Next Stop Hong Kong – IFTA at FILMART

Beginning today, the international film and TV business turns its sights towards Hong Kong, China with the kick off of FILMART, Asia’s largest entertainment market event that runs March 13-16. 

IFTA’s presence at 2017 FILMART is strong with 60+ of its Member companies set up to buy, sell and network.  For seven years, IFTA®, which produces the annual Santa-Monica-based American Film Market® (AFM®), has hosted a dedicated Pavilion giving its Member companies the opportunity to have a prominent presence and exhibition space at the center of the sales floor at the Hong Kong Convention Centre.  This year, 27 IFTA Member companies are partaking in the IFTA Pavilion - Stand 1C-A28.  IFTA offers similar Umbrella Stand Exhibits at EFM, MIPCOM and MIPTV.

More than 2500 titles available at FILMART are featured on the organization’s film database, The Film Catalogue.   

Screen International has just published its prestigious list of “Hot Titles” at FILMART and IFTA is proud that the majority are films that our Member companies are involved with, including:


Sales:IM Global

Format:Crime Drama

Synopsis: When a technician, who is left as the sole survivor of an explosion in a mine shaft, begins to investigate the incident, some of his fellow miners are murdered and he is framed as the prime suspect.


The Golden Monk

Sales: Mega-Vision Project Workshop

Format: Action / Adventure

Synopsis: A monk, realizing that he is the reincarnation of a fairy that was cast down from heaven, seeks out his true fairy love.


Sales: Media Asia Distribution

Format: Action / Thriller

Synopsis:  John Woo directs this contemporary remake of a classic 1976 Japanese police thriller about a Chinese man framed for murder in Japan, who must evade the fierce pursuit of the Japanese police and relentless attacks from mysterious killers to vindicate his name. 



Sales: Emperor Motion Pictures

Format: Fantasy / Drama

Synopsis:  Since ancient times, the earth has been home to Meow, aliens that have transformed themselves as cats.  With their adorable appearances plus the clever mind, they are secretly ruling the world.


Our Time Will Come

Sales: Distribution Workshop

Format: Historical Drama

Synopsis:  A group ofyouths fighting for freedom during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong.



Sales: Golden Network Asia Limited

Format: Sci-fi / Action Adventure

Synopsis:  When a female scientist’s son is kidnapped, she uses the time machine she’s dedicated years of her life developing to travel back in time in hopes of rescuing him.


With Prisoners

Sales:Bravos Pictures Limited


Synopsis:Based on a true Hong Kong story, "With Prisoners" follows a young gang leader in a detention center for offenders aged 14 to 24 where inmates are subjected to daily physical and mental abuse.