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Taiwan Competition Now Accepting New Submission

2020第二十七屆台灣國際女性影展 第七屆台灣競賽獎報名簡章   壹、 活動宗旨: 台灣國際女性影展即將邁入第27年。女影希冀培植台灣女性影像人才,並藉由影展放映、國際推廣讓更多人看見台灣女性創作者的作品。   貳、 辦理單位: 社團法人台灣女性影像學會   參、 影展活動期間: 2020年9月至12月底(暫定)   肆、 徵件日期   即日起至2020年5月3日(日)當日23:59止   伍、 「台灣競賽獎」徵件辦法   一、 限台灣女性導演作品(具中華民國國籍)。 二、 報名作品需為2019年1月以後完成之作品。 三、 首映資格無特定限制。 四、 不設限影片主題與拍攝形式。 五、 報名費300元。銀行轉帳至:彰化銀行忠孝東路分行 5203-01-797608-00 戶名:社團法人台灣女性影像學會 六、 填妥官網線上報名表 七、 影片作品請提供數位連結(Google Drive、Dropbox,Youtube、Vimeo等線上影音平台)   陸、 評選方式   聘請影像、性別領域的國內外之專業人士,並分為初選跟複選兩階段評選,最後從入選作品決選出不分類金獎乙名、銀獎兩名、特別獎乙名(暫定),入選作品即可於影展期間放映。   柒、 競賽獎項(暫定)   一、 不分類金獎一名,頒予新台幣六萬元整與獎座一式 二、 不分類銀獎兩名,頒予新台幣二萬元整與獎座一式 三、 不分類特別獎一名,頒予獎座一式及獎品。 四、 得獎之作品將有機會獲台灣女性影像學會代理發行DVD,以及國際推廣事宜協助。   捌、 入選影片義務與須知   一、 入選之參展影片,放映拷貝及數位備存檔需上妥中、英文字幕,放映拷貝收取後至影展結束前不外借。 二、 受放映設備限制,作品須提供戲院可放映規格:35 mm、NTSC系統之Digital Betacam與 Betacam、HD CAM、DCP。 三、 提供台灣國際女性影展 / 社團法人台灣女性影像學會,影展宣傳所需之影片相關資料(含預告片、影片及劇照等...主辦單位保有因宣傳所需,劇照加工、重製之需求),以及配合媒體曝光相關專訪、取材。 四、 影展相關活動配合出席。 五、 入選作品需於影展期間無償提供放映至少兩次,巡迴影展期間提供無償放映至多三次。 六、 入選作品中英文資料、預告片以及聯繫方式將永久保存於台灣女性影像學會官方網站,其中紀錄片入選作品資訊將會永久保存於國家電影中心Taiwan Docs臺灣紀錄片資料庫,作為海外推廣之用。   玖、 備註   一、 入選影片之相關影音版權,若發生糾紛由報名者自行負責,獲獎影片若有抄襲或侵害他人著作權之情事,經法院判決確定或事後發現資格不符者,主辦單位保留撤銷獎勵之權利,已發放之獎金及獎座須交還主辦單位,否則將依法追訴。 二、 報名資料恕不退還,未取得影片書面授權絕不進行任何公開放映。入圍作品訊息也將收錄於女影資料庫保存。本徵件辦法若有未盡事宜,影展主辦單位將依實際情況修正或另行公告。 三、 所獲獎金依法扣所得稅10%,「非中華民國境內居住之個人」代扣繳所得稅20%。     聯絡方式 社團法人台灣女性影像學會/2020第二十七屆台灣國際女性影展 電話:02-2557-5227 傳真:02-2552-9728 地址:10355台北市大同區興城街10巷16號3樓 E-mail:submissionwmw@gmail.com Website:www.wmw.org.tw  FB: https://www.facebook.com/wmwff(台灣國際女性影展)

International Open Call for Entry: 2020 Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan

2020 Women Make Waves Int'l Film Festival Taipei, Taiwan CALL FOR ENTRY Deadline for Entry: March 10, 2020    About Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan  Established as a non-profit organization in 1993, Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan has been one of the major film festivals in Taiwan and has established itself as the biggest one dedicated to supporting female talents. Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan aims to celebrate the achievements of outstanding female talents, to explore different aspects of women's lives as well as to promote equality and rights of all genders. By covering a wide range of genres, issues, and representations of women, WMWFF seeks to promote great cinematic arts by female directors and to advocate gender equality through films with feminist consciousness and various subjects.  Festival Time & Location  The 27th Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan, presented by the Taiwan Women's Film Association, will be held in Taipei in October, 2020 at SPOT-Huashan Cinema.    General Entry Requirement    Submission starting from: Dec 31, 2019  Deadline for Entry:  March 10, 2020 for all international film submissions completed after March 1, 2018 ♦Entry fees USD 10 are required ♦We consider creative films of any length, and OPEN to all kinds of subjects. ♦Anything related to LGBTQI communities, women issues and ideologies such as feminism and post-feminism, and current events around the world that reflects the status quo of women. We also encourage SEXY, cutting-edge, thought-provoking and daring films that are innovative in cinematic styles and forms, that explore the aesthetic possibilities of the cinematic forms, and that continue challenging our knowledge and thoughts on various aspects from and about the perspective of women. ♦Submission is OPEN to feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, experimental films and etc. ♦Films addressed to the following issues are preferred and highly welcomed. 1. Queer films We eager for the best and most diverse work by, about and of interest to the LGBTQ community, as to secure a platform for LGBTQ films made by women directors. 2. New currents Featuring works of new female directors, especially the first or the second feature by the future-leading directors. 3. Women Issues Issue-oriented films that have strong focus on women issues, such as gender equality, gender discrimination or any related topics that tackles the current situation of women in nowadays society.  ♦The films submitted need to be directed at least by One FEMALE Director. ♦The films submitted must be Taiwan Premiere. ♦The films submitted must have been completed after March 1, 2018. ♦Entrants must submit completed work. Works-in-progress are not accepted. ♦For submission, the submitted films should be presented with English dialogue or in their original versions with English subtitles. We advise you to also subtitle films if they are spoken in English which is hard to grasp for non-native speakers, i.e. an accent or slang. ♦Films that have been submitted for consideration in previous years are not eligible.  How to Submit Your Film    ♦To submit, please fill in our entry form here. ♦Or, the entrants can also click to submit via Filmfreeway. Please make sure to have online screener available and include as many information as possible.  How to Pay the Entry Fees ♦If you submit via Filmfreeway, you will complete the payment through its website. ♦If you submit via filling out the entry form in our Official Website, after you submit the entry form, you will receive the payment link from us. Please complete the payment by following the instruction in the email.  Note: Online screener with secured password or high-res digital file are highly preferred, while WMWFF also accepts Two DVD screeners (in NTSC Format) by post / courier. Your entry will only be accepted if WMWFF receive complete entry form (including valid screeners) AND entry fees on time.  If your submission is successful, you will receive a confirmation e-mail which you can print for your records. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.    Selection Procedure, Authorization and Important Notice      ♦Selection Procedure The festival's program committees select the films that will participate in all program sections. When a film is selected, the festival will notify the applicant by email no later than on June 10, 2020.   ♦After selection, please email the following materials to: submissionwmw@wmw.org.tw 1. Completed dialogue lists in original language AND English 2. 3 different stills from the film (at least 300 dpi High Resolution) 3. A photo of the director (at least 300 dpi High Resolution) 4. Film reviews, if available 5. Trailer or clips of the film 6. Press kits if available   ♦Authorization Once the films are selected, the festival has the right to: 1. Use a maximum of 5% of video from the film for festival trailer, publicity and online purposes. 2. Use the trailer for publicity and online purposes. 3. Use publicity material to promote the festival and our program line-up. 4. Reserve the right to keep all the screeners and / or high res video files of the selected films in festival archive for non-circulating use. 5. Produce and keep Chinese subtitled screening copies in festival archive for non-circulating use, excluding any loan or public usage. Any kind of public presentation is strictly prohibited. 6.Program the film free of charge for Press Screening and Charity Screenings (Optional).   ♦Important Notice 1. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted film. WMWFF will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted film. 2. If the films are selected, all of the requested materials as above mentioned should be provided as soon as possible in order to assist the compilation of the Festival Catalogue. Please also note that all the submitted materials will not be returned. 3. WMWFF won't cover any shipping costs during the submission stage. For films selected for our festival, we will cover the print's shipping costs (custom tax included) to and from the original print source only. Please note that WMWFF will NOT be responsible for any shipping costs (custom tax included) for the next destination. 4.The selected films will be screened 1~3 times in their original versions during the 27th Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan. Please be noted that WMWFF will NOT provide screening fees for submitted films, while will be eligible for the possibility of invitation to the festival attendance, regional distribution and so on.     Address and Contact Information  Mailing Address Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan 3F, No.16, Lane 10, Singcheng St. Datong District, Taipei City 10353 Taiwan (R.O.C.) T: +886-2-2557-5227   F: +886-2-2552-9728 E-mail: submissionwmw@wmw.org.tw

26th Women Make Waves Int'l Film Festival, Taiwan Program Introduction

After #MeToo Civil rights activist Tarana Burke began using the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 as a slogan against sexual assault and harassment. Various circumstances can make it all the more difficult for victims to speak up about instances of sexual abuse. We also need to understand the situation of children being assaulted, as well as male victims. This program will give the audience the chance to understand the mental processes victims and people close to them go through.   Lady Avengers: Asia, Women, and Chainsaws In the 70s and the 80s, a group of femme fatales took over Asian cinema with swords and chainsaws. Their shocking images became the spectres lingering at the periphery of film history. To invite these Goddesses of Vengeance back to the center of the film stage, the program presents a selection of five Asian Female Revenge Films from the early 1970s to 1980s, from Nikkatsu Pinky Violence, the Shaw Brothers cult genre, South Korean psychosexual melodrama, Hong Kong New Wave, to Taiwan Pulp Film. The counterculture and women's rights movements in the 1970s, combined with the expansion and economic strategies of film industries, gave rise to the craze of global production and consumption of exploitation films. The program explores “female revenge” not only as a sub-genre in the exploitation frenzy but a genre-bending and self-reflexive theme which, with its daring aesthetic experiments and provoking social commentaries, provides a glimpse of the eternal tangle between nation, class, gender, and female bodies in Asian film history.   Gray Dynamics of Love and Hope Throughout the course of life, we try to identify the essence of things among countless factors of uncertainty. This process of wandering through gray areas is known as "philosophy of gray dimensions". Being a woman is tough. What dimensions of gray do we encounter when we deal with all our struggles in life? And how do these dimensions relate to love and hope? This program is intended to fill women with spiritual energy, whether accompanied by tears or smiles.   Your Country Is Not Your Own. The tyranny of dictatorships, re-writing of history, displacement by terrorism and war, the uncertain future of refugee children, disappearing borders and unrecognized sovereignty...Is it possible to just ignore news stories about all these things? What is the situation of women who find their country in turmoil? This program assembles issues of nationality and country that receive global attention and observes the state of affairs between "the native and the foreign", "separation and marginalization", "politics and the individual".   Master in Focus: Jocelyne SAAB Lyrical and uncompromising, the films of Jocelyne SAAB (1948-2019) are at once landmark works of Lebanese cinema and masterpieces of the essay film form. The poetic voiceovers of her movies recall Chris MARKER, and her fragmented, diaristic images are reminiscent of Jonas MEKAS. But SAAB’s poetic vision, and her intimate interactions with the displaced, the exiled, and the voiceless, mark her films as uniquely her own. Trained as a radio and television journalist, Saab turned her attention to nonfiction films in the wake of the Lebanese Civil War. Her epic, impressionistic trilogy of documentaries about Beirut chronicles a moment at which a kind of bitter poetry has replaced the carelessness of the past. She later moved on to make fiction films, photography and installations, and founded the Cultural Resistance International Film Festival of Lebanon in 2013.   Asian Shorts Shout! Beyond the reduction of technical barriers, greater change in society at large is necessary for minority groups to let their voices be heard through film. The influence of gender and ethnicity in the film industry has been revealed, and female Asian directors now have ample opportunities to exhibit their perspectives. The short films in this program focus on the close-knit connection between women and their families. They reveal the influence of the gendered family on women.   Queering Voices Marriage equality has been achieved and the banner of the rainbow is omnipresent, but we should not let its shining light obscure our view on the shadows behind it, or let the cheers make us overhear the still existing background noise. The oppression is still there, so we are unable or unwilling to join in frantic celebrations. Instead, we should stop and listen to the voices continuing to call from the dark, and look for those struggling yet.   Remembering Barbara HAMMER One way to commemorate a deceased friend is to remember the films she made. A pioneer of American queer experimental films, her films were always highly political. She fought conventional social norms and conventional cinema from the perspective of women, lesbians and queer people. She was concerned with identity, sex and the body, and also with aging and death. Please allow us to screen Barbara HAMMERs films once again, and join us in remembering her.   Rocking Cinema History Cinema is intertwined with our daily lives, memories and history. This program departs from celebrating some giants of cinema history. It pays respects to cinema history, but it also does not lack in sharp analysis. We want to have another look at romantic comedies everybody has grown to love, and put the romantic relationships shown under scrutiny. We want to reinterpret film history, burst the bubble of the Hollywood fairytale and rethink gender in the film industry.   Original Shouts Indigenous groups have taken back leadership in film recreation of their cultures, formerly dominated by white directors. Yet their works still receive limited attention. To consciously engage with these works means to challenge the oppressive structures in the film world created by nationality, ethnicity and traditional ideas about gender. Female indigenous directors take on these structures. They introduce gender into the equation and stress connections of land, water and ecology. They find the potential for gender equality in traditional cultures.

Call for Entry: 2019 Women Make Waves International Film Festival, Taiwan

2019 Women Make Waves Int'l Film Festival Taipei, Taiwan CALL FOR ENTRY Deadline for Entry: March 30, 2019    About Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan  Established as a non-profit organization in 1993, Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan has been one of the major film festivals in Taiwan and has established itself as the biggest one dedicated to supporting female talents. Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan aims to celebrate the achievements of outstanding female talents, to explore different aspects of women's lives as well as to promote equality and rights of all genders. By covering a wide range of genres, issues, and representations of women, WMWFF seeks to promote great cinematic arts by female directors and to advocate gender equality through films with feminist consciousness and various subjects.  Festival Time & Location  The 26th Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan, presented by the Taiwan Women's Film Association, will be held in Taipei in early October, 2019 at SPOT-Huashan Cinema.    General Entry Requirement    Submission starting from: Jan 15, 2019  Deadline for Entry:  March 30, 2019 for all international film submissions completed after March 1, 2017 ♦Entry fees USD 10 are required ♦We consider creative films of any length, and OPEN to all kinds of subjects. ♦Anything related to LGBTQI communities, women issues and ideologies such as feminism and post-feminism, and current events around the world that reflects the status quo of women. We also encourage SEXY, cutting-edge, thought-provoking and daring films that are innovative in cinematic styles and forms, that explore the aesthetic possibilities of the cinematic forms, and that continue challenging our knowledge and thoughts on various aspects from and about the perspective of women. ♦Submission is OPEN to feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, experimental films and etc. ♦Films addressed to the following issues are preferred and highly welcomed. 1. Queer films We eager for the best and most diverse work by, about and of interest to the LGBTQ community, as to secure a platform for LGBTQ films made by women directors. 2. New currents Featuring works of new female directors, especially the first or the second feature by the future-leading directors. 3. Women Issues Issue-oriented films that have strong focus on women issues, such as gender equality, gender discrimination or any related topics that tackles the current situation of women in nowadays society.  ♦The films submitted need to be directed at least by One FEMALE Director. ♦The films submitted must be Taiwan Premiere. ♦The films submitted must have been completed after March 15, 2016. ♦Entrants must submit completed work. Works-in-progress are not accepted. ♦For submission, the submitted films should be presented with English dialogue or in their original versions with English subtitles. We advise you to also subtitle films if they are spoken in English which is hard to grasp for non-native speakers, i.e. an accent or slang. ♦Films that have been submitted for consideration in previous years are not eligible.  How to Submit Your Film    ♦To submit, please fill in our entry form here. ♦Or, the entrants can also click to submit via Filmfreeway. Please make sure to have online screener available and include as many information as possible.  How to Pay the Entry Fees ♦If you submit via Filmfreeway, you will complete the payment through its website. ♦If you submit via filling out the entry form in our Official Website, after you submit the entry form, you will receive the payment link from us. Please complete the payment by following the instruction in the email.  Note: Online screener with secured password or high-res digital file are highly preferred, while WMWFF also accepts Two DVD screeners (in NTSC Format) by post / courier. Your entry will only be accepted if WMWFF receive complete entry form (including valid screeners) AND entry fees on time.  If your submission is successful, you will receive a confirmation e-mail which you can print for your records. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.    Selection Procedure, Authorization and Important Notice      ♦Selection Procedure The festival's program committees select the films that will participate in all program sections. When a film is selected, the festival will notify the applicant by email no later than on June 30, 2019.   ♦After selection, please email the following materials to: submissionwmw@gmail.com 1. Completed dialogue lists in original language AND English 2. 3 different stills from the film (at least 300 dpi High Resolution) 3. A photo of the director (at least 300 dpi High Resolution) 4. Film reviews, if available 5. Trailer or clips of the film 6. Press kits if available   ♦Authorization Once the films are selected, the festival has the right to: 1. Use a maximum of 5% of video from the film for festival trailer, publicity and online purposes. 2. Use the trailer for publicity and online purposes. 3. Use publicity material to promote the festival and our program line-up. 4. Reserve the right to keep all the screeners and / or high res video files of the selected films in festival archive for non-circulating use. 5. Produce and keep Chinese subtitled screening copies in festival archive for non-circulating use, excluding any loan or public usage. Any kind of public presentation is strictly prohibited. 6.Program the film free of charge for Press Screening and Educational Programs (Optional).   ♦Important Notice 1. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted film. WMWFF will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted film. 2. If the films are selected, all of the requested materials as above mentioned should be provided as soon as possible in order to assist the compilation of the Festival Catalogue. Please also note that all the submitted materials will not be returned. 3. WMWFF won't cover any shipping costs during the submission stage. For films selected for our festival, we will cover the print's shipping costs (custom tax included) to and from the original print source only. Please note that WMWFF will NOT be responsible for any shipping costs (custom tax included) for the next destination. 4.The selected films will be screened 1~3 times in their original versions during the 26th Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan. Please be noted that WMWFF will NOT provide screening fees for submitted films, while will be eligible for the possibility of invitation to the festival attendance, regional distribution and so on.     Address and Contact Information  Mailing Address Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan 3F, No.16, Lane 10, Singcheng St. Datong District, Taipei City 10353 Taiwan (R.O.C.) T: +886-2-2557-8631   F: +886-2-2552-9728 E-mail: submissionwmw@gmail.com

Changes for Screening Info

Changes concerning the films: Announcement Date Film title / Screening schedule Details Original Changed 8/30 Obscuro Barroco Film Rating P PG15 8/30 Tranny Fag Film Rating PG15 R 8/30 Rules of the Road Hide and Seek Film Rating P PG12 8/30 Gently Down the Stream Sink or Swim Film Rating G PG12 8/30 The Ties That Bind I Cannot Tell You How I Feel Film Rating G P 8/30 A Woman Captured Film Rating P G 8/30 Global Shorts Film Rating G P 8/30 Home Away Shorts Film Rating R PG15 8/30 Taiwan Shorts 1 Film Rating G P 9/20 Taiwan Shorts 2 Film Rating PG12 P 9/20 Taiwan Shorts 3 Film Rating G P 9/20 Taiwan Shorts 4 Film Rating P PG12 9/20 On the Waitlist The Monologue Film Rating PG15 P 9/20 begehrt! Shorts  Film Rating PG15 PG12   Changes concerning the post-screening discussions: Announcement Date Film Title / Activity Date Time Screening location Details 8/31 Home Away Shorts 10/12 15:30 Taipei SPOT-Huashan A One Cancelled: post-screenig Q&A 9/5 Isla Blanca 10/13 11:10 Taipei SPOT-Huashan A One Add: post-screenig Q&A 9/11 Lez's Up! Shorts 2 10/9 14:50 Taipei SPOT-Huashan A Two Add: filmmaker attend screening 9/11 Here Still Candle Wave Feminists 10/13 12:20 Taipei SPOT-Huashan A Two Add: filmmaker attend screening 9/11 Taiwan Shorts 3 10/12 11:30 Taipei SPOT-Huashan A One Add: filmmaker attend screening 9/16 Like A Rolling Stone 10/14 17:00 Taipei SPOT-Huashan A Two Cancelled: Pre-screening Intro   Changes concerning the program brochure: Announcement Date Page Item Original Changed(red mark) 8/29 p.10 International Forums Vanessa-Tatjana BEERL Vanessa-Tatjana BEERLI 8/29 p.10 International Forums 林玨竹|想映電影有限公司營運總監 林珏竹Erica C.C. LIN|想映電影有限公司營運總監 8/29 p.44 Progressive Restoration: Feminist Classics 1960-80s 《Born in Flames》Director Introduction: She is currently developing the film Rialto She is currently developing the film Rialto 8/29 p.1、99 Contents&Open Cinema: Women Images in Taiwanese-language cinema Open Cinema: Women Images in Taiwanese Dialect Cinema Open Cinema: Women Images in Taiwanese-language cinema 8/29 back over Logo 特別感謝:Media Partners 特別感謝:Special Thanks 8/30 p.101 Open Cinema: Women Images in Taiwanese-language cinema 《May 13th, Night of Sorrow》、《Six Suspects》: DCP 《May 13th, Night of Sorrow》、《Six Suspects》: B&W 8/30 back over Special Thanks   Add: 8/31 p.27 Screening Schedule: Thu, Oct. 9 19:30 Award Ceremony Not for sale 9/4 p.30 Screening Schedule Taichung Shin Kong Cinemas 8 Cinemas 7   Other announcements: Announcement Date Announcement 9/4 Taichung Shin Kong Cinemas 8 change to Cinemas 7. If you find any defect of the website or program information, please contact us: theater.wmw@gmail.com (Mr. Chen, Theater Coordinator).  

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