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About Taipei Film Festival


Chaired by director, actress, film and stage producer Sylvia Chang, 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.

Taipei Film 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.

In 2012, we are celebrating our 14th edition from June 29 to July 21.

Taipei Film Festival consists of the following sections:

★ New Talent Competition
Featuring the first or second innovative work of new and talented filmmakers from around the globe. Taipei Film Festival is the only festival in Taiwan that boasts of a film competition especially for international new talent directors.

★ Taipei Film Awards Competition
Taipei Film Awards is a competition for Taiwanese films, making this Festival the best way to see works from Taiwan.

City in Focus
A special non-competition section that focuses on one or two cities every year and introduces their films and culture to the audience in Taiwan. London is our 2011 city in focus after a journey through Paris, Prague, Melbourne, Kyoto, Madrid, Barcelona, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Toronto, Montreal, Copenhagen, Jerusalem, Dublin, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro and London in the last 13 years.

★ City Visions
Presenting the best and recent works of directors in all genres plus the latest works from the past focus cities.

★ Window On Asian Films
Showing films directed by Asian filmmakers, especially films from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and all over the Asian world.

And more sections such as Directors in Focus, Midnight, Music and introduction of boundary-breaking films.