Philippine documentary ‘Magdalena’ will have its Asian premiere at the 9th Taiwan International Documentary Festival under the Asian Vision category.
With 432 submissions from all over Asia, fifteen films were selected to compete in this category, namely:
A Dream of Iron by PARK Kelvin Kyung-kun (South Korea/USA)
Bà nôi (grandma) by Khoa LE (Canada/Vietnam)
Barre’s Silence by Mehrdad AHMADPOUR and Morvarid PEYDA (Iran)
The Close Family by YOON Da-hee (South Korea)
Guardians of Times Lost by Diala KACHMAR (Lebanon/UAE)
Death of a Female Artist by HUANG Ming-chuan (Taiwan)
Lady of the Lake by Zaw Naing Oo (Myanmar)
The End of the Special Time We Were Allowed by OTA Shingo (Japan)
Magdalena by Anna Isabelle MATUTINA (Philippines)
Paldang by KAUH Eun-jin (South Korea)
The Weight of Life by CHU Po-ying and Maggie LIAO (Taiwan)
Spark by HU Jie (China)
Wuchao Gate by LIN Weixin (China)
Trucker and the Fox by Arash LAHOOTI (Iran)
Yumen by John Paul SNIADECKI and XU Routao (China/USA)
“Asian Vision” emphasizes the filmmakers’ viewpoints and independent spirits, the difference as well as the universality resulting from the different cultural backgrounds.
The festival will run from October 9-19, 2014 and the award ceremony will take place on the evening of October 16. A cash-prize of NT$400,000 (approx. US$13,500) will be granted to the winning film of the Grand Prize of Asian Vision Competition, and NT$180,000 (approx. US$6,000) to the each winning film of the two Merit Prizes.
Magdalena is scheduled to screen on October 11 ( Sat.) at 21:00 and on October 15 (Wed.) at 20:20 with a Q&A section at SPOT Huashan, Huashan Creative Park.