Sunday, November 04, 2012
Fresh Wave 2012 International Short Film exhibit yesterday held a press conference. Johnnie To Kei Fung as the Hong Kong Art Development Council Film and Media Art committee chair attended with Andy Lau Tak Wa, Joe Cheung Tung Cho and Fruit Chan Gor. The short film exhibit will take place between the 23rd and December 2 at the Yau Ma Tei Broadway film center with 26 shows of 46 short films.
Lau Tak Wa originally planned to attend the opening ceremony in support, but because he will be the Golden Horse jury chair in Taiwan he instead personally appeared at the press conference. He ran into several new directors who introduced themselves to him. Wa Jai said that he would ask his company to get an understanding and make contact. As for his first time as the Golden Horse Award jury chair, Wa Jai will have to stay in Taiwan for around ten days to watch all the nominated films then evaluate them. Would he have any favorite and would he give Hong Kong films more points? Wa Jai said no comment but he heard that this year's film quality was very even, the selection should be very hard. He would watch all the movies before making any decision. Wa Jai has been a Golden Horse Best Actor also nominated many times. Did the nomination make him more nervous than being on the jury? Wa Jai admitted that he would be more nervous on the jury because this represented the entire Golden Horse Award. He would not only provide his personal opinion but also would study past year's jury standards. Yet so far he was still unclear. This year Lau Ching Wan, Nicholas Tse Ting Fung and Nick Cheung Ka Fai were in competition for Best Actor, would it be hard for him to choose? Wa Jai said, "It will definitely be fair, and it's not just my decision alone. The competition rules are rather fair!" Will he miss his family and daughter while staying in Taiwan for 10 days or will his family travel with him? Wa Jai smiled and said, "I will tell you on another day!"
To Kei Fung has put an effort into cultivating behind the scene film new blood and even revealed that through government assistance he planned to make a movie that several new directors will direct next year. Hopefully the script will be completed this year for production next year. He also communicated with some actors and hoped that their salaries would be discounted to reduce production cost.
Source: Takungpao, Mingpao
Translated by: hktopten
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