Nyonya's Taste of life Taipei 24H The Secret in the Satchel Wave Breaker After 30 Seconds The Voyage to Happiness Bird Without Borders – Black-faced Spoonbills A Mind of My Own



The film looks into the lives of Indonesian and Thai domestic workers who come to Taiwan expecting a better life. Just like the complex flavors of Nyonya’s cuisine, with a mixture of sour, spicy, and sweet - the film is filled with misunderstandings, conflicts, miscommunications, and reconciliation among ethnic Chinese, Indonesian and Thai people.Director Wen Chin-yi present for Q&A.


2008  Golden Chest International Television Festival, Bulgaria
2008  International Women's Film Festival in Seoul, Korea
2007  Best Single Drama, Best Actress, Best Director, Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan
2007  Women Make Waves Film, Taiwan




Taipei 24H divides 24 hours in Taipei into 8 shorts. It opens with Cheng Fen-fen's upbeat and comedic "Share the Morning", and ends with Lee Kang-sheng running the final leg of this relay with "Remembrance" at 4am. Well-known director Tsai Ming-liang makes a rare appearance visiting a late night coffee shop. Taipei 24H is a contemporary urban chronicle of a city rarely at sleep.Director Lee Kang-sheng present for Q&A.


2010  International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Remembrance)
2010  San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival, U.S.A. (partial)
2009  Best Feature Film, HDFEST, U.S.A.
2009  Official Selection, Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan
2009  Jury’s Special Prize, Seoul International Drama Awards, Korea
2009  Bronze Chest Prize, Golden Chest International TV Festival, Bulgaria
2009  Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan
2009  Pusan International Film Festival, Korea


the SEcret in the Satchel


For 10 years, Professor Lin Tay-jou has read thousands of student journals, giving him insights into their turbulent lives. He invites three of his students to document their stories on film. Each one growing up with certain disadvantages, their childhood wounds have nevertheless made them better people as they have matured.


2009  CINE Golden Eagle Award, U.S.A
2009  MOMA, Documentary Fortnight, U.S.A
2009  Asian Queer Film & Video Festival, Japan
2008  Golden Award, Shanghai TV Festival, China
2008  Golden Chest International Television Festival, Bulgaria
2008  INPUT, South Africa
2008  Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
2008  Beijing Independent Film Festival, China
2007  Pusan International Film Festival, Korea
2007  International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007  International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Switzerland




Hao-Yang is a young man with motor neuron disease, a terminal disease that has paralyzed him. Passed down by his father, his brother refuses to take the test to see if he too has the disease. As his mother fights for a cure, Hao-Yang begs his younger brother to bring him to the ocean, a
place representing happiness.


2009  Women Make Waves Film, Taiwan




The despondent Ding takes on odd jobs, barely supporting a son, a daughter, and his elderly mother. One day, Ding sees a job announcement for a groundskeeper at his son’s school. His mother encourages him to apply, while his son discourages him for fear of his classmates’ reactions. In the end, Ding must make a decision.


2009  Best Actor, Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan




Le Thi Tu leaves her home in Can Tho, southern Vietnam, for the first time in her life. She travels to Taiwan, a far-off and unfamiliar land to her. She is not alone in doing so  since hundreds of thousands of immigrants throughout Asia take a gamble as a mail order bride. This documentary interviews immigrant women in 14 Asian cities and details their fight for equal treatment and immigrant rights.


2009  Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China
2009  Sichuan Television Festival, China




A beautiful bird only found in the wetlands of Asia, the Black-faced Spoonbill is magnificently captured in HD. Meet the dedicated individuals, around the world, who share the goal of protecting this endanger animal’s remaining habitats.


2009  Special Prize for Biodiversity, EARTH VISION, Japan
2009  Asian TV Awards, Singapore
2009  AIB International Media Excellence Awards, UK
2009  Natural TIFF, Japan
2009  International Festival of Ornithological Film, France
2009  Green Wave 21st Century European Environment Festival, Bulgaria
2009  Green Screen , International Nature Film Festival, Germany




A lovely young girl finds out that she has super power. If she closes her eyes and concentrate, she can make her wish come true. Instead of living a frustrating life, she begins to withdraw into her dreams more and more.


2009  Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan