Taiwanese documentary director Fu Yue (left), with producer Hong Ting Yi, delivers her Golden Horse Awards acceptance speech last year, in which she voiced support for an independent Taiwan. The speech is the ostensible reason for China’s decision to boycott the awards. Hong Kong film producers will join the boycott. Photo: AP

Hong Kong film industry put on spot by China’s boycott of ‘Chinese Oscars’ in Taiwan

  • Having apparently been warned of a political and commercial backlash if they enter films for Golden Horse Awards, Hong Kong production companies join boycott
  • Decision means crime dramas featuring a roster of top Hong Kong stars, and Yonfan animation competing for Venice Golden Lion, will miss out on ‘Chinese Oscars’
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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Taiwanese documentary director Fu Yue (left), with producer Hong Ting Yi, delivers her Golden Horse Awards acceptance speech last year, in which she voiced support for an independent Taiwan. The speech is the ostensible reason for China’s decision to boycott the awards. Hong Kong film producers will join the boycott. Photo: AP
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