Festival News

Urban Nomad Music Video Award Sees Most Submissions Ever

Top names in Taiwan indie music will all compete for the 2019 Urban Nomad Music Video Award, with a record 105 entries in the competition including some of the hottest names in Taiwan’s music scene. Entries to the competition include mandarin hip hop and R’n’B acts MJ116, Leo Wang and 9m88, veteran indie bands and pop stars Wonfu, Quarterback, Ma Nien Hsien, and Lara Veronin, metal band Flesh Juicer, and popular young indie bands Deca Joins, Manic Sheep and Elephant Gym. For a full list of entries, click the link.

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372 Submissions from 20 Countries to Urban Nomad in 2019

If you’ve submitted a film, you can confirm your submission in this post.

As of the February 25 deadline for submissions to the 2019 Urban Nomad Film Fest, the festival received a total of 372 submission in three major submission categories: film competition, out of competition, and music video competition. Total film submissions totaled 267 films, including 19 “feature films” of 60 minutes or more and 248 “short films”, defined as 60 minutes or less. Aside from a large volume of Taiwanese film submissions, filmmakers from at least 19 other countries and territories submitted works. To see the more info on submitted films or to confirm your submission, please follow the link.

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Japan ska-punk marching band Asakusa Jinta and others added to lineup

New additions to the Urban Nomad Freakout lineup include Tokyo street minstrels and ska-punk marching band Asakusa Jinta as well as Taiwan bands Inhuman, pop punkers Go Go Rise, psychedelic stoner rockers Dope Purple and more. Early bird tickets go on sale on 2/14 Valentines Day at noon. See the full list of confirmed performers at the link.

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mouse on the keys, METALCHICKS, Buckman Coe to play 2019 Urban Nomad Freakout

Back for the fifth straight year, Urban Nomad’s two-day music festival, the Urban Nomad Freakout, will bring its carnival of fun and weirdness back to Taipei’s Tiger Mountain on April 13-14. Headliners include Japan’s piano post-rockers Mouse on the Keys, fresh off North American tours and releases of a new album and EP, and the female duo METALCHICKS, featuring guitarist suGar Yoshinaga (Buffalo Daughter) and drummer Yuka Yoshimura (OOIOO, DMBQ). Canadian recording artist Buckman Coe will bring his soulful R&B and rootsy world rhythms.

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Urban Nomad in 2019: Music Fest Apr. 13-14; Film Fest May 16-26

Urban Nomad’s two-day music festival, the Urban Nomad Freakout, will return to Taipei’s Tiger Mountain on April 13-14. The Urban Nomad Film Fest will be held one month later, from May 16 to 26, at the Wonderful Theater in Ximen. April and May will also see other warmup events, parties, special screenings, talks and appearances. For info, follow us here on our official website or on our Facebook or Instagram pages. 

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Urban Nomad Opens Submissions for 2019 Festival

Submissions are now open for the 2019 Urban Nomad Film Fest. We are specially seeking Taiwanese feature films for opening or closing films, emerging creators, “new types of filmmaking”, and Taiwan’s best indie music videos. We have job openings for PR, Competition Coordinator. Intern and Volunteer applications are also now open.

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Join the Urban Nomad Team

We’re looking for some great people to join our team for our 2019 music and film festivals, including Competition Coordinator, graphic designer and artists, and interns and volunteers. Please see details below.

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