Sep 27 - Oct 14, 2018
Asian Film Academy 2018
- Dean's Letter
- Scholarships & Funds
- Host & Partners
He had his film debut with "Cute Girl"(1980), and with "The Boys from Fengkuei"(1983) he started to get the spot light from the world and "A Time to Live and a Time to Die"(1985) and "A City of Sadness"(1989), "In the Hands of a Puppet Master"(1993) made him stand with the world-class directors. Besides these films he has his representative movies such as "Flowers of Shanghai"(1998), "Cafe Lumiere"(2003) and "Three Times"(2005) which was the opening film of 10th PUSAN International Film Festival. Recently he has been praised by showing the practical life in Paris with "Flight of the Red Balloon"(2007) which was the first movie of the series to commemorative the musee d'orsay's 20th birthday.
HOU Hsiao Hsien who is taking part as the dean of AFA once again will hand down his passion and know-how in cinema to the fellows of AFA 2008.
He has been the executive director of Korean Academy of Film Arts which is the national film school since 2001 and co-director of Cinema Digital Seoul, a new film festival focusing on digital films. He served as a member of the faculty for the 1st AFA and has been the Deputy Dean of AFA since the 2nd edition. He will aid the dean and coordinate overall proceedings of AFA.
After that he has become one of Philippines leading directors and made a achievement in promoting Philippines to the world through his films such as "Summer Heat"(2006), Within a short period of three years as a film director and with only six films to his credit, MENDOZA's career has been followed religiously by foreign critics, as gleaned from their reviews of his films. Critics have taken particular notice of his film subjects, deeply rooted in culture, the truthful and honest portrayal of the Filipino people, and the treatment of prevalent social conditions and issues in the Philippines.
Within a short period of three years as a film director and with only six films to his credit, MENDOZA's career has been followed religiously by foreign critics, as gleaned from their reviews of his films. Critics have taken particular notice of his film subjects, deeply rooted in culture, the truthful and honest portrayal of the Filipino people, and the treatment of prevalent social conditions and issues in the Philippines.
He was praised for the best cinematographer in Hong Kong through one of the most famous Hong Kong movies in 90s, "Once upon a Time in China 1, 2, 4", as well as other films like "Armour of God 2", "A Chinese Ghost Story 2", "A Moment of Romance 2", "Dragon Inn". He has also partaken several international projects such as "Silk"(2006, Su Chao-pin, Taiwan), "The Treatment"(2001, Xiaolong Zheng, China), "Knock Off"(1998, Hark Tsui, USA), "Double Vision"(2002, Kuo-fu Chen, USA), "The Medallion"(2003, Gordon Chan, USA), "Sleepless Town"(1998, Chi-Ngai Lee, Japan) and he was recruited by Columbia Pictures in 2004 as the Director of Photography for Kurt Wimmer's production "Ultraviolet", starring Milla Jovovich as Violet. The production was the first feature shot with the high definition equipment (Sony 950) in Asia.
Mr. Wong is currently the Honorary Chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers, devotes his time seeking to obtain the ever-evolving technique on cinematography, such as high definition technology; share with the association aiming to boost the standard of local professional. In the last two decades The Hong Kong Society of Cinematographers has also honored him with nine outstanding achievement awards.