Following a successful launch in 2018, the 2 nd Taiwan Film Festival in Sydney returns to Event Cinemas George Street from 25 to 28 July 2019. Fresh from film festivals and the Taiwanese box office, this year’s line-up offers 10 feature films, 4 Golden Horse Film Academy shorts and two independent short films. With a focus on abstraction in art and cinema, the program explores social themes and current issues to create a vivid snapshot of contemporary and traditional life in Taiwan.
Taiwan Film Festival Berlin is organized by Impression Taiwan, an NGO founded by a group of Taiwanese living in Berlin. Impression Taiwan will present the film festival at Kino Central Berlin on the 5 th of May.
The theme of Taiwan Film Festival Berlin this year is “conversation”. What makes Taiwan special and precious is the open-mindedness of the islander, colonized background and constitution of various ethnic origins.
Film Taiwan announces that the Taiwan Film Festival is coming to the UK for the very first time. The Festival celebrates Taiwan’s long and tempestuous history and diverse cultural heritage through the uncensored lens of independent Taiwanese filmmakers. The Festival runs from 3 – 14 April, with a programme of films shown at various prestigious locations including the Curzon Soho, DocHouse at Curzon Bloomsbury, the Starr Cinema at Tate Modern and an exciting virtual reality (VR) pop-up cinema at Asia House in central London, in partnership with Art Cinema.
CinemAsia Film Festival takes place 5 to 10 March 2019 at Kriterion and Rialto cinemas in Amsterdam. This year, CinemAsia has expanded the team to embrace new members, creating unprecedented synergy and passion. As a result, the programme has grown from 29 to 35 feature films from 14 countries, of which there are 3 international and 12 European premieres. CinemAsia welcomes guests from 10 countries.
FilmTaiwan announces the inauguration of the Taiwan Film Festival in Iceland and the UK. The festival celebrates Taiwan’s long and tempestuous history and diverse cultural heritage through the uncensored lens of independent Taiwanese filmmakers.
An exciting programme of films will cover a broad range of topical issues that are both particular to Taiwan and also speak to a global audience – including LGBTQ rights, ethnicity, land rights, environment and politics. As the only Mandarin-speaking country in the world who promotes freedom of speech, Taiwan has a powerful voice to tell stories others cannot.
CinemAsia shows the other Taiwan.
CinemAsia will be a guest in Eindhoven at Natlab from 12th to 14th October. In addition to the annual CinemAsia Film Festival, CinemAsia can also be experienced in the rest of the year with CinemAsia On Tour programmes at various locations in the Netherlands. These OnTours offer a rich film and culture programme with constantly changing themes.