Tourism film portraying Taiwan’s Shen’ao Rail Bike wins Director’s Award at JWTFF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A tourism film portraying the Shen’ao Rail Bike along Taiwan’s northern coast won the Director’s Award at the Japan World's Tourism Film Festival (JW...

Tribeca to host 'Say Anything...' reunion, doc on Anastasio

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film The Tribeca Film Festival has added a "Say Anything..." reunion screening to its upcoming festival, as well as the premiere of a documentary on Phish lead singer and g...

Two films portraying Taiwan's Pingtung nominated for JWTFF’s Best East Asian Film

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Two films portraying travel in Taiwan’s Pingtung County have been nominated for the Best East Asian Film in the 2019 Japan World’s Tourism Film Festival (JWTFF...

Polish Office in Taipei hosts film festival to share Poland's culture with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Polish government has been hosting film festivals across the world to celebrate 100 years of the country’s independence, which Poles celebrated on Nov. 11, 2018,...

O'Rourke documentary provides no hints on possible 2020 run

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke is sitting in his kitchen hours after a closer-than-expected Texas Senate race loss to Ted Cruz, musing about how his campaign brought out the best in thousands of s...

Taiwanese director's virtual reality short film to be showcased at SXSW

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A virtual reality short film from Taiwanese director, John Hsu (徐漢強), will be showcased at the SXSW Festival taking place in Austin Texas over the next week, March 8-16. ...

Star of immigration film says detention feels like reprisal

MIAMI (AP) — An Argentine immigrant said his most recent detention feels like retaliation for starring in a new award-winning documentary about a group that infiltrated a for-profit detention center t...

Chelsea Manning, Parkland teens docs to debut at Tribeca

NEW YORK (AP) — A documentary about Chelsea Manning, Werner Herzog's latest and a film about Parkland students in the aftermath of the Florida high school massacre are among the selections that will p...

Immigration documentary's protagonist faces deportation

MIAMI (AP) — The protagonist of an award-winning documentary that chronicles the plight of immigrants detained at a for-profit facility has been taken into custody again, years after his release. ...

Michael Jackson brothers say accusers' film neglects facts

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of Michael Jackson had a feeling the years-old child molestation allegations against the pop superstar would resurface at some point. So they say they weren't entirely su...

Inarritu picked to head Cannes jury, first Mexican in post

PARIS (AP) — Award-winning Mexican director Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu will preside over the jury at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival in May. Festival president Pierre Lescure, announc...

Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rami Malek had difficult moments making "Bohemian Rhapsody," but he has an Oscar to show for it. Malek, receiving the best actor trophy Sunday for his portrayal of...

Award-winning short film by Taiwan director to screen at MoMA in New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) -- Taiwan director Huang Pang-chuan’s short film “Last Year When the Train Passed By” is set to be screened Feb. 23 and 27 at the Museum of Modern Art in New Yo...

Domestic workers gather to celebrate 'Roma' and the Oscars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Tapia never imagined that she would get to watch the Oscars at a party in Los Angeles, exchanging the sneakers she wears when she takes care of children in New York for a pair...

Michael Jackson estate lawsuit sues HBO over documentary

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of Michael Jackson on Thursday sued HBO over a documentary about two men who accuse the late pop superstar of molesting them when they were boys, saying the film violates...