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ISSUE #497
Spain & Taiwan | Dec. 17 – Feb. 28, 2021
Joint Taiwan-Spain exhibitions spark joy
Taiwan was invited by "Chroniques," the Biennale of Digital Imagination, to be the guest of honor for this year's edition, featuring 11 of Taiwan's outstanding new media artists and Kaohsiung-based VR Film Lab.
Creative Expo Taiwan (CET), Taiwan's most important creative merchandise and image licensing platform, will be held in Taipei in 2021 from Apr. 21 to 25, and is accepting exhibitor applications until Jan. 18.
The inaugural Queer East Film Festival will take place online and in-cinemas across the U.K., with Taiwan as the country of focus, showcasing our rich tradition of LGBTQ+ filmmaking with 10 feature films and 8 short films.
Ministry Updates
Taiwanese opera costumes exhibition in Pingtung
The Taiwanese Opera & Puppet Museum in Pingtung is hosting the "Box Pop Up! Exhibition of Taiwanese Opera Costumes," presenting stage costumes, backstage photos, and paraphernalia, providing exhibitor-goers a glimpse of the fascinating theatrical life.
TiBE online exhibition launch
The Taipei International Book Exhibition (TiBE) 2021 will be a combination of physical and virtual events. The physical exhibition will commence from Jan. 26 through 31. The online exhibition portion has kicked off on Dec. 29.
"As We Like It," a feature film by Taiwanese directors Wei Ying-chuan, and Chen Hung-i has been selected to premiere in the Big Screen Competition of the 50th International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
Cultural Features
Yan Jhen-fa has seldom met any movie stars, yet he has brought to life many with his brushes. Over the past few decades, it has become a routine for Yan to carry small images and five buckets of paint to the sidewalk across the street from the Chuan Mei Theater in Tainan City to paint film posters.
Cinema Poster Painter | Yan Jhen-fa
Chuang Yung-ming's passion and enthusiasm led to him becoming an expert in folk culture and history. In addition to collecting Taiwanese cultural artifacts and writing numerous books, Chuang also served as a historical guide for "Dadaocheng Tour," helping more than 10,000 people explore Taipei.
Cultural Historian | Chuang Yung-ming
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