Taiwan movie selected for Toronto International Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning Taiwanese director Chung Mong-hong’s (鍾孟宏) new feature film has been selected for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). TIFF announce...

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 ...

Hong Kong film companies to boycott Taipei Golden Horse Awards

TAIPEI (CNA) -- In the wake of an announcement earlier this week that China will boycott this year's Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, several Hong Kong film companies have followed suit and with...

China boycotts Taiwan’s Golden Horse Awards

[Updated on August 7 at 17:15] TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese films and filmmakers will be absent from this year’s Taipei-based Golden Horse Awards, occasionally dubbed by foreign media...

Representative calls on European support for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Representative to the Netherlands, Chen Hsin-hsin (陳欣新), has defended Taiwan’s sovereignty and called for support from Europe to defend liberty and de...

Scorsese's 'The Irishman' to premiere at New York Film Fest

NEW YORK (AP) — Martin Scorsese's big-budget mafia epic "The Irishman" will premiere as the opening night film at the 57th New York Film Festival, Film at Lincoln Center announced Monday. ...

Actresses of color make equal-pay quest a group effort

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox recorded "Sisters Are Doin' it For Themselves" in 1985, the Queen of Soul tried out a pointed ad lib for the empowerment anthem. ...

Streep to receive Toronto Film Festival's first acting award

TORONTO (AP) — Meryl Streep will be the first recipient of an acting award bestowed as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. The festival's organizers announced Friday tha...

Five Taiwanese VR films nominated for Venice Film Festival

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Five Taiwanese virtual reality (VR) films, including “O,” “Only the Mountain Remains” (山行), “Inori” (祈禱), “Gloomy Eyes” (咕魯...

New York film festival to screen 8 Taiwan productions

Eight Taiwan productions, including three feature-length movies, are to be screened at the 42nd Asian American International Film Festival running July 25 to Aug. 3 in New York. The local lineup i...

76th Venice Film Festival to embrace, not reject, Netflix

ROME (AP) — The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant again after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second...

'Joker,' Tom Hanks' Mr. Rogers pic among TIFF selections

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Joker," ''A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" and "Hustlers" are among the films premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. TIFF Artisti...

Deneuve, Hawke film 'The Truth' to open Venice Film Festival

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 76TH Venice Film Festival is opening with Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "The Truth." Festival director Alberto Barbera announced the selection starring...

Asian entertainment industries grappling with #MeToo issues

When Wu Ke-xi was looking for a frightening plotline for her latest film, she didn't need to look further than her own industry. The Taiwanese actress and screenwriter's latest movie, "...