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。此次2017影展訂定主題為:「内心寶藏」,並規劃四個放映單元,分別是《女心聲聲處》、《硬追逐》、《靈魂永駐》、《傳統現在方程式》。


 

嘉義市長

涂醒哲

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嘉義建城以來,一直都深植藝術文化,致力於發展各項藝術人文活動,讓嘉義市充滿文化活力,藝文人才輩出,不負於自日治時期起所擁有的「畫都」美名。每年度皆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。

嘉義市結合固有的「畫都」與「音樂」二大元素,延伸用「影像」之概念呈現充滿藝術人文薈萃的嘉義市,於2014年起,舉辦亞洲首創之藝術紀錄片影展。從「嘉義國際藝術紀錄片影展」出發,以藝術紀錄片為主軸,拓展嘉義市之國際藝術視野,藉此為嘉義市藝術開啟嶄新的一頁。 

秉持著促進民眾與藝術工作者對話及提升國際交流之精神,第四屆「內心寶藏—2017嘉義國際藝術紀錄片影展」,開拓更多的藝文領域,帶來更加豐富的藝術能量,用藝術紀錄片搭建起國際與嘉義的橋樑,讓民眾感受藝術的生命力,也用藝術紀錄片向世界發聲。

本屆影展彙集國內外優秀藝術紀錄片作品,總計有49部紀錄片參展,其中有10部影片於影展世界首映、16部亞洲首映和14部台灣首映。同時邀請到多名國際級導演來台參與映後座談,包含捷克、泰國、中國、香港等地,讓嘉義市民至全台灣的民眾能與導演面對面接觸,也能在影展中欣賞傑出且具深度內涵的藝術紀錄影像。誠摯地期盼,「嘉義國際藝術紀錄片影展」更為活躍,成為更多藝術工作者皆趨之若鶩的藝術紀錄片交流平台,也希冀透過影展,讓國際看見臺灣所擁有的繁榮藝術生命力,看見嘉義市的藝文風采。

Since the founding of the city, Chiayi has already taken deep root in art and culture. Chiayi City is devoted in the development of all kinds of art and humanities activities, which fill the city with cultural energy and populate it with artistic talents. It never fails to live up to the name “Capital of Painting” as dubbed during the Japanese occupation period. The annual Chiayi City International Band Festival has even put the city in the international music scene.

Since 2014 Chiayi City has been holding documentary art festival, which is the first of its kind in Asia. By combining the elements of capital of painting and music – two elements native to the city - and extending on the idea of “Image”, Chiayi demonstrates itself as a cultural city with Chiayi City International Art Documentary Festival. With documentary art films at its core it opens the artistic international horizon of Chiayi City and ushers in the new page of its art. 

Upholding the spirit of facilitating conversations between the public and art practitioners and also to elevate international exchange, Inner Treasure, the 4th Chiayi City International Art Documentary Festival breaks new grounds in art and culture. Art documentary brings to Chiayi a rich artistic energy and allows the public to experience the vitality of art. It also bridges the city with the world, through which Chiayi speaks to the international audience.

This edition of film festival brings together outstanding local and international art documentaries. A total of 49 films are shown, of which 10 are world premieres, 16 show the first time in Asia and 14 in Taiwan. Many international directors are invited for talks, including directors from Czech, Thailand, China and Hong Kong. It gives the public of Chiayi a chance to be in face-to-face contact with the directors, and allows them to appreciate these outstanding and deep documentaries. I sincerely hope Chiayi City International Art Documentary Festival becomes more and more active, turning itself into an unmissable platform of art documentary for art practitioners. I also hope that through this festival the world will see the rich artistic vitality of Taiwan and also the charming art and culture of Chiayi.


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藝術總監

黃明川

 I 南方無限 I

以「南方」目標出發的《嘉義國際藝術紀錄影展》從未於探索的路程上歇脚過,只要傑出表現被壓抑,“南方”永遠存在,“南方”雖是地理名詞,確只表述它背後大洋中的淺灘,“南方”還有無限未開發的深溝,本影展即是穿透深藍,觸探“新南方”海床的探針。

今年多項單元包圍影展主軸「内心寶藏」,首先是緊緊觀注新女性議題的《女心聲聲處》,向更深刻的女性文化領域開展;《硬追逐》是紀錄片者永無法拖困的苦力現實,也觸探藝術家與藝術影片導演們艱困追逐的心境;另外,影展絕對不會忘記對優異的典範以《靈魂永駐》單元致敬;具高度意義重現過去的《傳統現在方程式》亦擁當代多樣層次,本影展絕不使其新裝内涵似舊殻。

有别於習常傾重於肉體的女性論述,《嘉義國際藝術紀錄影展》更加關注精神、專業、信仰的抉擇,與抗拒社會壓力,創造出生命的巓峰。此一價值不僅存在於女性主題,也適用在任何“南方”單元;本界論壇之一標明「東海岸美學」,結合放映東海岸藝術家短片,其主角多屬女性,顯示地理的、性别的非主流真能融合出不尋常的亮眼成就,“南方”在藝術紀錄影片中的確是無垠無界的,無庸置疑其核心出發點來自充滿理想主義的個人内心,於是,我們奮力在“南方”領地重新挖掘可觀的「内心寶藏」了。

THE INFINITE SOUTH

 

Artistic Director: Huang Mingchuan

 

The Chiayi City International Art Doc Film Festival has never stopped for breath on its journey of exploring “the South”. When excellence is being suppressed, one can always look to the ever-present “South”. And even though “South” is merely a geographical term, it is also an expression of the shallow beaches beyond its vast oceans. There are infinite undiscovered trenches in “the South”. This film festival penetrates the dark blue waters in order to uncover what lies on the seabed of “the New South”.

This year, a number of themes have been fused together to forge the “jewel” that is the festival’s inner core. The first is “Precious Words of Hers”, which closely addresses women’s issues and develops more profound discussions on the topic of female culture. “Hard Pursuit” is the manifestation of the adversities that documentarians will never be free of, as well as the exploration of the inner struggles of artists and art film directors who are constantly in pursuit of new goals. Of course, we will never forget to pay tribute to our exceptional role models, something we have accomplished through “Timeless Soul”. Lastly, there is “Past at Present”, which presents the past in a deeply meaningful manner while also displaying contemporaneity and diversity. This edition of the festival is by no means an old wine in a new bottle.

Different from its contemporaries which tend to discuss women’s issues from a physical perspective, the Chiayi City International Art Documentary Film Festival focuses more on how spirituality, professionalism, religious choices, as well as the resistance against social pressures, can drive life to new heights. This value does not only apply to the exploration of women’s issues, but also any topic related to “the South”. At one of this year’s forums, titled “East Coast Aesthetics”, there will be a screening of a number of short films made  artists from the East Coast. The protagonists of these works are mostly female, demonstrating how unconventionality in geography and gender can give rise to extraordinary achievements. “The South” really is a boundless territory in the realm of art documentary film. There is no doubt that the journey begins with a heart which brims with idealism. With that in mind, let us strive to rediscover the precious “jewel” that awaits us in “the South”.