In its fourth year, the fast-growing Taiwan Film Festival will take place from the 16th to the 30th September this year.

Taiwan Film Festival is an Australia-based not-for-profit organisation that aims to celebrate Taiwan’s rich cultural heritage and talented film industry through cinema. The theme of this year’s festival is flavours, focusing on Taiwan cinema’s full taste and depth, catering to any cinephile with a discriminating palate. Showcasing from romance films to indie titles, the festival is a platform to explore and connect over Taiwan’s diverse cinematic works. 

In 2021, the festival will be presented in a new hybrid format which offers both screenings at venues and online streaming for viewers around Australia. In addition, a brand new event series, Taiwanese Bookshelves, aims to introduce contemporary Taiwanese literature and explores how it connects with the film industry in Taiwan.

The program welcomes distinguished guest speakers, Wu Ming Yi, Professor Ari Larissa Heinrich, Dr. Darryl Sterk, and Dr. Thomas Baudinette, who will share their knowledge and experience in creative writing.

“It’s the first time we are doing the hybrid film festival and also introduce the new section Taiwanese Bookshelves. We hope from this year, the programs can add some enjoyment to people’s life,” said Festival Director Benson Wu.

With the support of the State Library of NSW, Kinokuniya, and The Bookshop Darlinghurst, the two events will be held on the 17th July and the 26th October, respectively.

The full festival program will be announced at the end of August. To find out more information, please visit www.taiwanfilmfestival.org.au.