Renowned Filmmaker Sylvia Chang Spoke to a Full House on CUHK Campus Today for Shun Hing Lecture in Arts and Humanities

Ms Sylvia Chang, renowned actress, scriptwriter and director, visited The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) today (31 October) as the guest speaker for the Shun Hing Lecture Series in Arts and Humanities co-organized by CUHK and Shun Hing Group. Ms Sylvia Chang spoke on the topic 'Failure is the Nutrient of Success', attracting about 700 CUHK staff and students, alumni, high school students and members of the public. Live webcast was also arranged. Ms. Chang inspired the audience with her experience and interacted with them in the question-and-answer session.

Ms Sylvia Chang was born in Chiayi, Taiwan. She is a famous director, scriptwriter, filmmaker, actress, composer and singer in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Ms Chang has been involved in the film industry for more than 40 years, acting in over 100 movies. Her superb acting skills have been well-recognized through major film awards, including the Taipei Golden Horse Film Award for Best Leading Actress, and the Hong Kong Film Award for Best Actress, as well as numerous nominations at film festivals.

In the 1980s, Ms Chang made the move from acting to producing and directing. Her film style is distinctive and full of realism. She was strong in scripting the emotions of women and describing the range of feelings from youth to old age. As a result, her films resonated with many fans in different age groups. Ms Chang's popular works include: Passion, Tonight Nobody Goes Home, Sisters of the World Unite, and 20 30 40. Ms Chang also produced a film Run Papa Run, which depicted in depth, the relationship of a man with his daughter. Ms Chang has received many awards and nominations for her exceptionally creative contributions to film, including Best Film and Best Screenplay at the Asia Pacific Film Festival.