Face the Earth

CLOSING FILM: Taiwanese performance artist Yang Chin-chih has built an exceptional career in New York over the last three decades, playing the part of victim of environmental catastrophe in large public performances. (Huang Ming-chuan / 2017 / Taiwan / Taipei premier / Q&A)

Metal Politics Taiwan

Lead singer for the heavy metal band Chthonic, Freddy Lim, was recently elected to Taiwan’s legislature. This documentary follows his transformation from rock star to politician. (Marco Wilms / 2018 / Germany, Taiwan / Q&A)

The Way

A surf board by Peter Way, New Zealand’s first national champion in 1963, washes up on a beach. Thus begins a quest to learn about Kiwi surfing and the man who shaped this piece of surfing history. (Luke Cameron / 2017 / Taiwan / Asia Premier / Q&A)

Parallel Planes

A video mix-tape that journeys across the American indie music landscape, paying homage to the DIY spirit and asking basic questions about the nature of independence and music. (Nicole Wegner / 2017 / Germany / Taiwan premier / Q&A)

Nico, 1988

The “original goth girl”, Nico lived a second life after Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground. Hers is the story of a fallen star, and a quest for redemption. (Susanna Nicchiarelli / 2017 / Italy, Belgium / Taiwan premier)

Garage Rockin’ Craze

A weird and savage journey into the heart of underground Tokyo rock and roll scene and the DIY ethic that keeps it thriving. (Mario Cuzic / 2016 / Japan)

Bunch of Kunst

British punk duo Sleaford Mods have been called “the voice of Britain” by their fans, “Britain’s angriest band” by the Guardian and “The world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band” by Iggy Pop. (Christine Franz / 2017 / Germany)

To Stay Alive, A Method

When Iggy Pop narrates read Michel Houellebecq’s essay “To Stay Alive”, he realized it was his own life story. Here they collaborate to adapt the essay into a movie. (Arno Hagers, et al / 2016 / The Netherlands, Belgium)


Andres Veiel / 2017 / Germany

Joseph Beuys, arguably the most important post-WWII European artist of the 20th century, shown in his full confrontational glory.

Wall Writers

This is the story of graffiti, before graffiti was art. A look into wall tagging as the origin of an art form. (Roger Gastman / 2016 / US / with POW!WOW! Taiwan)

Virus Tropical

A beautifully animated and very modern coming of age story of a girl in South America, adapted from the highly popular graphic novel by Power Paola. (Santiago Caicedo / 2017 / Colombia)

White Rabbit

A quirky lesbian relationship comedy and a millennial satire on wannabe artists and identity politics starring Korean-American comedienne Vivien Bang. (Daryl Wein / 2018 / US)