Taipei Film Festival

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Taipei Film Festival
2013 Taipei Film Festival.JPG
Poster for the 2013 edition of the Taipei Film Festival
Location Taipei City, Taiwan
Founded 1998; 19 years ago (1998)
Hosted by Taipei's Cultural Affairs Department,
Taipei Culture Foundation
Language International

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.[1] 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.[citation needed]

Competition sections[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Grand Prize winners[edit]

Year Film Director Nationality of director
2005 Harvest Time Marina Razbezhkina (ru)  Russia
2006 Cold Showers Antony Cordier (fr)  France
2007 Emma's Bliss Sven Taddicken (de)  Germany
2008 Le Ring Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette  Australia
2009 Disgrace Steve Jacobs  Australia
2010 Kick Off Shawkat Amin Korki  Iraq
2011 Familiar Grounds Stéphane Lafleur  Canada
2012 Hanaan Ruslan Pak  Uzbekistan
2013 Youth Tom Shoval  Israel
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[edit]

Grand Prize winners[edit]

Year Film Director Genre
2002 Summers Leon Dai Short Film
2003 Stardust 15749001 Hou Chi-jan Short Film
Exit Chen Lung-wei Animation
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
2011 Taivalu Huang Hsin-yao 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

See also[edit]

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,[2] and since 2014, the annual Taiwan International Queer Film Festival in Taipei City and two other major cities, founded and directed by Jay Lin.[3]


  1. ^ Palmer, Augusta (October 14, 1998). "Don't Get Your Mooncake Wet: First Taipei Film Festival Celebrates Global Independents Despite Delug". Indiewire - Festivals. SnagFilms. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  2. ^ Peter W. Daniels; Kong-Chong Ho; Thomas A. Hutton (2012). New Economic Spaces in Asian Cities: From Industrial Restructuring to the Cultural Turn. Routledge. pp. 82–. ISBN 978-0-415-56773-2. 
  3. ^ "Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) - Foreword". TIQFF. Retrieved 24 March 2017. 

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