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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

2008 Taiwan Film Festival

Yes, we are marching into the third year of the Taiwan Film Festival. This year, the film tour will take the films and filmmakers to five participating universities starting in mid-October. Below is a tentative schedule for you to mark your calendar.

University of San Francisco
10/16 - 10/17

Stanford University
10/17 - 10/18

University of Washington
10/20 - 10/22

University of Oregon in Eugene
10/23 - 10/25

University of Nevada Las Vegas
10/24 - 10/26

The 2008 Taiwan Film Festival blog is now online and we are working on adding film info and venue info at the moment. Please check back often. Hope to see you at the screenings.


Thursday, October 11, 2007

Press Release -- Taiwan Cultural Festival brings Taiwan to Utah

For Immediate Release
October 2, 2007

Taiwan Cultural Festival brings Taiwan to Utah, Oct 15-20

Salt Lake City, UT – Starting mid-October, the Salt Lake County and the Utah Taiwanese community will host a Taiwan Cultural Festival at various locations. This festival will captivate all your senses with Taiwanese films, art, music, and cuisine - all especially flown in for this weeklong celebration.

The Taiwan Cultural Festival includes some of Taiwan’s leading contemporary non-fiction and narrative filmmakers, the internationally recognized Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company, Taiwan’s premiere pan flute artist, Chung Li Chang, tea masters Mr. and Mrs. Hsien Tong Lin; and the retired chef of world famous Din Tai Fung Restaurant, Mr. Chang Jui-Ching. Throughout the week, there will be tea ceremonies, pan flute concerts, dumpling demonstrations, film screenings, and puppet shows to will enchant the young and old alike.

The film screening portion of the Taiwan Cultural Festival consists of two sets of films. The Contemporary Film Series, part of the 2007 Taiwan Film Festival (http://2007tff.blogspot.com), will showcase feature and documentary films that reflect the quality, range and vitality of contemporary Taiwanese film-making, while Taiwan Masters will focus on classic Taiwanese movies since the New Wave, featuring works from world renown directors Hou Hsiao-Hsien and Edward Yang. In addition, directors Cheng Wen-tang, Monika Treut, Chuan Chung, and famous Taiwan documentary producer Sylvia Feng will be in attendance.

The festival is the first comprehensive cultural celebration of Taiwanese Culture in Utah. Utah’s Taiwanese community formed in the early 1960’s as students came overseas to attend Utah’s universities, many remaining after graduation. Four decades later, a generation of Taiwanese Americans calls Utah their home and strong sister city and sister county ties have formed between different regions of Utah and Taiwan.

For more information, please check: http://2007tff.blogspot.com/2007/09/taiwan-cultural-festival-in-salt-lake.html.


Media Contacts:

Max Chang
maxchang11 AT aol.com
801-554-5824

Geralyn Dreyfous
gdreyfous AT slcfilmcenter.org
801-746-7000

Jennifer Jordan
jjordank2 AT hotmail.com
801 -230-4579

Press Release -- 猶他州台灣文化節

駐舊金山台北經濟文化辦事處新聞組新聞稿

日期:2007年10月5日
聯絡人:吳秘書芬滿
電話: 415-364-5602
猶他州台灣文化節

猶他州「台灣文化節」將於10月15日至20日熱烈展開。文化節的活動將包括電影、布袋戲、台灣美食、茶藝和排笛。這一週的活動將為猶他州帶來極具台灣特色的美麗文化。

這次文化節的緣起推手,是長居鹽湖城逾40多年的台灣鄉親張李效群,在她努力奔走,以及舊金山經文處新聞組全力協助下,獲得台灣行政院新聞局大力支持贊助,文建會及觀光局等共襄盛舉;也爭取到猶他州縣市各級政府機構和文化團體積極贊助支援。鹽湖縣政府、西谷市政府、鹽湖城電影中心更是重視台灣文化節,以此系列活動,為大鹽湖區帶來一場文化盛宴。

鹽湖城電影中心的執行長、奧斯卡金像獎得主Geralyn Dreyfous指出,在電影節活動部份,將於10月15至17日在猶他大學、楊百翰大學、猶他社區學院、西敏學院及日舞戲院等,放映台灣甚受國際矚目的新銳導演新作,18至20日則在Rose Wagner Center,放映侯孝賢、李安、楊德昌及蔡明亮等台灣電影大師的經典作品。為讓觀眾透過影像深入了解台灣電影及社會文化,在川流基金會的贊助下,文化節也邀請到知名導演鄭文堂、鍾權、Monika Treut、製片人馮賢賢及劉毓雯,加州大學洛杉磯分校影劇教授Brian Hu親臨放映現場,與觀眾、學生及教授進一步暢談及討論。

布袋戲泰斗李天祿的門生黃武山,將率領台原偶戲團表演「台灣偶戲之美」,介紹這個綜合音樂、雕塑、服飾、刺繡、彩繪、手藝及口語藝術的台灣布袋戲,除了兩場正式的公演,台原偶戲團將特別為小學生及兒童醫院的小孩,作兩場溫馨感人的義演,傳送來自台灣親切的關懷和愛心。

台灣美食將由前任鼎泰豐主廚的張瑞慶師傅領軍,率領陳文欽師傅及兩位助理獻演小籠包、燒賣、蝦餃、燒餅為主的點心美食。加州Santa Barbara的知名廚藝師Peter Chen也熱心的拔刀相助,專程到鹽湖城支援,精製多種可口的台灣小菜,以與點心美食相益得彰。另外國際知名的排笛音樂家張中立將演奏台灣及古典樂曲、來自南投鹿谷的茶藝師林獻堂夫婦也將展演台灣茶藝的緻微之美。

在政府及民間戮力合作下,如此大型的台灣文化節得以在猶他州熱烈展開,大鹽湖區的鄉親和企業,出錢出力,共襄盛舉,希望藉這樣的活動,使大家更進一步了解台灣的文化歷史,爭取他們的友誼,在國際上支持台灣。

猶他州台灣文化節活動內容,請見http://2007tff.blogspot.com/2007/09/taiwan-cultural-festival-in-salt-lake.html.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Press Release (Mandarin) - for Bay Area

駐舊金山台北經濟文化辦事處新聞稿

日期:2007年9月27日
聯絡人:吳秘書芬滿
電話: 415-364-5602

2007年台灣電影巡迴展

由川流基金會、亞洲協會及駐舊金山台北經濟文化辦事處主辦的「2007年台灣電影巡迴展」10月7日在史丹佛大學首映,10日至13日在加州大學戴維斯分校映演,15日接續巡演鹽湖城、奧勒岡大學及華盛頓大學。共將放映13部足以展現當代台灣電影深度、廣度及生命力的劇情片與紀錄片。

繼去年電影巡迴展對台灣電影的崛起及演變作全面性介紹之後,今年電影節活動則以深獲國際矚目的台灣新銳導演近作為主軸,透過多元的影片拍攝題材,導演透過鏡頭述說被人忽略的台灣歷史、走遍台灣鄉鎮尋找深層的自我、城市人的心事獨白,未受重視團體的奮鬥掙扎,甚而探討國際認知模糊的台灣主體性及認同議題。

10月7日在史丹佛大學放映的影片包括「綠的海平線」、「台北京之比賽」及「人間喜劇」等3部,「綠」片導演郭亮吟及製片藤田修平、「人」片導演鴻鴻將專程造訪舊金山,出席影片放映,並於放映後,與現場觀眾對談。

10月10日至13日在加州大學戴維斯分校放映,影片包括「綠的海平線」、「人間喜劇」、「母老虎飛飛飛」、「最好的時光」、「黑暗視界」、「盛夏光年」、「台北京之比賽」及「深海」等8部,除上述3位導演及製片將出席與會之外,德國導演 Monika Treut、鄭文堂導演及知名的台灣紀錄片製作人馮賢賢也將出席戴維斯分校的影片放映並與觀眾暢談台灣電影工業的發展及拍片心得。

結束在舊金山灣區的映演之後,台灣電影節活動將於15日於鹽湖城、奧勒岡大學及華盛頓大學接續巡演至21日為止。

電影節所有活動皆免費入場,網址:2007tff.blogspot.com.

台灣電影巡迴展海報,可至 http://2007tff.blogspot.com/2007/09/2007-taiwan-film-festival-poster.html 下載。

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Press Release: 2007 Taiwan Film Festival Commences

For Immediate Release
September 26, 2007

Media Contact:
Fenman Wu
fenmann AT gmail.com
1.415.364.5602

Claire Hong
claire.claire AT gmail.com
1.832.330.9596

Jennie Chuang
jennie.chuang AT gmail.com
1.415.364.5604


2007 Taiwan Film Festival Commences

San Francisco, CA – The 2007 Taiwan Film Festival, to be held at Stanford University (10/7), UC Davis (10/10-13), Salt Lake City Film Center (10/15-17), University of Oregon (10/18-20), and the University of Washington (10/19-21), will showcase thirteen feature and documentary films that reflect the quality, range, and vitality of contemporary Taiwanese film-making.

While the 2006 Taiwan Film Festival took a retrospective tour of Taiwanese films, this year’s festival features the young and upcoming film directors who have created independent, documentary and experimental films that attract international attention. This year’s filmmakers bring stories to the screens which oftentimes challenge the Taiwanese comfort levels and de-facto global impressions of Taiwan. The various genres not only add to the breadth of the Taiwanese film industry, but give voice to otherwise marginalized groups.

Directors Hung Hung, Cheng Wen-tang, Monika Treut, Kuo Liang-Yin, Chuan Chung, and famous Taiwan documentary producer Sylvia Feng will be in attendance.

FILM TITLES

Features
The Human Comedy (2001), director Hung Hung
Blue Cha Cha (2005), director Cheng Wen-Tang
Three Times (2006), director Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Eternal Summer (2006), director Leste Chen
Island Etude (2007), director En Chen
The Touch of Fate (2006), director Pan Chih-Yuan
Amour-LEGENDE (2005), director Wu Mi-Sen

Documentaries
Vision of Darkness (2005), director Zero Zhou
The Squid Daddy's Labor Room (2007), director Ko Chin-Yuan
Tigerwomen Grow Wings (2005), director Monika Treut
Shonenko (2006), director Kuo Liang-Yin
The Affairs of Three Cities: The Game (2006), director Chung Chuan
Radio Mihu (2004), director Lee Chung-Wang

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

2007 Taiwan Film Festival poster

size:8"x10"(original 16"x20")/RGB JPG 300dpi
Courtesy 2007 Taiwan Film Festival