|The Hong Kong Film Award program|
|Alan Mak, Ivana Wong, Andrew Lau|
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The 34th Hong Kong Film Award will take place on Sunday, April 19th at the Hong Kong Cultural center. Yesterday a press conference was held. The Hong Kong Film award association board of directors president Andrew Lau Wai Keung, five nomination recipient Ivana Wong Yuen Chi and Best Director and Best Screenplay nominee Alan Mak Siu Fai attended. The event also announced that the Professional Spirit Award will go to famous prop master Lee Kuen Lung, but he was in Beijing and was unable to attend.
Ivana earlier participated in the program photo shoot. She said that although the clothing was very pretty, she did not fit into them. Even after she put it on she still had two to three inches left to be zipped up. Luckily the photographer helped her with positions. She said, "I can't fit not because I was too fat, but the clothing was too thin. I got the small size by accident. I hope the clothing on the night of the awards will be smooth. Because a famous French label tailored it, I was not afraid of not being able to zip up. The label's cover charge around in seven figures, but because I have worked with the label earlier for my concert, this time was almost a sponsorship. (Would you like to win Best Dressed that night as well?) I don't dare, but I just want to be decent and generous. I am already very happy to take part in the program. During the shoot I even stood next to my favorite Wang Baoqiang. I planned to buy 100 for primary, secondary school and Canada teachers, friends and family, because I don't know when I will have another chance to appear in the program." Although she had five nominations, Ivana was only half confident. Because more nominations did not guarantee an award, she was already very happy to attend as a nominee.
Lau Wai Keung said that Ivana had an award winning look and predicted that she would at least win two. He also revealed that he has asked Ivana to perform as early as when he made DANCE OF A DREAM (OI KWAN YU MONG), but at the time she was not confident enough. In the future he would continue to approach her. He also revealed that he has begun to plan for next year's Lunar New Year film FROM VEGAS TO MACAU 3 (DOH SING FUNG WON 3) and the shoot will mainly stay in Hong Kong. The actor and production budgets will both increase, otherwise he will get yelled at.
This year's Professional Spirit Award recipient Lee Kwan Lung joined the Shaw prop department in the late 60s. The then 18 year old with his rich mechanical knowledge tried to make his own film props soon after joining the business. He has participated in countless large scale film projects like YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE: RISE OF THE SEA DRAGON (DIK YUN KIT ji SUN DOH LUNG WONG, 2013), IN THE LINE OF DUTY (WONG GA JIN SI, 1986) and ZU: WARRIROS FROM THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN (SUN SHOOK SAN GIM HUP, 1983). In his over 40 years career he has cultivated countless excellent prop masters for the Hong Kong film industry, most current top prop masters have worked under him. The award night Best Dressed award judge will be local fashion celebrity Gaile Lok. She will choose the Best Dressed male and female winners.