Debut Classics: Generation 1960's
Date 日期 / Time 时间: Sunday, 9 May, 3.30pm 5月9日，下午3.30时
Duration 活动时长: 1 hour 一小时
Platform 呈现平台: Online 在线
Zoom Meeting 会议: Click here to join
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Passcode 密码: 922173
主讲Speakers: 陈玉勋 CHEN Yu-hsun, 萧雅全 Ya-chuan HSIAO, 姜秀琼 Hsiu-Chiung CHIANG
What was the film production environment like when the New Second Wave (1990-2010) of Taiwanese directors joined the industry? What challenges did they face while directing their debut films? What are the similarities and differences between them, and the filmmakers that came before and after them? What advice can they offer to today’s young filmmakers? Directors CHEN Yu-hsun, Ya-chuan HSIAO, and Hsiu-Chiung CHIANG share with us their experiences, and thoughts in this online panel discussion.
About the Speakers
Born in 1962 in Taipei, Taiwan, Chen Yu-hsun earned an internship opportunity to work at director Wang Shau-di’s studio when he was a university student, and developed an interest in filmmaking. Tropical Fish, his first feature film released in 1994, received positive reviews and won the Golden Horse Award for best original screenplay. He also directed TV commercials, music videos and TV dramas, which all received positive feedbacks for his humorous and approachable style.
HSIAO Ya-chuan (1967, Taiwan) was educated at the Fine Art Department of the National Institute of Arts in Taiwan. His first feature-length film, Mirror Image (2000), was selected in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes in 2001 and won numerous awards, such as Best First Feature at Torino Film Festival, and Best Film and Best New Director at Taipei Film Festival. His second feature, Taipei Exchanges (2010), gained positive feedback from the audience and critical response, and also won Audience’s Choice Award and Best Music at Taipei Film Festival and other awards.
Born in 1969, Chiang graduated from the Department of Drama of National Institute of the Arts (majoring in Directing) and obtained a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Filmmaking of Taipei National University of the Arts (majoring in Screenwriting). She made her debut performance in Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day (1991) and was nominated for the Golden Horse Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has also been assistant director and instructor of performance for Hou Hsiao-hsien and Edward Yang. Let The Wind Carry Me (2009), a documentary about world-famous cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing and the reflection on filmmakers, was co-directed with Kwan Pun-leung, which also won the Grand Prize, Best Editing and Best Documentary Awards at the Taipei Film Festival.