Announcement of International Competition Finalists

Firstly, we wish to thank everyone for supporting the 2nd Taiwan International Children's TV & Film Festival, 2006. Your participation has helped make our festival a spectacular event. The deadline for submission for this year's international competition was August 31. We received 250 films/TV programs from 37 different countries around the world.

On September 30th, the festival organizers held a preliminary jury meeting at the Government Information Office in Taipei. The preliminary jury panel included Fubon Cultural & Educational Foundation executive director Chen Ai-ling, The Forest Primary School principal & Humanistic Education Foundation Chairman Chu Tai-Hsiang , film c ritic & festival director Jane, Hui-Chen YU, famous writer Lee Yuan, and well-known hostess, actress and CEO of many media companies Chang Hsiao Yen. Through in-depth discussion and communication, these experts from a variety of fields attempted to find a point of balance between artistic creativity and children's education, most of the films /TV programs are creative and interesting, meaningful for education, colorful and magnificent. Finally, after four hours of intense debate, a list of outstanding finalists in our international competition emerged. (List of finalists.)

At this time, we congratulate all the finalists, who have stood out prominently amidst such fierce competition. Thank you for creating such moving cinematic works for children, allowing them to see a diversity of images about the world. We invite all competition finalists to come to Taipei in January 2006, and attend all the festival events. During the festival the creators of all the nominated works will take the opportunity to interact with the children, parents and filmmakers in Taiwan, stirring up new sparks of creativity, and spawning more splendid works for children.

To those competition participants who did not receive a nomination, we extend our most sincere gratitude. Thank you for the tremendous efforts you have made on behalf of children. In any competition, it is, unfortunately, always necessary to choose from among many works of merit. During the preliminary jury meeting, the jurors spent four hours in spirited deliberation. Although we were unwilling to allow the slightest omission, inevitably we were left with the sense of having deprived talented individuals of deserved acclaim. We hope that all the participating filmmakers will persist in their diligent efforts to create for the sake of children. At the same time, we also welcome everyone to take part in all the activities of this edition’s Children's TV & Film Festival. See you in January next year.

English Title
Nationality
Year of Production
Director
Duration Format Color/BW
Nominated Best Dramatic Feature      
My Brother is A Dog (Mein Bruder ist ein Hund) Germany 2004 Peter Timm 96'19" 35mm Color
Waterbomb for the Fat Tomcat (Udensbumba Resnajam Runcim) Latvia / Estonia 2004 Varis Brasla 78' 35mm Color
How Young 2 (猴死囡仔2--那年暑假) Taiwan 2004 Chu Yen Ping
(朱延平)
79' 35mm Color
The Peace Tree Canada 2005 Mitra Sen 45'38" Betacam Color
Viva Cuba France / Cuba 2005 Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti 80' 35mm Color
Nominated Best Documentary      
Jump!Boys(翻滾吧!男孩) Taiwan 2005  Lin Yu-Hsien
(林育賢)
85' 35mm Color
Behind the Mountains(Bag Bjergene) Denmark 2004 Annette Mari Olsen / Katia Forbert Petersen 49' Betacam Color
I Can Do It Without Seeing~The Challenge of Chikako, A Little Blind Swimmer~ (Mienakutemo Dekiru~Zenmou Suima Chikako No Chousen~) Japan 2005 Terukazu Hoshino 52' Digital Betacam Color
Hermit Crabs in Plastic House (塑膠寄居蟹) Taiwan 2003 Yu Li Ping
(于立平)
21' Betacam Color
Mad Hot Ballroom USA 2005 Marilyn Agrelo 110' 35mm Color
Nominated Best Animation      
Pen' Pals Canada 2004 Art Curry 5'24" Betacam Color
Vent Netherlands 2004 Erik van Schaaik 5' 35mm Color
Max Between Sky and Earth (Max Entre Ciel et Terre) Belgium 2004 Jean-Luc Slock and 35 children 8'30" Betacam Color
Don't Push Your Luck (Pousse pas le Bouchon) Belgium 2004 Louise-Marie Colon and 15 children 8'30" Betacam Color
Little Vampire Goes to School (Petie Vampire va à l’ école) France 2004 Gilles Deyries / Cheistian Choquet 13' Digital Betacam Color
Nominated Best Television Program
The Big Concert(El Conciertazo (Mago Tchelio y la Fata Morgana) Spain 2003 Fernando Argenta 25' Betacam Color
White Balance (Shivuy Mishkal) Isreal 2003 Dorit Hakim 50' Betacam Color
Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide - "Detentions / Teachers" USA 2005 Scott Fellows 24'23"   Color
I Have Got A Tooth Bug (下課花路米尋找鄒族蛀牙蟲) Taiwan 2004 Chu Chieh-jen (朱介任) 25'06" Digital Betacam Color
Hot News Weekly-Dream Journey (少年哈周刊夢想之旅) Taiwan 2005 Nemo Huang
(黃嘉俊)
26'10" Digital Betacam Color
Nominated Best Film from Taiwan
Bear Hug (擁抱大白熊) Taiwan 2004 Shaudi Wang
 (王小棣)
99' 35mm Color
How Young 2 (猴死囡仔2--那年暑假) Taiwan 2004 Chu Yen Ping
(朱延平)
79' 35mm Color
Jump!Boys (翻滾吧!男孩) Taiwan 2005  Lin Yu-Hsien
(林育賢)
85' 35mm Color
Hermit Crabs in Plastic House (塑膠寄居蟹) Taiwan 2003 Yu Li Ping
(于立平)
21' Betacam Color
A Fish with A Smile (微笑的魚) Taiwan 2005 C. Jay Shin
(石昌杰) /
Alan Tuan
(
段奕倫) / Poliang Lin
(
林博良)
10' 35mm Color
Nominated Best TV Program from Taiwan
Music Wizard "Mork" (古典魔力客:第三集海頓) Taiwan 2004 Cheng Chia-Hua(Planner and Writer)
(鄭佳華)
26'20" Digital Betacam Color
Fruity Pie (水果冰淇淋奶奶不公平) Taiwan 2005 Lin Chun-Feng (Producer)
(林瓊芬)
22'45" Digital Betacam Color
I Have Got A Tooth Bug (下課花路米尋找鄒族蛀牙蟲) Taiwan 2004 Chu Chieh-jen
(朱介任)
25'06" Digital Betacam Color
Mighty Media - Faces of Orientals in Hollywood Movies (別小看我好萊塢的東方神話) Taiwan 2004 Tsao Kun Chao (鄒坤釗) / Lee Mei Hui (李美慧) 26'55" Digital Betacam Color
Hot News Weekly-Dream Journey (少年哈周刊夢想之旅) Taiwan 2005 Nemo Huang
(黃嘉俊)
26'10" Digital Betacam Color