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CHENG Wen-tang
Gender: Male
Profile
Born in 1958, CHENG Wen-tang holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Cinema and Drama section of Department of Theatre Arts of Chinese Culture University. CHENG has extensive experience in all aspects of filmmaking. As an independent producer, CHENG built his reputation in producing documentaries, short films, and subsequently expanding into feature films. All of this has earned him recognition in the local movie industry. In addition to his various talents, CHENG is also an active scriptwriter and TV series director.
His first feature film, 《Somewhere over the Dreamland》 (2002), made him the first Taiwanese director to be awarded the International Critics' Week Award at the Venice Film Festival. His work has circulated in many domestic and international film festivals. Tears is his latest feature.
In 2011, CHENG Wen-tang contributed a short film entitled 《Old Man and Me》 to 《10+10》, a collaborative film project initiated by the Golden Horse Film Festival.

【FILMOGRAPHY】

1999 《Postcard》 (short)

2002 《Somewhere over the Dreamland》
Golden Horse Film Festival – Outstanding Taiwanese Film of the Year
Venice Film Festival – International Critics' Week Award
Hawaii International Film Festival – Competition
Shown at more than ten international film festivals including Busan
International Film Festival, Festival of 3 Continents

2003 《Badu's Homework》 (short)

2004 《The Passage》
Tokyo International Film Festival – Competition

2005 《Blue Cha Cha》
(2005)
Busan International Film Festival – "A Window on Asian Cinema"
Tokyo International Film Festival – "Winds of Asia"
(2006)
Brussels International Independent Film Festival – Grand Award of All Categories
Fribourg International Film Festival – Competition
Deauville Asian Film Festival – Competition
Shown at more than ten international film festivals including
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Locarno International
Film Festival

2007 《Summer's Tail》
Busan International Film Festival – "A Window on Asian Cinema"
Tokyo International Film Festival
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival

2009 《Tears》
(2010)
Singapore International Film Festival –
Asian Feature Film Competition
Taipei Film Festival – Best Director
Asian Film Festival of Rome – Best Actor
2011 《Old Man & Me》 (short for 《10+10》)

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