October 19, 2016
Background Information No. 056
The 2016 Trending Taiwan Short Film Competition is now open to submissions. The event gives aspiring filmmakers the chance to reach out to the world with their personal stories about Taiwan. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), the event organizer, encourages the submission of films that reflect the trendiest aspects of life in Taiwan.
Entries will be accepted through November 27. A shortlist of finalists will be announced December 8. MOFA will then declare the winners and present awards December 14. This year’s total prize money is NT$360,000. Filmmakers from Taiwan and abroad are all welcome to take part by entering their moving stories capturing the beauty of Taiwan.
Last year’s Trending Taiwan saw 66 submissions, of which 15 were selected as winners by a panel of experts; their works were rich natural expressions of local culture, and carved out new ground in showcasing Taiwan.
The purpose of this competition is to increase appreciation of the beauty of Taiwan’s natural scenery, people, and culture through the creative camerawork of participants and promotion through social media.
For more information or to submit an entry, please visit the event’s website at http://topic.cheers.com.tw/event/TrendingTaiwan/2016 or search for “Trending Taiwan” On Facebook. （E）