06-24 November 2019

Festivals & Events

Spotlight on Taiwan

ABANDONED TEMPLE
ABANDONED TEMPLE

Wei-Hao CHENG
Taiwan
VR project

A young girl wakes up in an abandoned temple filled with religious statues. Suddenly, a terrifying spirit emerges, and the pair revisit the events in the girl’s life that brought her there.

AFTERIMAGE FOR TOMORROW
AFTERIMAGE FOR TOMORROW

Singing CHEN
Taiwan
VR project

Welcome to the Afterlife Memory Trust. You can choose three significant memories to preserve, which you can relieve at the time of your death - but can you trust them?

BITE
BITE

Wu RAY
Taiwan
Short film

A bickering elderly couple married for nearly 40 years try to survive the zombie apocalypse as a viral outbreak sweeps across Taiwan.

BODYLESS
BODYLESS

Hsin-Chien HUANG
Taiwan
Short film

Blending immersive digital storytelling with Taiwanese folk beliefs, BODYLESS portrays an elderly political prisoner who passes away in his cell as his ghost descends into an underworld of shifting digital spaces and images.

HEAVY CRAVING
HEAVY CRAVING

Pei-Ju HSIEH
Taiwan
Feature film

Jiang Ying-Juan is a plus-size woman who loves to cook, but everyone pressures her to lose weight. After meeting a deliveryman who rescues her from harassment, she embarks on her quest to fit in.

HIFF TALKS: VIRTUAL TAIWAN
HIFF TALKS: VIRTUAL TAIWAN


event

Taiwan is a global centre of innovation in VR technology and storytelling. Join two prominent creators as they discuss their work and the future of the industry. 

NINA WU
NINA WU

Midi Z
Taiwan, Malaysia, Myanmar
Feature film

In this gripping psychological drama, aspiring actress Nina Wu leaves her hometown for the big city, navigating through an oppressive film industry, devastating family tragedies, and mysterious paranoid delusions linked to a long-repressed memory.

THE MENARCHE
THE MENARCHE

I-Hui LEE
Taiwan
Short film

Shiang-Chi won't be able to go to middle school without the scholarship. If she gets to be the municipal winner, she gains the scholarship. However, she was beaten by her best friend Aijia in the school competition. 

YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPLE SUCKS
YOUR SPIRITUAL TEMPLE SUCKS

John HSU
Taiwan
VR project

Mr. Chang arrives at his “spiritual temple” - a mental space in Taoism that represents one’s destiny - but finds that it’s a mess. Struggling to solve his marital and financial problems, Chang summons his guardian (the disappointing Thunder God) to get his life back into order -- with disastrous consequences.

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