4 Taiwanese films awarded at Houston international film festival

2017/04/30 22:10:01
(CNA file photo)

(CNA file photo)

Taipei, April 30 (CNA) Four Taiwanese films were awarded Sunday at the 50th WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival, an independent international film festival that is one of the oldest and largest film & video competitions in the world.

Among them, "Lokah Laqi" (只要我長大) by Taiwanese director Laha Mebow (陳潔瑤) won a special jury award for feature drama.

The film, which depicts the story of three children growing up in a secluded indigenous tribal village in Taiwan, was Mebow's second film after her first production "Finding Sayun" (不一樣的月光: 尋找沙韻) was released in 2011.

"Lokah Laqi" stars actress Albee Huang (黃瀞怡), who plays the role of teacher of the three children in the film.

Meanwhile, three other Taiwanese gold award recipients were "Sea Pig (海豬仔)," a feature film by Huang Chun-hua (黃駿樺); "Packages from Daddy (心靈時鐘)," a feature film by Tsai Yin-chuan (蔡銀娟); and "Barkley (小貓巴克里)," an animation by Chiu Li-wei (邱立偉).

The festival, which honors independent films and filmmakers, is one of the three original international film festivals in North America, following San Francisco and New York.

This year's event hosted 55-60 feature films which were selected for screening at the festival, which ran from April 21-30.

(By Sabine Cheng and Ko Lin)
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