The inaugural Taipei Film Festival was held in 1998, with the awards portion of the Festival founded in 1988 as the “China Times Express Film Awards” and renamed the “Taipei Film Awards” in 1994. Originally, nominations and awards were separated into commercial and non-commercial film categories to highlight the spirit of independent, non-mainstream cinema and to uncover a diverse range of films. Taipei City Government came on board in 1998, creating the festival by hosting the Taipei Film Awards and adding its NT$1 million “Grand Prize,” and facilitating the screening of international films. In so doing, Taipei Film Festival became the first film festival in Taiwan to be funded by a city government. The Taipei Film Festival became a permanent office under the Taipei Culture Foundation beginning in 2007. Held annually in the summer, the Festival also conducts numerous film-related activities in addition to the awards competition and film screenings to increase public participation.
01/17/2021 – 23rd Taipei Film Festival – Call for Entry 2021 | Call for Entry
06/13/2020 – 22nd Taipei Film Festival – Opening Film
02/22/2020 – 22nd Taipei Film Festival – Call for Entry 2020 | Call for Entry
01/21/2019 – 21st Taipei Film Festival – Call for Entry 2019 | Call for Entry
01/11/2018 – 20th Taipei Film Festival – Call for Entry 2018 | Call for Entry
06/17/2016 – Winners of the Taipei Film Festival 2016 | Awards
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