Four Taiwanese emerging filmmakers from Taiwan will participate in the 27th Marseilles Festival of Documentary Film (FIDMarseilles) running from July 12 through 18.
Under the partnership of the Taiwan Culture Center in Paris and FIDMarseilles, filmmakers Lin Shih-chieh (林仕杰), Chiang Wei-liang (曾威量), Adiong Lu (盧彥中), and Jessica Wan-yu Lin (林婉玉) will introduce their new works and increase the visibility of Taiwanese document films overseas.
FIDCampus, a festival-supervised workshop coaching emerging filmmakers, has selected thirteen films this year to join its program, including Lu's "Once upon a Time when Robin Hood Grew Old (就是這個聲音),” Chiang's "Anchorage Prohibited (禁止下錨),” and Lin Shih-chieh's "XINYIWOOD (辛夷塢).”
"Once upon a Time when Robin Hood Grew Old” is a documentary featuring Wu Le-tian (吳樂天), a notorious radio personality in Taiwan during the 1980s and 1990s; "Anchorage Prohibited (禁止下錨),” depicts the lives of migrants workers in Taiwan; and "XINYIWOOD” tells the decline of Chinatown and Asian films in Los Angeles.
Jessica Wan-yu Lin's "TPE-Tics (台北抽蓄),” a documentary about the life of eccentric sound artist Huang Da-wang (黃大旺), will also be screened in the Parallel Screen segment of the festival.
Established in 1990, FIDMarseilles is a leading documentary film festival that holds an annual competition in the categories of international film, first film, and French film. This year, a total of 130 films have been selected out of 2,500 global submissions to participate in the film festival and workshop in Marseilles.