Taipei Film Festival


Years running: 27 (since 1998)

Taipei Film Festival

International film festival for upcoming filmmakers.


With around 100,000 attendees and about 180 films from over 35 countries worldwide being screened each year, the festival has become one of the most influential film festival in the Chinese-speaking world. Each year, 12 films are selected to compete in the International New Talent Competition, the only international feature-length competition in Taiwan, which was established to encourage talented and emerging filmmakers who have recently completed their first or second feature, and to provide a platform for new voices from across the world. Through this competition, and the visits of international filmmakers, the Festival aims to stimulate and inspire future directors and their work.


  • International New Talent Competition,
  • Competiton for Taiwanese filmmakers,
  • Panorama — a selection of films from across the world,
  • City Vision — a selection of films and culture of a major international city.


  • Grand Prize - NT$ 600,000 (approx. USD$20,000) plus one trophy;
  • Special Jury Prize - NT$ 300,000 (approx. USD$ 10,000) plus one trophy;
  • Audience’s Choice Award - one trophy.

A 20% tax will be taken from the prize of non-Taiwanese award winners.


To be eligible for the International New Talent Competition a film must be:

  • a director’s first or second feature. Must have minimum length of 70 minutes and be available as 35mm print or DCP.
  •  Premiered after April 2rd, 2021.
  • Taiwan premiere (except Taiwan productions).

Fill out the online submission form at our website, and send DVD screener or online screener link to TaipeiFF office (

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.



Taipei City

Official Website



Taipei Film Festival (International New Talent Competition)
2nd Fl., No. 141, Guangzhou St.,
Wanhua Dist., Taipei City, 10852,

Phone: +886-2-2308-2966 ext.220
Fax: +886 -2-2308-2855


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    March 15, 2022
  • Event Dates
    23 June — 9 July 2022
Categories & Fees

minimum length of 70 minutes

  • Deadline — free
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