2020 Urban Nomad Call for Films

Submissions are now open for the 19th annual Urban Nomad Film Fest, to be held in Taipei in April-May 2020, then later in the year touring programs will take films to other Taiwanese cities. Urban Nomad will hold competitions in two main categories, “Taiwan films” and “Taiwan indie music videos”, with awards including cash prizes and post-production services from a top Taiwan post-production house, Far East Translation Services. There is also a non-competition section for entries from outside Taiwan. Find out how to submit works here.

(中文) 【座談紀錄】閉幕片《愛之船:台灣》

(中文) 國民黨政府於1967年開辦「海外青年暑期返國研習團」,一方面宣揚豐富的台灣文化,也希望吸引來自各地的年輕華人支持台灣。原本有政治意味的中文暑期班,卻誤打誤撞成為海外華僑情竇初開,認識另一半的好所在,也成了海外父母為子女牽紅線的媒介。《愛之船:台灣》為本年度閉幕片,導演Valarie Soe親至現場分享拍片幕後。

2019 Urban Nomad Awards: Grand Prize goes to ‘A Bread Factory’; ‘Love Boat: Taiwan’ wins audience choice!

The 18th annual Urban Nomad Awards were handed out on May 26, with the Grand Prize handed out to Taiwanese-American director Patrick Wang for his two-part feature film A Bread Factory Parts One and Two, which stars Taiwanese actor and TV host Janet Hsieh. The Audience Choice Award meanwhile went to the festival’s closing film, Love Boat: Taiwan, a documentary by Valerie Soe on soft power and shenanigans at Taiwan’s most famous study exchange program. In 2019, Urban Nomad received around 400 submissions in multiple categories and handed out seven awards worth TWD 80,000 in cash and post-production services. The ceremony took place at the Wonderful Theater in Ximen on the festival’s second-to-last day and put an exclamation on seven weeks of events from April 13 to May 27, which included around 50 screenings, 37 films making Taiwan or Asia premieres, visits by 10 international filmmakers, a 2000-person music festival…

Urban Nomad Award Nominees Announced!

Award nominees have been announced for Urban Nomad’s annual film competition. Of around 300 films submitted to the competition, 11 nominees have been chosen for awards to be determined by the festival jury, including the Urban Nomad Grand Prize, Urban Nomad Jury Prize and Far East Rising Star Award. Award winners will be announced at a ceremony preceding Urban Nomad’s 2019 Closing Film, taking place on May 26 at 7pm. Congratulations to the nominees! For the full list, see below!

Taiwan’s Top 8 Music Videos for 2019!

(中文) 台灣MV競賽入圍名單出爐! 105部作品中評審絞盡腦汁選出了8部優秀MV作品, 即將於本屆城市遊牧影展與音樂大雜燴單元裡的音樂電影一起放映。而他們將角逐獎金高達新台幣10,000元的《遊牧最佳MV獎》,得主即將在5/26(日)19:00的閉幕片暨典禮上揭曉!

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.