The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) is appealing the local film and video sector to register in the “Macao Database for Cultural and Creative Industries” (hereinafter referred to as Database), in order to provide business matching opportunities for local film and video production entities including companies, associations and individuals. Film and video production entities that have not yet enrolled in the database are welcome to join. Currently, the demand for film and video production services is increasing in both the public and private sectors. Through business matching via the Database, IC hopes to provide public institutions and private enterprises information on the local cultural and creative entities regarding the need of film and video production services, facilitating the industries’ business opportunities and boosting their development. Apart from the film and video category, the Database is also open to other local entities engaged in the cultural and creative industries, such as companies, institutions, manufacturers, associations, local creative practitioners, non-local creative practitioners based in Macao, the intellectual property registration and legal consultation entities. Since the Database has been established, it has received over 400 applications from local cultural and creative companies, associations and individuals. The Database helps to understand the development of the local cultural and creative industries and facilitate communication between the government and the sector, in order to have a more comprehensive and supportive policy and development plan. The Database also stimulates business matching among enterprises and promotes the development of local cultural and creative industries. Along with a series of cultural and creative promotion events held in Macao and overseas, such as the participation in the China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industries Fair, Macao MIF and the consignment in the Mandarin’s House Gift Shop, the “Database for Cultural and Creative Industries” and the “Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website” are fulfilling their role of facilitating information exchange, promoting cooperation and showcasing the accomplishment of the local cultural and creative industries. Local film and video production entities interested in registering in the Database can download the application form from IC’s website (www.icm.gov.mo/dpicc) or from the Macao Cultural and Creative Industries Website (www.macaucci.com) and submit the completed form in print, along with an electronic copy of the form and attachments, to the Department for the Promotion of Cultural and Creative Industries of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (No. 567, Av. da Praia Grande, Edif. BNU, 12th floor A-D, Macao) during office hours. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Lau or Mr. Chong through tel. (853) 2892 4040 during office hours or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.