2012 Taiwan International Children's Film Festival Nominations List

2012 Taiwan International Children's Film Festival had undergone an unprecedented fierce jury process, and finally selected 5 films per category from 730 submitted works to compose the nominees. In addition, 8 Taiwan films had been nominated to competing Taiwan Award.

Many nominated Films had won prizes in other important international film festivals. For example, the Argentinean animation “Teclopolis” and the Russian animation “Playmate” both were nominated by Annecy International Animated Film Festival. And the French documentary, Nenette, was an official selection in Berlin International Film Festival. On top of that, the nominated fiction film, The Colors of the Mountain, had won 11 important international prizes, including New Directors Award at San Sebastian International Film Festival. No doubt they are worth expecting!

The 5th Taiwan International Children Film Festival will take place from March 30 to April 4, 2012. All nominated films will be screened during the festival. Meanwhile, 11 jurors from Taiwan and overseas will announce the winners at the Award Ceremony on April 4.

Best Dramatic Feature or Short

Eep!
Netherlands, Belgium | 2010 | 80 min | Director: Ellen Smit

The Road Home
UK, India | 2010 | 23 min | Director: Rahul Gandotra

The Thin Match Man
Italy | 2011 | 83 min | Director: Cinforum G. Di Venanzo

Colored Pencils
Brazil | 2011 | 16 min | Director: Alice Gomes

The Colors of the Mountain
Panama, Columbia | 2010 | 90 min | Director: Carlos Cesar Arbelaez


Best Animation

Mobile
Germany | 2010 | 6 min | Director: Verena Fels

The Tannery
UK | 2010 | 6 min | Director: Iain Gardner

Teclopolis
Argentina | 2009 | 12 min | Director: Javier Mrad

Monster and Dumpling
Republic of Korea | 2011 | 5 min | Director: Jung Ji-hwan

The Playmate
Russia | 2011 | 11 min | Director: Julia Postavskaya


Best Documentary

Once Upon a Hill
Sweden, Chile | 2010 | 29 min | Director: Charlotta Copcutt

I Feel...
Netherlands | 2010 | 17 min | Director: Elsbeth van Noppen

Different is the New Normal
USA | 2011 | 56 min | Director: John Block, Matt Wechsler

Tinar
Iran | 2009 | 72 min | Director: Mahdi Moniri

Nenette
France | 2011 | 70 min | Director: Nicolas Philibert


Best Television Program

Spooky Adventure
Italy | 2011 | 26 min | Director: Cristina Magri

Mind Samples
Finland | 2010 | 15 min | Director: Tuula Rajavaara

Animate Everything
Canada | 2010 | 14 min | Director: Scott Kibborn

The Show with the Elephant
Germany | 2010 | 30 min | Director: Heike Sistig

Dare You to Read
Thailand | 2011 | 15 min | Director: Natha Mahantapol


Taiwan Award

Life of Never End Co., Ltd.
Taiwan | 2010 | Dramatic Feature or Short | 78 min

My graduation travel
Taiwan | 2011 | Dramatic Feature or Short | 29 min

The Life Journey of Water
Taiwan | 2011 | Animation | 10 min

A Piece of Cake
Taiwan | 2010 | Animation | 11 min

A Home Video of Alang’s Mom
Taiwan | 2011 | Documentary | 34 min

Dream of the Flying Tatala
Taiwan | 2011 | Documentary | 60 min

Sailing in the Dark
Taiwan | 2011 | Television Program | 17 min

My Missing Right Hand
Taiwan | 2011 | Television Program | 24 min