Director , Scriptwriter , Producer
After earning an MA from the Department of Radio & Television at the National Chengchi University, Hou Chi-jan now works as a film director, scriptwriter and writer. His works often convey his reflection on time and memories.
His career in film began with his first short, Stardust 15749001, which won the Grand Prize at the 2003 Taipei Film Festival. In 2005, My 747, a poetic account of the scooter which accompanied Hou for years, won the Asian New Force Award at the IFVA in Hong Kong. In the same year, his documentary feature, Taiwan Black Movies, which rediscovers and re-defines
social realism” in the late 1970s Taiwanese cinema was presented at the Tokyo, Busan, and Rotterdam Film Festivals and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Golden Horse Awards. In 2010, Hou made his feature debut, One Day, which was followed by When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep in 2012.
In 2015, he returned to documentary. The Poetries from the Bookstores, a 40-episode series, was highly acclaimed in all Chinese-speaking territories. Ode to Time is Hou’s
latest feature-length documentary.
|2016||Ode to Time|
2017 Hong Kong Music Film Festival
2016 Tokyo International Film Festival
|2014||Taipei Factory II-Alla Scoperta di Taipei|
2014 Venice International Film Festival
2014 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival
|2012||When a Wolf Falls in Love With a Sheep|
2011 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Opening Film
2012 Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin Panorama
2010 Taipei Golden Horse Fantasy Film Festival–Closing Film
2010 Vladivostok International Film Festival–Special Jury Prize
2010 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival–Opening Film
2010 Pusan International Film Festival
2010 Tokyo International Film Festival
2010 Dubai International Film Festival
|2007||SHOPPING CART BOY|
|2005||Taiwan Black Movies|