Taipei to back filmmakers honored at second-tier film festivals

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/31
By: Liu Chien-pang and Lilian Wu

Taipei, March 31 (CNA) International directors or producers who have won awards at

Chung Yung-feng (鍾永豐)

large second-tier film festivals will receive subsidies when shoot all or part of a movie in Taipei, a city official said Thursday.

Chung Yung-feng (鍾永豐), the head of the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs who is currently with Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) on a visit to India, announced the incentive at a Taipei Night event held at Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi.

The mayor is on a one-week visit to promote tourism in Taipei and the 2017 Universiade that will be hosted by the city. He has already visited Malaysia and Thailand.

The Cultural Affairs Department explained that the city budgets US$1 million a year to subsidize film productions and always provides administrative assistance to filming crews.    [FULL  STORY]

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