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CALL FOR PAPERS: The Second International Conference on the Film Histories of Taiwan and Asia Cinemas: A Comparison of Korean and Taiwan Cinemas under Japanese Colonial Rule

The Second International Conference on the Film Histories of Taiwan and Asia Cinemas: A Comparison of Korean and Taiwan Cinemas under Japanese Colonial Rule

Conference will be held on October 1&2, 2016

Venue:Taipei National University of the Arts, Arts and Activities Complex

Topics of the conference:

(1)       Development of Taiwan cinema under the film policies of the Japanese (colonial) government

(2)       Development of Korean (Chosen) cinema under the film policies of the Japanese (colonial) government

(3)       Korean (Chosen) cinema in Japan’s militarist period

(4)       Taiwan cinema in Japan’s militarist period

(5)       Other film related topic during Japan’s colonial rule in Taiwan or Korea (Chosen)

Please email your abstract (in less than 1,000 words) before August 1, 2016 to the following address:  dmlee@techart.tnua.edu.tw

Contact Phone: (02)28961000#3902 or 3901

Address: Department of Filmmaking, Taipei National University of the Arts, No. 1, Hsuehyuan Road, Beitou, Taipei City, 112 Taiwan

Congratulations to Our Graduate Students for Winning the Audi Short Film Award in 2016 Berlinale

Congratulations to Our Graduate Students for Winning the Audi Short Film Award in 2016 Berlinale!

Anchorage Prohibited (Jinzhi xia mao) is a film produced in the Year 2 Production Workshop class in 2015 directed by directing-major graduate student Chiang Wei-Liang, written by Chiang and writing-major graduate students Alan Wang and Lynn Chen. 

 

Congratulations to “The Free Man" being selected in the 10 live action short films list and advancing in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®.

Congratulations to Quah Boon-Lip for his short film “The Free Man" being selected in the 10 live action short films list and advancing in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

“Ave Maria,” Basil Khalil, director, and Eric Dupont, producer (Incognito Films)

“Bad Hunter,” Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Dries Phlypo, producer (A Private View)

“Bis Gleich (Till Then),” Philippe Brenninkmeyer, producer, and Tara Lynn Orr, writer (avenueROAD Films)

“Contrapelo (Against the Grain),” Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, director, and Pin-Chun Liu, producer (Ochenta y Cinco Films)

“Day One,” Henry Hughes, director (American Film Institute)

“Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut),” Patrick Vollrath, director (Filmakademie Wien)

“The Free Man (Zi You Ren),” Quah Boon-Lip, director (Taipei National University of the Arts)

“Shok,” Jamie Donoughue, director (Eagle Eye Films)

“Stutterer,” Benjamin Cleary, director (Bare Golly Films)

“Winter Light,” Julian Higgins, director, and Josh Pence, producer (Innerlight Films and Prelude Pictures)

 

The First International Conference on the Histories of Taiwan and Asian Cinema will be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 in the Arts and Activities Complex Building

The focus of the annual international conference this year will be “the film wars of 1930s and 1940s", mainly between China and Japan. Scholars from the U.S., Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Taiwan will give either keynote speeches or deliver their papers on how the governments of China and Japan used film as a medium for propaganda purpose before and during the Asia-Pacific War.

For registration, please call Ms. Yushan Chen at (02)2896 1000 ext. 3902.

 

Hong Kong Documentary “Yellow Umbrella" to be screened at Movie Theater on Oct. 22

Yellow Umbrella, an 80-minute documentary on the civil unrest taking place in Hong Kong beginning in September last year and lasted for 79 days, will be screened 7:00 pm Oct. 22 (Thur.) in the Movie Theater located on the 3rd floor of the Arts & Activities Complex Building. All are welcomed to attend the screening and the Q&A session held afterwards by the filmmakers from Hong Kong .

 

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