Festival announces the 12 films that will screen in its International New Talent Competition for first and second features.
Taipei Film Festival has unveiled the 12 films that will screen in its International New Talent Competition for first and second features.
The films will compete for the festival’s Grand Prize, which comes with a cash award of $20,000 (NT$600,000), and the Special Jury Prize, with a cash award of $10,000 (NT$300,000), as well as the Audience Choice Award.
Among the nominated films, five of them will receive their Asian premieres at the festival, including Sarah Plays A Werewolf(Switzerland), Beautiful Things(Italy), Holiday(Denmark), Skate Kitchen(US) and Dear Ex(Taiwan).
South Korean director Kim Joonghyun’s February(Korean) will receive its international premiere at the festival.
This year’s Taipei Film Festival takes place June 28-July 14. The winners of the International New Talent Competition will be announced on July 3.
Taipei Film Festival International New Talent Competition line-up:
Beautiful Things – dir: Giorgio FERRERO, Federico BIASIN (Italy)
The Charmer – dir: Milad ALAMI (Denmark)
Dear Ex – dir: Mag HSU, Chih-Yen HSU (Taiwan)
February – dir: KIM Joonghyun (South Korea)
Holiday – dir: Isabella Isabella EKLÖF (Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden)
Nervous Translation – dir: Shireen SENO (Philippines)
The Nothing Factory – dir: Pedro PINHO (Portugal)
Pity – dir: Babis MAKRIDIS (Greece, Poland)
Sarah Plays A Werewolf – dir: Katharina WYSS (Switzerland, Germany)
Skate Kitchen – dir: Crystal MOSELLE (US)
The Widowed Witch – dir: CAI Chengjie (China)
Xiao Mei – dir: Maren HWANG (Taiwan)