In order to assist Taiwanese film and publishing works in entering the international market and strengthen the global branding of Taiwanese content, TAICCA collaborated with the 6th "Taiwan Film Festival Australia" by establishing two prizes for the "Short Film Competition" to encourage emerging talents. Additionally, this collaboration facilitates the sharing of Taiwan-Australia cooperative experiences and continues to promote Taiwanese works on the international stage.
TAICCA expressed its intention to collaborate with the "Taiwan Film Festival Australia" as a bridge to connect Taiwan and Australia's international professional film and television resources and networks, allowing for a deeper understanding of local market characteristics and demands. TAICCA plans to further stimulate cross-border joint ventures and co-productions, attracting more international teams to Taiwan. The goal is to propel Taiwanese film and television works and talents onto the global market, establishing numerous international marketing and cooperation channels to foster diverse collaborations.
The writer and director of "Miss Shampoo," Giddens Ko, graced the opening screening in Sydney, captivating a packed audience.
Organized by the Taiwan Film Festival Australia Association in coordination with TAICCA, the "Short Film Competition" called for submissions of short films. This year, due to the enthusiastic response with over a hundred entries, the awards were expanded to include both "Short Film Competition - Narrative" and "Short Film Competition - Animation" categories.
In addition to facilitating connections with film and television production resources, TAICCA also aids in giving exposure to Taiwanese film and publishing works on the international stage. Following participation in the Taiwan Film Festival Australia last year, efforts were made to promote Taiwanese film and television works like
"Nina Wu" and "Far Away Eyes" to be available on the major streaming platform "SBS On Demand," which boasts 10 million users in Australia. This expansion enhances international marketing channels and visibility.
Through the "Taiwan Bookshelf" initiative, collaborations were forged with the e-book platform Kobo in Australia. A dedicated page was launched, showcasing dozens of Taiwanese publications and extending the reach of the overseas Chinese-language reading market.
In this edition of the film festival, the selection of films starts from Taiwan's unique human touch, delving into themes such as family and the female perspective. The chosen films include "Tomorrow Is a Long Time," a movie supported by TAICCA's "Taiwan International Co-Production Investment Project" (TICP), as well as the documentary "A Holy Family." Other selections encompass titles like "The Island of River Flow," "Day Off," "Little Blue," "Marry My Dead Body," and "Bad Education."
The 6th "Taiwan Film Festival Australia," organized by the "Taiwan Film Festival Australia Association," the "Taiwanese Chambers of Commerce in Oceania," and the "Taiwan Chamber of Commerce in Australia," in collaboration with TAICCA, will be held from July 20th to August 20th in a touring format, covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, and Hobart in Australia.