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WEI Te-sheng
Gender: Male
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Born in 1969, WEI Te-sheng worked on film and television productions between1993 and 1996, including Japanese director Kaizo HAYASHI's 《The Breath》 (1995), Edward YANG's 《Mahjong》(1996), etc. Meanwhile, he also completed several scripts and films among which 《About July》(1999) was honored with Dragons and Tigers Award Special Mention at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
In 2000, while working as planner and assistant director for 《Double Vision》directed by CHEN Kuo-fu, he completed the script for《Seediq Bale》which narrated the Wushe Incident. It was when local film industry was in decline, WEI however shot a five-minute sequence of the epic film 《Seediq Bale》in a format that corresponded to international standard solely with his own budget. It was the first time that a Taiwanese filmmaker made a teaser trailer for fundraising. Due to difficulties in fundraising, WEI could not but completed 《Cape No. 7》 (2008) before working on other films. Being the highest grossing Taiwanese film in local film history at the time, 《Cape No. 7》provoked a movement among local audience to watch the movie in cinemas. It not only won Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year, Audience Choice and Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Horse Film Festival but also garnered grand prizes at Hawaii International Film Festival and Asian Marine Film Festival in Makuhari. It was the recognition for this film that allowed WEI to accomplish 《Seediq Bale Part I》and 《Seediq Bale Part II》, which were released in September, 2011 and generated a total profit of eight hundred and eighty million NTD in Taiwan. It also entered the competition of the 68thVenice Film Festival and was nominated for eleven awards at the Golden Horse Film Festival in the same year, winning Best Feature Film and other five awards. In 2014, he completed 《KANO》to which he was executive producer. His feature drama《52Hz, I Love You》was released on Jan. 26, 2017.

【FILMOGRAPHY】

1999 《About July》(16mm)
(1999)
Vancouver International Film Festival
(2000)
Busan International Film Festival

2008 《Cape No. 7》
(2008)
Taipei Film Festival – Grand Prize, Best Cinematography, Best Music, Audience Choice Award in New Talent Competition
Golden Horse Film Festival – Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Film Song, The Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year
Asian Marine Film Festival in Makuhari – Grand Prize for Feature Narrative
Kuala Lumpur International Film Festival – Best Cinematography
Hawaii International Film Festival – Halekulani Golden Orchid Award for Best Narrative Feature
Busan International Film Festival
(2009)
Asian Film Awards – The Edward Yang New Talent Award
Vesoul International Film Festival of Asian Cinema – Competition
Portland International Film Festival
Chinese Film Media Awards – Special Jury Prize
2011 《Debut》(short for 《10+10》)

2011 《Seediq Bale》
(2011)
Venice Film Festival – Competition
Toronto International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Golden Horse Film Festival – Best Feature Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Film Score, Best Sound Effects, Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of the Year, Audience Choice Award
(2012)
Osaka Asian Film Festival – Audience Award
Chinese Film Media Awards – Best Film
(2017)
《52Hz, I Love You》

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