Johnnie To has withdrawn as jury president for this year’s Golden Horse Film Awards in Taiwan citing prior production commitments. The news follows China’s decision to boycott the awards and warning that Hong Kong film industry figures who took part in the awards would be placed on a watchlist. Photo: Sam Tsang

Filmmaker Johnnie To quits as Golden Horse awards jury president amid China boycott, watchlist threat

  • Hong Kong director cites contractual commitments for decision, awards organisers say, but it follows pressure to join a Chinese boycott of the event in Taiwan
  • Several Hong Kong production companies had already pulled out of the Golden Horse awards. Veteran Taiwanese filmmaker Wang Toon will take To’s place
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Johnnie To has withdrawn as jury president for this year’s Golden Horse Film Awards in Taiwan citing prior production commitments. The news follows China’s decision to boycott the awards and warning that Hong Kong film industry figures who took part in the awards would be placed on a watchlist. Photo: Sam Tsang
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