WANG Shaudi is a charismatic leader in Taiwan film industry. For the past three decades, she has kept on working for films, Television, documentaries and theatrical plays while teaching in Taipei National University of the Arts and Chengchi University. Besides, she has appealed to young filmmakers to found Taiwan Original Filmmakers Union (TOFU). She is both passionate and humorous. For her, film's function in social communication is more important than its role in artistic expression. She not only holds a strong sense of responsibility for changing the environment of filmmaking but is also open to help emerging filmmakers. Directors like TSAI Ming-liang, CHEN Yu-hsun, LIN Cheng-sheng, etc. have all been her students, winning her the reputation of "Professor Shaudi" in the fields of film and television.
Born in 1953 in Taipei, WANG went to the United States for further studies after graduating from the Department of Theatre Art of Chinese Culture University. Having obtained her master's degree in theatre from Trinity University in Texas, she went to San Francisco to study film. In 1979, she suspended her studies in the United States and returned to Taiwan, devoting herself to film studio practices and excelling in screenwriting, directing and production. She co-founded Rice Film International Co., Ltd. with producer HUANG Li-ming in 1992. She does not seek to create stylized languages in her films. The content and subjects of her films are mostly drawn from trivia of ordinary people's life. Her representative screenplays include those for 《Scarecrow》(1987, directed by WANG Tung) and 《Banana Paradise》(1989, directed by WANG Tung), as well as those for her films: 《Accidental Legend》(1995), 《Yours and Mine》(1997),《Bear Hug》 (2004). These screenplays have been honored with Best Screenplay Awards at Golden Horse Film Festival and several film festivals abroad. Her 《Grandma and Her Ghosts》was the first animation film to win Best Film of the Year at Taipei Film Festival. In 2010, she launched 《Fantôme, où es-tu?》, an adaptation of a real social event, which was selected as the Closing Film of Taipei Film Festival of the year.
In 2011, WANG Shaudi contributed a short, 《Destined Eruption》, for《10+10》, a collaborative film project initiated by the Golden Horse Film Festival. In 2014, under the invitation of Public Television, she shot 《Friends or Foes?》, the Opening Film for the Taiwan International Children's Film Festival. In the same year, she was laureled with "National Award for Arts", the highest of its kind in Taiwan.
1987 《The Game They Call Sex》(one episode for the three-part film under the title)
1995 《Accidental Legend》
Golden Horse Film Festival – Best Makeup & Costume Design Shown at more than ten international film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Film Festival Ghent
1997 《Yours & Mine》
Shown at more than ten international film festivals including International Film Festival Rotterdam, London Film Festival
1998 《Grandma and Her Ghosts》(animation)
Taipei Film Festival – Best Film of the Year
Chicago International Children's Film Festival –Certificate of Merit for Animated Feature Films and Videos, Children's Jury Shown at more than twenty international film festivals including San Francisco International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Filmfest Hamburg
Golden Horse Film Festival – Best New Performer
Nanfang Daily Chinese Film Media Awards – Best Screenplay, Best New Actor Shown in more than ten international film festivals including Busan International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival
2010 《Fantôme, où es-tu ?》
Taipei Film Festival – Closing Film
Asian Film Festival (Rome)
Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival
China International Children's Film Festival – Best Actress
2011 《Destined Eruption》(short for 《10+10》)
2014 《Friends or Foes?》
Taiwan International Children's Film Festival – Opening Film
International professional experience