Festival News

Angelo Moore of Fishbone to play Urban Nomad Opening Freakout with The Brand New Step

In our quest for the best live acts in the universe, Urban Nomad has lured in legendary frontman of Fishbone Angelo Moore will bring his band Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step to the 2018 Urban Nomad Opening Freakout, at Tiger Mountain in Taipei on April 14-15. Also set to perform: Minnesota Voodoo Men and Walkings from Japan! And Taiwan’s best bands & DJs: Skaraoke, Outlet Drift, Crocodelia, Sonica Calico, Balkazar, DJ Cosimoz, Byron Duvell (Diamond Tigerz), and DJ Marcus Aurelius. And we’re just getting started. There are plenty more performer announcements to come!

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Urban Nomad Music Fest coming April 14-15 at Tiger Mountain!

For 2018, the Urban Nomad Opening Freakout will be held on April 14 and 15 (Sat & Sun) at Taipei’s best outdoor music venue, Tiger Mountain. The lineup will have more than 30 bands and DJs playing on two main stages, plus amazing food, craft beer, a pop-up vinyl DJ stage, art installations and booths, pre-parties, afterparties and lots of new surprises! (We’re not joking about the surprises.)

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2018 OPEN CALL FOR FILMS! MUSIC VIDEOS! VOLUNTEERS!

The 2018 Urban Nomad Film and Music Fest is preparing to take place in April and May 2018, so hurry up and submit your work to Taiwan’s most exciting creative showcase! We are holding competitions for films — including short films and feature films — and music videos, with awards including NTD 50,000 cash prizes and video production services from Far East Translation.

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Our Donations to Children of Persecuted Chinese Activists

感謝行者在今年遊牧影展開幕派對義剪,謝謝各位朋友響應!總金額10658元已全部匯款至Humanitarian China(人道中國)其中的Sparrow Future Charitable fund(暫譯:燕子未來慈善基金)。

基金源起為,2013年導演王男袱到中國拍攝《流氓燕》一片,有感於很多中國人權運動人士們在投入運動之餘,無力照料他們的家庭,孩子們缺少金源無法就學,因此成立此基金,希望為他們的孩子募款,替他們獲得受教育的機會。

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2017 Urban Nomad Team @Busan International Film Festival

Last week, the Urban Nomad team visited the 22nd Busan International Film Fest, where as a team we watched 43 films (see all our reviews in the Chinese version of this article). The cinema was a mixed bag, yet enjoyable with lots of big Japanese and Korean releases, and a very big year for Taiwan. Here are quick English language film reviews for 15 of the movies we saw.

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(中文) 2017遊牧影展團隊釜山逍遙遊~盡量不毒舌評論

(中文) 今年遊牧影展團隊到釜山影展考察,團隊共看了43電影,分成兩篇向大家介紹。前一篇以金馬及片商會上片為主題;這一篇則是其他的看片心得,我們會盡量不要太毒舌……但不得不說,有的片超好看,有一些則看讓人看到一半就很想逃走!早知道就坐最靠近走道門邊!

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UN queer cinema docs launch on GagaOOLala!

The award-winning LGBT documentary “The Queen of Ireland” which premiered at 2017 Urban Nomad Film Fest will launch on GagaOOLala on Sep 1, where it will join another of Urban Nomad’s previous queer cinema selections “We Were Here” on the platform.

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