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The Taipei Film Festival is an annual multi-cultural event containing film festival and other film culture-related activities held by the Taipei City Government and mapped out by the Department of Cultural Affairs.

TAIPEI FILM FESTIVAL is one of the most important and high-profile international cultural events in Taiwan, with screenings about 160 films from over 40 different countries. With approximately 100,000 attendants each year, its majority is made up of a decidedly young audience. The Festival attracts not only moviegoers but also film professionals. It has beenrecognized as the most influential showcase of international cinema for local film distributors in Taiwan. Last year, more than 20 films shown in the festival were sold to local distributors and had the theatrical releases in Taiwan.

The festival consists of the following sections:

International New Talent Competition:
Featuring the first or second innovative work of new and talented filmmakers from around the globe. Taipei Film Festival is the only festival in Taiwan that boasts of a film competition especially for international new talent directors.

Taipei Film Awards Competition:
Taipei Film Awards is a competition for Taiwanese films, making this Festival the best way to see works from Taiwan.

City in Focus:
A special non-competition section that focuses on one or two cities every year and introduces their films and culture to the audience in Taiwan. 

And more sections such as Filmmaker in Focus, Midnight, Music and introduction of boundary-breaking films.

In 2013, we are celebrating our 15th edition from June 28 to July 20.

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