Born in Chiayi, Taiwan, Sylvia CHANG began her entertainment career in the 1970s in Taiwan and Hong Kong. In the forty years of her career, she directed, wrote and supervised more than twenty films and played leading roles in more than one hundred films, winning multiple awards in numerous film festivals, from best screenplay, best actress to best supporting actress.
Sylvia CHANG is recognized both in Asia and internationally. In 1992, she was invited to sit on the jury of Berlinale. In 2004, 《20 30 40》, a film she wrote, directed and played in was nominated for the Competition at Berlinale.
In 2010, she became the vice chairperson of Hong Kong International Film Festival Society, which was soon followed by her roles as the chairperson of Taipei Film Festival in 2011 and of Golden Horse Film Festival in 2014.
To commend her achievements in and contributions to the development of performing arts and related schools in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts named her an Honorary Awardee in 2011.
Sylvia CHANG is highly devoted to charities. She is a life-time volunteer of World Vision, and has founded Gosh Cultural & Education Foundation in 1988 to encourage young people in the field of creative arts.
1981 《Once Upon a Time》
1986 《Golden Horse Film Festival –Best Leading Actress》
Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Actress
1987 《The Game They Call Sex》 (a three-part film)
1992 《Mary from Beijing》
1994 《In Between》 (a three-part film)
1995 《Siao Yu》
Asia-Pacific Film Festival – Best Picture, Best
1996 《Tonight Nobody Goes Home》
Asia-Pacific Film Festival – Best Screenplay
Film Fest Gent – FIPRESCI Prize
1999 《Tempting Heart》
Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Screenplay
Berlin International Film Festival
2002 《Princess D》
2004 《20 30 40》
Berlin International Film Festival – Competition
Busan International Film Festival
2008 《Run Papa Run》
2011 《The Dusk of the Gods》 (short for 10+10)
2013 《Nian Nian》
International professional experience