Taipei’s Golden Horse Film Project Promotion (FPP) has selected 25 titles this year with filmmakers including Tsai Ming Liang, Midi Z, Zhang Ming and Stanley Kwan attached.
The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee today announced the project market’s line-up selected from 127 submissions from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China, France, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, the UK and Thailand.
This year’s FPP has 13 feature debuts including A Small Place, produced by auteur filmmaker Tsai Ming Liang and directed by Ong Chao Hong. The story is about two siblings renewing their lives after the death of their father.
Golden Horse Film Academy alumnus Midi Z (Ice Poison) is in the FPP line-up with The Road To Mandalay. Set in Bangkok, the film follows the loves and lives of bottom-rung illegal immigrants.
Other projects include Zhang Ming’s Memoirs Of The Darkness, in which a group of girls and boys are isolated in the wilds shooting a film, and Stanley Kwan-produced Happy Journey, directed by Maisy Choi, a story of a gay man who takes the vacation of a lifetime with his aging relatives.
The line-up also includes seven international co-productions including Hui-Ling Chen’s Taiwan-France project A Letter to Hama. A mix of drama, documentary, animation, and other genres, the project takes up personal and collective memories to re-examine the significance of culture and history.
The 6th Golden Horse Film Academy also announced 12 fellows from countries including Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China, and the US.
For the first time, the academy members will adapt the contemporary works of young writers Sabrina Huang and Essay Liu. The resulting short films will screen at the Golden Horse Film Festival.
Golden Horse Film Academy runs Oct 24-Nov 22 while FPP runs Nov 18-20. The Golden Horse Awards ceremony will be held Nov 22.