Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Fest 2017

The 9th Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival 2017
October 6 – 10, 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan
TIEFF 2017 Lineup Announced!
2017 Lineup

TIEFFWe are pleased to announce the official selections for the 2017 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF). TIEFF is Asia’s oldest and longest running international ethnographic film festival. Competition was especially tight this year, with over one thousand five hundred films (from one hundred and eleven countries) submitted to the festival.

The final list consists of just forty two films, the maximum number we could comfortably schedule with sufficient time left over for discussion. The selected films are incredibly diverse. Not only do they come from twenty different countries, but they deal with a wide range of issues, and represent a wide range of cinematic styles.

The main topic this year was “Beyond the Human” which explores the interconnections between humans, animals, technology, the environment, and the spirit-world. In addition to films on these topics, we also have films that explore death and dying, mental illness, social justice, travel, refugees, and indigenous cultures. Many of these films have never before been screened in Taiwan.

The full list of films is below. We hope you can join us this October 6th-10th in Taipei. Be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, or via our mailing list to get the latest updates about the festival.

Announcing Our 2017 Lineup

Title (Sorted alphabetically) Director Country
Abandoned Land Gilles Laurent Belgium
After Life Prisca Bouchet, Nick Mayow New Zealand
An Autobiography of Michelle Maren Michel Negroponte, Michelle Maren United States
Burma Storybook Petr Lom, Corinne van Egeraat Netherlands
Chasing Houses Justin Time Germany
Coal India Felix Röben, Ajay Koli Germany
Dialogue Among Tribes (部落|對話) Pan Zhi-Wei 潘志偉 Taiwan 臺灣
Drokpa Yan Chun Su United States
Encounter, in That End of the Forest (相遇在那端森林) Etan Pavavalung 伊誕.巴瓦瓦隆 Taiwan 臺灣
Entretejido Patricia Alvarez Peru
Faber Navalis Maurizio Borriello Italy
Father, Mother, Ali, Reza and Me Hanie Yousefian Iran
Five Lives Jaroslava Panáková Slovakia
A Goddess in Motion. María Lionza in Barcelona Roger Canals United States
Gonya: the Shaman’s Day Out Haklak Choi Korea
Guru, a Hijra Family Laurie Colson, Axelle Le Dauphin Belgium
Kalay Ngasan: Our Home (Kalay Ngasan 我們的家) Huang Hao-chieh 黃晧傑 Taiwan 臺灣
Laundry Lives: Everyday Life and Environmental Sustainability in Indonesia Sarah Pink, Nadia Astari Australia
Leviathan Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor United States
Linefork Jeff Silva, Vic Rawlings United States
Meels and Felt Leila Khalilzadeh Iran
Miracle (神明事務所) Lu Rou-Xuan 呂柔萱 , Yang Cheng-Kuan 楊正寬 Taiwan 臺灣
Mountain Tribe, Sea Tribe (山部落海部落) Etan Pavavalung 伊誕.巴瓦瓦隆 Taiwan 臺灣
My Deadly Beautiful City Victoria Fioravante United Kingdom
Nobody Dies Here Simon Panay France
On Call Alice Diop France
Path of Destiny (不得不上路) Yang Chun-Kai 楊鈞凱 Taiwan 臺灣
Punishment Island Laura Cini Italy
Rendala the Mikea Alain Rakotoarisoa Madagascar
Resurgence (作部落的人) Sasuyu Ubalat 撒舒優.渥巴拉特 Taiwan 臺灣
Revive (羅盤經) Gui Shu-Zhong 鬼叔中 China 中國
Ringtone Jennifer Deger, Paul Gurrumuruwuy Australia
Sailing a Sinking Sea Olivia Wyatt United States
Sweetgrass Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor United States
The Hospice Care (失控的生命) Guo Dong-liang 郭棟樑 China 中國
The Memory of Orality (Lmuhuw 言的記憶) Watan 鄭光博 Taiwan 臺灣
The Strange Story of Prince Dethmer Hadrien La Vapeur, Corto Vaclav France
The Third Shore Fabian Remy Brazil
The Woods Dreams Are Made Of Claire Simon France
Third-class Travel Rodion Ismailov Russian Federation
Unity: Dress-scapes of Accra Mara Lin Visser Ghana
What the Wind Took Away Helin Celik, Martin Klingenböck Austria

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