On 3 April, a reception was held to celebrate the launch of the first ever Taiwan Film Festival UK. Representative Lin was in attendance, as was legendary Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang and many other notable figures from the UK cinema and television industry.
In his remarks at the opening reception, Representative Lin noted that for many years, Taiwan has been renowned around the world for its contribution to cinema, highlighting the creativity and innovation of Taiwanese directors, and expressed that the festival will introduce Taiwanese culture and society to the British audience.
Running between 3-14 April at prestigious venues across London, the festival showcased the talented and distinct cinematic voice of Taiwan, paying homage to its cinematic culture and industry. With a programme of films screening at Curzon Soho and Bloomsbury, the film festival also saw the premiere of Tsai Ming-liang’s debut VR film at a specially designed pop-up cinema at Asia House, who was celebrated at Tate Modern with a specially curated selection of his works, where he also held a masterclass session.