A statue depicting the mascot of the Hong Kong Film Awards is on display at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Sam Tsang A statue depicting the mascot of the Hong Kong Film Awards is on display at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Sam Tsang
A statue depicting the mascot of the Hong Kong Film Awards is on display at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Sam Tsang

National security law: Hong Kong film censors’ government affiliations spark fears for ‘Hollywood of the Far East’ in light of new guidelines

  • All of the city’s 42 film examiners are civil servants, with industry insiders worrying they may ban previously unobjectionable material to avoid any hint of controversy
  • Tenky Tin, of the Federation of Hong Kong Filmmakers, fears censors may tend to ‘think that the less one does, the fewer mistakes he makes’, and ban any film with potential to give offence

Topic |   Hong Kong national security law (NSL)
A statue depicting the mascot of the Hong Kong Film Awards is on display at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Sam Tsang A statue depicting the mascot of the Hong Kong Film Awards is on display at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Sam Tsang
A statue depicting the mascot of the Hong Kong Film Awards is on display at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Sam Tsang
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