The Film Library reopened after renovation and was renamed “Film Archive ”. The space for the library and archive was greatly widened. The display room of magazines and books, and the VHS viewing seats were doubled in space. A 66-seat screening room was built.
Director HSU Li-kong was transferred to the Cultural Affairs Department. JIING Yng-ruey, head of the Department of Radio, Television and Film at Shih Hsin University took over and became the first director of the Film Archive.
The newly appointed Director JIING Yng-ruey, took Film Archive staff to visit the vaults of Tai Lien Film Co., Ltd. and found over 30 prints, including some heavily rusted prints of Taiwanese-language films. They took the prints back to the Film Archive for repairs. The search for prints was for the year-end Golden Horse Film Festival program “Taiyupian Retrospective”.
In order to inaugurate the “International Competition” section of the Golden Horse Film Festival, Director JIING Yng-ruey and Deputy Director-General of the Film Department under Government Information Office, KUAN Ching-cheng, flew to Cannes to visit the President of Cannes Film Festival, and to other European countries to invite films to be screened at the Golden Horse Film Festival.
Held the forum “How to preserve Taiwan’s cinema assets”. Through the invitation of senior filmmaker LEE Hsing, 10 popular taiyupian directors, producers, and actors – LI Chia, SHAO Lo-hui, LIN Fu-ti, and HSIN Chi came together to help the audience learn more about Taiwanese-language cinema and to inform the public that they can help search for lost taiyupian via telephone.
Film Archive staff and Prof. LEE Yung-chuan took Shih Hsin University students to the rooftop of Dadu Printing Lab four times, organizing over 100 perilous negatives, sound films, and subtitle films of Taiwanese-language films.
General YEN Pai-chien of the Ministry of National Defense’s Political Warfare Bureau agreed to donate the volunteer corps’ 512 old Mandarin-language films.
The Golden Horse Film Festival was held at the King Theater and Taipei Theater. For the first time, a taiyupian retrospective was held.