Taipei Film Festival
Poster for the 2013 edition of the Taipei Film Festival
|Location||Taipei City, Taiwan|
|Hosted by||Taipei's Cultural Affairs Department,
Taipei Culture Foundation
The Taipei Film Festival (Chinese: 台北電影節; pinyin: Táiběi Diànyǐng Jié) is a film festival promoted by the city of Taipei, Taiwan, through the Department of Cultural Affairs of the Taipei City Government. It was first held in 1998, from September 28 to October 5. Currently chaired by cinematographer Mark Lee Ping Bin, Taipei Film Festival is the only festival in Taiwan that offers a New Talent Competition for aspiring directors from around the world and a Taipei Awards competition for Taiwanese filmmakers.
The Festival screens around 200 films from more than 30 countries worldwide. With approximately 100,000 attendants each year, Taipei Film Festival has become one of the most influential film festivals in the Chinese-speaking world.
- International New Talent Competition - Films in this section must be a director's first or second feature.
- Grand Prize
- Special Jury Prize
- Audience’s Choice Award
- Taipei Film Awards - Competition for Taiwanese filmmakers.
- Grand Prize
- Best Narrative Feature
- Best Documentary
- Best Short Film
- Best Animation
- Best Director
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best New Talent
- Best Screenplay
- Award for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution
- Audience Choice Award
- Outstanding Contribution Award
International New Talent Competition
Grand Prize winners
|Year||Film||Director||Nationality of director|
|2005||Harvest Time||Marina Razbezhkina||Russia|
|2006||Cold Showers||Antony Cordier||France|
|2007||Emma's Bliss||Sven Taddicken||Germany|
|2008||Le Ring||Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette||Australia|
|2010||Kick Off||Shawkat Amin Korki||Iraq|
|2011||Familiar Grounds||Stéphane Lafleur||Canada|
|2014||10 Minutes||Lee Yong-seung||South Korea|
|2015||The Kindergarten Teacher||Nadav Lapid||Israel|
|2016||Don't Look at Me That Way||Uisenma Borchu||Germany/ Mongolia|
Taipei Film Awards
Grand Prize winners
|2002||Summers||Leon Dai||Short Film|
|2003||Stardust 15749001||Hou Chi-jan||Short Film|
|2004||Farewell 1999||Wuna Wu||Documentary|
|2005||Let It Be||Yen Lan-chuan and Juang Yi-tzeng||Documentary|
|2006||Do Over||Cheng Yu-Chieh||Narrative Feature|
|2007||I Don't Want to Sleep Alone||Tsai Ming-liang||Narrative Feature|
|2008||Cape No. 7||Wei Te-sheng||Narrative Feature|
|2009||Cannot Live Without You||Leon Dai||Narrative Feature|
|2010||Let the Wind Carry Me||Kwan Pung-leung and Chiang Hsiu-chiung||Documentary|
|A Gift for Father's Day-The Tragedy of Hsiaolin Village Part 1||Luo Hsing-chieh||Documentary|
|2012||Hometown Boy||Yao Hung-I||Documentary|
|2013||A Rolling Stone||Shen Ko-shang||Documentary|
|2014||Unveil the Truth II：State Apparatus||Kevin H.J. Lee||Documentary|
|2015||Thanatos, Drunk||Chang Tso-chi||Narrative Feature|
|2016||Lokah Laqi||Laha Mebow||Narrative Feature|
Women Make Waves is a longer-established film festival, in Taiwan since 1993, and the largest women's film festival in Asia. Since 2005, there is also an annual Asian Lesbian Film and Video Festival in Taipei City, and since 2014, the annual Taiwan International Queer Film Festival in Taipei City and two other major cities, founded and directed by Jay Lin.
- Culture of Taiwan
- Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards
- Taiwan International Queer Film Festival
- Women Make Waves
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- 台北電影節官方網站 The Taipei Film Festival Official Website