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Best Narrative Feature:The Great Buddha +

《The Great Buddha +》

Winners Grounds:

With many years’ experience in documentary, director Huang Hsin-yao brings his signature style to his debut feature, confidently and compassionately dealing with remote village themes that draw the focus away from the big city.

Best Documentary:Small Talk

《Small Talk》

Winners Grounds:

A powerful depiction of a mother-daughter relationship. The film bravely portrays the most difficult and dark side of human nature through the relationship of three generations of women, with a reconciliation between the mother and daughter that is very moving.

Best Short Film:True Emotion Behind the Wall

《True Emotion Behind the Wall》

Winners Grounds:

The film was produced with very limited resources in a difficult environment and facing many restrictions. The mise-en-scène is nevertheless remarkable.

Best Animation:Stories About Him

《Stories About Him》

Winners Grounds:

The storytelling is full of innovation as the film fully explores its techniques of animation, while still speaking to audiences of all ages.

Best Director:LU Po-shun

《Wild Tides》

Winners Grounds:

The director constructs a very realistic environment for the actors within a short film that talks, with restraint, about the loneliness of people in a remote village. The aesthetics and the choice of subject clearly show the director’s care for this place.

Best Screenplay:HUANG Xi

《Missing Johnny》

Winners Grounds:

The script is tightly structured yet full of freedom - a rare combination. It tells its story well, making the audience feel deeply the sorrow and beauty of its characters.

Best Actor:WU Kang-jen

《White Ant》

Winners Grounds:

An acting performance without exaggeration, Wu Kang-jen grasps the characteristics of the role with delicacy and precision to fully portray the richness of his character’s inner state.

Best Actress:YIN Shin

《The River That All Flow By》

Winners Grounds:

Yin Shin is in good command of her interpretation of the role, perfectly finding its tempo, and filling her acting with details rather than offering a conceptual rendition.

Best Supporting Actor:HUANG Yuan

《Missing Johnny》

Winners Grounds:

Very naturalistic acting, simple and direct, that finds a suitable way to portray the way of life of the character.

Best Supporting Actress:LIU Yin-shan

《Cloudy》

Winners Grounds:

A pitch perfect performance that captures the state of the character’s illness, delicately showing an inner state that is rarely seen, and demonstrating excellent attention to detail.

Best New Talent:Rima Zeidan

《Missing Johnny》

Winners Grounds:

In a film that does not emphasize the plot, the actress gives a naturalistic performance without pretension that captures the heart and soul of the character.

Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Cinematography):YAO Hung-i

《Missing Johnny》

Winners Grounds:

The atmosphere of the film is created by its cinematography. The flow of the camerawork echoes the complicated interpersonal relationships in the city and give life to the film beyond its story.

Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Editing):LAI Hsiu-hsiung

《The Great Buddha +》

Winners Grounds:

The editing flows throughout and is not abrupt, allowing the story and characters to naturally reveal themselves through the tempo of the film.

Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Music):LIN Sheng-xiang

《The Great Buddha +》

Winners Grounds:

The music mixes a rich variety of styles combining generic forms with local elements that tap into the story’s sources. With delicate design, it makes interesting connections with the voiceover and visual language, becoming a rich and lively work in terms of concept and style.

Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution (Art Design):CHAO Shih-hao

《The Great Buddha +》

Winners Grounds:

With its stylish and detailed approach, it fittingly constructs the living environment of the story; one that is ironic and exaggerated, portraying the details of the characters, and forming the script’s unique world.

Press Award:The Road to Mandalay

《The Road to Mandalay》

Winners Grounds:

The film depicts the struggles of Burmese migrant workers in a difficult, foreign location with humanity and explores their psychological conflicts. With limited resources the film achieves a high standard of film aesthetics, while the actor Kai Ko gives an explosive performance, showing a different side of his potential. This award is to acknowledge the artistic achievement of the film.

Yang Shih-chi Outstanding Contribution Award:JAN Hung-tze

《JAN Hung-tze》

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