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
We reserve the wildest dance and acrobatic performances for the circus stage, which is set up on ground with a 5 meter tall truss. It’s always a visual treat, and often interactive.
We kick off the Circus Stage line-up with magic shows by Burke Giordano daily. Dont miss him in the afternoon – this magician will blow your mind!
Urban Nomad Freakout series events !! Buckman Coe Taiwan Tour: 4/5-26 (info) Pakk Taiwan Tour: 4/11-14 (Info) 4/11 (Thu), 8pm: Pakk + Monotheism + US:WE @ Revolver ~ $400 w/ drink, or $300 with Urban Nomad ticket or for performers 4/12 (Fri) 10pm: Urban Nomad Pre-Party @ Triangle with Asakusa Jinta, Txako, Bootyslappers ~ free…
Sam Hillmer (aka Diamond Terrifier) is a musician, artist, curator, and the leader of New York band ZS.
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New additions to the 2019 Urban Nomad Freakout lineup include vinyl DJs and several bands playing retro styles, including blues, swing, 50s rock, 60s garage and psychedelia, Afro-Caribbean sounds and other vintage styles. Performers include: DC Rapier, The Flat Fives, Yufu Chen, Radio Rose, Yo Hey Li, DJ Fumie, DJ Luu.
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.