The works presented by TAICAA at this year’s Taiwan Pavilion showcased the creative energy of Taiwanese film and television. Many titles that have received support from TAICCA’s international co-financing program have officially announced their international co-production projects at the Marché du Film in walking sticks. This included the thriller In my mother’s skinwhich also received support from that of Singapore Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), making it the first international co-production between The Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan. Moreover, the co-production between Taiwan, France, Luxemburg and Mauritania, The Fragrant Hilldirected by Abderrahmane SISSAKO and produced by Vincent WANG, also officially announced Taiwan WU Ke-xi as the film’s lead actress. The two production teams met at walking sticks and will start shooting in Taiwan this month of September.
In 2014, SISSAKO Timbuktu was selected in the official selection at walking sticksalso winning seven awards including Best Director and Best Original Screenplay at France César and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at 87e Oscars. SISSAKO said during his meeting with TAICCA President TING Hsiao-ching at Paris in March this year, he had already felt the active efforts of TAICCA to facilitate international co-productions. He hopes to draw attention to the plight of ethnic minorities through his films, he said, noting that freedom of Taiwan the shooting environment is very important for filmmakers. In addition, both using Taiwan government and local film commissions, and the “co-pro ready” skill set of Taiwanese film crews are some of the incentives for international production teams to seek cooperation opportunities with Taiwanhe said, adding that Taiwan is also the most suitable turning base in Asia.
Other heavyweights of the global film industry who visited the Taiwan pavilion this year include Patrick SOBELMAN, vice-president of the César Awards, producer of the film Taiwan–France co-production the last queen; Brazilian director Kleber MENDONÇA Filho, producer of Do fish sleep with their eyes open?; and Shozo ICHIYAMA, producer of Taiwan-Japan-US co-production black beefas well as other industry participants who have worked on projects supported by TAICCA’s international co-funding program.
As the global film and television industry gradually emerges from the pandemic, TAICCA will seize the opportunities arising from the physical resumption of the most important international film markets and festivals, continue to promote international co-financing and co-productions, and win the the attention of international industry professionals. By showcasing its international co-production programs and connecting with global industry and professionals, TAICCA looks forward to bringing international perspectives and resources to the local industry, as well as sharing Taiwan support for financing, filming and collaboration with potential partners.
About TAICCA (https://en.taicca.tw/)
The Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), established in June 2019 and placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, is an intermediate professional body working for the development of Taiwan content industries including film and television, publishing, pop music, ACG, etc.
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