The Return of the Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival (TWFF) – a Ten Year Anniversary

17 May, 2016 0 comment

This year’s Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival (TWFF) returns, and will run from Friday, June 10 to Sunday June 12.  It’s the festival’s 10th year anniversary, and it’s bringing a star-studded 8 films, a special panel discussion with Taiwanese directors, and a Cinemarathon to celebrate their past achievements. The theme of the year is “Past Forward”, a play on words of “Fast Forward”, signifying the desire to keep the past present as they move forward. The producer of the feature film “The Moment”, Michelle Chu, will be special guest at the panel discussions taking place after the film’s screening on June 12th.

Trailers of “The Moment,” “Panay,” “Wansei Back Home,” and “Welcome to the Happy Days”

The Vancouver Taiwanese Film Festival (TWFF) was started in 2007 by a group of passionate students at the UBC Literature Etcetera (UBCLE) club. For three days over a weekend in the sizzling month of June, the city of Vancouver plays host to a handful of Taiwan’s best films. Their goal was to connect Taiwanese culture with local Vancouver and Canadian culture through the medium of films. What started out as a student initiative held in the Norm Theatre of UBC campus has grown to become a city-wide event hosted in partnership with Vancity Theatre.

Trailers of “Baby Steps,” “Elena,” “The Laundryman,” and “Fly, Kite Fly”

More information on the festival can be found on their website, or by visiting their Facebook page, where you can find details about the Cinemarathon kicking off on Monday (May 16th), and intriguing little comics featuring the festival’s mascot Big Eye!  Join us in celebrating the 10th year of the TWFF!

Tickets are on sale now at Vancity Theatre’s website, running at $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, with an optional $30 for 3 films bundle.

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