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Taipei Film Festival

Previously chaired by the Taiwanese maestro Hou Hsiao Hsien and now by the acclaimed director/ writer/ producer/ actress Sylvia Chang, Taipei Film Festival is an annual film event. Now in its 14th year, it screens around 200 films from over 30 countries worldwide. It is the only film festival in Taiwan to offer the International New Talent Competition alongside its exclusive competition for Taiwanese films and filmmakers, Taipei Film Awards.

Together with these competition programmes, Taipei Film Festival also offers a Panorama section that presents cinema from across the world, and the constant City Vision strand showcasing the cultures through their films of one particular major international city in the world. We have had the privilege to show the films from the theme cities include Paris, Prague, Madrid, Kyoto, Melbourne, St. Petersburg, Montreal, Copenhagen, Jerusalem, Dublin, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro and London.

With around 100,000 attendees each year, it has become one of the mist influential film festivals in the Chinese-speaking world.

In 2012, We will celebrate our latest selections from 29th June to 21st July.


Call for Entries : 2012 Taipei Film Festival New Talent Competition

International New Talent Competition
Guidelines and Application Form


Thank you for your interest in the International New Talent Competition at the 14th Taipei Film Festival (TaipeiFF), taking place in Taipei from late June to mid July. The International New Talent Competition aims to encourage talented and emerging filmmakers who have recently completed their first or second feature, and to provide a platform for new voices from all over the world.

1. Competition Regulations
1.1 Eligibility
Films eligible for participation in the International New Talent Competition must be:
1.) a director’s first or second feature (no documentaries). Must have minimum length of 70 minutes and be available as 35mm or DCP print.
2.) completed after April 1st, 2011.
3.) Taiwan premiere (except Taiwan productions).

1.2 Awards
Grand Prize - NT$ 600,000 plus one trophy (approx. USD$18,000)
Special Jury Prize - NT$ 300,000 plus one trophy (approx. USD$ 9,000)
Audience’s Choice Award - one trophy
*A 20% tax will be taken from the prize of non-Taiwanese award winners, and 10% tax from Taiwanese award winners.

1.3 Submissions Information
The deadline for submissions is: March 25, 2012.
*Please download the application form from TaipeiFF website ( Complete and print out the form and send it with all other materials to the TaipeiFF office (address below).
* We regret that only selected applicants will be notified by the end of May 2011.

1. 4 Your application must include:
1.) Completed and signed application form (Application will not be processed unless it is completed)
2.) Synopsis (150 words)
3.) Director’s statement (90 words)
4.) Director’s biography (100 words), filmography and photo (over 300 dpi)
5.) Production information and cast list
6.) Three different stills from the film (over 300 dpi)
* Please note that all the above listed materials must also be provided as electronic files.
7.) One DVD of the film (with English subtitles)
8.) Posters and/or press booklets (if available)
9.) Trailer in Betacam/DVD (if available)
*Please note that none of the above submission materials can be returned. There will not be any unauthorized screenings.

1.5 Mail application materials to:
Taipei Film Festival (International New Talent Competition)
Address: 3F, No.99, Sec.5, Civic Blvd. Songshan District, Taipei 10565 Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-2528-9580 ext.175
Fax: +886 -2-2528-9517


2. Regulations for selected films
Each selected film will be screened in its finalized version. Non-Taiwanese films should be English subtitled if the dialogue is not in English. Taiwanese films should have both Chinese and English subtitled versions.

The directors of selected films will be invited to attend the festival. For non-Taiwanese production films, the TaipeiFF will provide accommodation and one round-trip Economy Class ticket for the director (one director per film).

The online application form is available in the official webpage as attached. 


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About Taipei Film Festival

Kuo Ming-Jung
(Taipei Film Festival)

Taipei Film Festival is regarded as one of the most important film event in Taiwan. In addition to the competition for new directors, it also brings the unique opportunity to see global Chinese films and videos.



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