The 2021 Taiwan Creative Content Fest (TCCF) hosted by the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) opened today at the Songshan Creative and Cultural Park in Taipei. The opening ceremony invited Premier SU Tseng-Chang, Minister of Culture LEE Yung-Te, Deputy Representative of New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office Taipei Ms. Aimee JEPSON, Executive Director of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei Jordan REEVES, French Office in Taipei Jean-François CASABONNE-MASONNAVE, and industry guests to celebrate Taiwan’s largest content market.
2021 TCCF Opening Ceremony. (from the left) TAICCA Deputy CEO Alice CHANG、Deputy Representative of New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office Taipei Ms. Aimee JEPSON, Executive Director of the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei Jordan REEVES, TAICCA Chairperson TING Hsiao-Ching, Premier SU Tseng-Chang, Minister of Culture LEE Yung-Te, TAICCA CEO Izero LEE, French Office in Taipei Jean-François CASABONNE-MASONNAVE, and TAICCA Deputy CEO LU Jiun-Wei
Premier SU stated, “In-person networking events may be limited due to the global pandemic, but this adversary has pushed the creative content industry to pivot and transform. Taiwan may have been considered a small market in the past. However, with the rise of global OTT platforms, every piece of content, including Taiwanese stories, has more access to the international market.”
Premier SU speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2021 TCCF
“TCCF is an excellent opportunity for audiences worldwide to get a taste of Taiwan’s culture, advanced technology, and our freedom and democracy through our content. The government will give its full support for Taiwan’s content industry to shine on the world stage,” added Premier SU.
Minister of Culture LEE Yung-Te believed that the post-pandemic era is an opportunity to be seized by the content industry to gain more international exposure. “The Ministry of Culture and TAICCA hope that TCCF will facilitate Taiwan’s creative economy to take the lead globally, and trigger a global ‘Taiwanese-wave.’ We look forward to all the great content this year and more transactions in the second edition of TCCF,” said Minister LEE.
Minister of Culture, LEE Yung-Te
TAICCA Chairperson TING Hsiao-Ching pointed out that The Market included not only film and TV content, but also animation, comics, publishing, and performing arts this year. It would maximize the possibilities for IP adaptation and encourage international collaborations. TING added that this year’s lineup demonstrated Taiwan’s rich and vibrant content industry, with the aspiration to become a leading content market in Asia.
TAICCA Chairperson TING Hsiao-Ching
As part of the opening ceremony, Premier SU also toured one of TCCF’s side events, NEXT Academy, which showcased projects supported by the Cultural Content and Technology Application Flagship Program, such as Happiness Road Productions: Historical Drama Accelerated Production System (幸福路映畫社：歷史劇加速產製系統) and Great Dream Picture: Cloud-based Filmmaking Production Management System (貴金影業：影視製作數位化雲端管理平台).
Premier SU（6th from the left, Minister LEE Yung-Te（1st on the left), TAICCA Chairperson TING (6th from the right), TAICCA CEO LEE (5th from the right), NEXT Academy curator Frank HUANG (5th from the left), and exhibitors
The Chi Po-lin Foundation (看見．齊柏林基金會) proposed the Deployment Project of Taiwan Aerial Imaging Database (齊柏林空中影像資料庫建置計畫) that systematically transformed photographer Po-Lin Chi’s image and video works into a digital archive and enabled applications for environmental education, academic research, exhibition initiatives, and more. Solid Memory (固態記憶) introduced photogrammetry with high-resolution 3D scanning to construct detailed and realistic 3D models within seconds for various industries. ANKR (泊人), Small Island Big Song (小島大歌影音工作室), and Nicole's Creative Artists Agency (尼可樂表演藝術) also showcased immersive experiences combining visual, music, and theater.
The 2021 TCCF Market will include over 800 IP projects from 130 local and international exhibitors - the largest slate of content ever with various genres and formats. Continuing last year’s success, there will be seven additional Pitching & Showcase this year for series, feature films, animations, children and young adults, and LGBTQ content. To facilitate 24/7 online matchmaking, TAICCA has rolled out the brand new IP Meetup service, allowing exhibitors to upload their works and connect with buyers globally.
The Forum will welcome over 50 speakers to explore various business models that herald the future trends in the industry, whereas The Expo will present 15 immersive projects, VR, and interactive works, including international co-produced and award-nominated projects, to envision future content and to attract global attention.
The 2021 TCCF will run from November 10th to 14th, for more information, please visit https://tccf.taicca.tw/en/.