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The 59th Golden Horse Awards Ceremony ended successfully on the night of November 19. Among them, Taiwanese actress Zhang Aijia won Best Actress for the movie “Lights Dim”, which became a hot topic. Some people in the film industry are unhappy that Hong Kong film has received the Hong Kong Film Development Fund and has become open to participating in the Golden Horse Awards.
“Lights Dim” is the winning film of the 5th “First Feature Film Project”, and received a total funding limit of HK$5.5 million from the Film Development Fund to shoot the film. Photo by Hong Kong Film Development Council.
“Lights Dim” is the winning film of the 5th “First Feature Film Project” It stood out from among 16 competitors in the professional group and won a total of HK$5.5 million in funding from the Hong Kong Film Development Fund to shoot the film.
The “First Feature Film Project” was launched for the first time in March 2013. The purpose is to subsidize new directors and their film production teams to shoot feature films on a commercial basis, in order to nurture talent for the film industry local. The winning team must complete the entire process of film production and sales, including film planning, production and distribution, and learn the practical knowledge of feature film planning and production.
Former Permanent Secretary for Trade and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries) Leung Cheuk-man (right) and director Tsang Hin-ning (left) of the winning film project in the professional category, whose winning film is “Lights Dim”. Government Information Office photo.
Some people in the film industry criticized that “Blanking Lights” registered for the “Golden Horse Awards”, which is equivalent to receiving funding from the Hong Kong government to support the Golden Horse Awards, a selection platform full of “Taiwan independence” flavor. Zhu Fenglian, a spokesman for the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office, made it clear in September that the mainland supports exchanges that can promote mutual understanding and recognition between compatriots on both sides of the strait, and “activities that give color political” is another matter. People in the industry believe that films produced by Hong Kong and funded by the Hong Kong government should be in line with national standards.
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Looking through the information, the “Taiwan Golden Horse Awards”, the mainland’s “Golden Rooster Awards” and the Hong Kong “Golden Image Awards” are also known as the three major film awards in the Chinese film industry.In the 59th Golden Horse Awards, a total of 7 Hong Kong films were shortlisted for multiple awards, including “Wisdom Teeth”, “Youth in Days”, “The Corner of the Road”, “Dust on the Narrow Road” , “Lights Dim”, and the documentaries “Island of Melancholy” and “Black Wall”.
Taiwanese female director Fu Yu. pictures online.
Since the Democratic Progressive Party came to power, the “Golden Horse Awards” have become increasingly politicized in recent years. In 2018, the documentary “Sunflower Student Movement” “Our Youth in Taiwan” filmed by Taiwanese female director Fu Yu won the “Golden Horse Award” for Best Documentary. Fu Yu mentioned in his award acceptance speech, “I hope that Taiwan can be treated, one day, as a truly independent individual.” This “Taiwan independence” statement was later supported by Tsai Ing-wen, which caused widespread dissatisfaction in the mainland film and television industry, and also made people feel that The Golden Horse Awards had degenerated into a platform for promotion Taiwan independence.
In 2019, the 32nd Chinese film “Golden Rooster Awards” will be held in Xiamen on November 23. Due to the collision with the “Golden Horse Awards” award ceremony that year, the outside world considers it an act of boycotting the “Gold”. Horse Awards” by the mainland. It is worth noting that the National Film Administration announced the suspension of mainland films and personnel from participating in the “Golden Horse Awards”. In the same year, the Hong Kong Film Association also started sending letters to remind members that the winners of the “Golden Horse Award” have commented that they had nothing to do with film art, confusing politics with film, and that they hope members should treat it with care in order not to harm Chi Yu and get involved in unnecessary disputes. The loss outweighs the gain.
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