The News Lens
By: Olivia Yang
A Taiwanese film has been nominated among 238 film projects at the 20th Bucheon
International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) for potential post-production support from leading investors in the global film industry.
On May 30, the film project “Love Me or Not” (愛情大數據) was announced as one of the 16 nominees in the 2016 “It Project,” an initiative by the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF), which is part of the BIFAN Industry Gathering. The sci-fi romance is the only Taiwanese project selected this year.
“In the past, we worked with television stations or film companies through taking cases, but we need to wait passively in this working process,” Shaballe Kao (夏佩爾), producer and screenwriter for the film, told The News Lens International.
For “Love Me or Not,” screenwriter Shaballe Kao and director Monica Kao (烏奴奴), screenwriter and director, developed the film project on their own, starting with the screenplay.
“We hope to attract interested film companies or investors through local and international venture capital projects,” Shaballe Kao says.
Though the project faces disadvantages such as lack of affiliation with a well-known producer or film company, the pair says they enjoyed the freedom of creating their screenplay. [FULL STORY]