15 films selected for Int’l Comp at 12th Taiwan Doc Fest, May 2020

15 films selected for Int’l Comp at 12th Taiwan Doc Fest, May 2020

The 12th Taiwan International Documentary Festival (TIDF, May 1-10 2020) has announced 44 films within its three competition categories from a total of 2,384 submissions representing 132 countries and regions. European films constitute approximately two thirds of selections within the International Competition (see below).

 

“TIDF has developed a reputation for screening films that explore the boundaries of documentary, and the films highlight the many different aesthetic approaches that filmmakers take,” commented TIDF Director Wood Lin. 

 

“Also, we are proud of the regional diversity, with films from countries like Lebanon, Kyrgyzstan or Azerbaijan, which are rarely shown in Taiwan. And, as it has become a TIDF trademark, many shortlisted films send strong messages on social or political issues. They are films that connect viewers with the experiences of people around the globe.”

 

The International Competition selection is as follows:

 

The Ashram Children- I Am No Body, I Have No Body

Jonathan Ofek, Israel

 

The Black Tree

Máximo Ciambella, Damián Coluccio, Argentina

 

Erased, Ascent of the Invisible

Ghassan Halwani, Lebanon

 

How Big Is the Galaxy?

Ksenia Elyan, Estonia/Russia

 

Last Year When the Train Passed By

Huang Pang-chuanFrance/Taiwan

 

Little Man, Time and the Troubadour

Ineke SMITSBelgium/The Netherlands

 

The Makavejev Case or Trial in a Movie Theater

Goran Radovanovic, Serbia

 

No Data Plan

Miko Revereza, Philippines/US

 

The Sasha

María Molina Peiró, The Netherlands

 

Scheme Birds

Ellen Fiske and Ellinor HallinSweden/UK

 

Selfie

Agostino FerrenteItaly

 

Space Dogs

Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter, Austria/Germany

 

That Which Does Not Kill

Alexe PoukineBelgium

 

The Tree House

Minh Quý TrươngChina/France/Germany/Singapore/Vietnam

 

Walchensee Forever

Janna Ji WondersGermany