UCLA Film & TV Archive in partnership with the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles proudly announces the complete 2019 line-up for the Taiwan Biennial Film Festival, a unique two-week celebration of groundbreaking films, including post-screening conversations with celebrated filmmakers, and featuring exciting Los Angeles and North American film premieres. The highly anticipated second biennial event will also feature a unique "Focus on Taiwan" forum showcasing special guests exploring timely issues related to Taiwan’s burgeoning film industry and the country as a leader in embracing gender equity and LGBTQ representation both in front and behind the camera.
The unique Film Festival spans October 18 - 28, with screenings at the Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum and select screenings at The Downtown Independent Theatre in downtown Los Angeles and the James Bridges Theater on UCLA Campus. A new trailer to showcase the exciting event has also just debuted: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfXxZMiwWUE&feature=youtu.be).
The ‘Focus on Taiwan,’ panel is a curated afternoon of timely conversations about issues facing the Taiwan film industry at home and abroad. A free event on Saturday, October 19, this insightful program will showcase topics including gender equality and inclusion of women and the LGBTQ community on screen and behind the camera, and discuss the challenges of marketing Taiwanese productions internationally and more.
“We’re pleased to partner again with the UCLA Film & TV Archive to present these inspiring and touching films from Taiwan and celebrate our country’s growing film industry,” said Emmy Yang, Director of Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles. “Besides, we’re proud of our country’s commitment in gender diversity and gender equality in cinema to show our freedom of artistic expression.”