Taipei Film Commission at 2016 Cannes Film Festival - Taipei Film Commission
2016 Cannes Film Festival-Marché du Film was held from May 11 to May 22
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival-Marché du Film was held at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès from May 11 to May 22. A total number of 20 Taiwanese film distributors attended the Marché, with up to 154 films including highly anticipated movies such as The Tenants Downstairs, At Café 6 and The Village That Forgets, in hopes to give their first exposure to the international market. Moreover, Taipei Film Commission had also set up a booth this year to promote Taipei’s filming locations, to increase co-production opportunities and to raise the value of the Taiwan film industry.
Taipei Film Commission’s booth at Marché du Film
This is the 8th continuous year of Taipei Film Commission to attend Marché du Film. Other than promoting Taipei’s filming locations and production services at the booth, meetings with representatives and filmmakers from different countries such as Cambodia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Korea, Philippines, US and Thailand had also been set up to discuss international co-productions, location and production services and collaborations during the Taipei Film Academy. In the meantime, Director of Taipei Film Commission, Jennifer Jao was invited by different film commissions from all around the world to their events, to share their experiences and incentives, and to develop more future partners.
Taipei Film Commission’s team having meeting with representative from international film organizations.
Our team with representatives from Toronto International Film Fesival. (From the left: International Assistant Manager-Rancy WANG, International Marketing Manager- Ivy CHIANG, Toronto International Film Festival Director of Industry Office- Kathleen Drumm, Toronto International Film Festival Director of Industry Office Senior Manager of Industry Office- Geoff MacNaugton, Director-Jennifer JAO and International Coordinator-Crystal TSANG)
Taipei Film Commission’s (TFC) booth and its promotional materials and videos have attracted many international production interests to ask questions about filming in Taipei. The two international co-productions that were asked mostly by the market’s participants were Luc Besson’s LUCY (2013) and Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE (2014). With promoting the success of these 2 films, TFC hopes to attract more international co-productions to Taipei to collaborate with local Taiwan filmmakers, thus strengthening the Taiwan’s film industry in the worldwide market.
The Taipei Film Commission and the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) and the Association of Filmmaker’s International (AFCI)
Cannes Film Festival is the annual grandest, most celebrated film festival worldwide with tens of thousands of participants each year. The mission TFC bears is to promote Taiwan films abroad and to attract more international co-productions to choose Taipei as their shooting destination. Therefore broadening the visibility of Taiwan films and Taiwanese filmmakers abroad, with the goal of making Taipei as Asia’s top choice for international filmmakers. (Article/ Catherine Huang; Photography/ TFC)