Spotlight Taiwan 
Taiwan Film Festival 
There have been exciting developments in the Taiwan cinematic landscape in recent years, with more high quality and diverse films being made each year, gaining international attention and recognition. The Taiwan Film Festival provides a unique opportunity to see some of these great examples of contemporary Taiwan cinema on big screen, many of them screening for the first time in the UK. 

Seven award-winning feature films by emerging Taiwanese filmmakers have been handpicked to share with the audience of Edinburgh, each with a unique theme and telling touching modern stories in Taiwan, connected by the common thread of relationship and family to give a glimpse into the kaleidoscopic life of Taiwan. 
We are honoured to have directors and cast from Taiwan to attend audience Q&As at four of the screenings. There will also be an Asian Film Workshop at the University of Edinburgh and a piano recital concert by Yu-Siang Huang, the leading star from Touch of Light’ in the Reid Concert Hall on 29 November, both open to the public. 

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Taiwan Film Festival is part of the 2013-2014 Spotlight Taiwan project, organised by History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with Ministry of Culture Taiwan and Filmhouse. A series of events will be hosted throughout the year to celebrate contemporary Taiwanese Art, Culture and Cinema in Scotland.

There had been exciting development in the Taiwan cinematic landscape in recent years, with more high quality and diverse films made each year as well as gaining international attention and recognition. Taiwan Film Festival provides a unique opportunity to see some of these great examples of contemporary Taiwan cinema on big screen, many of them premiere first time in UK. 

7 award winning feature films by emerging Taiwanese filmmakers had been handpicked to share with the audience of Edinburgh, each with a unique theme and telling touching modern stories in Taiwan, connected by the common thread of relationship and family. We hope they give a glimpse into the kaleidoscopic life of Taiwan. We are also honoured to have 4 directors and cast from the films to attend audience Q&A after the screening, as well as an Asian Film Workshop in Edinburgh College of Art and Piano recital by Yu-Siang Huang, the leading star from “Touch of Light” in the Reid Concert Hall during the week of the Film Festival.

 Director Jung-chi Chang | 2012 | Taiwan, Hong Kong | 110 mins

Directors Singing Chen, Jéro Yun, Midi Z, Joana Preiss, Shen Ko-shang, Luis Cifuentes, Chang Jung-chi, Alireza Khatami |   2013 | Taiwan | 72mins

Director Chao-jen Hsu | 2012 | Taiwan | 114 min |

Director Ko-shang Shen | 2012 | Taiwan | 54 min | Documentary

Director Arvin Chun-lin Chen | 2013 | Taiwan, Hong Kong | 105 min |

Director Tien-hau Hua | 2012 | Taiwan | 60 min | Documentary

Directors Yin-chuan Tsai | 2012 | Taiwan | 107 mins |