2020 Kaohsiung Film Festival
Time Voyage: 20 Years of KFF
The Kaohsiung Film Festival (KFF) is 20 years old! For this years’ 20th anniversary, we present a series of activities under the "Time Voyage" theme. As it is also the 10th anniversary of the KFF International Short Film Competition, we bring together nearly 200 domestic and foreign films, in addition to the largest XR immersive film exhibition in Taiwan, XR Dreamland, to showcase the diversified charm of the Kaohsiung Film Festival.
The Time Voyage section, which includes time-travel film classics such as 12 Monkeys, takes the audience on a time traveling trip throughout two decades of KFF that calls back to glorious times in our memory.
The 20th anniversary project 20 · Us includes 20 feature films significant to the development of the Kaohsiung film industry such as The Wayward Cloud, VR films, short films, as well as winners of the short film competition, are set to be screened at Kaohsiung Film Archive from the beginning of October. The KFF story is also presented in the 20th Anniversary Exhibition. In the 20th Anniversary Film, we invite fans, filmmakers, and former endorsers to share their thoughts on KFF. These rich representations and priceless images have become precious assets to the film festival.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the KFF International Short Film Competition, and more than 2,000 pieces combined were submitted for the Taiwan Grand Prize, the International Grand Prize and other prizes despite the ongoing pandemic. Participants in the VR section reached a record high, including nearly 100 VR360 and interactive XR films from all over the world. Many of the entries have been nominated for the Venice International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and other international film festivals, in addition to competing for the VR Grand Prize.
The Kaohsiung Film Festival, which is famous for various feature films, short films and VR films, is held from October 16 to November 1 across the city at the Kaohsiung Film Archive, Kaohsiung Main Public Library, MLD Cinema, VR Film Lab, P3 Warehouse of the Pier-2 Arts Center and 5G VR Gaming Base. We welcome all to travel and enter the magical world of film through these feature presentations!