Asian Vision Competition

Light and shadow interweave into diverse culturescapes. They are together and apart, in war and in peace, intimate but also alienated. Whilst you stand on the viewpoint of an island, don't forget to...

International Competition

Through the 1,623 entries, the world comes into shape. Come along with the 15 titles selected in this programme on a journey to the unknown. Open up your eyes, ears and mind, and wander along the...

Taiwan Competition

With shot footage as their witness, Taiwanese filmmakers are slowly gaining their ground in the realm of documentary, both the veteran and the up-and-coming. In the 192 entries this year, they cast...

Contemporary Scenes

The filmmakers turn their concerns over the past and the present of this turbulent world into documentaries, revealing the innermost of our minds and thoughts. Through these selected films, we...

Documemory: Space and Place

When a camera starts rolling, a film space—different from the real space—is created. A story usually begins when the main characters enter the film space, but sometimes the space is a character...

Filmmaker in Focus: Volker KOEPP

The German director Volker KOEPP (1944–) was born in Stettin, a German port city transferred to Poland and renamed Szczecin after World War II. Political strife and scars of war marked the trajectory...

Retrospective of Filmmaker: TAKAMINE Go

TAKAMINE Go was born in 1948 in Kabira Village on Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, and grew up in Naha until he finished high school. In 1969, when Okinawa was still officially under U.S. military control,...

Salute! Independent Documentaries in Hong Kong and China

Cinema Stands with Hong Kong Cinema Saves the History of China

Stranger than Documentary: The Faces of Avant-garde

Seeking the 'original forms' of documentaries, this programme selects 17 films by three iconic filmmakers of the avant-garde film movement in North America during the late 1960s to 1970s. They are...

Taiwan Spectrum|Indigenous with a Capital 'I': Indigenous Documentaries from 1994 to 2000

The English title of this programme, Indigenous with a Capital 'I', is indebted to the late  Māori director Barry BARCLAY, who first introduced the concept of 'Fourth Cinema' in the 1980s to...

Reel Taiwan: Selected Films from Fragrant Formosa (1970s–80s)

Shot on 16mm film, the Taiwanese documentary television series Fragrant Formosa consists of 34 episodes; the first season was aired on Taiwan's China Television Company (CTV) in 1975, and the second...

Special Presentation

On top of showcasing the Jurors’ Films and a work from the Asian Docs Co-production Network Project, this programme also pays homage to two influential Taiwanese documentary filmmakers. Director LEE...