2021 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival


The Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival starts on Friday (October 1)!   We have 35 films from 18 countries, all subtitled in both English and Chinese.

The theme this year is “New Normals.”  We highlight films about (and by) people adapting to, resisting, imagining, and creating very different ways of life from what they had before – from Rohingya refugees to Chinese migrant workers, from a Korean househusband to a Navajo heavy metal band, from Japanese traditional artisans to Estonian hippies.

The films also present a wide variety of styles and ways of documenting the past and present, including through magical-realist storytelling, poetry, and animation.

The Taiwanese directors will have Q and A sessions after their screenings.  Our International Director in Focus, the world-renowned Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk, as well as 6 other international directors, will be doing livestreamed Q and A sessions after the festival, on October 6 and 7.

Please check out the program of films and Q and A sessions at our website:  www.tieff.org

Due to pandemic safety regulations, the number of seats open per screening is smaller than usual, so tickets are limited – get them before they sell out!

Tickets for single screenings or passes for the entire festival can be purchased through OPENTIX system at https://www.opentix.life (there’s a link on the website).  Group rates are available.  A certain number of tickets for each screening will also be available for sale at the theater (Wonderful Theater, No. 116 Hanzhong Street, right across from Exit 6 of the Ximen MRT station — 真善美戲院, 台北萬華區漢中街116號的(近捷運西門町六號出口).

Hope to see you there!