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Celebrating & Blessing - A Mini Virtual Exhibition by Photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao

A virtual presentation of The Unprecedented Year – 2020,

In celebration of the 109th National Day of Republic of China (Taiwan), let's look at the places we are familiar with -- New York and Taiwanthrough the lens and story of Taiwanese American photographer Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao (廖健行). 

Premiere : Oct. 8, 2020 at 6:00pm

Watch at Taiwan in New York 駐紐約台北經濟文化辦事處

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Taiwan Film Festival of Boston to Present RUN FOR DREAM Online, Oct 9th – Oct 11th

Until December, 2020 Taiwan Film Festival of Boston (TFFB) has been featuring a virtual “Lost and Found” series, presenting one inspiring and spiritual Taiwanese film per month. In October, the festival is going to screen RUN FOR DREAM(出發, 2019), a documentary recording famous Taiwanese ultramarathon athlete Chen Yen-Po's (陳彥博, aka Tommy Chen) exciting yet treacherous ten-year journey to become the champion. The festival curator Andrew Lin points out that the documentary would give people who suffer in this pandemic era -mentally or physically- courage to stay strong and keep fighting.

Chen is the first ever Asian athlete to complete the 4 Deserts Race Series and achieved the title of World Champion in 2016. After finishing the last Desert race in Antarctica, the athlete shared his thoughts on Facebook, saying that he felt extreme pressure over his bid to secure the title, getting little sleep and suffering from paranoia about the state of his equipment aside from painful foot injuries, shortness of breath and concerns about frostbite. However, he also wrote, “The important thing in life is not triumph but the struggle.” Audience can witness Chen’s blood, sweat and tears and his relentless perseverance to continue in this documentary.

Director Huang Mau-Sen(黃茂森) will participate in the post-screening forum on Oct 11, 8pm ET. Huang will share his personal stories of how he and other production team members conquered difficulties while filming in the treacherous conditions. The film crew followed Chen not only to Antarctica, but also to deserts, high mountains, snowfields and even the Arctic Ocean.

This year’s Taiwan Film Festival of Boston is co-presented by Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston, and the Science and Technology Division of TECO in Boston.

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For more information, please visit the TFFB website:

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Open Call for “SPOTLIGHT TAIWAN” Project’s Applications until Oct. 26, 2020
Taiwan's Ministry of Culture is pleased to announce the open call for proposals for its annual “Spotlight Taiwan” project, which is to promote international cultural exchanges and cultivate a greater interest and appreciation of Taiwan’s culture in the international community.

Arts, cultural, and educational institutions – including museums, performing arts centers, and universities – are welcome to apply. The Ministry may provide funding up to a maximum of US$40,000 per year for an approved project. Applications will close on Oct. 26, 2020.

The themes and forms of activities to be supported are as follows:
1. Courses, lectures, symposia, and workshops with research on Taiwan as their focus.
2. Art and culture activities with Taiwan’s culture as their theme.
3. Exchanges and collaborative efforts related to Taiwan’s cultural and creative industries or cultural policy development.

Institutions and organizations based in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, the U.S, as well as Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Canada can submit their proposals electronically to the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.

For more information, please review the project details, or download the application here

Contact Person in TPECC in NY: Ms. Chin Kanglan; (212)697-6188#6

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Open Call for “ Grant for the Publication of Taiwanese Works in Translation ” Proposals until Oct. 31, 2020

Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture is excited to open call for the publication of translations of Taiwan’s literature, including fiction, non-fiction, picture books and comics, and help Taiwan’s publishing industry explore non-Chinese international markets. The Ministry may provide funding up to a maximum of US$20,000 per approved project. Applications will close on Oct. 31, 2020.

For more information, please visit the Ministry's official website ( Any foreign publishing house (legal entity) legally registered or incorporated in accordance with the laws and regulations of their respective countries may submit their proposals for getting this grant. Applicants shall access the online application system and complete the application process. Late applications will not be accepted.



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