Taiwanese director and actor, known for The Great Buddha+ (2017), Taivalu (2010) and Da fo (2014).
He is known for the satirical tone used to portray dreams and the disappointment of youth.
Nominations: Golden Horse Award for Best Short Film, Asian Film Award for Best New Director
Awards: Golden Horse Award for Best New Director, Golden Horse Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
A special screening of The Great Buddha+ will be held at this year’s festival in collaboration with Taiwan Film Festival Iceland. Hsin-Yao will talk about his film in a Q&A held after the screening.