This year Urban Nomad will present 17 international documentaries, our short film awards program, 11 short film programs and panel discussions on crowdfunding, animation and radical approaches to doducmentary. Highlights will include visits to Taiwan by Danish film director Mads Brugger and French filmmaker Jerome de Missolz, who will present their films on the festivals opening two days (April 26 and 27), and then appear together in a panel discussion on Sunday, April 28.
Brugger is a maverick documentary filmmaker who uses Borat like approach to filmmaking, though his goals as an investigative journalist are certainly more noble if no less entertaining. In THE RED CHAPEL, winner of the 2010 Sundance Jury Prize for International Documentary, he brings a Danish theater troupe to North Korea to put on an absurd performance in an even more absurd country. In his latest, highly celebrated documentary, THE AMBASSADOR, he heads to the Central African Republic posing as a diplomat and trying to buy conflict diamonds.
Jerome de Missolz is a veteran documentary filmmaker of French TV, specializing in experimental documentary and histories of rock n roll. This year for Urban Nomad, he brings both strains together in KIDS OF TODAY, an encounter between young, hard partying staff of a Paris music magazine and the veteran French rock critic Yves Adrien.
You can buy advance tickets for $200/each or 4 tickets for NT$720 ($180 each) through: http://tickets.books.com.tw.
To buy tickets, you will need to register an account with Books.com.tw. Once you have an account, you can place your order online, then pay at 7 Eleven through the ibon machine, where they will print your ticket. There is a $30 service charge for each purchase of 1 to 4 tickets, i.e. 4 ticket packs are $750, 3 tickets $630, 2 tickets $430, etc. For more info, see the purchasing instructions (in Chinese only).
Seating is first come first serve. All films have Chinese+English. For news about sold-out screenings please check the left column of this site. If a screening is not sold out, there will be tickets available at the door.