CTFA and the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei co-organized the first “Canadian Film Festival”, showing 11 narrative features and 7 animated shorts. Most of the films were screened for the first time in Taiwan.
CTFA held the “Taiwan Film Culture Co. 50th Anniversary Retrospective”, showcasing the company’s body of work throughout the years.
Government Information Office awarded the outgoing CTFA director, JIING Yng-ruey, with a gold medal, recognizing his extraordinary contributions during his period in office. Jiing was most proud of realizing a series of rescue and preservation work for old Taiwanese films. After years of endeavor, the CTFA vaults had collected nearly 10,000 domestic and foreign film materials, among which, the newly discovered old films took up to 70 percent. Jiing further pointed out that the rescue work of old films had come to a close, the next task was to set up a comprehensive collection management system.
Film critic Edmond WONG commenced his role as the new director of CTFA.
Co-distributed the first “film-themed stamps” with Ministry of Transportation and Communications’ General Post Office. The printed stills included those from The Princess of Iron Fan (directed by WAN Lai-ming and WAN Gu-chan), Blood Shed at Qingshan (directed by HO Chi-ming), Oyster Girl (directed by LEE Chia and LEE Hsing), and A City of Sadness (directed by HOU Hsiao-hsien).
CTFA and Ki-pataw Magazine co-organized the “Beitou and Taiyupian Materials” exhibition at the Xinbeitou MRT station hall. Renown 1960s Taiwanese-language film director HSIN Chi, LI Chuan-hsi, and actress Chin Mei made an appearance and met an enthusiastic crowd asking for signatures and photos.
Taipei City Mayor CHEN Shui-bian expressed to SU Chi, Director-General of Executive Yuan’s Government Information Office, that due to financial difficulties, he could not provide land for free for the “National Film and Culture Center” and “National Radio Station”. Chen suggested that the land be purchased through a separate budget allocation or through the National Property Administration's "land-for-land exchange" method. The long-delayed “National Film and Culture Center" project faced yet another variable.