Season 16 Chicago Asian Leap Electricfilm festival(Asian Pop-up Cinema) debuted at the AMC in Shiba City on the evening of the 14th.hong kongThe film “When the Wind Rises Again” is the opening film of this season’s film festival and has also premiered in North America. The film’s lead actor Aaron Kwok attended the ceremony and received the “Outstanding Film Achievement Award”. This is the biggest confirmation of his dedication towards the film industry.
Wang Xiaofei, executive director of the Asian Film Festival, said that he began to launch the Asian Film Festival in 2015 and actively build the film festival to become a “passport for Asian films”. He said that despite the impact of the pandemic, in the last three years, physical screenings of film festivals were disrupted but still continued to be used onlineCinemaoutdoor cinema, etc. to ensure that all kinds of Asian films can be promoted to a wider audience. Wang Xiaofei said that the Hong Kong Film Festival in the past eight years has always been the most attractive part of the series of activities. He thanked the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York for the long-term support.
Nie Xian, director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York, said Hong Kong’s film industry has a unique position and is one of the largest and most dynamic film industries in the world. Proud to see Hong Kong’s creative talent shine on screen. He also promoted Hong Kong’s recently launched global promotion campaign “Hello, Hong Kong!” Took the opportunity to present. “Hong Kong has fully opened up and welcomes tourists from all over the world,” he said.
Joanna Zeger, deputy director of the Film Bureau under the City of Chicago, was also invited to attend the opening ceremony. He noted that Chicago has always been a leading city in film and television innovation, and has been host to “Asian Motion”. He noted that one of the missions of the Chicago Film Bureau is to promote the film industry, and the bureau welcomes international filmmakers to film and come to Chicago.
Ziegel then presented the “Outstanding Film Achievement Award” to Aaron Kwok. When Aaron Kwok, who has dyed blonde hair, came on stage to present the award, the audience cheered and applauded. Many people shouted “Aaron (Guo’s English name)” After receiving the award, Aaron Kwok said that he felt very honored to receive this achievement award. He loves acting and will continue to dedicate himself to film work in the future.
This season’s Asian Vibration Film Festival will continue till April 16. A total of 25 films from China, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the United States and Vietnam will participate. Heroine Yang Siong is the winner. For this season’s film festival’s “Bright Rising Star Award”. He and the film’s screenwriter/director Wu Weilun will attend the awards ceremony on the evening of the 31st; Jia Shengfeng, director of the Hong Kong film “Flowing Water”, also attend the screening at 2:30 pm on April 1st; The closing film of the film festival is “Forest in the Mountains” in Taiwan. At that time, director Jiang Ning and lead actor Li Congsheng will attend the North American premiere and Q&A live on April 16 at 5:30 p.m. ET.
For more information about the film festival, please visit the official website: www.asianpopupcinema.org.
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