The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee has launched three annual events since 2018: the Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival (GHFFF) in April, the Golden Horse Classic Film Festival (GHCFF) in July&August, and the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF) in November.


【Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF)】The 2022 TGHFF will be held from November 2nd to 20th.



The 2022 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival will open on November 2nd. The Festival announces this year’s first Director-in-Focus, the late Japanese master Juzo Itami. With the efforts of a decade and the generous assistance of the distributor and Itami’s wife, Nobuko Miyamoto, the Festival will proudly present ten classics by Itami, all digitally restored with newly translated subtitles. Nine out of the ten films will be the world premiere.
 
After three decades or so, Juzo Itami’s works are still bold and daring to this day. Since his sudden passing in 1997, the complete directorial filmography has been sought-after as a dream list by cinephiles. With the rare presentation of ten digitally restored films by Itami, nine of whom are world premieres, the Golden Horse would like to invite the audiences to witness his unique humour and courage in these timeless classics on the big screen.
 
The 2022 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival will be held between November 2nd and November 20th. Audiences’ Guidebook event is on the evening of Friday, October 21st; tickets are on sale at 1 PM on October 22nd on the official website.
 

【Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival (GHFFF)】2022 GHFFF took place from April 8th to 17th.

2022 GHFFF

2022 Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival (GHFFF) took place between April 8th and April 17th in Taipei. As the first film festival in Taiwan committed to fantasy-related themes kicking off from 2010, GHFFF has covered Sci-Fi, horror, thriller, musical, comedy, Wuxia, animation, romance and various cult films, taking the cinephiles to explore the extremes of imagination.

The 2022 GHFFF opened with Everything Everywhere All at Once, starring Michelle YEOH as a mid-aged woman trying to save the world in between multi-universe. The closing presentation is the star-studded highly-anticipated fantastic series Twisted Strings, executive-produced by HOU Hsiao-hsien and directed by HUANG Xi. The festival showcased the last three episodes, offering the audience a sneak peek of the grand ending on big screen.

The year of 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the passing of Jacques TATI, the greatest auteur for comedy in French cinema. GHFFF presented all six feature films by TATI as a tribute to his achievement. GHFFF also brought noteworthy works of the year from world cinema. In addition to the regular sections like Fantasy of the Year, Nippon Cha Cha Cha, Ain’t No Cure for Love, Ain’t No Cure for Fun and Cinephile’s Choice, the festival also screened several critically-acclaimed works of crime and thriller panning across history behind the iron curtain, gangsters, family, urban issues and contemporary chaos. Genuine emotion wrapped in blood, aching truth revealed by sharp knives, the screenings of these films were an enjoyable time of screams, shouts and laughter.

In 2022, GHFFF’s Midnight Marathon took the audiences into the mysteries with Conan, the beloved detective across the globe. It invited the audience to revisit the crime scenes and solve the cases in Detective Conan Episode "ONE", Detective Conan: The Time Bombed Skyscraper, Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century and Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes. In addition, the signature The Rocky Horror Picture Show came alive again, while the all-time musical classic Singin’ in the Rain turned the theatre into a ballroom and The Sound of Music transported an immersive experience with favorite melodies like “Do-Re-Mi” and “Edelweiss”.
 
 
Golden Horse Classic Film Festival: The Golden Era of Czechoslovak Cinema (GHCFF)】2022 GHCFF took place from July 22nd to August 11th in Taipei, & August 3rd to 14th in Taichung.



In 2018, to celebrate the centennial of Swedish cinematic maestro, we hosted a festival event  Ingmar Bergman: The Centennial Retrospective, which included 38 of his cinematic works, as a tribute to the late filmmaker. In July 2019, the retrospective event bacame an offical festival program named Golden Horse Classic Film Festival (GCHFF). The enthusiastic feedback from the cinephiles has encouraged us to organize the Golden Horse Classic Film Festival: Voyage to Italy, inspired by the documentary MY VOYAGE TO ITALY by Martin Scorsese. It screened 37 films mentioned in the documentary, directed by Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Alessandro Blasetti and Pietro Germi, including rare prints showing for the first time in Taiwan and 4K digitally restored prints.

In 2020, we joined the Fellini 100 global film tour and became one of the few, if not the only, physical film festivals showing the complete works of Federico Fellini on the big screen, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The self-sustained and financially independent GHCFF had drawn almost 70,000 audiences over the past three editions with a high attendance rate of nearly 70% on average.

The 2022 GHCFF focusing on the bloom of influential Czechoslovak films between 1960 and 1970. The festival presents 32 feature films and 6 animated short films by a total of 27 renowned filmmakers, including world-famous directors like Jiří Menzel, Miloš Forman, and Věra Chytilová, as well as renowned animation masters such as Jiří Trnka and Jan Švankmajer. Among the impressive lineups are acclaimed masterpieces, rare gems banned for years, dark comedy, and surrealistic fantasy, making this the largest program for Czechoslovak cinema in Taiwan to date.