunities
Senna Fernandes promotes Macao as a filming destination during reception
Representatives of MGTO and IC with local industry delegates at the booth