The Hong Kong Film Awards, which have been held annually since 1982, pay tribute to filmmaking professionals who have made significant contributions to Hong Kong’s film industry. The Awards also help promote Hong Kong’s movies to local and international audiences, foster the development of the city’s film industry and help audiences appreciate movies as a form of cultural and artistic expression.

The Hong Kong Film Awards are generally considered to be one of the most influential, recognised and respected film awards in Asia. The Awards are adjudicated by professional bodies representing different disciplines within the filmmaking industry, including: the Hong Kong Motion Picture Industry Association, the Hong Kong Film Directors’ Guild, the Hong Kong Theatres Association, the Society of Cinematographers (HK), the Hong Kong Stuntman Association, the Hong Kong Screenwriters’ Guild, the Hong Kong Performing Artistes Guild, the Hong Kong Film Arts Association, the Society of Film Editors (HK), the Hong Kong Movie Production Executives Association, the Hong Kong Cinematography Lighting Association, the Hong Kong Chamber of Films and the Association of Motion Picture Post Production Professionals.

The ‘Hong Kong Film Awards’ statuette, which depicts a goddess holding a pearl, stands elegantly poised by picturesque Victoria Harbour, embodying the artistic and cultural endeavours of the city’s movie industry. After all, what better backdrop for this iconic artwork than the city’s famous skyline?