The 2017 Taiwan European Film Festival (TEFF) will take place all around Taiwan between 15 November 2017 and 30 January 2018. Taiwan European Film Festival (TEFF) offers every year screenings all around Taiwan (English and Chinese subtitles, free of charge entrance). The Taiwan European Film Festival is organized since 2005 by the European Economic and Trade Office (EETO) and Infine Art and Culture Exchange (INFINE), with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (MOFA). This year, three UK short films about dementia will be presented in the festival. After TEFF, British Council in Taiwan uploaded the "About Dementia" clip to YouTube for public viewing. We hope to raise awareness on the topic in Taiwan.
United Kingdom / Animation and Shorts / 27 minutes program
In English, with Chinese subtitles
- My Mum’s got a Dodgy Brain:
2016, 6 min / Produced by ForMed Films CIC
A film for and by children who have a parent with a mental health problem. The film was originally designed to help mental health staff who work with adults to keep in mind the children in their families. It has enormous appeal, charm and honesty and is recommended to those who work with, care for or manage services for children.
2015, 9 min / Directed by Ross Hogg & Duncan Cowles
At the age of ninety-two, Isabella struggles to remember… As she becomes ever fragile and her short-term memory begins to falter, her past is explored, questioned and brought to life. Isabella takes us on a disjointed yet immersive journey that provides us not only a window into her life, but shows us a mirror to reflect upon our own. How much of your life do you need to remember to remain yourself?
Winner: BAFTA Scotland Award 2016 – Best Short Film
Winner: Best UK Short Film 19-25 – BFI Future Film Festival, February 2016
Winner: BFI RAW Award 2016
Winner: Scottish Short Film Jury Award – Glasgow Short Film Festival 2016
Winner: Hamburg Short Film Festival – NoBudget Competition Audience Award 2016
- Memory Songs:
2016, 12 min / Directed by Lucy Kaye
When your memory fades, your grip on reality becomes fragile and the sense of self slowly slips away. In a synagogue hall in North West London, a group of elderly people gather to find release. Using music and song they try to reconnect with themselves. Through the poetic use of poignant personal photographs and carefully assembled voiced-over memories, this film takes us into the emotional heart of these people, coping with the onset of Dementia.