Director of Taiwan’s hit film ‘I WeirDo’ sits down to chat

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Director Liao Ming-yi (廖明毅) stares across the table, hands clasped and ready to go while his interlocutors rummage with papers and whisper about how best to record him. ...

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...

Taipei Film Festival to kick off in June as coronavirus threat eases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei Film Festival will kick off from June 25 and last through July 11 as Taiwanese society slowly returns to normal from the COVID-19 pandemic. With the curve fl...

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...

20 Taiwan documentary films tour Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Twenty Taiwanese documentaries are being screened in Bangkok until Sunday (Nov. 3), as part of the Taiwan Documentary Film Festival, which opened on Wednesday (Oct. 30). ...

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...

Best Actor goes to Xiao Hu-dou at Taipei Film Awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— The 2019 Taipei Film Awards has announced that the award for Best Actor goes to Xiao Hu-dou, with Tsai Ming-liang winning Best Director and his film "Your Face" b...

2019 Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival held in Bangkok

BANGKOK (CNA) -- The 2019 Taiwan LGBTQ Film Festival in Bangkok kicked off Saturday, with a forum hosted to highlight the process Taiwan went through to legalize same-sex marriage. The festival ope...

Taiwanese filmmaker busks in support of homeless

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese filmmaker Tsai Ming-liang (蔡明亮) sang to the public outside the Xindian MRT Station in New Taipei City on Dec. 6, to raise money and awareness for the area’...

Taiwanese movies take the spotlight at Nantes later this month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 40th edition of the Three Continents Film Festival (Festival des 3 Continents) kicks off in Nantes, France on Nov. 20 and features a number of Taiwanese movies. Tai...

Eva Husson interview: the constantly erased memory of female strength on screen (2/2)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the second part of this interview, Eva Husson continues to talk with Taiwan News correspondent Ryan Drillsma about the process of making her new movie Girls of the Sun,...

7 Reasons why Taiwan is the best LGBT destination in Asia

The Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) bullyboy tactics have been having a good week. Not only have US Airlines caved into CCP demands over the use of the name Taiwan, but the East Asian Olympic Co...

Retrospective of Taiwan’s martial arts films to kick off in Netherlands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the retrospective of Cannes award-winning Taiwanese filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien (侯孝賢) in 2016, the EYE Film Institute Netherlands in Amsterdam is preparing to intr...

Inaugural Taiwanese Film Biennial kicks off in Los Angeles

The inaugural Taiwanese Film Biennial kicks off Oct. 20 in Los Angeles, presenting 14 classic and contemporary works spanning such genres as art house, documentary, drama and suspense. Jointly org...

Ang Lee chosen as 10th best director of the century

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Ang Lee (李安) has been listed as the 10th best film director of the 21st century by website “They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They?,” while two other Taiwanese ...