Awards for 2017

Taipei Grand Award

Grand Prize

WINNER

International New Talent Competition - Grand Prize

WINNER

Inxeba: John Trengove
The film successfully portrays the psychology and internal conflicts of the characters, and deals with themes of traditional culture and homosexuality that are urgent and need to be told with greater currency. The film is never didactic, but successfully combines important questions of the balance between tradition and change, of trust, and the conflicts between the personal and the public, between individual choice and traditional continuity.

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International New Talent Competition - Special Jury Prize

WINNER

Mimosas: Oliver Laxe
Through exceptional cinematography, editing, sound design and casting, the film elevates itself to the highest level, encouraging audiences to travel with the film as if they are moving through a cinematic garden that blends the contemporary with the past, convincingly situating the character''s acts of passion. It''s multilayered story draws the viewer in, allowing them to surrender to the film, it''s breath-taking imagery and open-ended form that is full of surprises.

Festival Prize

Best Actor

WINNER

Bai yi: Kang Ren Wu
An acting performance without exaggeration, Wu Kang-jen grasps the characteristics of the role with delicacy and precision to fully portray the richness of his character's inner state.

Best Actress

WINNER

Chuan liu zhi dao: Ivy Yin
Yin Shin is in good command of her interpretation of the role, perfectly finding its tempo, and filling her acting with details rather than offering a conceptual rendition.

Best Supporting Actor

WINNER

Missing Johnny: Sean Huang
Very naturalistic acting, simple and direct, that finds a suitable way to portray the way of life of the character.

Best Supporting Actress

WINNER

Cloudy: Yin-Shang Liu
A pitch perfect performance that captures the state of the character's illness, delicately showing an inner state that is rarely seen, and demonstrating excellent attention to detail.

Best Director

WINNER

Wild Tides: Po-shun Lu
Through exceptional cinematography, editing, sound design and casting, the film elevates itself to the highest level, encouraging audiences to travel with the film as if they are moving through a cinematic garden that blends the contemporary with the past, convincingly situating the character''s acts of passion. It''s multilayered story draws the viewer in, allowing them to surrender to the film, it''s breath-taking imagery and open-ended form that is full of surprises.

Best Screenplay

WINNER

Missing Johnny: Xi Huang
The script is tightly structured yet full of freedom - a rare combination. It tells its story well, making the audience feel deeply the sorrow and beauty of its characters.

Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Cinematography

WINNER

Missing Johnny: Hung-i Yao
The atmosphere of the film is created by its cinematography. The flow of the camerawork echoes the complicated interpersonal relationships in the city and give life to the film beyond its story.

Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Art Design

WINNER

The Great Buddha +: Shih-hao Chao
With its stylish and detailed approach, it fittingly constructs the living environment of the story; one that is ironic and exaggerated, portraying the details of the characters, and forming the script's unique world.

Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Editing

WINNER

The Great Buddha +: Hsiu-hsiung Lai
The editing flows throughout and is not abrupt, allowing the story and characters to naturally reveal themselves through the tempo of the film.

Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Music

WINNER

The Great Buddha +: Sheng-Xiang Lin
The music mixes a rich variety of styles combining generic forms with local elements that tap into the story's sources. With delicate design, it makes interesting connections with the voiceover and visual language, becoming a rich and lively work in terms of concept and style.

Best Short Film

WINNER

True Emotion Behind the Wall: Tso-chi Chang
The film was produced with very limited resources in a difficult environment and facing many restrictions. The mise-en-scène is nevertheless remarkable.

IN-COMPETITION




Best Documentary

WINNER

Ri Chang Dui Hua: Hui-Chen Huang
A powerful depiction of a mother-daughter relationship. The film bravely portrays the most difficult and dark side of human nature through the relationship of three generations of women, with a reconciliation between the mother and daughter that is very moving.

IN-COMPETITION


Best Narrative Feature

WINNER

The Great Buddha +: Hsin-yao Huang
With many years' experience in documentary, director Huang Hsin-yao brings his signature style to his debut feature, confidently and compassionately dealing with remote village themes that draw the focus away from the big city.

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Best New Talent

WINNER

Missing Johnny: Rima Zeidan
In a film that does not emphasize the plot, the actress gives a naturalistic performance without pretension that captures the heart and soul of the character.

Best Animation

WINNER

Stories About Him: Yung-Shiuan Yang
The storytelling is full of innovation as the film fully explores its techniques of animation, while still speaking to audiences of all ages.

IN-COMPETITION


Audience Award

Audience Choice Award

WINNERS


Press Award

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Outstanding Contribution Award

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