Bill Kong, President of Edko Films Ltd and Film Producer, will receive the “Icon Award” at the CineAsia Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 13 December 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong.
“CineAsia is honored to recognize Bill Kong,” stated Andrew Sunshine, President of The Film Expo Group. “A true Icon, Bill Kong and his work are highly regarded across the global motion picture industry. We congratulate Kong on this well-deserved honor.”
Bill Kong leads one of the leading film distribution, production and exhibition companies in Asia. In addition, Kong is known as one of the most successful film producers in Asia, with credits that showcase collaborations with some of the most exciting talents worldwide.
Having gained international recognition for his work, Kong has been nominated for an Academy Award and has won numerous international awards including the BAFTA, Independent Spirit Award, Hong Kong Film Award and the Golden Horse Award for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000). He is the producer and overseas distributor of films by renowned directors Ang Lee and Zhang Yimou. Some of his credits include Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, House of the Flying Daggers, Fearless, Lust, Caution, Cold War, Finding Mr. Right, Book of Love and Monster Hunt series.
Kong has demonstrated an unfailing sense of commercial judgment and an exception vision of bridging art and entertainment. Under his guidance, Chinese film has developed around the world.
About GDC Technology Limited – Official Presenting Sponsor of CineAsia
GDC Technology Limited (‘GDC’) is a leading digital cinema solutions provider. GDC develops, manufactures and sells media servers, integrated cinema automation solutions, portable and enterprise series storage systems, theatre management systems and circuit-wide centralized management systems, and network operations center software for the global cinema industry. GDC is a licensee of the DTS:X object-based immersive sound technology from DTS, Inc. for the development of its media servers. In addition, GDC also provides a suite of digital cinema products and services, including integrated projection systems, 3D products, projector lamps and silver screens. Since 2009, GDC Digital Cinema Network Limited, a GDC subsidiary, has managed VPF for up to 6,300 theatre screens and with more than 650 studios or motion picture distributors worldwide. For more information, please visit www.gdc-tech.com
CineAsia will take place from 10-13 December 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Hong Kong. The CineAsia trade show is where cinema exhibition and distribution professional come to do business and network. The convention will also feature product presentations and screenings of major upcoming films, exclusive sponsored events, and seminars relating to current and future trends happening across the industry.
About Film Expo Group
The Film Expo Group is the premier organizer of events in the motion picture industry. The Film Expo Group produces CineAsia, held in Hong Kong; CineEurope, held in Barcelona; and ShowEast, held in Miami. Additionally, the group publishes, Film Journal International, a trade magazine and website covering the motion picture industry with a special emphasis on theatrical exhibition.
Additional information on CineAsia can be found at www.cineasia.com.