Overview | Film
Taiwan’s motion picture industry has grown at an incredible pace in recent years, giving rise to renowned blockbusters such as the 2012 epic “Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale” and the award-winning 2013 art film “Stray Dogs.” Overall, the number of Taiwan-made movies has grown almost by two-fold in the past five years, from 36 releases in 2008 to 76 original productions in 2012.
To facilitate the production of quality Taiwanese movies and to capture a larger portion of the Chinese-speaking film market, the Ministry’s flagship programs include:
- Supporting both established filmmakers who produce mid- or large-scale movies and new filmmakers who produce small-sized movies that are culturally diverse and competitive on the market;
- Expanding the influence of Taiwan’s film awards, such as the Golden Horse Awards;
- Revising outdated policies or unsuitable regulations, such as those governing joint productions;
- Negotiating for the entry of Taiwanese movies to the mainland Chinese market;
- Enabling more pre- and post-production cinematic work to be conducted by Taiwanese professionals.
- January 2015 > 10 China-made films selected for screening in Taiwan
- January 2014 > 10 China-made films approved for Taiwan market
- October 2013 > Minister pledges to revise nation's Motion Picture Act
- October 2013 > Minister mulls five-percent movie ticket tax
- September 2013 > New budget, measures to promote local documentaries
- August 2013 > Statement on the new service pact with mainland China