Mathrock, digital beats, heavy metal. Japanese digital rock duo Metalchicks was formed in 2000, by indie rock band Buffalo Daughter’s guitarist suGar Yoshinaga and OOIOO/ DMBQ’s drummer Yuka Yoshimura, aiming to play aggressive heavy rock with only women in the band. 

Go Go Rise

Go Go Rise plays a sort of Taiwanese version of J-Rock (Japanese rock), fusing what they consider to be pop punk and modern rock sensibilities for hot blooded tunes that packs a punch live.

Pakk (KR)

“No one can deny the absolute power of rock trio Pakk … these guys have found a way to fill even the biggest venues with more sound than they can possibly contain.” – Rock ‘N Seoul

DJ Marcus A

Two-time Red Bull 3style Taiwan finalist with the amazing ability to forever fold the past into the present. Playing DJ with and the Taiwan Twerk Team.

Betty Apple

Born in 1986 in Chiayi, Taiwan, Betty Apple comes from a younger generation of avant-garde artists in Taiwan, and is equally at home in contemporary art spaces and underground techno clubs, where she regularly DJs.


U.TA, a dim flare glows enigmatically from afar a mist, hazing over a dreamy state under musical variations glitter here and there, emanates sounds that explore life and death with ceremonial-like compositions.

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)

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.

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)