Continuing its support for developing new talent, Taiwan's Three Dots Entertainment is to back two feature films by young first-time directors in their twenties.

Gavin Lin will start filming his feature debut Tears (working title) this June. The low budget production is a warm-hearted animal film about a young woman and a stray cat. Lin, who previously attended Pusan's Asian Film Academy, scooped the top prize at last year's Golden Reed Awards, Taiwan's short film competition, for his Liberty Avenue.

Kevin Ko will direct Taiwan's first slasher film in recent years The Perfect Date. The approximately $1m project is set to start filming around September.

'Taiwan has many interesting stories and young talented filmmakers. We will continue to develop and inspire new talents to take on different subject matters and hopefully they will subsequently grow the industry,' said Michelle Yeh, co-founder of Three Dots. The company produced box office hits Formula 17 and Heirloom, both made by emerging directors.

Three Dots will finance the two new projects along with Serenity Entertainment which will also handle distribution.

Meanwhile, Robin Lee's My DNA Says I Love You is currently in post-production for a late summer release. Shot entirely in Xiamen in China's Fujian province, the romantic comedy is the first project that received finance from Media Vantage, the $300m venture capital fund set up by Taiwanese entrepreneur Alan Lin.

Hong Kong's Focus Films is no longer involved in this project after the departure of key personnel Daniel Yu and Lorna Tee.