Submissions are now open for the 19th annual Urban Nomad Film Fest, to be held in Taipei in April-May 2020, then later in the year touring programs will take films to other Taiwanese cities. Urban Nomad will hold competitions in two main categories, “Taiwan films” and “Taiwan indie music videos”, with awards including cash prizes and post-production services from a top Taiwan post-production house, Far East Translation Services. There is also a non-competition section for entries from outside Taiwan.
For 2020, Urban Nomad is specially seeking strong Taiwanese feature films for the Taiwan competition that can be considered for the festival’s opening or closing film.
The 2019 festival saw 37 Taiwan premiers and more than 40 filmmakers in attendance. After Taipei screenings, films went on to tour to Taoyuan, Hsinchu and New Taipei City.
The goal of Urban Nomad’s awards is to support new creators, emerging creative ideas and new types of filmmaking, unconventional or crossover works, and projects that reflect on important cultural, social or technological trends. We place an emphasis on strong visions, story-driven ideas and creativity. There are no restrictions on genre, and films of any length are welcome to apply.
Filmmakers of accepted works will have access to festival events, opportunities to connect with audiences and other filmmakers, the chance to win cash prizes, and other benefits. If you win an award, it will be recorded on your film’s IMDB page.