Opening Friday evening with a series of short films at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall—in partnership with the UW Taiwan Studies Program—the Seattle Taiwanese American Film Festival honors films selected from the best submissions to the 2017 Los Angeles Taiwanese American Film Festival. The Festival aims to be a platform for Taiwanese American film producers to showcase their talent. The Opening Program is free to the public and a panel discussion will follow the short films. The UW Panelists include Professor Yomi Braester, (Belinda) Qian He, and Ellen Chang.
An Opportunity to Meet Taiwanese Directors in Person and Experience Taiwanese Puppetry via Augmented and Virtual Reality
The Festival will also bring award-winning directors Li-chou Yang (Father) and Charlie Chu (Formosa 3D) all the way from Taiwan. They will participate in a Q&A session following the screening of their movie.
The Festival will also feature The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful, which won for Best Feature Film and Best Leading Actress at the 54th Golden Horse Awards—the premier awards for excellence in Chinese-language cinema in Taiwan. Other films include Pakeriran, Take Me to the Moon, The Great Buddha+, and Journey of 35. All non-English language films will be presented with English subtitles.
About TAP-Seattle: TAP-Seattle is a local Seattle organization dedicated to providing a platform for young professionals to find community through networking. TAP is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit through its parent, the Taiwanese American Citizens League. More information about TAP-Seattle can be found at www.tap-seattle.org.