The winner of the 2023 Tao Kae Noi Audience Award is….

The winner of the 2023 Tao Kae Noi Audience Award is:
DEMIGOD: The Legend Begins
Director Chris HUANG Wen-Chang
Taiwan, 2022
Based on a beloved Taiwanese television series, Demigod: The Legend Begins is a blockbuster that fuses the imaginative battles of wuxia with the traditional art of glove puppetry known as budaixi. Director Chris HUANG Wen-chang and his brother Vincent HUANG Wen-tze, who voices all of the film’s main characters, have worked in glove puppetry for over four decades, keeping this art form alive and reinventing it for the modern era. This visually striking work is a dashing piece of artistry, replete with maniacal villains, magical landscapes, and mysterious plots.

With an average score of 4.55 out of 5, Demigod: The Legend begins is the winner of this year’s Tao Kae Noi Audience award, leaving behind 95th Academy Awards’ nominee All that Breathes (4.48) and The Exiles (4.44).


Didn’t have the chance to watch Demigod: The Legend Begins in Amsterdam? Make sure to watch it on May 12th at CinemAsia On Tour in The Hague. Ticket sales start soon.