Ms. Ann Hui On Wah
Director and film producer, Ann Hui is born in Liaoning and came to Hong Kong at age of five. She graduated from the University of Hong Kong majoring in English Literature and studied film making at the London Film School. Upon her return to Hong Kong in 1975, she worked successively as a producer for TVB, the ICAC and also the Television Department of Radio Television Hong Kong. She made her first feature "The Secret" in 1979, one of the most important works of the “Hong Kong New Wave". In 1982, she won the Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards with "Boat People" (1982). In the same year, her works were shown at the Cannes Film Festival and began to arouse international recognition. She went on to make films adapted from contemporary novels like Eileen Chang's "Love in a Fallen City" in 1984 and Louis Cha's "The Romance of Book & Sword" in 1987. She went on to make “Ordinary Heroes” (1999), a film that experiment with documentary style. Hui received Best Director’s Award of the Hong Kong Film Awards five times with films “Boat People” (1982), “Summer Snow” (1995), “The Way We Are” (2008), “A Simple Life” (2012) and “The Golden Era” (2014). Three titles that won the Best Director’s Award at the Golden Horse Awards include “Ordinary Heroes” (1999), “A Simple Life” (2012) and “The Golden Era” (2014). Four of her films claimed the Best Actress Awards, starring Joesphine Siao, Siqin Gaowa, Nina Paw Hee-ching and Deanie Ip. In 2011, she was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Asian Film Awards.