The 3rd Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) begins today and will run until Oct. 30 in Taipei. With the theme of “Let’s Connect!” this year, the TIQFF features 40 long and short films as well as documentaries from well-known directors from Taiwan and abroad who are speaking out for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. All the movies will also be aired in Kaohsiung and Taichung in November and December.
The TIQFF has invited singer Ella Chen as its ambassador to promote the event, and to add some “girl power” to the proceedings. At a news conference earlier, Chen, wearing a sexy white dress, said that she has many LGBT friends and hopes to use her celebrity status to speak out for them.
Jay Lin, the festival’s founder, served as a jury member of the 30th Teddy Awards at the Berlin International Film Festival this year, and was able to invite 13 feature films from the Teddy Awards to the TIQFF, making the festival more international and diverse.
Photo: Hu Shuan-hsiang, Liberty Times
The complete film list is available on its official Web site at http://www.tiqff.com/.
(Liberty Times, translated by Eddy Chang)
1. queer n.
2. theme n.
3. speak out phr.
4. ambassador n.
5. diverse adj.
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