15 photohraphers and KOLs to promote Macau
Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) today announced the launch of the “Experience Macao Cinematic Style” campaign in Hong Kong. The campaign features a collection of videos and photographs especially created by 15 renowned photographers and KOLs from Hong Kong and leads up to the celebration of the 3 rd International Film Festival and Awards ∙ Macao (IFFAM) on 8-14 December 2018.
Taken through the lens of the photographers and KOLs, and using the latest Aerial Drone Filming technology, the collection of aerial videos, 360-degree images and still imagery has redefined the beauty of various photogenic locations in Macao. Among the award-winning photographers are Kelvin Yuen, the 2015 National Geographic
Photo Contest award-winner; Andy Yeung who came in second at the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, and Wilson Lee, one of the category winners at the Sony World Photography Awards 2015.
General Manager of MGTO Representative in Hong Kong, Stanley Mok said, “We are pleased to be partnering with these talented young photographers and KOLs from Hong Kong to feature some of the best movie destinations in Macao. One of the classic testimonies of the co-existence of historical and modern architecture is “The Historic Centre of Macao”, criss-crossing in the heart of the city, the 22 ancient monuments and eight squares collectively inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2005 is the solid proof that Macao enjoys the reputation of rich cultural heritage that perfectly complementing progressive urban modernization. The magnificent mixture
of tradition and innovation makes Macao a favorable destination for movie shooting.
“Macao has long been a favorite setting for many Asian and international movies. With the 3 rd International Film Festival and Awards ∙ Macao taking place this month, Macao will once again be the center of the attention on the world’s movie stage. We encourage visitors from Hong Kong to visit Macao and explore the beautiful cinematic locations our city has to offer.” Mok added.
Some of the cinematic spots showcased in the work of the photographers and KOLs include: the Chapel of Our Lady of Penha in the Korean TV series “Princess Hours” (2006), the Guia Fortress in the movie “Look for a Star” (2009), the Senado Square in the movie “Unbeatable” (2013), the Macau Tower in the movie “Return of the Cuckoo” (2015) and the Friendship Bridge in the movie “The Book of Love” (2016).
Kelvin Yuen, one of the lead photographers of the campaign said, “We are very excited to be able to support this campaign and to highlight some of the breathtaking scenery available only in Macao. With such a unique blend of cultural heritage, and its proximity to Hong Kong, Macao is a perfect travel destination for Hong Kong film
and photography buffs.”
The collection of specially created videos and photographs can be viewed with the following hashtags #CinematicMacao #感受澳門電影式