“The Jury Prize is given to a film that is a congruity between form and content. Under the guidance of a narrator and the use of animation, we empathize with the mother in her quest for liberty and familial love – binding yet fleeting as the lines are connected and entwined. ” – the HKIFF Jury stated.
As one of the oldest film festivals in Asia, the global reputation of the Hong Kong Film Festival was built on the pioneering work of programming Asian films and its retrospectives when Asian and Hong Kong cinema were not well known to the international community. Built on a solid reputation for programming and with distinguished jury members consisting of renowned film directors, industry professionals, critics and talents, the HKIFF became the model for many subsequent film festivals around the region.
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