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CHENG Yu-chieh
Gender: Male
Born in 1977, CHENG Yu-chieh has been enthusiastic about cinema since his childhood. Before graduating from National Taiwan University with a B.A. in Economics, he has participated in several student productions and 16mm film productions. In his third year of college, he shot his first 16mm short, 《Babyface》 followed by his second one, 《Summer》, 《Dream》. Both have received great feedback and were invited to various international film festivals, such as Vancouver and Busan, which gained him the reputation of one of the most promising Taiwanese young talents in cinema.
His first feature film, 《Do Over》 (2006), was selected into International Critics' Week at Venice Film Festival. His second feature, 《Yang Yang》 (2009) was the first feature film to be supported by Pushing Hands project, a joint effort by director Ang LEE and his brother, producer Khan LEE. In its preparation stage, the film already caught much attention and was selected by Pusan Promotion Plan in 2007. When the film was completed in 2009, it was selected into "Panorama" at Berlinale and "Young Taiwanese Cinema" at Hong Kong International Film Festival. In 2011, he contributed 《Unwritten Rules》, a short film to 《10+10》, a collaborative film project initiated by Golden Horse Film Festival.
In addition to directing, CHENG also works actively as an actor for TV and films in Taiwan.


2000 《Babyface》 (short)

2001 《Summer, Dream》 (short)
Golden Horse Film Festival – Best Short Film
Taipei Film Festival – Best Fictional Film – Video Award, New Talent Actor Award

2006 《Do Over》
Venice Film Festival – International Critics' Week
Taipei Film Festival – Grand Prize, Audience's Choice Award
Golden Horse Film Festival – Formosa Film Award, Best Film Editing, Best Original Film Score
Athens International Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
Busan International Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival
Asian American International Film Festival (New York)

2009 《Yang Yang》
Taipei Film Festival – Special Jury Prize, Best Actress, Best Music, Audience Choice Award in New Talent Competition
Berlin International Film Festival – "Panorama"
Hong Kong International Film Festival
Asia-Pacific Film Festival – Best Actress
Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
Asian American International Film Festival (New York)
2011 《Unwritten Rules》 (short for 《10+10》)

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