Thai Night returns to Hong Kong FILMART in 2019

March 21, 2019 - 06:41
Thai Night returns to Hong Kong FILMART in 2019

HONGKONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 19 March 2019 - The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry ofCommerce, Royal Thai Government will host Thai Night at the Grand Hyatt, HongKong, on the evening of the 20th March, 2019.


Her Royal HighnessPrincess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadiwill preside over Thai Night: 'Thailand -- Where Films Come Alive', which thisyear celebrates the achievements of 'Creative Thai' talent. Her Royal Highnesshas long been a keen supporter of Thailand'sfilm industryand has starred in a number of films and television series.


Thai Night is presented as part of theprogram by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) to support andpromote Thailand's film and televisionindustry in international markets. This year, we celebrate 'Creative Thai'achievements; the films that have attained international recognition, thecompanies who continue to expand their reach in global markets, and Thaicreative individuals who have earned a strong international reputation.


Twenty-two Thai companies will be representedat the Thai Pavilion. These include eight production and post-productionservices and facility companies, seven film production and distributioncompanies, four television production and licensing companies and threedocumentary production companies


Thai Night willalso include special appearances by top film and television stars.

Specialguest Ray Lui Leung Wai is best known for his role as "Ting Lik" inthe 1980 Hong Kong television series The Bund and its two sequels which ispraised as "The Godfather of the East". Ray Lui also starred inTransformers 4 and works on films and Chinese television series. He will beaccompanied by distinguished corporate executives H.E. Tun Sri Brandon Toh, Partnerof P+ Capital and Sir Eldee Tang, CEO & Founder of Noble Vici Group, Inc(NVGI:OTC).


Specialguest Nawat Kulrattanarak rose to stardom with his role in 'Battle of Angels',which was not only a hit in Thailand, but also became popular throughout theregion and in China. Nawat is the perfect example of a Thai star whosepopularity has expanded both at home and internationally. While he has wonawards for his role in 'Pitsawat' in Thailand, he has also starred in twoChinese television series, 'Love Jewelry' and 'Revive'.


Specialguest Puttichai Kasetsin's charm and charisma have won him such awards as 'MostCharming Guy', 'Heartthrob Award', and 'Hottie Male', but his dramaticperformances in Thai series such as 'Leh Nang Fah' and 'Ugly Duckling', earnedhim awards for his acting. He was casted as one of the lead characters inChinese television drama 'Stairway to Stardom'.


Inrecent years, Thailand has benefited from the popularity in the Chinese filmindustry.

Anumber of films from China and Hong Kong have come to film in Thailandincluding 'Battle of Memories', 'Operation Mekong', Project Gutenberg', and'Paradox'.

Sparkedby the success of the Thai film drama 'Bad Genius' which returned over $40m atthe Chinese box office, the Chinese market has opened up to Thai feature filmsand television series.


As a display of such success ofCreative Thai talent, the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) ishosting Thai Night at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom, Hong Kong, on 20th March, to coincide with the Hong KongInternational Film and TV Market (FILMART) as part of its on-going campaign forthe promotion of the Thai film and television industry which in 2017, grossedover $2.89 billion from film, animation and television industries.   


This campaign focuses on key events inthe annual film industry calendar, including the Cannes Marché du Film, theAmerican Film Market, as well as the Hong Kong FILMART.

The Thai Pavilion brings Thai companiesand government representative booths together in a single, co-ordinated andbranded exhibition space at FILMART in Hall 1B,between rows A and B.