MUMBAI: Venetian Macao, one of Macau's biggest gaming
resorts will be the hosting venue of the latest edition
of the Asia Pacific Film Festival next month.
a promotional slogan of "The New Starting Line",
the festival's 55th edition will take place from 13
to 16 December at the casino-cum-hotel, the award organizers
Actor-producer Eric Tsang, the chairman of the festival's
organizing committee said that he hopes to help further
the development of Macau's entertainment industry by
way of the festival while also striving to discover
new filmmaking talents through the festival.
awards will be given out at the festival, which was
once the premier cinematic event in Asia until the emergence
of first Taiwan's Golden Horses Awards and the Hong
Kong Film Awards. The Asia Pacific awards have also
been eclipsed somewhat in recent years by the Hong Kong
Asian Film Awards.