(Submission Closed) The 14th TIDF Call for Entries Open Through September 5th!


Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF) is organised by the Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute. Adopting ‘Re-encounter Reality’ as its core philosophy, TIDF showcases documentary films that reflect contemporary culture and challenge boundaries. As one of the foremost documentary film festivals in Asia, TIDF lays emphasis on promoting a variety of vigorous Asian documentaries and providing a platform for showcasing works from the Chinese-speaking world that are in search of creative liberty. We are calling filmmakers who ponder and experiment with the aesthetics of documentary filmmaking around the globe to submit documentaries completed after 1 December 2021 without constraints on themes, lengths and forms. All films that are relevant to social and human interests and considered documentaries by the filmmakers or production companies are eligible for submission. 
In anticipation of the 14th festival edition scheduled from 10 to 19 May 2024, TIDF is excited to announce that the competition submission officially opens on Tuesday, 5 September 2023 at 12 pm (GMT+8). All film submissions must be made on the TIDF online entry system no later than Tuesday, 5 December 2023 at 12 pm (GMT+8).
The festival and its professional preliminary selection committee will decide which section the submitted entries will participate in and later announce it alongside the shortlists. There are four competition sections —Asian Vision Competition, International Competition, Taiwan Competition and Cross-section Competition. In response to the current situation, the TIDF Visionary Award has been established to encourage documentaries that capture and propose a deeper understanding of the dynamic of the Chinese-speaking world today. Films in the entire festival programme are eligible for this award.
To seek remarkable Asian documentaries with stylistic integrity and insightful viewpoints, the highest prize amount in TIDF is given to the Grand Prize of Asian Vision Competition, accompanied by a cash prize of NT$320,000 (approx. US$10,700) while the Grand Prize of International Competition, Taiwan Competition and TIDF Visionary Award rank the secondary with a cash prize of NT$240,000 (approx. US$8,000) for each. 

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