The Hong Kong Arts Development Council (ADC) extends its warmest congratulations to Ms Tsang Tsui-shan, who is awarded the Best New Director by the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards in recognition of her film Big Blue Lake.
Tsang is now the Production Director at River Vision Production. She was graduated from the School of Film and Television of The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2001, majored in sound design. She later received a Master of Fine Arts from the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong in 2005. Her debut dramatic short film Lonely Planet won the Silver Award (Open Category) at the 10th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video Awards (ifva) and her work The Life and Times of Ho Chung Village received a Special Mention (Open Category) at the 15th ifva .Her subsequent works included the dramatic short films Où est la sortie? (2007) and Lovers on the Road (2008).
Completed in 2011, her second feature film, Big Blue Lake, was not only being awarded the Best New Director at the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards, but also the Film of Merit 2011 from the Hong Kong Film Critics Society. Other than film productions, she curated and organised a student short film competition and conducted workshops for Art in Hospital during the year.
Several productions of Tsang were supported by the ADC with project grant, including Lovers on the Road and Lonely Planet. Big Blue Lake is also one of the film productions receiving project grant from the ADC in 2009.
The award recognises Ms Tsang’s efforts and passion in filmmaking and film art.