The event takes place December 4-6 as part of the 5th Taiwan International Film & TV Expo (TIFTE).
Modeled on other project markets in the region, TFTPP's lineup includes Pang Ho-cheung's Kenya-set drama One Day Of Ibrahim, winner of the top prize at last year's Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP), and Ying Liang's Blown By The Typhoon, which was presented at this year's Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).
Highlights among the Taiwan projects include Lin Yu-hsien's Somersault Punk, a sports drama about a talented gymnast who becomes a street fighter, and Ho Wi Ding's Pinoy Sunday, a comedy about migrant workers in Taipei. The latter is a co-production with Los Angeles-based Breadmaker Pictures.
The selection includes four projects to be directed by women: Clara Law's Like A Dream, Sun Xiaolu's Khailas, Li Shaohong's A Dream Of Red Mansions and What You Say But You Didn't Say from Malaysia's Tan Chui Mui, Singapore's Eva Tang and Thailand's Anocha Suwichakornpong.
This year's entries were chosen from 91 submissions, twice as many as last year. A local jury will be appointed next week to award $30,000 in prizes to the most viable projects. Acclaimed sound designer Tu Duu-chih will present his own prize, offering his services for free to a film of his choosing.
Investors and buyers already confirmed to attend include Sundream Motion Pictures' Tsui Siu-ming, Media Asia's Ricky Tse, Filmko Pictures' Alex Wong, Beijing Polybona's Yu Dong and Amuse Soft Entertainment's Kim Yong-bum. Dates of the three-day event coincide with the CineAsia convention in Macau.
LIST OF SELECTED PROJECTS:
Addicted To Love (dir. Liu Hao)
Blown By The Typhoon (dir. Ying Liang)
A Dream Of Red Mansions (dir. Li Shaohong) [TV]
Khailas (dir. Sun Xiaolu)
Lord Of Shanghai (dir. Sherwood Hu)
Karaoke Forget-Me-Not (dir. Samson Chiu)
Like A Dream (dir. Clara Law)
Nanking Xmas 1937 (dir. Yim Ho)
One Day Of Ibrahim (dir. Pang Ho-cheung)
Three Narrow Gates (dir. Vincent Chui)
What You Say But You Didn't Say (dirs. Tan Chui Mui, Eva Tang & Anocha Suwichakornpong)
Father (dir. Chang Tso-chi) [TV]
Kali (dir. Tsai Yang-ming)
Pinoy Sunday (dir. Ho Wi Ding)
The Police (dir. Tsai Yueh-hsun) [TV]
Somersault Punk (dir. Lin Yu-hsien)
The Tears (dir. Cheng Wen-tang)