主持人區永權在記者會上宣佈每年一度的頒獎典禮海報設計比賽結果，經香港設計師協會(Hong Kong Designers Association) 主席盧永強先生及委員林偉文先生選出來自CO1設計學校-葛祖霖同學的作品為冠軍，明愛白英奇專業學校-馬雪敏同學為亞軍，CO1設計學校-曾玉顏同學為季軍，而冠軍葛祖霖同學的作品將會被正式印製成大會的宣傳海報。
The Hong Kong film industry has good reputation among global film confreres for its diversification, and one of the most prominent and influential film events in Asia –Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony – is now entering its 34th year. Hong Kong Film Awards Association held the press conference of the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony at the 4th Floor of Hong Kong Cultural Centre today, in which the nomination list of 19 categories and the list of live broadcast media and sponsors this year were announced. The Ceremony will be held at the Grand Theatre of Hong Kong Cultural Centre at 7:30 pm on 19th April 2015 (Sunday).
Mrs. Vicky Leung Lee Shiu-ha – the Director of Hong Kong Film Awards Association, first expressed her thankfulness to all media broadcast partners of the 34th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony. At the Awards night, Hong Kong audiences will be able to enjoy the grand event through TVB, now TV, RTHK Channel 2 and iQIYI, while a great number of overseas TV channels as well as online video platforms will also broadcast this year’s event. Mrs. Vicky Leung said that in addition to the full support from electronic media for live broadcasting, the success and influence of Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony also rely on the coverage and recognition from print media and electronic media, and he especially appreciated media’s efforts during the event. The support from film professionals is indispensable to a successful awards presentation ceremony. According to Mrs. Vicky Leung, the poll received positive responses this year. Verified by certified public accountants, the voter turnout rate reached 62.45%. Mrs. Vicky Leung expressed her sincere gratitude to all voters from different sectors of the film industry for their active participations. As for sponsorship, Mrs. Vicky Leung, on behalf of Hong Kong Film Awards Association, acknowledged the Film Development Fund for subsidizing the event this year, of which $100,000 Hong Kong dollars will be presented to the winner of the “Best New Director” to fund the research work of his/her next film. In addition, the Association extended the sincerest gratefulness to the Leisure and Cultural Services Department for the venue sponsorship provided to the event. We are also delighted to announce that, the association gains the renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller – Piaget’s generous supports, to be the Major Sponsor of the association this year. With Piaget at the 5th consecutive year, the ceremony evening will definitely be dazzlingly accentuated.
Results of the annual Theme Poster Competition were announced by the MC of the press conference, Mr. Albert Au Wing-kuen. After careful considerations by Mr. David Lo Wing Keung, Chairman of Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) and Mr. Lam Wai Man, Executive Committee of HKDA, Mr. Kot Cho-lam from CO1 School of Visual Arts won the Champion, while the works by Miss Shermen Ma from Caritas Bianchi College of Careers and Miss Tsang Yuk-ngan from CO1 School of Visual Arts were selected as the 1st Runner-up and 2nd Runner-up respectively. The champion work created by Mr. Kot Cho-lam will be printed as the official promotional poster for the event.
Mr. Au invited Mr. Nick Cheung Ka-fai – the winner of Best Actor Award of the 28th and 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards, Ms. Nina Paw Hee-ching – the winner of Best Actress Award of the 28th Hong Kong Film Awards and Mr. Lo Hoi-pang – the winner of Best Supporting Actor of the 31st Hong Kong Film Awards, to jointly announce the nomination list of 19 categories this year (please refer to the appendix for the full nomination list). Mrs. Vicky Leung sent her congratulations to all nominees as well as her thanks to Rastignac Cognac for their support to Hong Kong Film Awards by being the Official Cognac of the event for the 2nd consecutive year. All guests were invited to take a group photo on stage as a prefect roundup of the press conference.