With support from the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles (TAP-LA) will present the 4th annual Taiwanese American Film Festival (TAFF) on October 24th, 2020 on the Bingewave Digital Festival platform. This year for the 4th edition, TAFF will feature exclusive North American premiere of the feature film Synapses, an opening industry panel, a keynote speech, and a short film competition. Stay tuned in the comfort of your home for the 4th TAFF!
The closing feature Synapses depicts the repressed life of an elderly veteran suffering from dementia, reflecting family, life, and memory through time, space and generations. The director Chang Tso-Chi has won Golden Horse Award for Best Feature Film twice, for The Best of Times (2002) and When Love Comes (2010). Synapses is the 9th film of Chang that was nominated by the 56th Golden Horse Award in 2019 for Best Director, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Visual Effects. A Q&A will follow the screening with the exclusive participation by the leading actress Lu Hsueh Feng and the producer Kao Wen Hung, sharing with the audience the story of the film and the current development of Taiwanese films.
The Festival also features a short film competition of 13 short films which part of them have been selected by the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, the Asian American International Film Festival, and CAAMFest. Jurors will select winners for the Grand Jury Award, the Cultural Spotlight Award, and the Audience Award with prize ranging from $1,000 to $2,000. Awards will be presented live. The festival will also host an opening industry panel with Joan Huang (producer), Jay Chern (Taiwanese director), and Christopher Au (director), and a keynote speech by Taiwanese American actress Lynn Chen for sharing the industry career development of Taiwanese American filmmakers.
TAFF is the only showcase of films and media works by Taiwanese American and Taiwanese filmmakers in the US. The festival organizing team, composed of filmmakers and entertainment industry professionals, are all Taiwanese descent. The festival is a platform of highlighting unique stories in Taiwanese cinema and encouraging emerging filmmakers. For more information about the full line-up and tickets, please visit https://www.bingewave.com/f/taff-2020?fbclid=IwAR0bTCB5H3Bv_QxOy3irwE_8qOA_sl8T3N2wT8E3D4lexQAFKG7AYsm8yVs
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