Call for Enrollment: 2017 Taipei Film Academy will begin with BIFF Chairman Kim Dong-ho’s “Cinema Master Forum”
Call for Enrollment: 2017 Taipei Film Academy will begin with BIFF Chairman Kim Dong-ho’s “Cinema Master Forum” - Taipei Film Commission
Organized by Taipei Film Commission (TFC) and featuring prominent international film professionals, the “Cinema Master Forum,” “Screenwriters’ Forum,” and “Filmmakers’ Workshop” of the 2017 Taipei Film Academy (TFA) are now calling for enrollment! Sign up for “Cinema Master Forum” and “Screenwriters’ Forum” will close when full, whereas “Filmmakers’ Workshop” receives application until August 27th.
The 2017 Taipei Film Academy will take place from Sep. 18th to Oct. 3rd
"Cinema Master Forum" by BIFF Chairman Kim Dong-ho
Debuted in 2014 and now entering its 4th edition, the 2017 Taipei Film Academy will kick off with the “Cinema Master Forum” to be delivered by Chairman Kim Dong-ho of Busan International Film Festival on Sep 18th. Chairman Kim will speak on the development of Busan Film Festival and how the Festival impacts Korea and Asia film industry. The 3-hour (9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) forum is free of charge, and enrollment is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following the “Cinema Master Forum” is the “Screenwriters’ Forum,” which will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 16:30 p.m. on September 19th. This year, TFA presents two screenwriters from USA and Japan as our lecturers, Ligiah Villalobos from Writers Guild Of America (WGA) and Isao Yukisada, the Japanese director of Go! (2002), winner of the Best Director Award of the Japanese Academy. The lecturers will go through the important aspects of storytelling, especially for international co-production. Enrollment for the free forum is also open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.
The program of 2017 TFA will continue with the “Filmmakers’ Workshop” beginning from Sep 20th to 23rd, which receives application until August 27th.
Starting in 2014, the “Filmmakers’ Workshop” invites lecturers from the Producers Guild of America (PGA) to train professional and amateur film producers in Taiwan each year. Following the former success, the 2017 TFA collaborates with PGA, presenting experienced producers from Europe, the U.S. as well as Asia to speak on domestic and international film production experiences. The lecturers include Jonathan Hyong-Joon Kim (Silmido), Dongha Lee (Train to Busan), Katayoon Shahabi (From Iran, A Separation; jury member of Cannes 2016), John Heinsen (Co-Chair of the PGA’s VR Task Force), and David U Lee (The Forbidden Kingdom). There will also be discussions on the current status of the Asian film market and Asian cinema and keys to get access to international film festivals. Enrollment for the workshop will close on August 27th, and list of participants will be announced on TFC official website and notified individually in early-September. Taiwanese citizens or Taiwan Permanent Residence permit holders working in film industry are all welcomed to sign up.
Jonathan Hyong-Joon Kim
David U Lee
The Taipei Film Academy (TFA) is an annual event organized by TFC since 2014 for the purpose of developing world-class filmmaking talents by introducing production expertise and knowledge from around the world. The first TFA brought outstanding results for the “Filmmakers’ Workshop” with lecturers from the Producers Guild of America (PGA). With local and international film experts as our distinguished lecturers, the 2016 TFA attracted a remarkable number of 2,484 applications, and 1,797 attendees.
This year, the 2017 TFA comes to you with series of workshops and forums targeting film talents in Taiwan, ranging from “Cinema Master Forum” (Sep 18th), “Screenwriters’ Forum” (Sep 19th), “Filmmakers’ Workshop” (Sep 20th –23rd), the brand new “Legal Aspects of Filmmaking and Marketing Forum” (Sep 28th), “International Animation and Special Effects Forum” (Oct 2nd–3rd) to. We aim to give the Taiwanese film professionals a profound opportunity to learn from the best and highly experienced lecturers while getting well connected to international market and to broadening their filmmaking horizons.
For more information about the 2017 Taipei Film Academy, visit TFC at https://goo.gl/zgcNF7 . For enrollment for “Cinema Master Forum,” visit https://goo.gl/wYEDsX ; for “Screenwriters’ Forum,” visit https://goo.gl/K6TbLn ; for “Filmmakers’ Workshop,” visit https://goo.gl/yXqjZr .