From around 300 submissions to this year’s open call, including competition and out of competition films, the following 28 films have been made official selections for the 2019 Urban Nomad Film Fest! These include seven feature length films, and 21 short films. Genres include narrative fiction, documentary, animation, and experimental films. The list includes many first showings for audiences in Taipei or Taiwan, and several Asia premieres and world premieres! So without any further delay, here is the list off official selections from our 2019 open call!
This 18th year of the Urban Nomad Film Fest includes 55 films, including 25 feature films and 22 short films and 8 music videos. Most of these films will be seen in Taipei or Taiwan for the first time and include one Oscar nominated film, winner of a SXSW Grand Jury Prize, and other prestigious award-winning films. There will be 37 local premieres as well as 12 Asia premieres, while five short films will have world premieres. At least seven international filmmakers will visit the festival and around 30 local filmmakers will participate. There will be at least two concerts, and every single day of the festival we will have filmmakers at screenings for audience Q&As. We’ll have several panel discussions, some free film screenings, and a few parties as well. Participation and bringing creators into direct contact with audiences is what we’re all about.
Every year we try to select a wide variety of cuisines and specialty foods that aren’t easily accessible in the city. We often host food vendors from all parts of Taiwan, as the festival has a reputation for being an incredibly fun time, so vendors are eager to make the journey from all corners of the island