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The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television satellite channel program production center and Chinese American Arts Council organized 1st New York Chinese Film Festival officially began on night of September 18. Cecilia Cheung Pak Chi and Daniel Wu (Ng Yin Cho)
were invited to be guests and even walked the red carpet at the Lincoln Center. Their appearance led to cheers from the crowd.
Pak Chi due to the flu lost her voice. Thus at the opening ceremony, Ng Yin Cho and the host spoke to the guests. Pak Chi stated that she was very honored to be able to participate in this event, which she felt was very meaningful. She particularly selected a Hong Kong designer's fashion to attend. Because she was born and raised in Hong Kong, she would like overseas friends to appreciate different levels of Hong Kong creative property spirit.
Aside from Pak Chi and Ng Yin Cho, Zhang Hanyu and Jiang Wenli also attended. Each selected her favorite film to share with local film and cultural art students. Pak Chi selected the Derek Yee Tung Sing directed LOST IN TIME (MONG BUT LIU). She even thanked the director because the film brought her many awards and fan support. She thanked the film's executive producers Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heung Wa Keung, who have always treated her like a daughter.
This film festival would run for three days. After the opening ceremony, September 19 and 20 will been screenings and on September 20 a China Night: Chinese American film exchange banquet and Most Outstanding Asian Artist Award presentation" will take place. Cheung Pak Chi, Ng Yin Cho, Zhang Hanyu, and Jiang Wenli will be the first film stars to receive the recognition.