Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF), established in 2014, is organized by Taiwan International Media and Education Association (TIMEA).

Since the 1980s, Taiwan has witnessed waves of democratic movements in both the political and cultural arenas. The fight for gay rights took root in the 90s and has steadily grown. Since 2000, events such as the Gay Pride Parade have taken place, starting in Taipei, then gradually spreading to many other cities. All this is possible only through the grassroots efforts of many people who together have created a multi-faceted LGBT culture in Taiwan, garnering the title of the most gay-friendly country in Asia. In particular, after the long-term social movement from all walks of life in Taiwan and the countless political debates in parliament and in public space, our parliament just legalized same-sex marriage on 17 May 2019 and Taiwan is the first Asian country that legalizes same-sex marriage. However, despite these localized successes, Taiwan still lacks a central voice, one that gathers the strengths of the diverse LGBT groups to establish a friendly bond with the government, its people, and the rest of the world.

With the belief that the power of films and media can help to create this bond, Taiwan International Queer Film Festival aims to establish ourselves as the premier LGBT film festival in all of Asia. It is important not only to present to the Taiwanese people LGBT films from around the globe, but also to showcase the best Taiwanese queer cinema on the international stage. This will be the start toward a better understanding of the visions of the world.

The film festival is only possible with government support, corporate sponsorship, and, most importantly, the countless friends and volunteers who have made themselves available to work toward this cause. This ensemble cast is evidence of Taiwan's tireless effort and dedication toward cultural progress. Together, with the power of these moving images, we will transform the world, one heart at a time.

Thank you for your support!

2021 Taiwan International Queer Film Festival – Streaming on-Demand Call for Entry.

Streaming on-Demand Festival Date: early October to mid-October
- Based on the COVID-19 restriction and regulation in Taiwan, some cinemas screenings will take place if allowed by Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Festival Program Categories
- International Features (longer than 60 minutes) 國際長片單元
- Asia Short Films (less than 60 minutes) 亞洲短片單元
- Chinese Short Films (longer than 60 minutes) 華人短片單元
- Chinese Feature Films (longer than 60 minutes) 華人長片單元

Submission Terms and Conditions
- Submission fee must be made in USD as collected by FilmFreeway.
- The content or context of submission work must have at least one or more related subjects such as LGBTQI+ storytelling, character and cultural representations.
- Must be completed after 2019 December 31st.
- Must have English subtitles, including the trailer.
- Must not be works-in-progress or rough cuts.
- Must have Traditional Chinese and English subtitles if the film is made in Taiwan, Hong Kong or China.
- Asia Short Films must include Asian representation and be made in Asia (South Asia, East Asia, Central Asia and Western Asia, excluding Taiwan).
- Taiwanese Short Films please submit directly to the Taiwan categories from the TIQFF website.
- Chinese Short Films and Features Films categories, the work must be directed or produced by the person who identifies themselves with Chinese ethnic background (excluding Taiwanese)
- All genres include feature film, documentaries, experimental films and animations are all welcome to submit.
- All films must be submitted before July 16th 2021.
- Online Screener with a secured password or high-resolution file is highly preferred.

After Submission
- Please take note of your FilmFreeway Tracking Number for future references. Applications that’s not complete on FilmFreeway will not be taken into consideration.
- You will hear from us no later than the end of August 2021 if your submission is selected.
- Due to the volume of submissions, we do not provide feedback if your submission is not selected into this year’s TIQFF program.

Selected Films Must Provide
- Press Kit includes synopsis in English and Traditional Chinese (if have), Film titled in English and original language, dialogue lists, year of the film, length, the names of directors, producers and main casts, year of the film, length, photo and short bio of each director.
- Poster and film stills (300 dpi & 3-5 photos)
- Trailer (with English subtitle if possible)
- Download links of features and shorts with English and Traditional Chinese subtitles (if possible). The ratio must be 1080dpi or higher. The format in mov, ProRes 422, mp4 or other video formats compliant with TIQFF’s digital platform requirements.
- If the film is selected for cinema screening, must provide DCP or Blue-Ray.

Selected Films Agreements
- TIQFF has the right to use the film stills/text/extracts (limited to 10% of the total length and not exceeding 3 mins) for promotional activities in, but not limited to the Internet, print media, TV spots, etc.
- The selected films, made with the format of Blu-Ray along with the Chinese subtitles, are stored in our TIQFF Film Archive. Those films will be held strictly confidential for the research purpose only and without any commercial intent.
- TIMEA undertakes to use these films exclusively for its own strictly cultural, non- commercial purposes. Prior and during the festival, films will be shown to professionals for the purpose of promotion, translation, news broadcasts, etc. The screener of selected film will also be stored in the TIMEA’s archive and viewed by only the film industry professionals during the festival.

Dispatch of the Prints of Selected Films (for cinema screenings only)
- Detailed print/video shipment information will follow upon acceptance of the film.
- The Festival will pay for round trip transportation of the print. However, if the print is to be sent to another festival, the charges should be covered by the receiver.
- All prints will be returned within four weeks after the festival. If the film has to be returned to another address, this has to be marked on the application form as well as the desired date of arrival at the return address.
- Damage to the film print must be reported to the Festival in writing within four weeks after return and prior to any following screening. In case of damage or loss of a film during the festival, the Festival is only responsible for the costs involved in making a new print.

Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF), established in 2014, is organized by Taiwan International Media and Education Association (TIMEA).

Contact Information:
Benson Wu | International Liaison 國際聯絡
Taiwan International Queer Film Festival (TIQFF) 台灣國際酷兒影展

Overall Rating
  • Jeremiah Magoncia

    TIQFF is truly one of the best film festivals out there. Communication is top-notch and very professional. It feels great how they genuinely appreciate your film. Publicity is also superb and they provide a perfect platform for your film throughout Taiwan.

    September 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your positive comments! It is our honor and pleasure to collaborate with you in 2019. Hopefully we will work with you again soon! 😘 🤞 💝