張作驥

CHANG Tso-chi

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

Filmography:

Year Title
2019 Synapses 
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 Thanatos Drunk 
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 10+10 
2011 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Opening Film
2012 Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin Panorama
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 
1996 Ah Chung 
1996

Asia Pacific Film Festival ---won "Jury Special Prize "
Pusan International Film Festival .Korea __won :Jury Special
Recommendation Prize
Selected for Toronto Film Festival ,Canada
Nominated for competion in mannheim Film Festival .
Germany
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 "

1997

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
Film Festival
Paticipate in Frieberg Film Festival ,Switzerland
Selected for "International Film "section in Hong Kong Film
Festival
Selected for "representing Asia "section in fukuoka
International Film Festival .Japan

1994 Midnight Revenge
1995 Ah-Chung
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
2017 Sparkles

Update:2018/12/25
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