The Golden Horse Awards is a film prize awarded by the Taipei Film Association. Each year, it recognises excellence in international feature films released in Taiwan during the previous calendar year. It was established in 1954 and has been considered one of Asia’s most prestigious film prizes ever since.
The “taipei golden horse film festival 2021” is an international film festival that will be held in Taipei, Taiwan. It has been around since 1971 and is one of the oldest film festivals in the world. The awards are given out annually during the final week of November.
These are the winners of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, which took place in Taipei, Taiwan from November 11th to 28th.
Narrative Feature of the Year
Chung Mong-The hong’s Falls – Taiwan | 2021 – 129 minutes
Xiao Jing starts a home quarantine when a student tests positive with COVID-19. Pin-wen, her mother, has been requested to take a leave of absence. The already tight mother-daughter connection gets much more strained when they are confined together. Pin-wen is soon admitted to the hospital with a mental condition. Their lives swerve in unforeseen ways as a result of mental illness, but it also untangles the tangled strands surrounding their hearts.
Best Feature Documentary
Kiwi Chow’s Revolution of Our Times – Hong Kong | 2021 – 152 minutes
The extradition measure introduced in Hong Kong in 2019 has transformed the city into a battleground against Chinese authoritarian authority. This documentary was created by Kiwi Chow as a historical record of the movement as well as personal testimonies from Hongkongers on the front lines. The film is about the struggle of Hongkongers, as well as freedom fighters across the globe, against dictatorships.
Best Short Live Action Film
Zhang Zhi-Good teng’s Day – Taiwan | 2021 – 19 minutes
Chia-wife chen’s throws him out during their divorce proceedings. When Typhoon Yong-ching, which shares the same name as his wife, approaches, he slips back home to fetch his golf gear…
Short Documentary Film of the Year
Lin Yu-In en’s Their Teens – Taiwan | 2020 – 40 minutes
A group of young people from Yunlin’s rural region are determined to change their life. They began working and starting families significantly sooner than their city counterparts. One has to worry whether their offspring will follow in their footsteps.
Short Animation Film of the Year
Wu De-The chuen’s Magical Tracing – Taiwan | 2021 – 13 minutes
“Why do humans live so long?” Grandma wonders. Grandma vanishes the following day. Her grandson and the shoe repairman are terrified, and they begin searching for her. Grandma, it turns out, participates in a religious parade to show her thanks.
Director of the Year
Drifting Petals – Clara Law – Australia | 2021 – 110 minutes
Jeff was initially introduced to the filmmaker in Australia, when he was taken to view “the Walls of China.” Three years later, she runs into him in Hong Kong. The filmmaker returns to her hometown of Macao, where she encounters a youngster who resembles her long-lost elder brother. These two people’s tales intertwine as they each hunt for something that is vanishing in the places they adore.
Leading Actress of the Year
Taiwan | 2021 – 129 minutes | Alyssa Chia for The Falls (dir. Chung Mong-hong)
Supporting Actress of the Year
Goddamned Asura (directed by Lou Yi-an) – Taiwan | 2021 – 114 minutes
Jan Wen, on his 18th birthday, fires indiscriminately at civilians at a night market for unclear reasons. The sad tragedy had a significant influence on his family and friends, as well as the victims and bystanders. Would the tragedy still occur if they had the opportunity to make alternative decisions? Will the result be different if they all altered their ways at the critical moment?
Leading Actor of the Year
Taiwan | 2021 – 130 minutes | Chang Chen for The Soul (dir. Cheng Wei-hao)
Wang Shi-cong, a well-known entrepreneur, was discovered slain at his house. During the investigation, prosecutor Liang Wen-chao and CIB officer A-bao discovered that each suspect, including the victim’s business partner Dr. Wan, the victim and his ex-son wife’s Wang Tian-you, the victim’s young wife Li Yan, and even the victim’s ex-wife, is linked to one another in complex relationships…
Supporting Actor of the Year
Taiwan | 2021 – 106 minutes | Liu Kuan-ting for Treat or Trick
After observing the criminals’ cherished property during a police raid headed by crooked officer Feng, Feng’s sidekick Chiang has an idea. He runs into a nearby hamlet with the jewels. Feng is forced to collect the jewels within 48 hours. Feng is guided to the hamlet by Chiang’s cell phone signal. A ghost appears in the middle of the chaos… Can Feng uncover the truth and reclaim his friend?
New Director of the Year
Taiwan | 2021 – 101 minutes | Fiona Roan Feng-I for American Girl
The year was 2003. Fen, 13, struggles to adapt to life in Taipei after being uprooted from Los Angeles due to her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis. Fen’s tumultuous relationship with her mother intensifies as she navigates her way through school and reconnects with her long-separated father. Fen slips farther away from her mother until her younger sister is misdiagnosed with SARS, prompting a furious, long-awaited showdown between Fen and her mother.
Newcomer of the Year
Taiwan | 2021 – 101 minutes | Caitlin Fang for American Girl (Fiona Roan Feng-I)
Original Screenplay Award
Taiwan | 2021 – 129 minutes | Chung Mong-hong, Chang Yaosheng for The Falls (dir. Chung Mong-hong)
Best Screenplay Adaptation
Drifting – Jun Li | Hong Kong | 2021 – 113 minutes
A group of homeless people lives under the Sham Shui Po flyovers in Hong Kong. While they are resting one cold night, the officials clear all of their personal possessions. Fai and his friends, fed up with getting evicted, decide to construct wooden fences around their dwelling quarters. Meanwhile, Ms. Ho, a young social worker, assists them in filing a lawsuit to seek restitution for their losses.
Most Outstanding Cinematography
American Girl (Fiona Roan Feng-I) by Giorgos Valsamis – Taiwan | 2021 – 101 minutes
Visual Effects of the Year
Taiwan | 2021 – 127 minutes ArChin Yen for Till We Meet Again (dir. Giddens Ko)
Alan is killed by a bolt of lightning. He has no recollection of his past existence in the underworld. Alan assumes the role of the God of Love. He joins forces with Pinky and brings together a slew of couples while attempting to figure out what happened to him due to his severe déjà vu. Later, Alan discovers that his most important assignment is to arrange for the love of his life, Mi, to marry someone else…
Art Direction of the Year
The Soul (dir. Cheng Wei-hao) – Taiwan | 2021 – 130 minutes Huang Mei-ching, Liang Shuo-lin, Liao Huei-li
Makeup & Costume Design Award
Till We Meet Again (dir. Giddens Ko) – Taiwan | 2021 – 127 minutes – Singing Lin, Hsiao Pai-chen, Liu Hsien-chia
Best Cheorography for Action
Nezha (dr. Jem Chen Yi-hsien) – Taiwan | 2021 – 105 minutes Chan Man-fai, Chu Ke-feng, Feng Ren-zhi
The once-famous LIONS racing team loses its driver, Lili, before the start of the season. With no sponsors, the manager’s only option is to attempt to locate a new sponsor to keep the racing team afloat. They ultimately get Jack Tu, a sim racing champion, to join LIONS. Is it feasible to rescue LIONS from its current predicament?
Best Original Motion Picture Score
Taiwan | 2021 – 129 minutes | Lu Luming for The Falls (dir. Chung Mong-hong)
Film Editing at its Finest
Taiwan | 2021 – 130 minutes | Shieh Meng-ju for The Soul (dir. Cheng Wei-hao)
Sound Effects of the Year
Taiwan | 2021 – 127 minutes | R.T. Kao, Chu Shih-yi for Till We Meet Again (dir. Giddens Ko)
The People’s Choice Award
Taiwan | 2021 – 101 minutes | American Girl by Fiona Roan Feng-I
Taiwan | 2021 – 101 minutes | American Girl by Fiona Roan Feng-I
Best Original Motion Picture Song
I Missed You – Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI, Eve AI,
Year’s Most Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker
Award for Lifetime Achievement
Tsai Yang-ming and Lin Tsan-ting
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