The 22nd Taipei Film Festival kicked off on June 25 and is closing tomorrow with the Taipei Film Awards, which will take place at Taipei Zhongshan Hall. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the event is the world’s first large-scale physical film festival since the pandemic broke out early this year.
Director Chang Jung-chi’s We Are Champions is the strongest contestant this year, leading the nominees with 14 nods, including Best Feature Film. Other nominees for this category include: Days, Nina Wu, Detention and Boluomi. Nominees for Best Leading Actor are Fandy Fan, Lee Kang-sheng, Tseng Jing-hua, Wu Nien-hsuan and Morning Mo; nominees for Best Leading Actress are Lu Hsueh-feng, Gingle Wang, Yu Chia-hsuan, Chang Ya-ling and Laila Putli Pagtitahan Ulao.
This year’s Yang Shih-chi Outstanding Contribution Award will go to senior film projectionist Chiang Tai-tun for his longtime dedication to Taiwanese cinema over the past 50 years. The ceremony will be broadcast live at 7pm tomorrow on TVBS Entertainment Channel (CH42) and online.
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(Eddy Chang, Taipei Times)
1. large-scale adj. 大型、大規模 (da4 xing2, da4 gui1 mo2)
2. physical adj. 實體的(shi2 ti3 de5)
3. pandemic n. 疫情 (yi4 qing2)
4. projectionist n. 放映師(fang4 ying4 shi1)
5. dedication n. 奉獻(feng4 xian4)
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