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Wang Kuan-hsiung
Wang Kuan-hsiung
Huang Shi-tian
Huang Shi-tian
Bai Lan
Bai Lan
Lin Feng-jiao
Lin Feng-
jiao
Eh-ah Ho
Eh-ah
Ho
Wen Shia
Wen Shia
Ko Chun-hsiung
Ko Chun-hsiung
Shih Chun
Shih Chun
Kuei Ya-lei
Kuei Ya-
lei
Jang Chuen-Feng
Jang Chuen-Feng
Chen Shiang-Chy
Chen Shiang-Chyi
Ang Lee
Ang Lee
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien
Guo Nan-hong
Guo Nan-hong
Huang Yu-shan
Huang Yu-shan
Leon Dai
Leon Dai
Alice Wang
Alice Wang
Allen Chang
Allen Chang
Cincin Lee
Cincin Lee
Li Chih-chiang
Li Chih-chiang
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Southern Film Artists – The Shining Stars

The passionate sunshine in the south nourishes many filmmakers and film stars with a deep affection for the motherland of the South. Reviewing the celebrities in the southern film industry, you will be surprised to find that many familiar film artists are originally from the south

The glory of southern films radiate from these southern stars.

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 Back Wang Kuan-hsiung 
Wang Kuan-hsiung

Wang Kuan-hsiung, originally named Wang Feng, was born in Tainan in 1950. He won the Best Actor Award at the 17th Golden Horse Award for the film “White Jasmine” in 1980. He withdrew from the entertainment world in 1984 and then engaged in trade.

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 Back ‧Huang Shi-tian
Huang Shi-tian

Huang Shi-tian was born in Kaohsiung in 1948. His original name is Huang Ri-ping. In 1964, he went into music circles after winning fourth place in a singing competition held by a local radio station in Tainan. In 1971, he acted in the Taiwanese soap opera serial “Ah Hsi Ah Hsi”. Since then, he has been a famous comedian.

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 Back ‧Bai Lan
Bai Lan

Bai Lan, a superstar in Taiwanese films, was born in 1940. Afterward she moved to Kaohsiung County. She got into films at the age of 17 and then acted in a total of 150 Taiwanese films. In 1968, she joined the Central Motion Picture Corporation and started to perform in Mandarin films. In 1970, she got married and withdrew from the film arena.

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 Back ‧Lin Feng-jiao
Lin Feng-jiao

Lin Feng-jiao, born in Chaochou, Pingtung, entered the film industry at the age of 17. She won the Best Actress Award at the 25th Asia-Pacific Film Festival for the film “He Never Gives Up.” In 1979, she won the prize for Best Actress of the Golden Horse Award for the film “The Story of a Small Town.”

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Eh-ah Ho

Eh-ah Ho, originally named Chen Liu-er, was a native of Pingtung. He graduated from the Department of Physical Education, Pingtung Normal College (now National Pingtung University of Education). He entered the film industry in 1946 and performed in quite a lot of Taiwanese films as a successful comedian. He died of illness in 1971.

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Wen Shia

Wen Shia, originally named Wang Chou-ren, was born in Tainan City in 1939. He lived in Japan in his early years. After returning to Taiwan, he began his singing career. In 1962, he starred in Guo Nan-hong’s Taiwanese musical “The Night of Taipei,” which was the best-selling Taiwanese film in that year.

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 Back ‧Ko Chun-hsiung
Ko Chun-hsiung

Ko Chun-hsiung was born in Kaohsiung in 1945. He was a two-time recipient of the Best Actor Award presented by the Asia-Pacific Film Festival, for “Lonely Seventeen” in 1967 and “The Everlasting Glory” in 1974. He was the Best Actor of the Golden Horse Award for the film “A Teacher of Great Soldiers” in 1978. He also won the Best Actor Award at the 1982 International Film Festival of Panama.

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Shih Chun

Shi Chun is a native of Kaohsiung. His original name is Chang Shi-hua. He graduated from the Department of Animal Husbandry (now Department of Animal Science and Technology), National Taiwan University. He shot to stardom when he made his debut in “Dragon Inn,” directed by Hu Chin Chuan. In 1982, he won the Best Actor Award at the 28th Asia-Pacific Film Festival for the film “Wheel of Life.”

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Kuei Ya-lei

Kuei Ya-lei was brought up in Kaohsiung. At the age of 23, she made her debut in “Misty Rain,” which won her a Golden Horse award. She was the youngest award-recipient of the Best Actress Award in the history of Golden Horse Film Festival. On her screen career, she has won a number of prizes for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress at the Asian Film Festival and the Golden Horse Award.

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Jang Chuen-Feng

Jang Chuen-Feng, an important New Wave Cinema actress, was born in Pingtung in 1960. She was once a popular actress in a series of Campus Films. She ended her screen career in 1991 after getting married.

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 Back ‧Chen Shiang-Chyi
Chen Shiang-Chyi

Chen Shiang-Chyi is a native of Kaohsiung, graduated from Taipei National University of the Arts, where she received strict performance training and works as a teacher at present. She was the Best Actress nominee of the Golden Horse Award for the film “Goodbye Dragon Inn” in 2003 and “Wayward Wind” in 2005.

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Ang Lee

Ang Lee was born in Chaochou, Pingtung and brought up in Tainan. In 1993, the Golden Bear awarded by the Berlin International Film Festival was given to his “The Wedding Banquet.” In 1994, the Best Picture and the Best Editing awarded by the Asia-Pacific Film Festival went to his “Eat Drink Man Woman,” which also won “Director’s Fortnight” at the Cannes Film Festival. In 1995, he entered Hollywood. In 1999, his martial arts film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” was awarded the Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. In 2006, he won an Oscar for best director for the film “Brokeback Mountain.”

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 Back ‧Hou Hsiao-hsien
Hou Hsiao-hsien

Hou Hsiao-hsien, a hakka of Mei Hsien, Canton, moved to Fengshan, Kaohsiung during his childhood. His “Green, Green Grass of Home,” made in 1982, was a prelude to the New Wave Cinema due to its pure and fresh style and environmentalism. After finishing “The Sandwich Man” in 1983, he changed his directorial style. In that year, he made “The Boys from Fengkuei,” which won the Golden Plaque awarded by the Nantes Three Continents Film Festival (France). In 1989, the prestigious Golden Lion for best film awarded by the Venice International Film Festival was given to his “City of Sadness.”

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Guo Nan-hong

Guo Nan-hong was born in Kaohsiung. When he was 20, he directed a Taiwanese motion picture in black and white, “Enmity in an Ancient Town (or A Couple of an Ancient City).” It was the second year of the development of the Taiwanese film industry. After 10 years in film circles, he moved to Hong Kong. Most of his works are about martial arts. He is one of the heavyweights of the martial arts film directors in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

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Huang Yu-shan

Huang Yu-shan was born in Penghu and grew up in Kaohsiung. In 1988, she began to direct films advocating feminism with females as leading roles and feminist issues as material. She is now an assistant professor in the Institute of Sound and Image Studies, Tainan National University of the Arts. Her research fields are motion picture editing and directing, independent film production, feminist films, documentaries and film criticism.

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 Back ‧Leon Dai
Leon Dai

Leon Dai was born in Kaohsiung in 1966. He won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 1999 Golden Horse Awards for “A Chance to Die.” In 2000, he and Shih-wei Wu, a screenwriter, received the Taipei Film Prize for the screenplay of “Two Summers.” In 2002, he took the Best Single-episode Drama Actor Award at the Golden Bell Awards for “Moonlight”.

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Alice Wang

Born in Kaohsiung, she got a BA degree of design in the University of California and a MA degree of filmmaking in Japan. In 1999, she shot her first film “The Egg” by self-funding. In 2004, she made “West Town Girls,” “Free as Love,” “Aunt Tiger” and “Love and Courage” in a row. She is a productive commercial film director with many filming projects ongoing.

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 Back ‧Allen Chang
Allen Chang

Allen Chang was born in 1976. In 1994, he entered the Chung-Hwa School of Arts in Kaohsiung and studied cinema and drama. In 2000, his “Travel” won the Best Short Film at the Golden Horse Awards and competed in the Director’s Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2004, he received the Best Director Award for “Dragon Eye Congee” at the 1st Asian New Talents Film Festival.

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 Back ‧Cincin Lee
Cincin Lee

Cincin Lee was born in Kaohsiung in 1967. In 1992, her music for “Dust of Angles” was nominated for the Best Movie Theme Song at the Golden Horse Awards. In 1995, while she was studying in the Berklee College of Music, she wrote scores for HBO’s miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon.” In 2005, her score for “Deep Sea” won the Best Original Score at the Golden Ho

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 Back ‧Li Chih-chiang
Li Chih-chiang

Li Chih-chiang, born in Kaohsiung city, immersed himself in film production and literature creation after graduating from the Graduate School in Mechanical Engineering at National Taiwan University. In 1996, his short film won the Golden Harvest Award. In 2004, he worked as a producer and vice-director of the film Splendid Float winning three awards in the golden Horse Film Festival. In 2006, he directed The Road in the Air, nominated in Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, Singapore Asian New Director Film Festival, and assigned to be the opening film of South Taiwan Film & Video Festival.

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