The Film Library’s Publishing Department was established, aiming to introduce cinematic arts through publishing the bimonthly journal Film Appreciation and film-related books.
Government Information Office approved the Motion Picture Foundation, R.O.C.’s proposal of establishing the “Taiwan Film Institute”, and set to report to the Executive Yuan at an opportune time. The initial designated site for the Institute was a 990 square-meter land near Guangzhou Street. A 7-floor building was proposed.
The “World Classics” program was held at Marshal Theater, screening 15 world classics, including The Adventure, Rome, Open City, and Citizen Kane.
The Film Library held the 1st “Film Appreciation Awards”. Best Picture was awarded to WAN Jen’s Ah Fei; Best Director went to Edward YANG for That Day, on the Beach; Best Cinematography went to Christopher DOYLE and CHANG Hui-kung also for That Day, on the Beach; the Annual Special Prize was awarded to MING Chi, Director-General of Motion Picture and Drama Association, R.O.C., who made extraordinary contributions to cinema.