Taiwanese award-winning blockbusters shortlisted in US

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of award-winning films from Taiwan have been shortlisted at the Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) festival in Chicago, helping to grow interest in the nation's cinem...

Lee Lieh backs youth to give Taiwan film industry edge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Film producer Lee Lieh (李烈), who supervised production of the award-winning film “Detention,” said at a media conference in Taipei on Monday (Nov. 25) the coun...

Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards 'open' despite China boycott

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning film director Ang Lee (李安) said Saturday (Nov. 23) the Golden Horse Awards welcomes all Chinese-language films despite Beijing’s boycott at this years&...

'A Sun' shines at Taiwan Golden Horse awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— At the 56th Golden Horse Awards held at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on Saturday (Nov. 23) night the big winner was "A Sun," which received six awards. ...

Head-turners on the red carpet at Taiwan's Golden Horses

A parade of stunning head-turners graced the red carpet at the 56th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei Saturday, matching the grandeur of the occasion. Among them was Taiwanese actress-writer Gingle Wan...

'Detention' director reminds audiences of Taiwan's fight for freedom

The psychological horror film "Detention" is remarkable in many ways. For one thing, the film, which follows two students who find themselves stuck in their empty school and haunted by ve...

Malaysian director seeks to raise awareness of LGBT issues

When a society fails to pay attention to a tragedy it is more likely such tragedies will be repeated. It was that idea that inspired Malaysian director Lim Kean-hian (林峻賢) when he decided to focus ...

Taipei International Documentary Festival kicks off Friday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New Taipei City International Documentary Month will begin Tuesday (Oct. 29). The month-long film-screening event will take place at two locations: Fuzhong 15’s N...

Maserati bows to China, cancels support for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Italian luxury sports car company Maserati, which is owned by the Fiat Chrysler group, earlier this week announced it would be withdrawing its sponsorship for the 56th...

Taiwan's Oscar-winning Ang Lee leads Golden Horse Master Class

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – Taiwan’s Academy Awards-winning director and this year’s Golden Horse Film Festival Chair Ang Lee will lead the Golden Horse Master Class. The event is set to ta...

No Chinese movies nominated for Golden Horses, but 12 nods for Taiwan hit 'Detention'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a boycott by China, no Chinese movies were present on the list of nominations for the Golden Horse Awards announced Tuesday (October 1), but the current Taiwanes...

Five acclaimed Taiwanese films to be aired in New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A New York television channel will broadcast widely-acclaimed Taiwanese films every weekend next month starting Oct. 5. City University of New York’s CUNY TV will...

Hong Kong director resigns from jury for Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards after China boycott

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong film director Johnnie To (杜琪峯) has resigned as the jury president of the 56th Golden Horse Awards after a boycott by Beijing led to the withdrawal of Chinese and...

Taiwan sends gay-themed comedy ‘Dear Ex’ to Oscars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The award-winning gay-themed comedy “ Dear Ex” (誰先愛上他的) will represent Taiwan at the 2020 Academy Awards, reports said Thursday (September 12). The movie wi...

Taiwan showcases seven virtual reality films at Venice Film Fest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese film industry is set to make an impression with a lineup of virtual reality projects at this year’s Venice Film Festival, which began on Aug. 28 and wi...