The 28th Annual Women Make Waves Film Festival is a celebration of women filmmakers from around the world. The festival will feature international films, as well as award-winning short and documentary films on subjects related to women’s issues. With this year’s fest being held in NYC, we have created a list of some of our favorite upcoming film festivals that you should check out!
The Women Make Waves Film Festival is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1993. It offers awards to filmmakers who create films centered on women’s lives and experiences, especially those told through the lens of documentary or independent film making.
The “taiwan women’s film association” is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2005. The festival is held annually and awards films from all over the world.
These are the winners of the 28th Women Make Waves Film Festival, which took place in Taipei, Taiwan from October 15th to October 24th, 2021.
Award of Excellence
Chen Hui-letter Ling’s to A’ma – Taiwan | 2021 – 105 minutes
The collective memory of an island starts to emerge via a student art project led by instructor CHEN. After 400 years of imperialism and 50 years of dictatorship, Taiwan is today on the verge of becoming the front line in a future global war. In the postcolonial period, how can Taiwan reclaim its identity? (World Music Week 2021)
Award of Silver
Le Yi-Sisters’ Shan’s Busy Hands – Taiwan | 2020 – 37 minutes
Meng Meng Betel Nut Stand is managed by three ladies: Meng Meng, a young girl who attracts clients via live streaming, and Li and Yin, two middle-aged women. The citizens of this little beach hamlet find consolation in the betel nut stand where they toil hard for a living.
Award of Silver
Chunni Lin, Huang Pang-Chuan – Taiwan | 2020 – 30 minutes | Before the Dawn by Chunni Lin, Huang Pang-Chuan – Taiwan | 2020 – 30 minutes
WENG Nao, a Taiwanese literature’s “illusory guy” who died at the age of 30 in Tokyo, is the subject of a woman’s quest in Koenji, Tokyo. Following the trek, the city has revealed its history–once a war-torn wasteland with no possibility of returning to ashes….
Jury Special Mention
Chang Wu-My Ching’s Grandmother is an Egg – Taiwan | 2021 – 8 minutes
Eggs are delicate yet tough at the same time. My granny is shaped like an egg. T’ung-yang-hsi was my grandmother’s name. It is a traditional practice of selling young girls to another family for the purpose of raising them as future daughters-in-law. The film tries to highlight women’s oppression (WMW 2021).
Award given by the audience
Herb Hsu’s The Child of Light – Taiwan | 2021 – 109 minutes
Yu-Lan is a successful dancer, but she has retire and return home when her foster mother develops dementia. Yu-Lan is unexpectedly expecting a child. She has entered the circle of fate by following her heart. Is birth close to death or far away from it? Finally, maybe your life’s darkness is the light that leads you.
The “Women Make Waves Film Festival” is an annual film festival that presents movies made by women. The awards are presented in 2021. Reference: waves film.
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