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Hong Kong Filmart


John Woo's 'Manhunt' casts leads

16-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese star Zhang Hanyu and Japan’s Masaharu Fukuyama have been confirmed as the first leading cast for John Woo’s upcoming action thriller Manhunt.

Old Stone

Berlin title 'Old Stone' scooped up by Asian Shadows

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese drama centres on the culture of hit-and-run incidents in the country.

Putrama Tuta

Indonesia's Putrama Tuta readies 'Happy Birthday Every Day' shoot

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film centres on a dead writer who discovers he is living inside his own story.


China's Huace dives into remake of 'Canola'

15-Mar-2016 | By

Director Chang made Cannes title The Target in 2014.

China 3D unveils $13m crime thriller 'The Death Notice'

15-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Port Of Call director Philip Yung to helm detective thriller.

Johnnie To

Johnnie To, Ann Hui join new Macao film festival

15-Mar-2016 | By

Filmmakers Johnnie To and Ann Hui have been named as ambassadors for the first International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFA Macao), to take place December 8-13.


Wide scores sales of Indian gay love story 'Loev'

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: France’s Wide has secured a raft of deals on Indian gay love story Loev.

The Salt Planet

Korea's Central Park moves into features with 'The Salt Planet'

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Firm also compiling shorts into omnibus films.

Udine Far East Film Festival

Udine Far East Film Festival partners with Rome to launch market

15-Mar-2016 | By

First Focus Asia to include screenings, research panels and meetings.

Daughter Of The Nile

Taiwanese classics sail to Japan

15-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Daughter Of The Nile

Yvonne Chuang

New firm The One Entertainment to invest in HK talent

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New finance-distribution company launched by former Tomson exec and a fund manager.

Chungmu Art Centre

New musicials festival to launch in Seoul

15-Mar-2016 | By

Artistic director Hong-Joon Kim and staff are at Filmart in Hong Kong scouting for the first edition of the Chungmuro International Musical Film Festival (CHIMFF), set to launch July 6-11 in Seoul.

Mei Ah Entertainment

'Butterfly Cemetery', 'Growing up' on Mei Ah's six-strong slate

15-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Hong Kong-based Mei Ah Entertainment Group has announced a slate of six films at Hong Kong Filmart, including a film centred on a half-butterfly woman and China’s answer to Boyhood.

Joseph Needham

UK-China producers join forces; 'The Proving Ground' first project

15-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: China’s Thunder Communications and UK’s Poisson Rouge to collaborate on up to five titles; first drama centres on a real investigation into mysterious biological weapons that were used against the Chinese.

Screen Filmart 2016 Daily 3

Hong Kong Filmart 2016: Read Screen's Dailies

Get all the exclusives, reviews, features and screening times from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).


The Mermaid

Filmart 2016: Hot titles - Hong Kong, China

13-Mar-2016 | By

An exciting crop of Hong Kong and mainland China projects are spotlighted by Liz Shackleton, who reports on the increasing efforts to support Cantonese-language film-making

HAF Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum

Filmart 2016: HAF profiles

13-Mar-2016 | By , , Silvia Wong

Profiles of projects from the 14th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).


How UK and European companies can tap into the China boom

11-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Working with China is not easy but a year on from its much-vaunted treaty, UK producers are learning fast. Melanie Goodfellow looks at the increasing collaboration between the two countries.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Filmart: Asia’s knowledge platform

10-Mar-2016 | By

Hong Kong Filmart has evolved in line with Asia’s flourishing film businesses to become an event that is much more than buying and selling. Liz Shackleton reports.

Tsui Hark John Woo

Hong Kong International Film Festival: Fabulous at 40

10-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Four decades on, Hong Kong International Film Festival has long introduced challenging Asian and international work to enthusiastic local audiences. Silvia Wong looks at how the event has evolved.