Talking Taiwan Episode " The Urban Nomad Film Festival"- Rebroadcast
Now that the Talking Taiwan is out of hiatus, we'll be rebroadcasting some previous "lost" episodes and perhaps I'll even bring back some old guests. One of those "lost" episodes is an interview that I did in 2015 with David Frazier, co-founder and Festival Director of the Urban Nomad Film Festival. More than just a film festival, the Urban Nomad's music festival component will kick into high gear this weekend, April 15-16, and the film festival will run from May 11-21. So this seemed like the perfect time to rebroadcast my interview with David about the Urban Nomad Film Festival. The full episode of that interview is now up on TalkingTaiwan.com. Click here to listen to it.
When Gus, the producer of Talking Taiwan suggested that I do an interview with David Frazier, co-founder and Festival Director of the Urban Nomad Film Festival, which first started in Taipei in 2002, I was intrigued. And after speaking with David about Urban Nomad, I found myself wishing that I’d be in Taipei at the time of the festival! We talked about how the Urban Nomad Film Festival is more than just a film festival. In the past it has featured poetry readings, live bands, exhibits, parties, and a host of other interactive events. At a glance, the Urban Nomad is part film festival, part music festival. But it is more than that. The goal of the festival’s organizers has been to create a community-oriented event. David explained that the festival was inspired by punk rock’s DIY ethic, and described the Urban Nomad Film Festival as participatory event and “a live art project.”
Learn where the name of the festival “Urban Nomad” came from, the fascinating evolution of the festival and what it takes to run a festival like this. The Urban Nomad Film Festival is definitely something worth checking out if you’re in Taipei in the spring. To learn more, visit their website: www.urbannomad.tw
Listen to the full episode of my interview with David Frazier about the Urban Nomad Film Festival by clicking here.
Here’s a little preview of what we talked about in this podcast episode:
- How the festival has evolved since it first started in 2002
- Where the name of the festival “Urban Nomad” came from
- What the Urban Nomad Film Festival is
- What it takes to run a festival like the Urban Nomad Film Festival
- The people and supporters of the festival
- Highlights from past Urban Nomad Film Festivals
- The New York connection to the Urban Nomad Film Festival
- The types of films that premiere at the Urban Nomad Film Festival