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Call for Entries : 2012 Taipei Film Festival New Talent Competition

International New Talent Competition Guidelines and Application Form SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 25, 2012 Thank you for your interest in the International New Talent Competition at the 14th Taipei Film Festival (TaipeiFF), taking place in Taipei from late June to mid July. The International New Talent Competition aims to encourage talented and emerging filmmakers who have recently completed their first or second feature, and to provide a platform for new voices from all ov...

Five Flavors Film Festival in Poland focuses on eastern Asia

5th edition of Five Flavors Film Festival, which will take place from the 20th till 25th of October in Poland, in three main cities: Warsaw, Krakow and Poznan (November). This is the annual and the only Polish overview of Eastern Asian cinematography. This year's edition takes a look at Taiwanese cinematography. We'll present 13 films, including a selection of masterpieces from Hou Hsiao-hsien, a few older titles to present Taiwanese New Wave. Another sections of the fifth edition are Taste of ...

Expanding Taiwanese film making

We may be returning to the success enjoyed by Taiwanese Cinema in 2000 when CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON ruled the international box office and YI YI was prominent in the film festival circuit. Over the last two years the most successful films in Taiwan were domestic productions, Taiwanese films have increased their presence at international film festivals and open access to the huge market in mainland China provides now an advantage no other foreign country enjoys. Potentially the...


The 3rd edition of the London Taiwan Cinefest kicked off yesterday with a great buzz and numbers in attendance. The opening film is the small indie debut of both its' directors, Wang Yu-lin and Essay Liu (respectively also producer and writer). The film has previously been shown at the Hong Kong film festival where it got a good amount of attention and praise, even impressing Hollywood Reporter, as can be evidenced by their review -

Taipei Film Festival “International New Talent Competition” line-up

Taipei Film Festival announced official selection “International New Talent Competition” line-up   Taipei Film Festival announced the official selection of International New Talent Competition today (May 12). The 12 films selected from all over the world will compete for the Grand Prize and the Special Jury Prize of NT$ 900,000 (US$27000) in total. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony held on June 30.   Among the twelve films selected, You Are the Apple of My Eye, a Tai...

Taipei Film Festival announced official selection

Taipei Film Festival announced official selection “International New Talent Competition” line-up Taipei Film Festival announced the official selection of International New Talent Competition today (May 12). The 12 films selected from all over the world will compete for the Grand Prize and the Special Jury Prize of NT$ 900,000 (US$27000) in total. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony held on June 30. Among the twelve films selected, You Are the Apple of My Eye, a Taiwan produc...

Taiwan Film Days

The San Francisco Film Society in association with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, Taiwan's Government Information Office and Taiwan's Tourism Bureau presents Taiwan Film Days, October 22–24 at Viz Cinema at the New People center, 1746 Post Street. This exciting showcase highlights the best of contemporary Taiwanese cinema and provides Bay Area audiences with unique opportunities to view bold new Taiwanese films and engage with visionary filmmakers.

Asian American International Film Festival

New York: 2010 Asian American International Film Festival: New Films from TaiwanVirtually all Southeast Asian film making countries were represented at the 33rd edition of the festival organized by the non-profit New York based Asian CineVision. Held from July 15-24 in four central Manhattan locations the selections focused on independent films and ranged from a presentation of a collection of short films by emerging film directors from Malaysia to a special program on the New Taiwanese Cinema....

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

  The most prestigious film award of Chinese-language film industry, Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF), will host the 46th Golden Horse Awards Ceremony in Taipei County on November 28, 2009. Starting from November, there will be several events, including "Golden Horse Film Festival", "Golden Horse Film Academy", "Film & TV Film Project Promotion", and "The 46th Golden Horse Awards Ceremony". Golden Horse Film Academy is held f...

"The message" will close 14th Pusan

Pusan International Film Festival runs October 8th - 16th, 2009 Pusan IFF will screen a total of 355 films from 70 countries (record number)143 World & International Premieres (record number)97 World Premieres (72 feature films, 25 short films)46 International Premieres (41 feature films, 5 short films)All New Currents and Fast Forward screenings are World & International Premieres.5 Post-production Fund projects and 11 AND Fund projects selected by the Asian CinemaFund (ACF) will be screening. ...

"The message" by CHEN Kuo-fu will close 14th Pusan

Set in 1942, the Chinese government is a puppet of imperialistic Japan. A string of high Chinese officials are assassinated. Japan's intelligence agency tries to find out the mole inside the intelligence agency by sending a false telegraph. Five suspects are caught reading the telegraph and then are sent to a closed fortress. To little avail, interrogators torture them to confess. The chief officer of the agency and the five suspects start to lose patience and sanity. Self-sacrifice f...

In competition: "Face" by Tsai Ming-Liang

About the film: Winding up the Competition, the Cannes Film Festival welcomes a Taiwanese filmmaker, Tsai Ming-Liang, with the presentation of his latest film, Face, starring three French actors: Fanny Ardant – whose directorial debut film Ashes and Blood is up for a Caméra d’Or, Laetitia Casta and Jean-Pierre Léaud. This film project developed at the bidding of the Louvre museum, which incited Tsai Ming-Liang to set the mythical story of Salome to film, including ...

Panel Discussion on Taiwanese Cinema: A new trend of sustainable success or bubble waiting to burst

Join us on April 15th at 5.15pm for the opening panel discussion on recent trends in Taiwanese cinema with the topic... Taiwanese Cinema: A new trend of sustainable success or bubble waiting to burst? Key Issues Addressed:   1) Rise of East Asian film success (notable impact of Mainland China) 2) implication for more regional co-production 3) Cape No 7 and what it's commercial success represents 4) a recent rich trend of films that will dry up in 2009/10? Cost: FREE ENT...

Hollywood Chinese wins Golden Horse Award

HOLLYWOOD CHINESE, an exploration of the Chinese in American feature films, captured the Best Documentary Award at the Golden Horse Awards on December 8, 2007. Often referred to as the Chinese equivalent of the Oscars®,” The Golden Horse Awards are the most prestigious honors in Asia for Chinese-language cinema, covering categories modeled after those for the Academy Awards®. Although not technically a Chinese-language film, HOLLYWOOD CHINESE met special qualifications including requirements...

Edward Yang To Be Honored At Pusan FF

 Tuesday, August 21---------Taiwanese director Edward Yang, who died earlier this summer in July of complications from colon cancer at the age of 59, will be honored at this year's Pusan International Film Festival. The ground-breaking film auteur who helped build Taiwan's new wave cinema of the 1980s, will be honored posthumously with the Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award. Along with Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Tsai Ming-Liang, Yang brought international recognition to Taiwanese cinema with a...

Pusan Film Festival Honors

 Tuesday, August 21---------The Pusan International Film Festival, which will take place in Pusan, South Korea from October 4 to 12, has become the largest and most respected film festival in Asia. Considered a kind of "Asian Sundance" because of its commitment to cutting-edge works by international auteurs, the Festival has announced a number of award tributes for its upcoming session.Taiwanese director Edward Yang, who helped build Taiwan's new wave cinema of the 1980s, will be...

Hou Hsiao-Hsien handed Kurosawa award from Tokyo Fest

Following Director Spielberg & Director Yoji Yamada, the 2nd Akira Kurosawa Award went to Hou Hsiao-Hsien, one of the Taiwan's New Wave.Director Hou Hsiao-HsienBorn in Guangdong Province, China, on April 8, 1947. After graduating from the Film and Performing Arts Department of National Taiwan Arts Academy, he entered the world of cinema by involving as several roles including a scripter, then became an associate director. In 1980 he directed his debut film "Cute Girl." He was named "Taiwan's New...


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