MUMBAI: Feng Xiaogang will be honoured by the Filmmaker of the Decade award by the annual CineAsia trade show. Its managing director, Robert Sunshine, will fete the Chinese director on 9 December in Hong Kong at the closing ceremony of the three-day movie business convention.
Xiaogang, whose current Huayi Brothers Media hit Aftershock about the devastating 1976 Tangshan earthquake, is the top-grossing domestic film of all time grossing 660 million yuan ($99.1 million) at the Chinese box -office was the first Chinese director to gross more than $1 billion in ticket sales.
"It is a great honor for CineAsia to be able to single out the achievements of director Feng Xiaogang by presenting him with the Filmmaker of the Decade Award at this year‘s event," Sunshine said in a statement.
The event runs from 7 to 9 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center.