HONG KONG – Two local Taiwanese films will play in the New Talent competition at next month’s Taipei Film Festival (June 27 – July 19, 2014).

The competition is open to first and second features and comes with a first prize of $20,000. It has been the platform for previous Taiwanese directors, including Doze Niu and Wei Te-sheng, to rise to prominence.

“Partners in Crime,” (pictured) by “Touch of the Light” director Chang Jung-chi, is a drama in which three students investigate the death of a classmate. “Exit,” by cinematographer-turned director Chienn Hsiang, sees a lonely mother give a hospital patient a little extra help.

Competition results will be announced on July 2, 2014.

Taipei Film Festival 2014 International New Talent Competition
“10 Minutes”  Dir. Lee Yong-Seung (South Korea)
“Another Year”  Dir.  Oxana Bychkova (Russia)
“Canopy” Dir. Aaron Wilson (Australia)
“Casa Grande” Dir. Fellipe Barbosa (Brazil)
“Concrete Clouds” Dir. Lee Chatametikool (Thailand)
“Exit”  Dir. Chien Hsiang (Taiwan)
“Little Crushes” Dirs. Aleksandra Gowin, Ireneusz Grzyb (Poland)
“Partners in Crime” Dir. Chang Jung-chi (Taiwan)  
“The Tale of Iya”  Dir. Tetsuichiro Tsuta (Japan)
“Wolf”  Dir. Jim Taihuttu (Netherlands)
“Bethlehem” Dir: Yuval Adler (Israel)
“Land of Storms” Dir: Adam Csaszi (Hungary, Germany)