By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A three-year-old international animation festival in central Taiwan is set to open to culturally- and geographically-diversified animation artists this year in a competition to justify itself as an international event while helping the local animation industry to flourish through more exchanges.
Established in 2015, Taichung International Animation Festival (TIAF) is the first event of its kind in Taiwan featuring animation. This year, the festival has expanded its pool by calling for entries from all over the world and has added two brand new categories to the competition – International Short Films, and Student Short Films.
The event is funded by the Taichung City Government and organized by the Taichung Film Development Foundation. The two new categories are created to involve more animation talent from around the world to compete and to exchange ideas with local animation artists. [FULL STORY]