The Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival (TIEFF) is Asia's oldest and longest running international ethnographic film festival. TIEFF consists both of a biennial festival held in Taipei in the Fall, and touring festival, including a portion of the selected films, which is held all across Taiwan the following Spring. 2017 will be our ninth festival since our founding in 2001. TIEFF is more than just a venue for screening films and videos; it is also a forum for cross-cultural education, discussion, and exchange. For this reason, and because we are already highly selective in choosing films for the festival, there is no competition.

TIEFF is an ethnographic film festival. As such, we do not consider works of fiction or experimental films unless they have a strong ethnographic component (which should be explained when filling out the entry form). Films can be submitted to either of two categories: the CENTRAL THEME, which is open to documentary films produced any time related to the chosen theme for that year. Or, the NEW VISION category, which is open to ethnographic films completed in the two years prior to the festival. (For this festival that would mean films completed between 2015 and 2017.)

This year's theme, "Beyond the Human," seeks to challenge human exceptionalism: the belief that we humans can dictate the terms of our relationship with the non-human. Inspired by recent anthropological research into the interconnections between humans, animals, technology, the environment, and the spirit-world, we are particularly interested in films which explore how our relationships with the non-human challenge our self-perception as a species. Moving "Beyond the Human" does not mean leaving humanity behind; it means expanding our definition to include even more of that which makes us human.

臺灣國際民族誌影展是亞洲歷史最悠久的國際民族誌影展,隔年秋天以雙年展的形式在臺北舉辦主影展,選映來自臺灣與世界各國的民族誌影片,並在主影展隔年的春天進行全臺灣的巡演活動,2017年將舉辦自2001年以來的第九屆臺灣國際民族誌影展。臺灣國際民族誌影展不僅僅只是播映影片的場合,也是一場跨文化教育、討論與對話的盛會。基於上述理念以及選片過程中的高度競爭,因此本影展並無競賽的獎項。

基於民族誌影展的屬性,除非具有高度的民族誌性質(需於投片時填表說明之),否則我們不接受劇情片或實驗類型的影片。欲參展者可以從以下兩種主題中擇一投片:一、與本屆影展主題「超越人類」相關的影片,此類影片不限製作完成的年份。二、新視界,此類影片可與本屆影展主題無關,但必須是2015年之後完成的影片。

本屆影展主題為「超越人類」,目的在挑戰以人類物種為中心的舊有想法。人類自以為可以主宰其與非人類的關係,但透過人類學家近年來對於人類與動物、技術、環境以及靈界間相互連結的研究,讓我們有機會思考人之所以為人,乃在於可以含納萬物,提升人的境界。因此,本次影展特別鼓勵參展影片探索人與非人的關係,從人性出發,進而超越人性,重新定義何謂人類。

Awards & Prizes

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

Rules & Terms

QUALIFIED WORKS 徵片類別

TIEFF is an ethnographic film festival. As such, we do not consider works of fiction or experimental films unless they have a strong ethnographic component (which should be explained when filling out the entry form).

Films can be submitted to either of two categories:

>> The CENTRAL THEME, which is open to documentary films produced any time related to the chosen theme for that year. (See above for the description of this year's theme.)

>> Or, the NEW VISION category, which is open to ethnographic films completed in the two years prior to the festival. (2015-2017)

All entries must be at least ten minutes long. Each director is limited to two entries. Entries in any language other than English or Chinese should be subtitled in either language.

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

臺灣國際民族誌影展基於民族誌的屬性,除非具有高度的民族誌性質(需於投片時填表說明之),否則我們不接受劇情片或實驗類型的影片。

欲參展者可以從以下兩種主題中擇一投片:

>> 主題影片,此類影片不限製作完成的年份。(本屆影展主題請見上文描述)

>> 新視界,此類影片可與本屆影展主題無關,但必須是在2015-2017年之間完成的影片。

所有參選的影片不得少於10分鐘。一位導演至多2部影片參選。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。

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。(可以用中文書寫。)

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。