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10 Short Films you shouldn’t miss at the 24th Taipei Film Festival

These are ten short films you shouldn’t miss at the 24th Taipei Film Festival which will take place from June 23 until July 9, 2022 in Taipei, Taiwan.

– Selected Shorts –

Bruise by Huang Ping-an – Taiwan | 2021 – 6 minutes
Section: Taipei Film Awards

When I first heard of ‘puffer fish’, I asked Dad to draw one for me. He drew a small one on a large piece of paper, leaving me with a big blank space. (TFF 2022)

Screening:
July 2, 2022 | Saturday | Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 14:20 pm

Trailer:

Do Not Go Gentle in Taipei by Wang Yi-ling – Taiwan | 2021 – 30 minutes
Section: Taipei Film Awards

One night, Ann and Mimi want to have a blast. They meet A-Kai. They not only fail to get what they want but end up getting involved in a crime. (TFF 2022)

Screening:
June 25, 2022 | Saturday | Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 18:30 pm
July 3, 2022 | Sunday | SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A Two | 12:30 pm

Trailer:

Good Day by Zhang Zhi-teng – Taiwan | 2022 – 19 minutes
Section: Taipei Film Awards

Chia-chen is turned out by his wife whom he is going to divorce. One day, he sneaks back home while Typhoon “Yong-Ching”, which has the same name as his wife, is coming… (TFF 2022)

Screening:
June 25, 2022 | Saturday | Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 18:30 pm
July 3, 2022 | Sunday | SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A Two | 12:30 pm

Trailer:

GuanYin Can’t Help by Chang Hsiao-jung – USA | 2022 – 20 minutes
Section: Gala Presentation

A father is looking for a cure for his daughter who suffers from schizophrenia. While his mind trusts the doctor, his heart seeks refuge in religion. (TFF 2022)

Screening:
June 26, 2022 | Sunday | Taipei Zhongshan Hall | 16:50 pm
July 3, 2022 | Sunday | Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 13:30 pm

Trailer:

I’m Home by Wu Hsuan-wei – Taiwan | 2021 – 15 minutes
Section: Gala Presentation

Jen-chieh returns to Taiwan after his visa expires. In the old family home, he tries to find the traces of his father’s love and the courage to get closer to his father. (TFF 2022)

Screening:
June 25, 2022 | Saturday | Taipei Zhongshan Hall | 17:00 pm
July 3, 2022 | Sunday | Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 10:50 am

Trailer:

Keyboard Warrior by Leo Liu – Taiwan | 2022 – 30 minutes
Section: Taipei Film Awards

Ying-hong, a martial arts lover, accidentally becomes the Internet celebrity “Kung Fu Man”. He has to face the challenges from not only others but his true self. (TFF 2022)

Screening:
June 25, 2022 | Saturday | Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 18:30 pm
July 3, 2022 | Sunday | SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A Two | 12:30 pm

Trailer:

She Doesn’t Care by Zhan Xin-yi – Taiwan | 2021 – 30 minutes
Section: Taipei Film Awards

Xiao-Chun lives with her mother Shui in the rented room owned by the Gaos. One day when Mrs. Kao takes out her rage on Xiao-Chun, Shui decides to fight back… (TFF 2022)

Screening:
June 25, 2022 | Saturday | Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 21:20 pm
July 3, 2022 | Sunday | SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A Two | 15:30 pm

Trailer:

The Hostess by Chao Ruo-tong – Taiwan | 2021 – 48 minutes
Section: Taipei Film Awards

“Xià hǎi” (go to the sea) is often used to describe women who are involved in hospitality industry, falling into a socially unrespectable profession, namely, be drawn into the dangerous sea, which is defined by society for these mistresses. In the social frame, these mistresses are seen as aphasiac. The Hostess recorded the authentic faces of the three mistresses while working, and how they provoke destigmatization and organize a union, in terms of communicating with society. However, the denial and derecognition from the family and society turn out to be the biggest challenge. How are they going to face it? (TFF 2022)

Screening:
June 30, 2022 | Thursday | SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A One | 16:20 pm

Trailer:

Welcome Home by Yao Kuo-chen – Taiwan | 2022 – 30 minutes
Section: Gala Presentation

This is a short film about women with a great influence in a Chinese family. In this mother-and-daughter relationship hides a cycle of love, life and hurting each other. (TFF 2022)

Screening:
June 25, 2022 | Saturday | Taipei Zhongshan Hall | 17:00 pm
July 3, 2022 | Sunday | Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 10:50 am

Trailer:

When Henge Meets Crescent by Lu Po-shun – Taiwan | 2021 – 25 minutes
Section: Taipei Film Awards

A bribery scandal in a small village throws a gloom over Wen-He and Jun-Yo’s friendship. They have been kept apart by their families. The pandemic isolates not only individuals but communities. (TFF 2022)

Screening:
June 25, 2022 | Saturday | Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Hsin Yi 10 | 21:20 pm
July 3, 2022 | Sunday | SPOT HUASHAN Cinema A Two | 15:30 pm

Trailer:

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