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“Thai Night” Makes a Grand Return to Hong Kong International Film & TV Market 2024

HONG KONG SAR – 6 March 2024 – The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), operating under the Ministry of Commerce of the Royal Thai Government, is excited to announce the much-anticipated return of Thai Night Hong Kong. This year’s event, themed “Inspiring Thailand,” is scheduled for March 11, 2024, as part of the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART).

“Thai Night” Makes a Grand Return to Hong Kong International Film & TV Market 2024

Thai Night Hong Kong 2024 celebrates the outstanding achievements of the Thai entertainment industry and its relentless pursuit of excellence. Presided over by Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, the event aims to showcase Thailand’s triumphs to the global entertainment community and facilitate new opportunities for international cooperation.

After a five-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Thai Night Hong Kong 2024 marks a highly anticipated return. This year’s event takes pride in spotlighting Thailand’s soft power through global film content.

“Thai content is experiencing an unprecedented surge in global popularity,” states Mr. Phusit Ratanakul Sereroengrit, Director-General of the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP). “Thai Night offers a unique opportunity for international film executives and creators to connect with leading Thai film professionals and explore the immense potential of Thailand’s flourishing entertainment industry.”

Thai Night and Thailand Pavilion at FILMART 2024

Thai Night and the Thailand Pavilion at FILMART 2024 will serve as a platform for the DITP to showcase 27 prominent Thai film companies across three categories:

9 Film Production and Distribution Companies:
Black Dragon Entertainment
De Warrenne Pictures
Film Frame Productions
GDH 559
Hollywood (Thailand)
Major Join Film
Night Edge Pictures Corporation
Sahamongkolfilm International
10 Television Content and Formats Companies:
9Naa Production
Be on Cloud
Halo Productions
Star Hunter Entertainment
Studio Wabi Sabi
Thai Broadcasting (Workpoint Group)
True CJ Creations
TV Thunder
8 Production and Post-Production Services Companies:
Acts Studio
Benetone Films
Kantana Holdings
Retina Film Production
The Monk Studio
The Studio Park (Thailand)
Yggdrazil Group

Beyond showcasing content, Thai Night will spotlight Thailand’s growing allure as a filming destination, attracting an increasing number of high-profile international productions.

According to the Thailand Film Office (TFO), the country hosted a record-breaking 466 film and TV productions in 2023, with a total production expenditure of $186 million.

Thailand’s appeal as a filming destination arises from its unique combination of stunning natural beauty, a skilled workforce, a talented pool of actors and crew, robust infrastructure, and film-friendly policies. In 2022, the Thai government enhanced its attractiveness by increasing its film incentive program to 20% of qualifying expenditures, accompanied by an additional cash rebate of up to 5% for hiring key Thai personnel or utilizing post-production services in Thailand. These policies aim to promote Thailand’s positive image and showcase its diverse filming locations.

From March 11 to March 14, 2024, companies interested in connecting with Thai entertainment companies or acquiring Thai content are invited to visit the Thailand Pavilion at booth 1C-A13 at the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART), located at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.


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