Dr. WANG, TFAI Director, recalled that after the last edition, Taiwan immediately entered a Level 3 COVID-19 alert, leaving her feeling fortunate but at the same time the team needed to get started on planning for this year’s festival. Tonight’s opening especially gave her a sense of being “real but unreal, that maybe unreality is what reality looks like.” She recounted how the TIDF was established in 1998, joined the Taiwan Film Institute in 2014, and finally launched the first edition in the new TFAI Cinema this year. The significance of being able to hold the opening ceremony in a home of its own cannot be overstated. LEE Ching-hwi, Deputy Minister of Culture, was also in attendance, being in awe after watching TIDF’s opening film last year, Inside the Red Brick Wall, adding that at a time when the world is plagued by pandemic and war, it is important to keep a pure heart.
TFAI Director Dr. WANG Chun-chi, Deputy Minister of Culture LEE Ching-hwi
Remember Me follows three protagonists whose lives have been deeply related to Kinmen for different reasons, using a large number of photos and archival footage to parallel the past and present and explore different life trajectories as the geopolitical situation across the Taiwan Strait has been changing. This film is in the shortlist for the Taiwan Competition. The results of this competition will be announced at the awards ceremony on May 12th, together with 11 awards in Asian Vision, International Competition, and TIDF Visionary Awards. The award-winning titles will be screened again on May 15th—don’t miss it!
HUNG Chun-hsiu, director of Remember Me and his family
The 13th Taiwan International Documentary Festival will be held from May 6th to May 15th at the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute, Vie Show Cinemas Taipei Qsquare, SPOT Huashan, and the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab. In addition to screening 188 outstanding documentaries and holding 72 post-screening discussions, the festival organized two Master Classes, two online panels, and two online talks. For the latest news and information, please follow the TIDF official website
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