Sundance Film Festival Asia returns to Taiwan in 2024

Submissions Now Open for the 2024 Short Film Competition supporting local artists

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, March 4, 2024 — Sundance Institute and G2Go Entertainment officially announced the return of the 2024 edition of Sundance Film Festival Asia in Taipei, Taiwan this August 21-25, 2024.

2024 marks the 40th edition of the Sundance Film Festival in the United States, bringing together audiences in Utah and beyond to celebrate Sundance’s rich history of supporting engaging new stories and groundbreaking independent artists. The continuation of Sundance Film Festival Asia in Taipei is a further celebration of this marvelous achievement and a commitment to invigorate local artists with outreach and dialogue, as we come together to celebrate 40 years of forefront independent storytelling globally and in Asia.

“Sundance Film Festival’s return to Taipei will build on our first exciting year with five dynamic days of film screenings, conversations, and celebrations, showcasing a terrific selection of films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in January,” shared Joana Vicente, CEO, Sundance Institute and Eugene Hernandez, Festival Director and head of public programming, Sundance Institute. “We are especially looking forward to seeing what the Taiwanese filmmakers have to share with us for our Short Film Competition as last year showcased a richness in storytelling.” 

“The Sundance Film Festival Asia in Taipei has solidified the city’s position as an international host for the Institute’s program offerings. We are thrilled to see 2024 a much larger program, with more films and events, plus more visitors of film luminaries from around the world, as we welcome them to continue the celebration of independent film with the local community,” said Kevin Lin, Partner at G2Go Entertainment. “Our previous Short Film Competition saw over 250 entries, and we eagerly anticipate exciting compelling works Taiwanese filmmakers have crafted over the past year.”

Submissions are now open for Sundance Film Festival Asia’s annual Short Film Competition for Taiwanese filmmakers, providing a unique opportunity for emerging local talent to elevate their films on an international platform. The competition is open exclusively to Taiwanese filmmakers. Last year’s jury prize awardee An Chu went on to present his short film, The Stag, at the flagship Sundance Film Festival in Utah where it also won the Short Film Jury Award for International Fiction.

A jury of representatives from the Sundance Institute will assess short film submissions. A selection of shorts will be chosen to screen at Sundance Film Festival Asia and a winner will be announced at the opening event. The winner will receive a $50,000 NTD cash prize. 

The jury includes:

  • Kim Yutani, Director of Programming, Sundance Film Festival
  • Heidi Zwicker, Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival
  • Mike Plante, Senior Programmer, Short Film, Sundance Film Festival
  • Along with special guests

In addition to screening at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival Asia in Taipei in August, the selected shorts will also be submitted for consideration for the 2025 Sundance Film Festival in Utah. 

Submissions are now open through to May 31, 2024 for Taiwan citizens and foreign residents, living domestically or abroad, 18 years or older. Filmmakers must hold a Taiwan passport or Taiwan resident (ARC) card, and can submit short films across any genre or theme that have been completed on or after January 1, 2023, with a duration between 3 to 15 minutes. Entrance fees for each submission is 310 NTD. 

For further information on submission procedures and rules and regulations, please visit our page: 


About Sundance Institute

As a champion and curator of independent stories, the nonprofit Sundance Institute provides and preserves the space for artists across storytelling media to create and thrive. Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, the Institute’s signature labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. Sundance Collab, a digital community platform, brings a global cohort of working artists together to learn from each other and Sundance advisors and connect in a creative space, developing and sharing works in progress. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences and artists to ignite new ideas, discover original voices, and build a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Through the Sundance Institute artist programs we have supported such projects as Bottle Rocket, Boys Don’t Cry, Call Me By Your Name, The Farewell, Flee, Fruitvale Station, Get Out, Half Nelson, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Hereditary, Requiem for a Dream, Reservoir Dogs, RBG, Swiss Army Man, Walking and Talking and Past Lives. Through year-round artist programs, the Institute also nurtured the early careers of artists such as Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Gregg Araki, Darren Aronofsky, Lisa Cholodenko, Ryan Coogler, Nia DaCosta, The Daniels, David Gordon Green, Miranda July, James Mangold, John Cameron Mitchell, Kimberly Peirce, Boots Riley, Ira Sachs, Quentin Tarantino, Taika Waititi, Lulu Wang, and Chloé Zhao. Support Sundance Institute in our commitment to uplifting bold artists and powerful storytelling globally by making a donation at Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, and YouTube.

Sundance Film Festival Asia (SFF Asia) is an expansion of Sundance Institute’s programming in the region, further championing and promoting visibility for independent storytelling before a wider global audience. SFF Asia is a traveling event, moving throughout various cities across Asia. In 2022, the event was held in Jakarta, organized by XRM Media, IDN Times, and several other parties. 2023 marked the first year the festival was hosted in Taipei, Taiwan.

About G2Go Entertainment

G2Go stands for ‘雞兔狗’ or ‘Chicken Rabbit Dog’, the zodiac signs of the Taiwanese founding members wanting to bring the best of the tech and entertainment world to Taiwan. Led by Kevin Lin, G2Go produces events, hosts activations, facilitates, and introduces key connections to trusted providers, with the simple purpose of helping elevate Taiwan’s presence in the global community.

Through an expansive network of accomplished Asian and American counterparts, G2Go connects international brands, ideas, and people to Taiwan, creating a bridge for future collaboration and the opportunity for more global exposure.  

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