Competitions announced for the 11th Taiwan International Documentary Festival


The organizers of the 11th Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) announced the films that will compete in this year’s edition.

This year there were 2,445 submissions from around the world, 45 titles were selected for the three categories: Asian Vision Competition, International Competition and Taiwanese Competition. Each category consist of 15 titles that tackle topics such as politics, history, environment, family, refugee crisis among other social issues.

This year the festival celebrate its 20th anniversary since it was launched in 1998 as a biennial. We remind readers that the TIDF will take place from May 4th – 13th in Taipei, Taiwan. For more information about this festival please visit their official website HERE.

Asian Vision Competition
A Feeling Greater than Love by Mary Jirmanus Saba – Lebanon
Baek-gu by Kim Boram – South Korea
Canine by Esa Hari Akbar – Indonesia
City of Jade by Midi Z – Taiwan
Goodnight & Goodbye by Wu Yao-tung – Taiwan
The Haunted by Saodat Ismailova – Norway, Uzbekistan
Home, Sweet Home by Ise Shinichi – Japan
In the Claws of a Century Wanting by Jewel Maranan – Philippines, Germany, Qatar
Interiors & Exteriors by Ashique Mostafa – Bangladesh
Lone Existence by Sha Qing – China
The moon the Sun and the Musketeers by Vahagn Khachatryan – Armenia, Portugal
Pushkar Myths by Kamal Swaroop – India
Railway Sleepers by Sompot Chidgasornpongse – Thailand
Tarling is Darling by Ismail Fahmi Lubis – Indonesia
Turtle Rock by Xiao Xiao – China

International Competition
A Cambodian Spring by Chris Kelly Cambodia, United Kingdom
Transparent World by Vato Kuntsev – Georgia
All that Passes by through a Window that Doesn’t Open by Martin Dicicco- Qatar, United States
Also Known as Jihadi by Eric Baudelaire – France
The Fall of Icarus: Narita Stories by Daishima Haruhiko – Japan
Granny Project by Balint Revesz – Germany, Hungary – United Kingdom
Hotel Jugoslavija by Nicolas Wagnieres – Switzerland
Ma’ohi Nui, in the Heart of the Ocean My Country Lies by Annick Ghijzelings – Belgium
El Mar la Mar by Joshua Bonnetta, J.P. Sniadecki – United States
Pale Blue by Arash Lahooti – Iran
Small Talk by Hugan Hui-chen – Taiwan
Stranger in Paradise by Guido Hendrikx – Netherlands
The Ugliest Car by Grzegorz Szczepaniak – Poland
Nature: All Rights Reserved by Sebastian Mulder – Netherlands
Adriana’s Pact by Lissette Orozco – Chile

Taiwan Competition
The Moving Tent by Singing Chen
Absent without Leave by Lau Kek-huat
Small Talk by Hugan Hui-chen
From Now On by Akira Chen
Return by Huang Pang-chuan
Blood Amber by Lee Yong-chao
Funeral Video by Wu Wen-rui
Stranger in the Mountains by Lee Li-shao
The Silent Teacher by Maso Chen
Condemned Practice Mode by Chi Yueh-chun
Wayfinding to the Sea by Chang Yeh-hai Sya Man
Spectrum of Nostalgia by Chen Yi-chu
Black Bear Forest by Lee Hsiang-hsiu
City of Jade by Midi Z
Time Splits in the River by Wang Yu-ping, Lee Chia-hung, Huang I-chieh, Liao Xuan-zhen

About the TIDF:
Founded in 1998, the Taiwan International Documentary Festival, based under Taiwan Film Institute, has evolved into one of the major professional platforms for documentaries in Asia. Over the past 20 years, we have devoted ourselves to bringing independent points of view, creative spirits and the care of humanity to our audiences. TIDF takes place every two years, presenting a well-curated program of more than 130 films and surrounding events. Each edition of TIDF attracts an audience of more than 25,000 viewers.

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