Awards for 2016

Taipei Grand Award

Grand Prize

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Festival Prize

Best Actor

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Best Actress

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Best Supporting Actor

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Cai niao: Kaiser Chuang
Playing a cynical policeman who borders the ambiguous line between right and wrong, Chuang Kai-Hsun brings out the essence of these ambiguities. Facing corruption in both politics and policing, a deep web that bankrupts an entire police station, and facing his own relationship difficulties, Chuang Kai-Hsun balances the emotional changes and delicately portrays the dilemma of a policeman who is a human being.

Best Supporting Actress

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Cai niao: Man-shu Jian
Jian Man-Shu captures the essence of a working hostess that shows the difficulties and lack of choices in her life. The break-up scene with her boyfriend delivers a complexity of emotions and subtle changes of mood that is extraordinary.

Best Director

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Best Screenplay

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Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Cinematography

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Zuo Er: Fei Zhao
Award for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Cinematography) As well as using light to create rich texture and layered images, the cinematographer uses a precise and fluid lens to lead the audience deep inside the story and its complicated character relations and temporal changes. It's a work of calm and deep effort, and of story-tellingwith a camera.

Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Sound Design

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Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Editing

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Lokah Laqi: Chien-Chih Chen
Award for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Editing) When the director is faced with new, young, and inexperienced actors, capturing performances through cinematography alone is hard to control and raises the bar making editing relatively difficult. Therefore, the fluidity and precise tempo of the editor's work should be acknowledged.

Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Music

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Fei cui zhi cheng: Giong Lim
Award for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Music) A low-key melody strongly establishes the characters' melancholy and uncertainty in the face of their reality. Given the subject's situation and living space, the music creates a sonic field of proximity, making the audience feel directly present. With its fluidity, it creates a perfect combination of music and image.

Best Short Film

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Best Documentary

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Best Narrative Feature

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Best New Talent

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Lokah Laqi: Buya Watan, Watan Silan, Suyan Pito, Albee Huang, Shih-Huei Tsao, Mudi, Jing-Lang Lin, Sharon Kao, Uni Yeh, Chuen-Hua Chuang
Buya Watan, Watan Silan, SuyanPito, Esther Huang, Tsao Shih-Huei, Mudi, Lin Jing-Lang, Sharon Kao, Uni Yeh, Chuang Chuen-Hua All ten actors are new performers and yet they show a wonderful chemistry, a great energy, and a mutual support that is intensely moving. With such performances the film portrays an aboriginal culture and its life that is more complete and real.

Best Animation

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IN-COMPETITION

International New Talent Competition - Special Mention

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