【Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF)】

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF) is the largest film festival in Taiwan. Starting in 1980 as a non-competitive showcase, TGHFF aims at introducing prominent cinema from around the world, in order to promote cinema as an art form and to enhance intercultural understanding through cinema.

Critically acclaimed filmmakers who have visited TGHFF throughout the years include Abbas Kiarostami, Hal Hartley, Atom Egoyan, Olivier Assayas, François Ozon, Theo Angelopoulos, Krzysztof Zanussi, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, Nicolas Winding Refn, Cristian Mungiu, Denis Villeneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Leos Carax. Renowned Asian filmmakers such as Nagisa Oshima, Morita Yoshimitsu, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Yasmin Ahmad, Shunji Iwai, Kim Ki-duk, Lee Chang-dong, Hirokazu Koreeda, Brillante Mendoza, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul also have attended the festival. The 2020 TGHFF, which will kick off from November 5th with the double Opening Films: Classmates Minus by Golden Horse Awards Best New Director winner Huang Hsin-yao and the dark romantic comedy A Leg by Chang Yao-sheng, the first-time director who co-wrote A Sun

【Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival (GHFFF)】

Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival (GHFFF) is the first in Taiwan aiming at the theme of fantasy. Since its first edition initiated in 2010, the Festival covered various genres like Sci-Fi, horror, thriller, musical, comedy, martial arts, animation, romance and cult films, leading the audience to explore beyond the boundary of imagination. Previous Filmmaker-In-Focus section, presenting Roman Polanski, Sam Raimi, Álex de la Iglesia, David Lynch, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Ben Wheatley, Kudo Kankuro, Bob Fosse and John Carpenter, also broadened audiences’ horizon with alternative vision.

In addition to present these distinguished films, the festival also brings innovative way of viewing them: surprise screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW lights up the fire with everyone dressed up anddance like crazy and has ever since established as the festival‘s hottest repertory while the exclusive Sing-Along section welcomes all to belt out with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE LOVE ETERNE, MAMA MIA!, MOULIN ROUGE! and all in karaoke-style subtitle. Such unique viewing experience also sets record for highest attendance rate of film festivals in Taiwan year by year.

Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival was cancelled in the light of COVID-19 pandemic, but we are looking forward to see you in 2021!

【Golden Horse Classic Film Festival: Fellini 100】

In 2018, to celebrate the centennial of Swedish cinematic maestro, we have brought about a heavyweight Ingmar Bergman: The Centennial Retrospective, including 38 cinematic works of his, as a tribute to the late filmmaker. In July 2019, the program is officially named Golden Horse Classic Film Festival. The enthusiastic feedback from the cinephiles encourages 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.

The year 2020 marks the centennial of the birth of Italian film maestro Federico Fellini (1920-1993), and Golden Horse Classic Film Festival has the great honor to be part of the “Fellini 100” global film tour. From July 24 to August 13, the Festival will present a complete retrospective of Fellini’s 24 films on the big screen, and nearly ninety percent of them will be new 4K restorations. We welcome all cinephiles to seize this precious opportunity and celebrate Fellini’s film legacy and magical creativity with us.

2020 Golden Horse Classic Film Festival was taking place from July 24th to August 13th.