The thirteenth Taiwan Worldwide Documentary Competition (TIDF), to be held from Could 6 to Could 15, 2022 in Taipei, introduced the shortlists for its three competitors sections, the Asian Imaginative and prescient Competitors, the Worldwide Competitors, and the Taiwan Competitors. Taiwanese director HUNG Chun-Hsiu’s movie Bear in mind Me, portraying the latest historical past of Kinmen Island within the Taiwan Strait, has been chosen because the opening movie to kick off the competition on Could 6.
The biannual competition had attracted 1,896 competitors submissions from 125 nations and areas, 43 movies had been shortlisted, with 15 entries in every part. “TIDF has all the time been a window to the world”, stated the Programme Director Wooden LIN, “By our choice, we hope that audiences can see what has been occurring around the globe prior to now two years. They cowl a broad vary of social and political points and carry sturdy, distinctive documentary aesthetics. We’re pleased with the regional range, and really grateful to all filmmakers for his or her belief in TIDF.”
The Asian Imaginative and prescient Competitors options works from East to West Asia. A lot of them are coping with subjects of deep humanistic concern, from the wrestle for democracy in Hong Kong, reminiscences of the Korean battle, the plight of Syrian refugees, to the dismal scenario of Kurdish migrants in Tokyo. Because the competitors encompasses titles of all lengths and types, the programme additionally contains a number of quick movies with sturdy narrative and distinctive viewpoints.
Chosen titles within the Worldwide Competitors shortlist span Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia, increasing the boundaries of documentary via their narrative views and revolutionary aesthetic types. Taiwanese movie additionally stands sturdy this 12 months with LEE Yong-chao’s (Blood Amber, 2014) Rain in 2020 being shortlisted in each the Worldwide and Taiwan Competitions.
The Taiwan Competitors obtained 198 submissions, a steady variety of productions for the trade in Taiwan. 4 World Premieres are among the many competitors finalists, Broca’s Aphasia by SU Ming-yen (additionally nominated for the Taiwan Competitors within the twelfth TIDF for his earlier work Stream), A Silent Gaze by HUANG Hsin-yao, The Islands by CHIANG Wei-hua, and Bear in mind Me by HUNG Chun-hsiu which might be screened because the competition’s opening movie.
The 2022 TIDF key visible has additionally been launched, which is by designer-artist Faye, who additionally designed the TIDF key visible final 12 months. Her artistic design takes inspiration from the quick movie Nonetheless on My Thoughts by Thai director Jittarin WUTHIPHAN, to be proven within the TIDF ”Documemory” part, and combines the scenes with parts of the well-known ghosts-series by US artist Angela DEANE.
The thirteenth TIDF might be held at SPOT Huashan, the Taiwan Movie and Audiovisual Institute, the C-LAB and different venues.
The full line-up of just about 150 movies will be introduced quickly. For additional particulars, please go to the TIDF official web site: www.tidf.org.tw