The Annual Taiwan Film Festival in Toronto/Taiwan is a nonprofit public cultural activity. The scale of this film festival is comparable to the Taiwan Film Festival in Vancouver. The Taiwan Film Festival in Toronto (TFFT) will introduce an in-depth understanding of the culture between the Taiwan and Toronto communities through arts, movies and multi-media channels. The target audience are the 1st generation Asian-Canadian, film professionals and residents within the Greater Toronto Area. This festival will showcase Taiwanese culture and films in the Greater Toronto Area.
Objective: Good Stories. Great Films. Excellent Ambience. All from Taiwan. All in Toronto.
Organizer: Taiwan Entrepreneurs Society Taipei/Toronto (T.E.S.T.T)
Audience: General Public
Format: Drive-In Movie
Date: October 9 – 11, 2020 (Friday – Sunday)
Location: Woodside Square / 1571 Sandhurst Cir, Scarborough
Ticket Price: $35/vehicle (2 adults) for 2 movies of the night ; Additional passenger: $10/ea. Maximum: 5 passengers per vehicle.
2020 October 09
We Are Champions
Born into the bottom rungs of society, two teenage brothers who have nothing but each other hope to change their fate through their love of basketball. Little brother Tung-hao joins an elite school and transforms into a dazzling James Harden-esque superstar; big brother Hsiu-yu brings his scrappy Steve Nash-game to a ragtag squad about to be disbanded, finding an unexpected camaraderie in his never-say-die teammates. Inevitably the brothers must cross paths on their way to ultimate basketball glory in the HBL tournament.
André & His Olive Tree
André Chiang, a legend in the Asian restaurants/culinary field, is the only Chinese chef who has been awarded a star by Michelin. He has also made it to the World Top 50 and the Global Top 100 chef lists. This documentary records his culinary journey as a chef and as a culinary artist.
“What this documentary, André & His Olive Tree, recorded was the biggest decision that I had ever made in my culinary career," André Chiang said. “30 years of my chef career is condensed into a short 100-minute film.”
2020 October 10
Sent From Above
De-Li Cheng, a stingy man, bought a luxury apartment in a high-rise condo building. However, he set up a tent in the empty room. He showered in a change room near by the swimming pool in the building. All these were just to keep the apartment in perfect condition for a better value when it came time to sell. How could he expect that just as his dream was about to come true, a “dead body” out of nowhere from above into his apartment. His perfect dream home became a cursed one in seconds.
A Fool in Love Loves Like a Fool
“A Fool in Love Loves Like a Fool” is a heart-warming comedy film that was aired in 2019 in Taiwan. This film shares a story about a mother who, for 27 years, takes care of her son, Xiang-Wei Kang, a mentally challenged child,. The story also features a beautiful and romantic love story between Xiang-Wei and a mermaid. Born into a wealthy family, Xiang-Wei lives a carefree life underhis loving mother's care. He enjoys reading picture books written by Kauff, his favourite author, especially those works about mermaids.
2020 October 11
This is a city where a superherodoes exist. Yizhi(Kai Ko) met Xin xin(Ariel Lin) at an orphanage. She would sneeze when Yizhi wanted to see her. Yizhi aims to become the bravest man for love. Somehow, he became the “Never down” guy in the fighting ring. His opponent, Yinpo(XiaolongZHANG) is a tough one. When Xin xinis in danger, he learns the true meaning of his existence. He could never become a superhero. However, he is THE Superhero in Xin xin’s heart.
Detention - Closing Film
In 1962 Taiwan during the White Terror martial law period, Fang Ray Shin, a female student at the hillside Greenwood High School attends counselling with teacher Mr. Chang, and gradually they fall in love. It was a dangerous period where sensitive books were banned and free speech was restricted, but Mr. Chang, together with fellow teacher Miss Yin and male student Wei Chong Ting, secretly organise a study group for banned books. “Detention” received 12 nominations at the 56th Golden Horse Awards.
To participate in our drive-in movie event, viewers must adhere to the following:
- Must attend the event in a motor vehicle and remain the vehicle except to use the washroom or in an emergency.
- Physical distancing of two metres/six feet from others.
- All vehicles must park in every other parking spot.
- Capacity limits are in place at the washrooms. Please adhere to those limits and line up outside 2 metres apart.
- NO lifted or excessively overheight vehicles allowed. Large RVs, campers, motorhomes, and semis will not be admitted.
- NO saving or reserving of specific spots.
- No sitting on top or outside of the vehicle. Your car engine, headlights, and brake lights must remain off during the movies.
- Be considerate of those around you. Don’t raise your voices or use profanity to disturb others. Volume and bass are restricted if it’s disturbing others.
- NO smoking, alcohol, or drugs in the parking area.
- NO bbqs, grills, fires, fire pits, propane heaters, fireworks, drones, or laser pointers.
- Walk-ins are not permitted, and everyone needs to be in a vehicle.
- All passengers must be in the vehicle at the time of entry and the vehicle must have enough seatbelts to accommodate all passengers.
- We will make every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of individuals and disabilities. Since parking spots are limited to the washrooms, please arrive early for these spots, as they are available on a first come, first serve basis.
- No in and out privileges.
- Spots are limited to 150 cars per movie screening to abide by COVID-19 safety protocols and recommendations from the Toronto Public Health Agency.
TFFT – Merchandise
The 2nd Annual Taiwan Film Festival brings you back to that traditional Taiwanese day-to-day life; it taps into our past memories thus allowing us to reminisce about those local stories that we are all familiar with. This is a relationship that cannot be unravelled.
The master vision of the 2nd Annual TFFT takes three colours – red, blue and green – as the base colours and the “retro design” of the bag, the “Ga Ji” bag, to reflect the essence of Taiwan. It extends the love of Taiwan that we have and brings us closer to the day-to-day life in Taiwan.
TFFT Eco-Friendly Round-Ball Shaped Shopping Bag
- Lightweight, Foldable and Washable
- It can be folded into a ball-shaped that represents a Persimmon Cake, a famous delicacy desert in Taiwan.
- Size: 60×38 cm
- Retail price: $15.00
TFFT Key Chain - Embroidery Key Chain "Made in Taiwan" "A Masterpiece"
- Double-sided Embroidery
- The 2nd Annual Taiwan Film Festival in Toronto
- “Made in Taiwan” “A Masterpiece” / TFFT
- Size: 13×3.5 cm
- Retail price: $12.00
TFFT Mask – “Come over! Come over! ”
- Both strings can be adjusted accordingly.
- Material: 100% Polyester / Quick drying fabric
- Size: 20×11.5 cm (stretchable)
- Retail price: $10.00
- Front: Taiwan Film Festival /
- Back: Made in Taiwan. A Masterpiece
- Material： 100% preshrunk cotton
- Size: S, M, L, XL
- Price: $24.00
Greeting Letter From Canada
Greeting Letter From Taiwan
CINDY FAN & WAYNE FAN