To promote Taiwanese film and TV content and increase international co-production, the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) is bringing the best of Taiwan cinema and TV content to the Hong Kong Filmart from March 15th to 18th.
Some highlights of this year’s lineup include the novel-adapted series The Magician on the Skywalk (天橋上的魔術師) depicting Taiwan in the 80s with magical realism; and the sequel to the hit TV series The Making of an Ordinary Woman 2 (俗女養成記 2). Notable film works include Till We Meet Again (月老) by novelist-director Giddens KO featuring Detention star Gingle WANG, and the 2021 IFFR shortlisted Shakespeare adaptation, As We Like It (揭大歡喜).
“TAICCA is eager to connect Taiwan's film and TV companies with international distribution platforms, and also encourage cross-border and cross-platform development, hoping to launch more Taiwanese films and series suitable for the international market,” says TAICCA Chairperson TING Hsiao-Ching. “The pandemic has shifted the global film and TV industry, leading to the rise of OTT platforms and opened up for more international exposure and co-production opportunities for Taiwanese content. And we hope that the ‘Taiwan’s International Co-funding Program’ will encourage more Taiwanese films and series to enter the global market.”
The Hong Kong Filmart is the largest market for television content in Asia and a key trade show for global industry buyers seeking Asia TV series. For this year’s online edition, TAICCA gathered 50 industry players presenting over 150 original film and TV works covering various genres from drama, documentary, animation, AR, VR, variety shows, and more. For the full lineup, please visit the Taiwan Cinema & Taiwan Vision brochure and online catalog.
TAICCA recently launched the Taiwan’s International Co-funding Program (TICP) aiming to increase the international market presence for Taiwanese original creative content, such as feature films, documentaries, TV series, and animation. Projects with 70% self-funding secured and with Taiwanese elements are qualified to receive funding support up to 30% of the production budget or 30% of the global sales & marketing budget. For more information please visit https://en.taicca.tw/article/5dda8f5c.