The 2021 Golden Horse Film Project Promotion announced this year’s winners on November 24th, including three projects for TAICCA Original Award by Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA).
TAICCA Chairperson TING Hsiao-Chung and CEO Izero LEE presented the TAICCA Original Award to Mama Pingpong Social Club (媽媽桌球） by director CHUANG Shiang-An, The Young Hoodlum （失能少年）by director YU Jhi-Han, and Grandma and Her Ghosts 2 - Baby Power （魔法阿嬤 2 - 魔法小豆苗）by director WANG Shau-Di. The three winning projects will be awarded NTD 300,000 (roughly USD 10,000) each. They are also eligible for TAICCA’s content development and production programs to expand their global opportunities.
Chairperson TING stated that since TAICCA was established, it worked with Golden Horse FPP to support original projects. Several past winners had received international attention, such as The Silent Forest（無聲）and A Holy Family (神人之家). She hoped that this award would encourage more emerging filmmakers on their creative journeys, and increase the quantity and quality of Taiwanese original content.
TAICCA Chairperson TING with Mama Pingpong Social Club Director CHUANG Shiang-An, Producer June WU, and TAICCA CEO Izero LEE（courtesy of Golden Horse FPP）
TAICCA Chairperson TING with The Young Hoodlum Director YU Jhi-Han, Producer HSIEH Chun-Yao, and TAICCA CEO Izero LEE (courtesy of Golden Horse FPP）
Originally a short film selected for the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Mama Pingpong Social Club brings out familial issues with fantasy elements and hopes to create a new path for Taiwan’s genre films. The Young Hoodlum discusses social and wealth inequalities through the awkward adolescence phase and juvenile crime.
Also awarded is the sequel to classic animation about the heartwarming tale of grandparent-grandchildren relationship, Grandma and Her Ghosts 2 - Baby Power. Due to longer development periods and higher production costs in animated feature films, TAICCA also provides international co-funding and content development programs to Taiwanese original animations.
The digital restoration of Grandma and Her Ghosts has also received support from TAICCA, which will premiere on November 26th at 42 cinemas around Taiwan for everyone to enjoy this timeless story in 4K quality.
TAICCA Chairperson TING with Grandma and Her Ghosts 2 - Baby Power director WANG Shau-di and TAICCA CEO Izero LEE (courtesy of Golden Horse FPP）
All the projects selected into the 2021 Golden Horse FPP can apply for TAICCA’s Creative Content Development Program and Taiwan’s International Co-funding Program, receiving up to NTD 2 million (roughly USD 71,900) for content development support and NTD 83 million (USD 300,000) for production or international marketing support.