The second TaiwanInternational Film & Television Expo was officially unveiled at a pressconference in Taipei today.

To be held November 8-26, itencompasses five major events: 28th Golden Horse Film Festival, 43rd GoldenHorse Film Awards, 51st Asia Pacific Film Festival, 40th Golden Bell TelevisionAwards and 4th Taipei International TV, Film and Digital Contents Exhibition.

To boost the public profileof the project, this year's edition boasts five "Entertainment Ambassadors"from the fields of film, television and music: Berlin Chen, Guey Lun-mei, ChangChen, Angela Chang and Mike He.

Boosting the event's claimas the leading awards ceremony for Chinese-language cinema, the Golden HorseAwards to be held in Taipei on November 25 has received submissions from 58narrative feature films, including every high-profile mainland feature of thepast year.

Feature film submissionsinclude 11 titles from mainland China, 24 from Hong Kong, 2 from Malaysia, 4 from Singapore and 17 from Taiwan. Two documentaries and 16 short films compete inseparate categories. This year there are no submissions in the animationcategory.

The Golden Horse FilmFestival (Nov 10-24) opens with Tsai Ming-liang's I Don't Want to Sleep Alone and omnibus Paris, Je T'aime and closes with Tetsuya Nakashima's Memories Of Matsuko and Wu Mi-sen's Amour-Legende. Japanese stars Miki Nakatani and YosukeKubozuka will attend the closing galas.

This year's festivalrelocates to the three-screen Shing Kong Cinema in teen mecca Hsimen in western Taipei. With each theatre seating 500 people, the line-upunder new programmer Zoe Chen is expected to be more mainstream than lastyear's edition, which saw a slight dip in ticket sales.

The Asia Pacific FilmFestival (Nov 21-24) which relocates to Taiwan for its 2006 edition hasannounced that local features Blue ChaCha, Chocolate Rap, The Heirloom, Like A Hero and The ShoeFairy will compete alongside short film ThePain Of Others and short animation AFish With A Smile.