the artistic standard of domestic films, the Government
Information Office, Executive Yuan asked the Motion
Picture Development Foundation of R. O. C to organize
“Excellent Screenplay Awards” for the first time in
1976. The aim is to encourage the writing of screenplays
and to cultivate the outstanding screenwriting talents
and provide excellent screenplays as a blueprint for
Screenplay is the base of a film. A good script could
provide insights and depths to a film. Winning this
award could serve as a base for further involvement of
filmmaking. The past winners like Ang Lee, Wang Shaudi,
Wan Jen, Chang Tso-Chi, Lee Youning, Chu Yu-Ning Chen
Kuo-Fu, Yee Chin-Yen, Hung Hung, Lee Gang, Chen Yu-Hsun,
Cheng Wen-Tang, Kuo Chen-Ti, Wang Ming-Tai, Shu
Chao-Bin, Wei Te-Shen, Lin Yu-Hsien And Robin Lee, etc.
made films based on their award winning scripts. This
proves the “Excellent Screenplay Awards” encourage many
talents to involve in script writing and filmmaking.
This also enrich the contents of Taiwan cinema.
The applicant must have valid ID card of Republic of
China and should be the writer of the submitted
screenplay. The following conditions must be fulfilled.
The submitted screenplay should be able to be made into
a work longer than 60 minutes. If the work is an
adaptation of the writer himself or others, an
authorization of the right holder should be attached. If
there is any foreign language text in the screenplay,
there should be Chinese translation as a footnote to the
text. The screenplay should not receive any other awards
in domestic or foreign screenplay competitions. The
submitted screenplays should not be made as audio-visual
works before the beginning date of submission.
Plagiarism or infringement of others’ copyright is
forbidden. The screenplays should be complete and could
be make into films. Each applicant is limited to submit
one screenplay only.