Prizes of Competition

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Competitions and Awards

1.     International Competition
Eligible for documentaries from worldwide. All forms and lengths welcome.

1)   Grand Prize: one winning title with a cash-prize of NT$400,000 (approximately US$13,500) and a TIDF award.

2)   Merit Prize: one winning title with a cash-prize of NT$180,000 (approximately US$6,000) and a TIDF award.

 

2.     Asian Vision Competition
TIDF encourages submissions of Asian themed documentaries, documentaries with unique viewpoints that are produced by at least one Asian nation, or documentaries made by Asian filmmakers. All lengths welcome.

1)       Grand Prize: one winning title with a cash-prize of NT$400,000 (approximately US$13,500) and a TIDF award.

2)       Merit Prize: one winning title with a cash-prize of NT$180,000 (approximately US$6,000) and a TIDF award.

n   One title can only enter one of the above categories.

 

3.     Taiwan Competition
Documentary made by Taiwanese director(s) or director(s) holding a Taiwan Resident Certificate, is eligible for Taiwanese Competition. All lengths welcome.

1)       Grand Prize: one winning title with a cash-prize of NT$300,000 (approximately US$10,000) and a TIDF award.

2)       Merit Prize: one winning title with a cash-prize of NT$150,000 (approximately US$5,000) and a TIDF award.

 

4.     Special Awards

1)       Chinese Documentary Award
This award is established to support Chinese documentaries. All Chinese spoken, Chinese themed films, or documentaries made in Chinese speaking region in the entire festival programme are eligible for this competition. The shortlist will be decided by the preliminary selection committee and TIDF.

                     i.            Grand Prize: one winning title with a cash-prize of NT$300,000 (approximately US$10,000) and a TIDF award.

                    ii.            Special Jury Award: one winning title with a cash-prize of NT$150,000 (approximately US$5,000) and a TIDF award.

 

2)       Author’s POV Award
A jury of Taiwanese documentary filmmakers selects one winning title from the shortlist. The film will be granted a cash-prize of NT$45,000 (approximately US$1,500) and a TIDF certificate.

 

3)       Next Generation Award
A jury of young generation people will choose the winning title from the shortlist. The film will be granted a cash-prize of NT$45,000 (approximately US$1,500) and a TIDF certificate.

 

4)       Audience Award
The festival audience can also express their appreciation of the documentaries by voting in the Audience Award. The film rated highest will receive a TIDF certificate.

 

Selection Procedure

1.     Preliminary Selection
A preliminary selection committee consisting of Taiwanese professionals selects documentaries for the final competition. Films submitted to competition may be selected to non-competition programmes. A shortlist will be announced in February, 2016.

 

2.     Final Selection
Juries of Taiwanese and international professionals will decide the winning titles for International Competition, Asian Vision Competition, Taiwanese Competition, and Special Awards. All decisions made by the juries are final. The winning titles will be announced at the award ceremony. Entry and participation of documentaries implies unconditional acceptance of the regulations.

 

 

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