Magazine article Screen International

Chinese Broadcasters Drop Hong Kong Film Awards

Magazine article Screen International

Chinese Broadcasters Drop Hong Kong Film Awards

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By Screen staff

Both media outlets notified the Hong Kong Film Awards Association over the weekend that they would not be broadcasting the event, scheduled to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on April 3.

State-owned broadcaster CCTV has broadcast a replay of the awards since 1991, while privately-owned portal Tencent has an on-going contract to live stream the event.

Their decision is understood to be in response to the inclusion of Hong Kong sleeper hit Ten Years among the best picture nominees.

The political drama comprises five short films exploring how life in Hong Kong may have changed under mainland China's influence by the year 2025. Directed by five different filmmakers, the five shorts examine the potential loss of human rights and political freedoms. …

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