Indie Film Fest Hits Taipei Screens

In 2014, Taiwan’s upstart indie film fest host 22 feature film premiers, 50+ short films, and lots more fun!

Opening on Friday, May 9, the Urban Nomad Film Fest continues to grow as Taiwan’s largest independent film festival, featuring 30 film programs, more than two dozen Taiwan film premiers, four international director visits, more than 40 local filmmakers as well as panel discussions, parties and related events. International feature documentaries explore art, music, extreme sports, queer culture and a host of eclectic topics. Local filmmakers are featured in seven programs of short films and animation as well as the first ever music video showcase at a Taiwanese film festival. Urban Nomad will take place at the LUXCinema, a theater in the heart of Taipei’s movie street from May 9 to 18.

This year, Urban Nomad’s opening film is 99% The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film (2013), a look at the US grass-roots protest movement against corporate greed. Directors Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites will be in attendance, and they will also present an earlier film on Norway’s extreme heavy metal scene, Until the Light Takes Us (2008), to Taiwanese audiences for the first time.

Event: Urban Nomad Film Fest

Time: May 9 to 18