After having bagged trophies at the Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards in past years, Singaporean filmmakers Anthony Chen and Boo Junfeng will now be among those deliberating the winners of the 60th Golden Horse Awards, which is scheduled to take place on Nov 25 in Taipei.
Chen will be part of the Final Stage jury while Boo will be part of both the Final Stage and Shortlist juries.
Presiding the jury is director Ang Lee who has won multiple trophies at the Golden Horse Awards, including Best Director for 1993’s The Wedding Banquet and 2007’s Lust, Caution.
Chen himself has picked up a couple of trophies at the Golden Horse Awards – namely Best New Director and Best Original Screenplay for his 2013 film Ilo Ilo –while Boo won the Network for the Promotion of Asia Pacific Cinema (Netpac) Award for his 2016 feature, Apprentice, at the Golden Horse Film Festival, which runs in conjunction with the main awards.
In a Facebook post on Monday (Oct 23), Boo shared about the judging process – saying he “spent two weeks in September watching a total of 53 screenings with fellow jury members in Taipei” and now “has a newfound respect for the Golden Horse Awards and what it stands for”.
Nominees for this year’s Golden Horse Awards include the highly-successful comedy Marry My Dead Body and the historical drama Snow In Midsummer.
Anthony Chen will also be screening two of his films at the 2023 Golden Horse Film Festival: Drift, his first feature film in English, and The Breaking Ice which has been selected as Singapore’s entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards.