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Continuing the theme in his Hills of No Return, Wang tells a story of two brothers going up the hill to pay their respects to gods as their wishes are granted.

As one of the main filmmakers in Taiwan New Cinema, Wang Toon is also a senior art designer and costume designer; he won the Best Costume Design award in Golden Horse Awards for his collaboration with King Hu in Hu’s All the King’s Men. Wang’s Taiwan Trilogy - Straw Man (1987),Banana Paradise (1989), Hill of No Return (1992) - vividly depict the change of Taiwanese society. He has won six Golden Horse Awards, including Best Director for Hill of No Return. This film was also awarded Best Film in Shanghai International Film Festival.

连老邻居都去隔壁的7-11 买饮料了,过沟乡下的「永久」杂货店生意冷清清,到底要不要把店给收了,老人和儿子用一个打赌来决定!吴念真是台湾最多人认识的欧吉桑,并以出色的剧本获得多座金马奖肯定,跨足电影、电视、广播、广告、舞台剧,亲切的主持风格与广告演出,家喻户晓。


Even the old neighbours are going to 7-11! The business of “Forever,” a grocery, is dying. The old man and his son put a bet on its future…

After penning his first screenplay in 1978, Wu worked with several leading directors of Taiwan New Cinema, such as Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang. Wu has since written more than 90 screenplays and has become one of the leadings artists of the Taiwan New Cinema. Wu made his directorial debut in 1994 with A Borrowed Life , aka Duo-Sang , and directed his second film Buddha Bless America, aka Taipin Tienguo in1996. Besides directing and writing, he was cast as the lead ("NJ") in Edward Yang's film, Yi Yi (2000). Currently, Wu runs his own production company "Wu's Productions", and actively writes, directs, produces and performs. He has won six Golden Horse Awards.

林庆台,在南澳小村落土生土长的牧师,在电影《赛德克‧巴莱》中饰演主角——莫那鲁道。在面对国际媒体、走向大银幕前之际,他想向上帝说些什么。魏德圣以《海角七号》创下台湾影史最高国片票房纪录;新作《赛德克‧ 巴莱》也是台湾至今耗资最钜的史诗电影。他的每一部(步),都在替台湾电影写下新纪录。


Lin Ching-Tai, a priest born and bred in a small village, becomes the hero in the Taiwanese epic, Seediq Bale. Now, what does he want to say to God?

Born in 1969, Wei Te-Sheng joined a small production company in 1993 and learned the craft on the job. He owns Assistant Director credits on many films, including Edward Yang’s Mahjong (1996) and Chen Kuo-Fu’s Double Vision (2002). His debut feature About July (1999) is a modest independent production, winning praise from critics in Taiwan and a Special Mention from the Dragons & Tigers Award jury at Vancouver Film Festival. His second feature, Cape No. 7 (2008) became the highest-grossing Taiwanese film in the history of Taiwan and picked up top prizes at Golden Horse Awards, Hawaii Film Festival and the Asian Marine Film Festival. The huge success of Cape No. 7 paved his way to the epic Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq, selected in Official Competition of 2011 Venice Film Festival.



An old man gets lost on the country road. He forgets his way home but remembers so many things in the past. “Thank you for looking for me,” he says.

Cheng Wen-Tang built his reputation in producing documentaries, short films, and subsequently, feature films. He has thus earned recognition in Taiwan film industry. His feature debut, Somewhere over the Dreamland (2002), made him the first Taiwanese director to be awarded The International Critics’ Week Award at Venice Film Festival. His latest feature Tears was selected as opening film for 2009 Golden Horse Film Festival.



The bus driver not only obeys all traffic rules but advocates passenger etiquette. One day, one man barges in onto the bus…

In 1999, Shen Ko-Shang won the Golden Horse Award for Short Film with his thesis project Layover, which was also selected by Cannes Film Festival. Shen’s documentary Baseball Boys (2009) won the Best Documentary in Asia Pacific Film Festival and also awarded in Taiwan International Documentary Festival. He also directed Juliets (segment Two Juliets), opening film for 2010 Golden Horse Film Festival, which also won the Best New Actor in Golden Horse Awards. Shen is currently working on his first feature The Song of Siren, winner of first prize in Golden Horse Film & TV Film Project Promotion.



A woman travelling on her own spends a night in the countryside in Taitung. In the middle of the night, she finds an unexpected visitor in her room.

As a director for film, TV feature, and documentary, Wang Shaudi and her works always bring warmth to the audience. She has produced more than 300 hours of TV drama and 80 hours of documentary episodes in the past three decades; also directed most of them. Wang has been nominated four times for Best Screenplay in Golden Horse Awards and won one of them.



People’s memories are stored in the hippocampus in the brain. “Hippocamp Hair Salon” gives you a chance to wash away either happy or sad memories!

As a fan of Rock n’ Roll and comics, Chen’s films are always full of humor. His feature debut Tropical Fish (1995) was nominated for Golden Leopard at Locarno Film Festival and won FIPRESCI award, also grabbed Best Original Screenplay and best Supporting Actress at Golden Horse Awards. His second feature Love Go Go (1997) was selected for Young Cinema at Tokyo International Film Festival, and won three Golden Horse Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Chen also directed Juliets (segment Middle-aged Juliets), opening film of 2010 Golden Horse Film Festival. He is currently preparing the next project, a martial arts comedy.



Adapted from Lu Zheng-Da’s essay with the same title, the letter written by the preacher to the prisoner facing death penalty reveals a rare moment of tenderness in a violent society.

Sylvia Chang began her acting career during the seventieth and has acted in more than 100 feature films. She has won several prestigious awards, including two Golden Horse Awards for the Best Actress, My Grandpa (1981) and Passion (1986), and has five nominations for Best Actress. Sylvia’s directing career had been well received since her 1979 directorial debut. Siao Yu (1995) won five awards in Asia Pacific Film Festival including the Best Picture. Tempting Heart (1999) won the Best Screenplay in the Hong Kong Film Awards. Her film 20 30 40 (2004) was selected for official competition in Berlin Film Festival.



A disabled girl and a blind middle-aged man. Left by the veterans who fought in Burma, they’re denied Taiwanese citizenships. The city feels no different to a war zone to them.

Chu started his career in film industry as an actor. The play he wrote in college, The First Wrong Step, won him the Best Screenplay Award in Federation of Motion Picture Production Asia Pacific. At the age of thirty, he finished the debut feature The Clown, and keeps directing ever since. Chu is currently the chair of The Motion Picture Foundation, R.O.C.



1968. A 15-year-old singer is sobbing as she made a mistake in the rehearsal. A miracle happens and it changes not only her fate but the history of Chinese pop music.

As a film critic, Chen completed his directorial debut Highshool Girls in 1989. His films, The Personals (1998) and Double Vision (2002), were selected for Un Certain Regard section in Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, he co-directed The Message, which not only succeeded in the box office but also received six nominations in Golden Horse Awards. In recent years, he produced Kekexili (2004), A World Without Thieves (2004), The Assembly (2007), If You Are the One (2008) and Starry Starry Night (2011)



1949. When people of Kinmen are fighting fiercely in the Battle of Guningtou a young girl is going through the most surreal experience in her life.

Chang Tso-Chi’s first feature Ah Chung (1999) won Best Director award in Thessalonika Film Festival. His second film Darkness and Light (1999) was awarded Grand Prix, Tokyo Gold Prize and Asian Film Award in Tokyo International Film Festival. Best of Times (2002) was selected for the Venice Film Festival official competition. Soul Of A Demon (2008) was invited to Hong Kong Film Festival as Opening Film and selected for Panorama Berlin International Film Festival. Chang’s latest work When Love Comes (2010) was selected for Gala Presentation, Busan International Film Festival, and won four Golden Horse Awards, including Best Picture and Audience’s Choice Award. Due to his outstanding achievement, Chang Tso-chi is announced the winner of National Award for Arts.



The crew arrives on the scene and finds a R.O.C flag. The director asks it to be removed in panic or his film cannot be screened in China.

Considered one of the most promising young directors in Taiwan,Cheng Yu-Chieh won the Best Short Film in Golden Horse Awards for his Summer Dream (2001). The following feature debut Do Over (2006) has also been awarded Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year in Golden Horse Film Festival and First Prize in Taipei International Film Festival, and selected for Critics Week of Venice Film Festival. His second film Yang Yang (2009), was selected for Panorama program in Berlin International Film Festival.



100 documents the daily routine of an 100-year-old grandpa. Every day, he walks a long distance on the narrow mountain road to get his post.

Born and raised in Malaysia, Ho Wi-Ding attended film school at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. His previous short films Respire (2005) and Summer Afternoon (2008) premiered at Cannes Film Festival, in Critics Week and Directors’Fortnight, respectively. Debut feature film Pinoy Sunday (2010) won him Best New Director Award in Golden Horse Award.



1954–Green Island Serenade sung by Chi Lu-Hsia was heard through the speakers in Taipei New Park as the crowds listen quietly. 2011–Chi keeps singing in a recording studio.

Hou’s experimental short Stardust 15749001 (2003) won the Grand Prix at the Taipei International Film Festival in 2003. The following short My 747 (2005) won the Grand Prix of Hong Kong IVFA Independent Short Film & Video Award in 2006. His first feature film One Day (2010) has been selected in Berlinale Forum 2010. Hou is working on his next project When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep, an urban romance, which has also won several awards in Golden Horse Film & TV Film Project Promotion.



In a bustling city a girl is enjoying everything around her. Then she starts dancing in the glistening light reflected from the streetlamps…

As a well-known actor and director in Taiwan, Leon Dai has participated in more than thirty films since 1993 and has been awarded several prizes for his work. His first short film Summers (2001) was nominated for competition in Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. His first feature Twenty Something Taipei (2002) became the second-highest grossing film of the year in Taiwan. His second feature No Puedo Vivir Sin Ti (2009) won five Golden Horse Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Audience’s Choice.



Four high school students are bullying a fat classmate in the toilet. Later in the evening, together with some tough guys, the fat boy’s uncle pays them a round of visits.

Chung’s documentary Doctor (2006) won Best Documentary at the 2006 Taipei Film Festival. His first featured film Parking (2008) was selected for Un Certain Regard Official Selection in Cannes Film Festival and won FIPRESCI Prizes in Golden Horse Award. The Fourth Portrait (2010) won Best Director at the 47th Golden Horse Awards, and has been nominated by Locarno Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.



Although the boy gets punished every day, he keeps humming “Ode to Joy” with a smile. The girl is always the first in the class, but she wants to sing the song too…

Yang Ya-Che started his career from advertisement company and animation studio. Since 2002, he has won several awards for TV Drama. His first feature film Orz Boyz (2008) was release in 2008 and earned critics acclaim as well as audiences’ applause, receiving four nominations in Golden Horse Awards, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. He is making second feature film GF&BF.

穿着小礼服的少女冲进正在打烊的内衣店,因为她的NuBra 扣环断了,店员有两个选择:请她出去,或是解决她的问题。知名广告导演萧雅全曾以电影处女作《命带追逐》夺得台北电影节最佳影片,新作《第36 个故事》获得金马奖最佳电影歌曲,也在银幕下对台北的咖啡生活文化带来奇妙的影响。


A girl in cocktail dress rushes into a shop with a snapped bra strap. The shop is closing. They can either ask her to leave or solve her problem.

Hsiao Ya-Chuan started making short films and commercials since 1988. His first feature film Mirror Image (2000) was selected for the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes Film Festival, and won the Best Picture in Fukuoka Asian Film Festival. In 2010, his second feature Taipei Exchanges (2010) was completed and won Best Original Film Song.

即将结婚的情侣准备搬进新家,因为楼梯太小而扛不上去的洗衣机,用吊车悬吊起来,在城市的天空中缓缓摆荡着。在美国求学长大的新锐导演陈骏霖,短片《美》曾获得柏林影展最佳短片,长片处女作《一页台北》荣获柏林影展NETPAC 奖,独特的眼光,让他拍出来的台湾,特别与众不同。


A couple who are about to get married are moving into their new home. The washing machine is too big to go through the staircase. Lifted by a crane, it gently swings in the air

Arvin Chen grew up in San Francisco Bay Area, studying Architectural Design at the University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, he moved to Taipei to apprentice with Taiwanese filmmaker Edward Yang before completing his master degree in film production at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. In 2006, Arvin’s short film Mei (2006) won the Silver Bear at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival. His first feature film Au Revoir Taipei (2010) has been selected in Berlinale Forum 2010 and won NETPAC Prize.



An old house in the small town of Tongluo. One afternoon when a young woman finds the old jewellery the memories of her great grandma come rushing back to her.

Hou Hsiao-Hsien is an award-winning film director and a leading figure of Taiwan New Cinema. He has won Golden Lion Award at Venice Film Festival for A City of Sadness (1989), FIPRESCI Prize at Berlin International Film Festival for A Time to Live, A Time to Die(1985), Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival for In the Hands of a Puppet Master(1993) and many other awards. Also known for his other masterpieces like Dust in the Wind (1986), Goodbye, South, Goodbye (1996), Flowers of Shanghai (1998), Millennium Mambo (2001), and Flight of the Red Balloon (2007). Hou Hsiao-Hsien is currently the chair of Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee.