Renowned actor, singer and “King of Dance” Aaron KWOK Fu-shing has been appointed Festival Ambassador of the 43rd Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF43), which will open in mid-March next year.
"We are honored that Mr. KWOK has accepted our invitation to be HKIFF43 Ambassador," said Roger GARCIA, Executive Director of Hong Kong International Film Festival Society. "Mr. KWOK’s impressive career in film, music and the entertainment industry has made him a household name in Asia. He received the Best Actor award at Hong Kong Film Awards for the chilling thriller Port of Call, which was the closing film of HKIFF39 in 2015. He has twice won Best Leading Actor in the Golden Horse Awards for action-crime film Divergence (2005) and the moving father-and-son drama After This Our Exile (2006). His keen interest in nurturing young directors and artists makes him the ideal choice to help promote Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) to the world," GARCIA said.
"I am delighted to be HKIFF43 Ambassador to promote appreciation of film culture," said Aaron KWOK. "Every year, HKIFF attracts movie-goers and entertainment industry professionals around the world; I strongly encourage people to take part in this celebrated film event."
List of Past Festival Ambassadors:
HKIFF38-42 (2014-2018): Louis KOO Tin-lok
HKIFF35-37 (2011-2013): Miriam YEUNG Chin-wah
HKIFF33 (2009): Karen MOK
HKIFF32 (2008): Sammi CHENG Sau-man
HKIFF29-30 (2005-2006): Andy LAU Tak-wah
HKIFF27 (2003): SHINE