The Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF) is a biennial festival. Its aim is to put the spotlight on the many extraordinary documentary films that have been made about culture and ethnography.
TIEFF, held in Taipei, is organized by the Taiwan Association of Visual Ethnography. This is a non-profit organization, which aims to promote ethnographic knowledge. TIEFF will offer a venue for the screening of films and videos, and also a forum for confrontation and discussion. There is no competition category in the festival and the most important criterion for participating films is a respect for other cultures. The 2nd TIEFF will be held October 3-7, 2003. This major event of Taiwan’s cultural calendar is expected to attract large audiences of filmgoers, teachers and students.
In addition to the main program, TIEFF will also contain a retrospective of famous ethnographic films. The theme of TIEFF 2003 is “Migration Story” which aims to focus on various experiences of migration . Films may be entered specifically for this thematic element.
A further section of the festival will be devoted to films made during the last two years.