taiwan animation at annecy film festival

The Annecy International Film Festival in France is presenting a special programme devoted to Taiwan animation, Welcome Taiwan.

Among the films in the program are: Mindscape (腦內風景) by Hsieh Pei-wen (謝珮雯), Two Sides (介) by Chiou Hsien-yuan (邱顯源) and Crossing Boundaries (越界) by Su Zhi-ming (蘇志明).

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In the past 10 years the Tainan National College of Arts (國立台南藝術學院) and the National Taiwan University of Arts (國立台灣藝術大學) has fostered domestic talent and many artists at Welcome Taiwan come from the two schools.

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The two-year-old Taiwan International Animation Festival (台灣國際動畫影展), which is sponsored by the Government Information Office (新聞局, GIO) and organized by the Chinese Taipei Film Archive (國家電影資料館), provides an opportunity for local young artists to show their works to their fellow country people, as well as curators from overseas festivals, such as Annecy.