Jack Kao is an actor born in 1958. He met producer Chang Hua-kun and Hou Hsiao-hsien of Evergreen Film Company by chance in 1987, prompting his first collaboration with Hou by playing a role in Hou's "Daughter of the Nile." In 1992, he had his first gangster role in "Dust of Angels" by Hsu Hsiao-ming and had successfully portrayed the gangster role who is faithful and loyal to his clan. Later he has played a lot of different roles in numerous films and TV dramas. He also won the Golden Bell Award for best supporting role.
2009 The 46th Golden Horse Awards The Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year
|2021||City of Lost Things|
2021 Annecy International Animated Film Festival-Contrechamp Competition
|2021||GATAO - The Last Stray|
|2018||GATAO 2：Rise of The King|
|2018||Two Wrongs Make a Right|
|2018||Cities of Last Things|
2018 Toronto International Film Festival - Platform Competition 2018 Busan International Film Festival - A Window on Asian Cinema
2018 Busan International Film Festival - A Window on Asian Cinema
|2017||The Gangster's Daughter|
New York Asian Film Festival (Official Competition) Chicago Asian Pop-Up Cinema (Opening Film, Season V) Los Angeles Taiwanese Film Biennial (Opening Film) Women Make Waves Film Festival (Official Competition) Hawaii International Film Festival
2015 Busan International Film Festival -Gala Presentation
2015 Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival - Opening Film
2015 Cannes Film Festival - Best Director, Cannes Soundtrack Award
|2014||Zombie Fight Club|
|2014||Taipei Factory I|
2013 The Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival – Special opening screening.
A Window on Asia Cinema – Busan Int'l Film Festival
|2013||Anywhere Somewhere Nowhere|
Selected by TPG (Tokyo Project Gathering) Won awards in Golden Horse Film & TV co-production Meeting
|2009||A Place of One`s OWN|
2009 33th Hong Kong International Film Festival, Taiwan New Generation
2009 11th The 2009 Taipei Film Festival,Audience’s Choice Award,Best Supporting Actress--LU Yi-chings,Best Art Direction--HUANG Mei-ching
2009 Berlin Film Festival (Panorama)
2009 Melbourne Queer Film Festival
2009 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
2009 Hong Kong International FF
2009 Torino GLBT 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 Golden Horse Award, Best Art Direction
2008 Golden Horse Award, FIPRESCI Prize
2008 Festival de Cannes
2008 Pusan International Film Festival,window of asia
2009 Adelaida Film Festival, World Cinema
|2008||God Man Dog|
2008 Berlin International Film Festival, Tagesspiegel Readers’ Jury Award (Won) 2008 Fribourg International Film Festival, E-Changer Award (Won) 2008 Durban International Film Festival, Best Screenplay (Won) 2008 Asiatica Film Mediale, Best Actress (Won) 2008 Asian Film Awards, Best Actor (Nominated) 2008 Asian Film Festival Barcelona, Best New Director 2008 Creteil International Women’s Film Festival, Best Feature Film (Nominated) 2008 Taipei Film Festival, Grand Prize (Nominated) 2008 Hong Kong International Film Festival 2008 The Focus on Asia Fukuoka International Film Festival 2007 Taipei Golden Horse Awards, Best Original Screenplay (Nominated), Best Film Editing (Nominated), Best Art Direction (Nominated) 2007 Busan International Film Festival, New Currents Award (Nominated) 2007 Vancouver International Film Festival
|2005||Love’s Lone Flower|
2001 The 6th Pusan International Film Festival, A Window on Asian Cinema Section, A Window on Asian Cinema Award
2001 The 21st Hawaii International Film Festival, Golden Maile Awards Competition Section
2001 The 20th Vancouver International Film Festival
2001 The 37th Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo Award
2001 The 28th Gent International Film Festival, Best Director Award
2001 The 54th Cannes International Film Festival, Best Technical Award
2001 The 38th Golden Horse Awards Best Cinematography, Best Original Score. Best Sound Effects
2002 The 31st International Film Festival Rotterdam
2002 The 4th Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema2001 The 45th San Francisco International Film Festival
2002 Karlovy Vary International Film
2002 The 16th Fribourg International Film Festival
2000 The 37th Golden Horse Awards Best Supporting Actor nominated
2000 The 53rd Cannes International Film Festival, International Film Critics Week Section
2000 The 2nd Cinemanila International Film Festival
2000 Edinburgh International Film Festival
2000 The 5th Pusan International Film Festival, New Currents Competition Section
2000 The 45th Asia Pacific Film Festival
2001 The 15th Fribourg International Film Festival, Best New Director Award, Best Script Award
|1999||A CHANCE TO DIE|
|1998||FLOWER OF SHANGHAI|
1998 Asia-Pacific Film Festival
• Winner - Best Director (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)
• Winner - Best Art Direction (Huang Wen-Ying)
|1992||Dust of Angels|
|1991||A Piggy Tale|
|1989||A City of Sadness|
|1987||Daughter of the Nile|
2016 Berlin International Film Festival-Retrospective - Berlinale Classics
1987 Golden Horse Awards: Best Score
1987 Italy Turin Intl. Fest.: Special Jury Award
1988 Hong Kong Intl. Film Fest.
1988 Cannes Intl. Film Fest.
1988 Pesaro Film Fest.
1988 Jerusalem Film Fest.
1988 La Rochelle International Film Festival
1988 Gijon Intl. Film Fest. for Children & Young People
1988 Edinburgh Film Fest.
1988 Locarno Intl. Film Fest.
1988 The New York Film Fest.
1988 Toronto Intl. Film Fest.
1988 Vancouver Intl. Film Fest.
1988 Mostra Intl.de Cinema
1988 Chicago Intl. Film Fest.
1988 London Film Fest.
1989 Boston Film Fest.?Seattle Intl. Film Fest.
1990 Orleans Cinema Festival, France
1991 Montreal World Film Fest.