Taipei Film Festival 2018

06-29-18 - 07-15-18 All day

The 2018 Taipei Film Festival

The Taipei Film Festival 2018 is an annual multi-cultural event containing film and other film culture-related activities.

This year’s Taipei Film Festival is one of the most important and high-profile international cultural events in Taiwan, with screenings around 160 films from over 40 different countries. The Festival attracts not only moviegoers but also film professionals with approximately 100,000 attendants each year.

It is one of the most influential showcase of international cinema for local film distributors in Taiwan. Last year, more than 20 films shown in the festival were sold to local distributors and had the theatrical releases in Taiwan.

For more of an insight of what will be shown at the Taipei Film Festival, you can visit their official Facebook page.

Taipei Film Festival 2018 logoTaipei Film Festival 2018 movies

Source: the 台北電影節 Taipei Film Festival Facebook page

Is it free?

No, you are required to purchase a ticket. Tickets are available at the venue 30 minutes before the first screening of the day until 20 minutes after the last screening begins.

Tickets can be purchased at The 7-ELEVEN ibon Official Website

They are also available at the information desk of each location during the festival.

6/28-7/10 Taipei Zhongshan Hall

6/28-7/12 Taipei Shin Kong Cineplex

7/5-7/12 SPOT HUA SHAN Cinema

Where is it?

There are 3 locations:

Taipei Zhongshan Hall,

Taipei Shin Kong Cinemas,

SPOT HUASHAN Cinema.

Taipei Film Festival Venues 2018How to get there?

Taipei Zhongshan Hall

Address: No.98 Yanping S. Rd., Taipei

MRT: Ximen Station (Exit5)

Bus Stops:

MRT Ximen Station

12, 202, 202 (ShuttleBus), 205, 206, 212, 212 (Straight Line), 218, 218 ( Straight Line), 223, 231, 232, 234, 242, 243, 245, 246, 249, 250, 252, 253, 260, 262, 262 (Shuttle Bus), 263, 265, 265(R), 265 (L ), 265 (Night Bus), 265 (Shuttle Bus), 270, 302, 304 (Chengde Line), 304 (Chongqing Line), 307, 310, 49, 513, 527, 601, 604, 624, 628, 635, 635(Sub Line), 637, 640, 651, 652, 656, 657, 658, 660, 662, 667, 670, 671, 701, 702, 703, 703(Sub Line), 705, 706, 9, BL2, BL29

Boai Road

0-East, 15, 15(WanMei Line), 18, 206, 22, 220, 220(Straight Bus), 232, 241, 245, 247, 257, 262, 262(Untread Line), 276, 287, 49, 513, 527, 635, 635 (Sub Line), 637, 640, 644, 652, 656, 657, 662, 9

Taipei Shin Kong Cinemas

Address: 4F., No.36, Xining S. Rd., Taipei 

MRT: Ximen Station (Exit6) 

Bus Stops: 

Zhonghua Rd. N. Stop

12, 202, 202(Shuttle), 205, 206, 212, 212(Straight Line), 218, 218 (Straight Line), 221, 223, 231, 232, 234, 243, 246, 249, 250, 252, 253, 260, 262, 262 (Shuttle), 265, 265(R), 265 (L), 265 (Night Bus), 265 (Shuttle Bus), 302, 304 (Chengde Line), 304 (Chongqing Line), 307, 310, 49, 527, 601, 604, 628, 635, 635 (Sub Line ), 640, 652, 658, 659, 660, 662, 667, 670, 671, 701, 702, 703, 703(Sub Line), 705, 706, 9, BL29

Emei St. / Hankou St.

231, 234, 241, 242, 243, 624, 628, 644, 658, 701, 702, 703, 703 (Sub Line), 705, 706

SPOT HUASHAN Cinema

Address: No.1, Sec. 1, Bade Rd., Taipei 

MRT: Zhongxiao Xinsheng Station (Exit1) 

Bus Stops: 

Zhongxiao Elementary School

232, 232(Sub), 605, 605(Sub), 665

Huashan Park

669

National Audit Office (Zhongxiao E. Rd)

205, 232, 232(Sub), 262(Shuttle), 276, 299

When does this event start and end?

(2018-06-29 ~ 2018-07-15)

It starts on Friday 29th of June to Sunday 15th of July 2018.

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