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Hou Chi-jan 侯季然

Born in 1973, Hou Chi-jan is a writer and filmmaker who often uses history and memory as his subject, infusing a strong personal style into poetic, experimental imagery. His first feature film “One Day” was officially selected in the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.

Having worked on the “Database of Taiwan Cinema” during his college days, Hou’s works tend to be lyrical and stylish, and are often characterized by the themes of time and memory.

His experimental short, “Stardust 15749001”, won the Grand Prix at the Taipei International Film Festival in 2003. His second short, “My 747”, won the Grand Prix of Hong Kong IFVA Independent Short Film & Video Award in 2006. His documentary work, “Taiwan Black Movies”, which presented cult films made during repressive 1970s-era Taiwan, was nominated for the Golden Horse Awards and invited to many international film festivals.

Hou Chi-jan’s first feature film “One Day” has been selected in Berlinale Forum In the same year, his short film “Juliet’s Choice”, from the Pushing Hand Project produced by Khan Lee, is selected in Asian short film Competition in Busan International film festival and released in December 2010.

In 2011, his short film ”Green Island Serenade” is part of 10+10 project produced by Taipei Golden Horse International Film festival.


Hou Chi-jan: Director’s Q&A

Closing the first series this special Q&A session will give attendees the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with the director

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One Day 有一天

A visual love poem of magical realism that speaks to every young Taiwanese soul