Alongside the special TFFE x QEFF programme featuring two ground-breaking UK premieres, we brought back our Shorts programme which was among the most popular titles with our audiences during Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh. From 30 October to 5 November all 3 titles in the Shorts programme will be once again available to watch for free to UK audiences. We hope you enjoy!
SHORTS PROGRAMME Like for many in the industry, short film has been a stepping stone for emerging Taiwanese filmmakers. Both the central and local governments offer subsidies and administerial support and the PTS, the public TV channel funded by taxpayers, regularly showcases their works.
Many of those filmmakers engage in a wide range of contemporary issues, such as social disparity, political corruption and gender equality. When it comes to structural presentation and visual style, they often look to TV shows, streaming videos, YouTubers and even closed-circuit television (CCTV) for inspiration.
Showing passion for their society, culture and politics, these emerging filmmakers often receive critics’ praise for their keen examination of the ‘normal’ and fresh approach in dissecting contemporary issues.