Taipei Film Commission welcomed an exciting news this year. At the Marche du Film of the 71st Cannes Film Festival, the Commission announced the initiation of Taipei Investment Program of International Film and Television Co-Productions, meanwhile signing a memorandum of collaboration with San Francisco Film Commission. The Commission will not only assist international co-productions such as Lucy (2014) and Silence (2016), but invest in films and TV productions made in Taipei City in the future.
International co-production has been one of the emphasized objectives for the Commission in the last couple of years; and we are working to achieve more by investing and making Taipei City a friendlier environment for the audio-visual industry. The start of this program marks an important milestone for our progress in integrating funds and talents on international film market and Taiwanese film industry, which is growing stronger by the day. Now we have seen what Taiwanese artists and the Commission can accomplish in collaboration with an international big city such as San Francisco, the launch of the 20 episode original series A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities on Netflix, in 30 languages and in 190 countries around the world, we are anxious and thrilled to see the opportunities and possibilities the Investment Program might bring.
Now working with film commissions from Italy, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Singapore, New Zealand and so many more places on different continents, we are working to make the world see Taiwan and recognize our young talents not just in cinemas, but on multiple, more accessible platforms.
Taipei Film Commission website: http://www.filmcommission.taipei/