嘉義國際藝術紀錄影展一直定位為藝術紀錄影展,英文名稱爲 Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival,簡稱CIADFF。在影展舉辦過程中總是廣納與藝文相關之所有紀錄片、類紀錄之實驗片,舉凡視覺藝術、表演藝術、文學、建築、民俗技藝、設計、城市美學、社區及各類相關延伸 之文化命題與教育等內容。 


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嘉義市長 黃敏惠

Mayor of Chiayi Huang Min-Hui

嘉義素有「畫都」美譽,自1993年開始舉辦的嘉義市國際管樂節,更持續讓嘉義市活躍於國際音樂舞台之上。嘉義有「藝術」的榮光,「音像」是21世紀的傳播趨勢,「影展」更是展現文化主體與國際接軌對話的平台。為了深耕嘉義藝文沃土,敏惠於2014年創辦了第一屆嘉義藝術紀錄片影展,很高興嘉義藝術紀錄影展目前已迎來第六屆,我們堅信,除了一般大眾習於美術場館觀賞藝術品的美感經驗之外,我們可以透過「藝術紀錄」來一窺藝術工作者在創作過程中不斷摸索嘗試、辯證觀照的美感思維與生命對話,提供一個藝術紀錄、影像風格美學、藝術教育的平台。

秉持為民眾與藝術工作者,提供與國際對話交流之平台;今年,第六屆影展以「激進的天堂」為主題,開拓更多的藝文領域。藝術家的展場不限於美術館舍,更擴及社區、街區老屋,帶來更豐富的能量!用藝術紀錄片搭起國際與嘉義的橋樑,使民眾感受藝術的生命力,也用藝術紀錄片向世界發聲。凝聚嘉義藝術領域的力量,展現藝術之都的文化底蘊,成就以藝術為名的嘉義市,激盪各方藝文思想,成就影展激進的天堂。

本屆影展彙集國內外優秀藝術紀錄片作品,總計有32部紀錄片作品參展。其中有2部影片世界首映、6部亞洲首映、6部台灣首映,以及11部影展首映,本屆延續去年的好評,規劃多部於藝廊、美術館展品、線上串流、電視頻道等管道之影片,呈現更多元之影視作品。影展期間,國內、外知名導演、藝術工作者及相關領域學者,將於映後座談分享相關藝術議題的獨到見解,促使市民對多元文化有更深入的認識。除了放映主軸,將多角式推廣系列活動,讓第六屆影展達到前所未有的高度與廣度,冀望更加深化「畫都嘉義」的藝文意象。「嘉義國際藝術紀錄影展」將以多元價值拓展市民的國際視野,以畫都立足,放眼亞洲,迴盪嘉義悠遠的藝術生命力,使影展一步一步走出亞洲、邁向世界。

Chiayi has long been called the "City of Paintings," and the Chiayi City International Band Festival, holding since 1993, shows how active in art Chiayi is on the international scene of music. Since audio and visual arts are the current trends of 21th century media, film festivals are great platforms for international culture promoting. In order to develop Chiayi's art industry, Ms. Min-Hui Huang held the 1st Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival in 2014. This film festival is now in its sixth edition. We believe that aesthetic appreciation is not only learned from exhibits in museums but in every form of art. Art documentaries offer insights into the creative journey of artists and creators. CIADFF provides a platform for art documentaries, the aesthetics of visual style, and the chance for artistic learning.

For artistic promotion, the 6th edition Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival: Radical Heaven not only provides a platform for discussing international affairs, but also focusing on many different fields of art. Artists can not only place their exhibitions in museums, but have a chance to expand venues including communities, aged city blocks and houses in case to show their artistic energy. Art documentaries act as a connection between the international community and Chiayi, allowing people to feel the vibration of art, and also a message from Taiwan to the world. By inspiring the audiences motivated by various genres of art, we are creating a film festival which constructing the place called the “Radical Heaven”.

This film festival screens many outstanding art documentaries from Taiwan and all around the globe. 32 in all, 2 documentaries holding their world premiere, 6 their Asian premiere, 6 their Taiwan premiere, and 11 their film festival premiere. With many works being shown through exhibitions in art galleries, online streaming, television channels, we’re selecting these works in order to present a more diverse visual-creating style in filming industry. We also invited a numerous Taiwanese and foreign directors, artists in related fields to share their opinions on artistic issues, in case to let the audiences truly feel the depth of art. Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival will not only expand the visual emotions of the audiences, but also, while being held from the "City of Paintings," will bring Chiayi to the next level of art pursuing. And in one day, the film festival will be prominent in not only Asia, but the world.


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藝術總監 黃明川

Artistic Director Huang Mingchuan

人類從來就有天堂的望念,不管是何文化、何民族,但有歷史以來天堂僅存在於想像與經典裡,「遙遠無比」是它與我們的距離。天堂雖然時常只出現在夢裡,甚至我們是死後才會抵達的地方,但對於受難者,天堂總比幸福者更接近人間:因為天堂就在地球的另一端,不是嗎?或者,可能跨過幾個國界就能觸摸得到;哇,天堂真的不遠耶!

天堂沒有專屬的定義與長相。但是,缺乏確定描述的天堂依舊存在許多人的心中;因爲,只要能脫離貧困與壓迫、活得更有尊嚴,便是可及的美好,那是夢想中的天堂。我們永遠活在以自身條件來認知天堂為何種模樣的心思裡。但等你安全跨過國界抵達心中的天堂,那天堂即刻成為現實:你揮別了過去的苦難,才猛然發覺自己從沒想像到的艱辛橫攔在眼前。事實上,天堂不會是容你踩得上的地方,也難怪它一直躲在雲端、夢中,以及經書的教誨裡。

在貧困國家長大所面對的是貪汙、壓迫與歧視,等抵達陌生的天堂後,固然所見景象井然有序而文明,但另一種的歧視與排斥卻跟著迎面而來。不得已的移民此刻才領略出,原來天堂中也有如此繁茂的不滿與熟悉的政治爭奪;天堂也須不停地檢討過往的錯誤,天堂怎有不忍卒睹的新興邪惡呢?

今天的地球人口流動正興,幾乎已無沒有人沒去過的地方,最後的一塊類天堂的處女地不再存在。同時,全球化不止於物流、訊息與當代文化的泛濫,更包含無孔不入的汙染。人類快無能力平復自己所帶來的災厄:污染隨著洋流串接所有的海灘,魚、鯨魚和海鳥的肚子充滿著人類丟棄的塑膠器,工業廢水的排放導致河水與近海成為死亡區,全球的天空也被無止境的化學廢煙所籠罩,天下沒再有任何一處平靜的地方了,所以到底天堂何處呢?

全球化新時代的文化認同與挑戰勢必疊層而來,藝術文化不可能停滯,如何面對真實的生活環境與文明想像,走向更可相互依托的未來呢?2019年嘉義國際藝術紀錄影展將以上述之虛實天堂辯證,提出文化反省課題、藝術中的省思,與其再發現之路。

Mankind has ever envisioned the heaven of different kinds in various cultures and peoples. But heaven only exists in our minds, arts and the classics throughout the history. "Too far to reach" is its distance laying in between. Although often seen in dreams or our postmortem destination, it is always much closer to those who suffer than those who do not in real life: the truth is, it is possibly waiting for you on the other side of the earth, isn't it? Or you can even to touch it by simply crossing a few national borders; Wow, heaven is not that far at all!

There is no exclusive definition or image, however, heaven that lacks an accurate description still haunts many people. As long as you escape from poverty or oppression, and go on to live a more dignified life, it would soon become an instant uplift, a dream comes alive. We always portray an image of what heaven is like based on our own conditions. But when you safely cross the national borders and reach the paradise, the expectation turns into a cruel reality: you wave away the suffering past and suddenly realize hardships you have never imagined stand in your way. In fact, heaven is not a physical place that allows you to step in. No wonder it has been hidden in the dreams, clouds, and scriptures of repentance.

Growing up in poor countries, people suffer from corruption, oppression and discrimination. When they arrive in a paradise, what they see everything is well organized and feeling cheerfully, yet another kind of discrimination and exclusion follow along. It is only now that these immigrants come to realize there is such a lush discontent and familiar political struggle taking place in the new land that constantly reviews its now-a-day evils which we call uncivilized rules. How can these evils possibly be seen by those who pursuit paradise as their ultimate heaven?

Today's human migration is in full swing on all corners of the world, and there is almost no place where we have never been to. The last heaven-like virgin land has lost. Meanwhile, pollution goes on in more parts of the Earth, and logistics, information, and contemporary pop cultural flooding are just overwhelmingly immense. Humans are on the brink incapable of remedying their own disasters: discarded plastic products fill the belly of creatures in the sea, such as fish, whales, seabirds and turtles. Industrial chemicals drain the river and offshore waters into dead zones. And the sky is also enveloped by a haze of endless toxic particles. The world is no longer a clean and peaceful place, so where on earth is heaven?

Enormous physical threat as such, new waves of cultural identity and globalization challenge are following in stacks, and no divine culture can possibly stagnate. How can we steer the empirical current living environment and our paradise imagination toward a more reliable future? The 2019 Chiayi International Art Doc Film Festival will, based on examining virtual heaven vs. cruel reality, look into our own fragmental status, the subject of cultural introspection and its road to re-discover a new phrase.


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