A marketplace will be added to this year's Filmart trade show to promote partnerships between the movie and music industries. The Music Fair will be held concurrently with the 10th Filmart show as part of the Entertainment Expo between March 20 and 23. The fair, supported by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (Hong Kong Group), is expected to have 40 exhibitors including international and mainland record companies. A spokesman for the Trade Development Council (TDC), Filmart organiser, said it also hoped to have mainland participants specialising in artist management. 'Many Hong Kong artists cross boundaries between singing and acting,' said the spokesman. 'Filmart's focus still falls on film, but our long-term plan is to include other elements. Film and music are almost inseparable.' Federation chief executive Ricky Fung said the music industry hoped to expand its participation in the Entertainment Expo. 'Last year we had the IFPI top sales award, but we can do more than that. We are hoping that, through media convergence, we can build up future business opportunities,' he said. This year's Filmart is projected to be bigger than ever, with more than 400 exhibitors and over 3,000 visitors expected to attend. The Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum will also be held concurrently with Filmart. Last year's forum brought together financing partners for four film projects that have been completed, with three more in production. Among the completed movies, Hong Kong director Pang Ho-cheung's Isabella and Thai director Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Invisible Waves will be premiered at next week's Berlin International Film Festival to compete for its top award, the Golden Bear.