Taiwan hit film ‘iWeirDO’ receives acclaim at New York Asian Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese romantic comedy "iWeirDO" has won the Honorable Mention Award at the 2020 New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), receiving even more international recog...

Taiwan films to screen at SeaShorts Film Festival for first time

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven Taiwanese films have been selected for the fourth annual Southeast Asian Short (SeaShorts) Film Festival, becoming the country's first productions to earn such r...

5 films from Taiwan featured in Chicago's APUC film festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Taiwanese films will be streamed online for free at various points from Sept. 11 to Dec. 20 as part of Chicago's Asian Pop-Up Cinema (APUC) bi-annual film festiva...

Vancouver film festival goes online, recaps Taiwan film history

This year's Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival, which will recap Taiwan's film history, will be held online starting Sept. 12, and offer free access to viewers in Taiwan and Canada, said the or...

Award-winning ‘iWeirDO’ a sign of the times

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — First-time director Liao Ming-yi (廖明毅) did not foresee the global outbreak of COVID-19 when he first conceived the plot for his debut film, "iWeirDO," but the fa...

Taipei holds world's first live film festival since COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Film Festival, held since 1998, became the first film festival worldwide since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to take place in a physical venue, showcasi...

Taiwanese film director sentenced to 4 years in prison

The verdict of famed Taiwanese film director Doze Niu’s (鈕承澤) court case was made public on the morning of Monday (April 13). Niu had been charged by prosecutors with rape and stood accused of s...

Award-winning French director receives Taiwan citizenship

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — French director and recipient of the 2017 Prix franco-taïwanais cultural award, Jean-Robert Thomann, was granted Taiwanese citizenship at the end of October and has s...

Taiwan Biennial Film Festival kicks off in LA Oct. 18

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Biennial Film Festival 2019 featuring 12 Taiwanese films will be held at select theaters in Los Angeles from Oct. 18 to 28. Taiwan's Ministry of Culture ...

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...

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...

Taiwan horror movie features at foreign film festivals

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The Taiwan horror film “Deep Evil” (緝魔) has been selected for the Full Moon – Horror & Fantasy Film Festival in Romania, and the Macabro Film Festival...

Taiwanese film wins Award of Excellence at IndieFEST Film Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "Lethe," a Taiwanese film directed by Charles Yang (楊孟嘉), won an Award of Excellence at the IndieFEST Film Awards on August 8. "Lethe" was produced ...

Film adaptation of Taiwanese survival horror game 'Detention' coming in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A new major motion picture based on the popular Taiwanese horror video game “Detention”(返校) is set for release this fall. Its studio uploaded a trailer of the ...