This year, viewers around Australia will be able to enjoy a taste of Taiwanese cinema from the comfort of their own home – the 3rd Taiwan Film Festival in Australia is streaming on-demand from July 9–30, 2020.
This year’s line-up offers 19 sensational films, including a brand new Filmmaker in Focus program featuring the works of Hsiao Ya-Chuan (Mirror Image, Taipei Exchange, and Father to Son). Films will be available to stream individually or as a package at Taiwan Film Festival’s website.
The program revolves around the theme “forgotten” which focuses on overlooked aspects of society.
Festival Director Benson Wu explains, “We want to challenge stereotypes of Taiwan with films like Boluomi and The Good Daughter, both screening at the Festival this year. We seek to evaluate and reconnect Taiwan’s many forgotten identities and culture through this year’s program.”
The Short Film Competition returns this year and will be judged by directors Hsiao Ya-Chuan (Father to Son), Maya Newell (In My Blood It Runs), and Sally Wu (The Good Daughter). The winner will be announced on July 23.
Taiwan Film Festival in Australia is supported by the Taiwanese Government in association with Spotlight Taiwan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney. The festival is also funded by the NSW Government in association with Multicultural NSW and Screen NSW.