Un09 call for films


NT$12,000 in prizes! New section for video art! We need volunteers!

The Urban Nomad Film Fest is now accepting entries for its 2009 festival, to take place in Taipei and Hsinchu in late April and early May. We will give NT$12,000 in prizes for the best short local films. The entry deadline is March 1.

We are also looking for VOLUNTEERS, especially translators and event staff. If you’re interested, please apply through our website.

People keep asking us what our theme is, so we came up with “Sex, Drugs and Human Rights” for 2009. If you have no idea what that means, don’t worry about it. We’re looking for films that are: weird, funny, extreme, socially concerned, political, sex-related, documentary, rock ‘n roll, skate/surf, experimental, etc., etc.

This year we will create a second, special screen for video art. Get excited. It’ll be near the beer.

Rules and Suggestions:

  • Films under 15 minutes stand a greater chance of getting accepted.
  • Priority will be given to films with both Chinese and English: in other words, Chinese language films should English subtitles, and all other films should have Chinese subtitles.
  • Films should be produced no earlier than 2007.
  • Do not submit the same film you submitted in previous years.
  • You must fill out one application form per film.
  • Each film should be on its own DVD.
  • You can send more than one DVD per package.
  • Please send regular mail via the post office, no need for express or courier mail.

If your film or is accepted, you will be invited to an opening party, toasted royally, and if you can speak at the screening of your film, that would be awesome!


  • Translators: English to Chinese translation subtitles for three to five films. English to Chinese interpretation for one or two director talks.
  • Event staff: For screenings, music events and parties. Come have fun with us!

International Applications: We are very happy to receive submissions from outside Taiwan and even outside of Asia. Every year we invite several international feature-length films and documentaries to screen as part of the festival and in recent years we have invited directors to speak. If you have a feature-length film, please let us know about it by late January, which is when we usually decide on feature programming. We are willing to show any important or new ideas, approaches or histories in film, but also please remember that we are fundamentally a local film festival for Taiwan, and it is only from this position that we can establish links to the Asia region and the rest of the world. Films with Chinese are logistically much easier for us to show, and we’re always looking for great films from Taiwan’s neighbors. That said, if you believe you have a great film that fits our style, we’re very happy to take a look.

ENTRY DEADLINE: March 1, 2009
ADDRESS: 5F, #16 Jinmen St., Taipei, Taiwan

Download application and volunteer forms: urbannomadfilmfest.blogspot.com
Questions/contact: urbannomadfilmfest@gmail.com


response has been great this year, and to appease everyone who’s asked
for more time to finish their films and compete for this year’s prize
money we have extended the deadline to March 11th!

this is the drop-dead, deadline, so if you don’t make it…

and, here’s some chinese language info as well

新截止日期 3月11日!
入圍導演們可享受免票參與所有城市遊牧放映與活動! 12,000元奬金!全新特殊影像藝術影幕!

截止日期:即日起至 2009年3月11日
徵片規格 : DVD or MPEG2 (NTSC) (我們不接受MOV檔!!!)
收件地址:100 臺北市金門街16號5樓

「城市遊牧影展」影片徵片正式開始!我們要歡迎所要有台灣的地下,獨立製作影片者來投件,入圍導演們與創作者可免費參與2009年城市遊牧影展的所有的放映與相關活動,大家一起來吧!除了「台灣最佳短片」之外,今年要設立影像藝術區 (video art zone),獎金總金額為新台幣12000元的遊牧禮卷 (此可到遊牧銀行換現金),歡迎各地的影音創作者踴躍投件。截止日期為 2009年3月1日,影展將於4月底在台北藝術村舉行,隨後巡展至新竹影像博物館。


Rules and Suggestions:

-影片製作年份須在 2007-2009 年之間
-每則投遞影片須獨立在一張 DVD 光碟,請勿在同一張光碟上包含其它影片或資料
-一份郵件則可包含多張光碟 (多則影片) 和多份相應的申請書

Download application and volunteer forms: urbannomadfilmfest.blogspot.com
恰旬 : urbannomadfilmfest@gmail.com

I’m curious what the point of this rule is:

If you’re having a 2009 film festival, wouldn’t you want films produced no earlier than 2007? Why have a film festival of movies that are a few years old?

Not criticizing ~ just asking what the reason is behind that.

yes. you are right …thanks for pointing out
our error

we definitely give preference to newer
works produced after 2007. :slight_smile: