Considered one of the major figures in shaping New Taiwan Cinema in the 1980′s and 1990′s, Peggy CHIAO is the founder of The China Express Film Awards and the Taiwan Film Center.
CHIAO is now working as a producer for Arc Light Films and Trigram Films. She produced many award-winning films from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. She serves as the chair of the Graduate School of Filmmaking at the Taipei National University of the Arts and the chair of the prominent Golden Horse Film Festival. She works as a juror for international film festivals including Berlin, Venice, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Buenos Aires, Vancouver, Singapore, Toronto, Yamagata, San Francisco, Hong Kong and Fukuoka.
She recently won the William Randolph Hearst Fellow Award at the University of Texas at Austin, and the “Film of the Year” award from South Metropole Daily and best short film in the Golden Horse Film Festival.