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.
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.
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.