Director , Scriptwriter
Chang Tso-Chi was born in Jiayi, Taiwan, in 1961. He first majored in electrical engineering and then went on to study film and drama at the Chinese Culture University, graduating in 1987. He found work in the film industry as a camera assistant and very quickly moved on to work as an assistant director, first to Yu Kan-Pi, then to Yim Ho and Tsui Hark. In 1988, he worked as Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s first assistant director on ‘A City of Sadness’. His first work “Ah Chung’ used unprofessional actors to demonstrate a special Taiwanese cermemony Ba Jia Jiang (Eight Generals). This film won the ‘Special Jury Prize’ at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival and Pusan Film Festival (‘New Currents’ section). The film also received awards for ‘Best Director’ at the Thessalonika Film Festival, and ‘Grand Prix du Jury’ and ‘Best Photography’ at Zhuhai Film Festival, China. The film ‘Darkness and Light’ was awarded ‘Grand Prix’, ‘Tokyo Gold Prize’ and ‘Asian Film Award’ (Tokyo International Film Festival) for best picture. At the Singpore Film Festival the film won ‘Best Film’ and the ‘FIPRESCI Award’. The film ‘Best of Times’ was selected for the Venice Film Festival competition and was awarded ‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Actor’ at the Singapore Film Festival. His most recent film is ‘How Are You,Dad?’.
1994 Midnight Gunshots (Anye Qiangsheng)
1996 Ah Chung (Zhong-zai)
‘Best Director’, Thessalonika Film Festival
‘Special Jury Prize’, Asia-Pacific Film Festival
‘Special Jury Prize’, Pusan Film Festival ‘New Currents’ section
‘Best Supporting Actress’, Golden Horse Awards, Taiwan
‘Grand Prix du Jury’ & ‘Best Photography’, Zhuhai Film Festival, China
Selected for 12 other international festivals
1999 Darkness and Light (Hei’an zhi Guang)
‘Grand Prix’, ‘Tokyo Gold Prize’ and ‘Asian Film Award’, Tokyo International Film Festival
‘Best Picture’ and ‘Best Newcomer’, Taipei Film Festival
‘Best Film’, ‘FIPRESCI Award’ and ‘NETPAC Award’, Singapore Film Festival
Four Golden Horse Awards, including ‘Best Screenplay’
Official Selection for the Quinzaine des Realisateurs, Cannes,
and 14 other international festivals
2002 The Best of Times (Meili Shiguang)
‘Best Feature Film’, ‘Audience Choice Award’ and ’Best Taiwanese Film of the Year’, the 39th Golden Horse Awards
2005 The Holy Ridge TV
the first TV series made by film in taiwan.
200 Soul of Demon
Golden Horse Film Festival-Opening Film
58th Berlin Film Festival-Panorama
2009 How are you, Dad?
11th Taipeai Film Festival-Closing film
|2022||Flotsam and Jetsam|
Nomination 2022 Best Director at the 59th Golden Horse Awards
2021 Asian Film Festival - 2020 International Film Festival Rotterdam 2020 - Big Screen Competition 2020 Taipei Film Awards Best Supporting Actor 2019 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Opening film 2019 Golden Horse Awards nominations - Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Visual Effects
2015 Taipei Film Festival - Grand Prize,Best Narrative Feature,Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Press Award
2015 Hong Kong International Film Festival
2015 Berlin International Film Festival-Panorama, ELSE-The Siegessäule Readers’ Jury Award
|2013||A Time in Quchi|
|2011||Ten Plus Ten|
2011 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Opening Film 2012 Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin Panorama Platinum Remi Award for Art Direction in the category of Film & Video Production at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival in 2013 (winner)
|2010||When Love Comes|
2010 15th Pusan International Film Festival - Gala Presentation
2010 54th London International Film Festival
2010 10th Kaouhsiung Film Festival - Opening Film
2010 11th Tokyo Filmex International Film Festival
2011 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam
2011 Black Movie - Geneva Film Festival
|2009||How are you,Dad?|
2009 14th Pusan International Film Festival
2009 10th Tokyo Filmex International Film Festival
2009 6th Hong Kong Asian Film Festival.
2009 11th Taipei Film Festival-Closing film
2009 7th Yilan International Film Festival- Opening Film
|2008||Soul of A Demon|
2007 Golden Horse Awards
2008 Hong Kong International Film Festival
2008 India Asia Film Festival
2008 Berlin International Film Festival
2008 Pusan International Film Festival ,windows of asia
|2002||The Best of Times|
|1999||Darkness & Lights|
Asia Pacific Film Festival ---won "Jury Special Prize "
Pusan International Film Festival .Korea __won :Jury Special
Selected for Toronto Film Festival ,Canada
Nominated for competion in mannheim Film Festival .
Nominated for competion in Nante Film Festival ,France
Tesalonika Film Festival ,Greece ---won"Best Director "
Golden Horse Film Festival ,Taiwan ---won :Best Supporting Actress "
Chiu-Hai Film Festival ,China ---won :Best Potography ",
"Best Jury Grand Prize "
Nominated for competition in Rotterdam Film Festival ,Holland Selected for world Film section in india Film Festival
Nominated for competition in Gunterberg
Film Festival .SwedenSelected for Belgrade Film Festival
Selected for San Francisco Asia-America Film Festival
Selected for "New Film ,New Director "section in New York
Paticipate in Frieberg Film Festival ,Switzerland
Selected for "International Film "section in Hong Kong Film
Selected for "representing Asia "section in fukuoka
International Film Festival .Japan
1994 Midnight Revenge
1999 Darkness and Light
2001 The Best of Times
2006 Soul of Demon
2009 How are you, Dad?
2010 When Love Comes
2011 10+10 (segment "
2013 A Time in Quchi
2015 Thanatos, Drunk