Deanie Ip - Best Actress (”A Simple Life”), again
Best New Artist - Ni Ni (”The Flowers of War”)
Ann Hui and Lifetime Achievement Award (Sina)
Zhang Jingchu was one of the presenters Monday night
Hong Kong-mainland production Wu Xia, a martial-arts thriller directed by renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Chan Ho-sun, won the best cinematographer, best production designer and best composer honours. Another martial-arts epic and the world’s first such 3-D flick, The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate by Tsui Hark, won the best visual effects and best costume designer awards.
A quietly moving if not cutting-edge family drama a welcome narrative change from China.
Love In The Buff is still a relentlessly entertaining romancer that should please more than a few viewers from any culture.
A well-directed low-budget slasher that’s light on real thrills.
Impressively acted psychodrama centred on two women, a female prisoner and a police officer.
Above-average biopic of the father of China’s missile programme.
Emperor Motion Pictures will back an as-yet-untitled firefighter drama to be directed by award-winning helmer Derek Kwok and starring Nicholas Tse.
Scheduled to begin filming in mid 2012 for release at the end of 2013, the producers describe Inferno as the first of its kind. “There is yet to be a fire disaster film in 3D made anywhere in the world, we have the courage to try,” said producer and Universe COO Alvin Lam
Micro movies refers to the small budget of the productions, targeted to average at around $1 million for each film.
The film will feature a who’s who of Korean and Hong Kong stars, including Kim Yun-seok (Punch), Kim Hye-soo (Tazza: The High Rollers), Lee Jung-jae (The Housemaid), Gianna Jun (My Sassy Girl), Simon Yam (Ip Man), Derek Tsang (Dream Home) as well as Hong Kong-based Malaysian Angelica Lee (The Eye).
[T]he film documents the hilarious story of four strangers who meet one another when buying a car. The film touches upon a number of hot issues within modern society, including the license plate lottery, car-sharing, the odd/even license plate restriction plan and online shopping.
Guei Lun-Mei arriving for the Asian Film Awards (Mar.19)
Canadian broadcaster Omni Television has hired former Chinese national basketball team player and basketball commentatorWeiping Zhang to call its first-ever NBA game in the Mandarin language whenJeremy Lin and the New York Knicks play the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.