We are proud to announce the 10th edition of the Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF), to be held in Taipei from October 4th to 8th in 2019. Founded in 2001, the biennial festival is Asia’s oldest and longest running international ethnographic film festival. For 18 years TIEFF has served to promote outstanding documentary films from around the world that are innovative, educational, and entertaining. These films, directed by both new and established filmmakers alike, all share a commitment to portraying stories and social practices from around the world in a culturally sensitive way. In addition to the main festival in Taipei, TIEFF also sponsors a touring festival, bringing a portion of the selected films to communities and classrooms across Taiwan the following Spring.

TIEFF takes a flexible stance regarding what counts as an “ethnographic” film, including not just works made by anthropologists but also films made by professional filmmakers who display an ethnographic sensibility in their work. That means films which are made in an ethical manner without sensationalizing their subjects. Films that are the product of a long term close collaboration between filmmaker and subject are especially welcome. While we occasionally do accept fiction films, experimental art films, biographies, sports documentaries, and films about musicians, such films will only be considered if they are accompanied by a convincing statement regarding their suitability for the festival. TIEFF is especially proud of its commitment to celebrating the uniqueness and vibrancy of indigenous cultures and has been one of Taiwan’s most important venues for showcasing the work of both local and international indigenous filmmakers. As such we strongly encourage indigenous filmmakers to submit their work to our festival.

All films submitted to the festival must have been completed in the two years prior to the festival or on the festival year itself. For this festival that would mean films completed between 2017 and 2019. Films on any topic will be considered, but special consideration will be given to films that match the festival theme (as described below). All festival films go through a highly selective screening process. (In 2017 we selected just 42 films out of 1500 entries.) As such, festival does not have a competition or offer prizes or awards.

This year’s theme, “Visions of Sovereignty,” explores our relationships with our land, our bodies, and with each other. Moving beyond traditional political-legal notions of the state, “Visions of Sovereignty” is inspired by the work of indigenous activists and scholars who have called into question the idea that sovereign entities are neatly bounded by clearly marked borders, and that everyone within those boundaries is equally beholden to the state. Instead they ask us to look at sovereignty as a process shaped by how we see our world and our unique place within it. Going back to Hobbes the state has long been thought of as a giant person, with the focus on the body's head, occupied by a king or some other ruler. “Visions of Sovereignty” returns our gaze to the stories of the individual men and women who make up the body of the state, showing how they adapt to, challenge, and sometimes even change the very nature of sovereignty.

我們非常驕傲地宣布,第十屆臺灣國際民族誌影展(TIEFF)將於2019年10月4日至8日在臺北舉辦。本影展創始於2001年,是亞洲歷史最悠久的民族誌影片雙年展;18年來,致力於推廣來自世界各國具有創新、教育與娛樂性的民族誌影片。不管是出自名家或新秀之手,這些優秀的民族誌影片都秉持著高度的文化敏感度,描繪來自世界各地的故事與社會實踐。在影展主要活動之外,我們也會在隔年春天進行巡演,將精選影片帶往全臺各地社區和教室播映分享。

TIEFF對於「民族誌影片」採取較廣義的立場。除了人類學家的作品之外,也包含能在影片當中呈現出民族誌敏感度的專業影人作品,意即這些作品的拍攝必須合乎倫理且不煽情。我們尤其歡迎那些與對象長期合作拍攝而成的作品。雖然我們偶爾接受劇情片,實驗藝術影片,傳記、運動紀錄片和有關音樂家的影片,但只有在投片時能說服我們其影片符合本影展的性質,否則這類影片不可能被接受。TIEFF以致力於呈現原住民文化的獨特性和生命力為榮,而且是放映臺灣本土和世界各國原住民影人作品的重要場所之一;因此,我們強烈鼓勵原住民影人向本影展投片。

所有投片的電影必須是在兩年內或影展舉辦當年完成,意即完成年份必須是2017年至2019年。任何主題的影片皆可,但符合本屆影展主題(如下所述)的影片將有更多機會入選。由於入選影片皆經過選片過程中的高度競爭(以2017年為例,1500部作品當中僅有42部影片入選),因此本影展並無設置競賽獎項。

本屆影展主題為「看見主權」,主要在探索我們與我們的土地、身體以及彼此之間的關係。根據傳統政治法律對國家的概念,主權實體是被明顯標記的疆界整齊地界定著,而且邊界內的每個人都同樣感激國家;但是,本屆主題受原住民社會運動者和學者作品的啟發,超越上述傳統說法。他們要求我們將主權視為一個過程,而這個過程的塑造取決於我們如何看待我們的世界,以及我們身在其中的獨特地位。回到霍布斯(Thomas Hobbes)的觀點,國家長期以來被視為一個巨人,我們所關注的往往只是位於巨人頭部的國王或其他統治者;「看見主權」使我們的焦點回歸到組成巨人身體的獨立的男人與女人的故事,看他們如何適應,挑戰,甚至改變主權的本質。

TIEFF is a non-competitive film festival, thus there are no awards or prizes offered.

QUALIFIED WORKS 徵片類別

All films submitted to the festival must have been completed between 2017 and 2019.
TIEFF is an ethnographic film festival, as such, all films should display an “ethnographic sensibility” (see above).

Fiction films, experimental art films, biographies, sports documentaries, and films about musicians must be accompanied by a statement regarding their suitability for the festival.

Films on any topic will be considered, but special consideration will be given to films that match the festival theme (as described above).

Entries in any language other than either English or Chinese should be subtitled in one of those two languages.

The festival is open to films/videos made in all formats.

We do not accept open submission of films shorter than 12 minutes or longer than 210 minutes, but will occasionally make exceptions by special arrangement.

欲參展影片須於2017年至2019年間完成。

本影展為民族誌影展,欲參展影片須呈現出民族誌性質(請見上文描述)。

劇情片,實驗藝術影片,傳記、體育紀錄片和有關音樂家的影片需伴隨有力的立場表明其具有高度的民族誌性質。

任何主題的影片皆可投片,但符合本屆影展主題(請見上文描述)的影片將有更多機會入選。

參展影片若不是以中文或英語發音者,需附上中文或英文字幕。

臺灣國際民族誌影展接受各種形式影片媒材之創作。

我們不接受長度少於12分鐘或超過210分鐘的影片投片,但偶爾會因特殊需求安排此類影片播放。

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING FILMS 參展指引

All entries must be submitted via our FilmFreeway account at: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TIEFF

TIEFF does not require entries fees to submit to the festival.

All entrants should complete the FilmFreeway submission form presented during the submission process.

All screeners should be submitted online through FilmFreeway. They can either be uploaded directly to your FilmFreeway account or linked to files hosted on Vimeo or YouTube.

If the screener is password protected, be sure to provide a password that is valid for at least six months from the date of submission, or until the selection process is completed (whichever comes first). It is your responsibility to notify us if any changes are made.

If there is a reason you are unable to submit your film via FilmFreeway which cannot be solved by their technical support, feel free to contact us via email <contact@tieff.org> for further assistance.

參展影片一律採FilmFreeway 投片:https://filmfreeway.com/festival/TIEFF

免收參展徵片費用。

欲參展者須填寫Filmfreeway徵片網頁上的所有表單。

所有欲參展影片皆須直接上傳至Filmfreeway或者採用線上連結至Vimeo或Youtube。

若欲參展影片有密碼保護,請確認提供密碼並確保該密碼有效期限達6個月以上或至少在本影展選片期限中有效。密碼若有更動,請務必通知主辦單位。

若欲參展者有任何困難無法透過Filmfreeway投片,歡迎聯繫<contact@tieff.org> 尋求協助。

RULES AND TERMS 徵件規則

TIEFF does not pay screening fees. By submitting your film via FilmFreeway you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work.

Once a film is selected, the holder of its copyrights automatically authorizes TIEFF to promote the production on public television and on the internet in short trailers up to 4 minutes in length.

If your film is selected, you must provide a press kit, including production stills that the festival can use in its promotional materials, publications and on social media.

A copy of all films selected for the festival will be preserved in TIEFF office. (For internal, non-public, academic use only.)

All films are required to have English subtitles for non-English dialogue. We ask Chinese speaking directors to provide both Chinese and English subtitles for their films. TIEFF will provide Chinese subtitles for films by non-Chinese speaking directors.

In order to produce the subtitled version of the film for screening, we require that we receive high quality tapes (such as BETACAM SP NTSC) or digital masters that we can use to make the subtitled version of the film for screening. As this technology is constantly changing, we will discuss this with directors after their films have been selected.

The festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes to these rules and regulations at any time and without notice.

臺灣國際民族誌影展不會支付影展播映費用。透過Filmfreeway投片後,表示您已經確知臺灣國際民族誌影展不會支付影展期間播映入選影片的費用。

影片一旦入選,影片版權擁有者即自動同意授權臺灣國際民族誌影展使用4分鐘為限的影片內容做為電視以及網路宣傳用途。

一旦您的影片入選,您必須提供包含劇照在內的相關文宣品,作為影展行銷、出版品以及社群媒體宣傳使用。

入選影片將於影展結束後典藏一份於影展辦公室,做為非公開的內部使用以及學術研究用途。
影片中所有非英文之對話皆須附上英文字幕,中文製片者應提供中、英文字幕,非中文製片者則由影展主辦單位提供翻譯之中文字幕。

請提供高畫質的母帶(例如Betacam SP)或者數位檔案,由於科技的多元與變化,主辦單位亦會逐一與入選影片者討論影片格式的採用形式。

臺灣國際民族誌影展保留對徵片規則與指引進行更動的權利。

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  • Justin Time

    Thank you, TIEFF, it was a great pleasure. Communication was friendly and fast. I could not attend the festival, but I received a nice package with a festival catalogue and documents, and chinese subtitles. Highly recommended.

    January 2018