SOAS University of London

Centre of Taiwan Studies

TPNWCP Cheng Yu-Chieh Series: Cheng Yu-Chieh Director's Q&A

THIS EVENT IS ARCHIVED
Director Cheng Yu-Chieh (鄭有傑)

Date: 13 November 2020Time: 2:00 PM

Finishes: 13 November 2020Time: 4:00 PM

Venue: Virtual Event

Type of Event: Virtual Event

*This event will be held online through Microsoft Teams.


As well as the above link, links to this online Q&A session will also be posted across the Centre's social media channels.

Cheng Yu-Chieh Profile 2

To close the final series in our Taiwan Post-New Wave Cinema Project, this special Q&A session will give attendees the rare opportunity to ask questions and have in-depth discussion with Director Cheng Yu-Chieh on his works, filmmaking experiences and thoughts on Taiwan's Post-New Wave Cinema as one of its key figures.

Born on the 27th of Nov. 1977 in Tainan, Taiwan, with BA in Economics at National Taiwan University, Cheng started experimenting with V8 when he was a freshman and participated in several student productions and 16mm film productions for practical training. In junior year, Cheng shot his first 16mm short, Babyface, in which he worked as director, screenwriter and actor. After Babyface, he temporarily left school to concentrate on his second 16mm, short film Summer Dream, which entered several international Film Festivals, and Cheng was seen as one of the most promising Taiwanese young talents. In 2006, his first feature Do Over was selected for the International Week of Film Critics in Venice and invited by various international film festivals, such as Vancouver, Athena, and Pusan. In addition to directing, Cheng is also passionate about acting. In 2008 he played a major role in the TV drama, Police et Vous, and gained enormous popularity. Now Cheng is active in Taiwan’s film and TV industry as an actor and director.

Filmography

2000 《BABYFACE》 (16mm/37mins) writer/director/actor

AWARDS
2000 International Student Film Festival Golden Lion Awards: Special Jury Award

FESTIVALS
2000 Taipei Golden Horse Films Festival Nominations: Short Animations
2000 Pittsburgh International Lesbians & Gays Film Festival
2000 Tokyo International Gays & Lesbians Film Festival
2000 Vancouver International Film Festival

2001 《Summer Dream》 (16mm/60mins) writer/director

AWARDS
2001 38th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival: The Best Short Film
2002 Taipei Film Festival: The Best Feature Film
2002 Taipei Film Festival: The Best New Performer (Huang Jianwei)

FESTIVALS
2001 38th Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Nominations: The Best Supporting Actress (Show Lee)
2002 Tokyo International Film Festival: Winds of Asia
2003 Pusan International Film Festival
2002 Vancouver International Film Festivals
2002 Hawaii International Film Festival
2002 Lyon International Film Festival
2003 Fukuoka International Film Festival

2006 《Do Over》 (35mm/112mins) writer/director

AWARDS
2003 The Government Information Office Script Competition: The Best Script
2006 Taipei Film Festival: Taipei Awards Grand Prize, Audience Choice Award
2006 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival: Formosa Film Awards
2006 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival: The Best Editing
2006 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival: The Best Music

FESTIVALS
2006 Venice Film Festival: Critic weeks
2006 Athens International Film Festival: In Competition
2006 Tokyo International Film Festival: Winds of Asia
2006 Busan International Film Festival: Window of Asia
2006 Vancouver International Film Festival: Dragons and Tigers

2009 《YANG,YANG》 (35mm/114mins) writer/director

AWARDS
2009 Taipei Film Festival: The Best Leading Actress (Sandrine Pinna)
2009 Taipei Film Festival: The Special Jury Price,
2009 Taipei Film Festival: The Best Music (Lim Giong)
2009 Taipei Film Festival: Young Director
2009 Taipei Film Festival Competition: Audience’s Choice Award
2009 FIPRESCI Prizes, The Asia Pacific Film Festival Best Leading Actress (Sandrine Pinna)

FESTIVALS
2009 Berlin International Film Festival: Panorama
2009 Taipei Film Festival
2009 Hong Kong International Film Festival: Top Ten Feature Movies Of The Year
2009 Tokyo International Film Festival
2009 Pusan International Film Festival
2009 Turin International Film Festival
2009 Vancouver International Film Festival
2009 Locarno International Film Festival
2009 Hawaii International Film Festival
2009 San Diego Asian Film Festival
2009 Ghent International Film Festival

2010 《Days We Stared At the Sun》 (HD/ TV series) writer/director

AWARDS
2011 Television Golden Bell Awards:
Best Television Mini-series/TV Movie
Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-series/TV movie
Best Leading Actor in a Mini-series/TV movie
Best Leading Actor in a Mini-series/TV movie
Best Supporting Actress in a Mini-series/TV movie
Best Writing for a Mini-series/TV movie
2011 ATF, Asia Television Forum: Best Television series Award

2011 《My Little Honey Moon》 (HD/TV Movie) writer/director

FESTIVALS
2012 New Taipei City Film Festival: Opening Film
2011 Television Golden Bell Awards: Best Leading Actor in a Mini-series/TV movie

2011 《10+10》- Segment "Unwritten Rules" (Anthology Film / 5 min) writer/director

FESTIVALS
2011 Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival
2012 Berlin International Film Festival: Panorama

2014 《Panay》 (Feature Film / 99 min ) writer/director
Co-director: Lekal Sumi Cilangasan


AWARDS
2015 Taipei Film Festival Competition: Audience’s Choice Award
2015 Taiwan Social Justice Award
2015 Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival: Best Original Film Song
2015 Chinese Visual Festival (London, UK): Jury Grand Prize
2016 CMS Intl Children's Film Festival: Best Children's Feature Film Award

FESTIVALS
2015 Singapore International Film Festival: Opening Film
2015 Chinese Visual Festival (London, UK): Closing Film
2015 ICFT-UNESCO Fellini Award Nominations

2017 《Days We Stared At the Sun II》 (UHD/ TV series) writer/director

AWARDS
2017 Television Golden Bell Awards: Best Television Mini-series/TV Movie
2017 Television Golden Bell Awards: Best Director for a Mini-series/TV movie

2020 《Dear Tenant》 (Feature Film /107 min) writer/director

AWARDS
2020 Taipei Film Awards: Best Actor

Film Festivals
2020 Hong Kong International Film Festival

Organiser: SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies

Contact email: ml156@soas.ac.uk