- KOFIC News
KOFIC supports Korean Companies at Hong Kong Filmart
- Writerby HA Jung-min
Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has supported Korean companies at Hong Kong Filmart. At the 2016 Hong Kong Filmart held at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from March 14th (Mon) through 17th (Thu), KOFIC set up a Korean film promotion booth to help Korean film sales and technology service companies enter the global market.
This year, the number of participating companies has greatly increased from last year’s 19. The number of domestic companies to participate in the Korean film promotion booth was 27. Business meetings took place on issues like Korean film export and post production offer, with international sales companies, VFX companies, 3D technology companies, producers and film festival committees participating in Filmart. In addition, 6 Korean distributors including CJ E&M, Lotte Entertainment and Showbox participated in Hong Kong Filmart on their own.
Korean film sales companies introduced many domestic films in various genres. LOVE, LIES (2016) of Lotte Entertainment has been pre-sold to Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines. The companies that chose LOVE, LIES are Klockwork of Japan that formerly imported and distributed Inside Men (2015), Cold Eyes (2013), The Yellow Sea (2010) and The Chaser (2008); KBro Media of Taiwan that has previously distributed KUNDO : Age of the Rampant (2014) and Gangnam Blues (2015); and Viva Communications of the Philippines that has distributed A Violent Prosecutor (2016) and Assassination (2015).
As Chinese film industry is growing fast and the market is expanding, Korean film businessmen will be even more active in entering the Chinese film market.