Director Edmond WONG, Managing Director Frank CHEN, and Legislators WANG Tuoh, CHU Hui-liang, and CHOU Chuan paid visits respectively to Executive Yuan’s Government Information Office, Council of Cultural Affairs, and Ministry of Education’s Department of Social Education, asking for financial assistance to restore old film prints.
With 62 years of history, Ximending’s Great World Theater was about to be demolished and turned into a commercial building. CTFA sent employees to film the entire demolishing process, keeping a visual record of this disappearing building.
Sun Movie called a press conference titled “Cherishing Local Culture – Taiyupian Comes Home”, announcing the donation of 13 newly transferred Betacam master tapes of Taiwanese-language films including Love Never Ceases (directed by SHAO Luo-hui), which it previously loaned from CTFA to broadcast. The tapes will be permanently preserved by CTFA.
With the assistance of Legislators WANG Tuoh, WONG Chin-chu, CHOU Chuan, and CHU Hui-liang, the Executive Yuan promised to allocate a reserve fund of 46 million NTD to aid CTFA in repairing 210 Taiwanese-language films, and to consider allocating an annual maintenance budget of 20 million NTD. Once the reserve fund was disbursed, CTFA promptly began the work of organizing, copying, and reprinting the negatives of these 210 Taiwanese-language titles, hoping to restore them to their former glory.
Sent employees to the soon-to-be-demolished Lung Kung Theater in Keelung City to collect posters, stills, and textual materials, and to make a visual record of the building.
Sent the 8mm and 9.5mm documentaries and home movies made by DENG Nan-guang and LIU Na-ou during the Japanese Rule to Japan to be transferred into 16mm films.
Called the third board meeting of directors and supervisors, electing YEN Jung-chang as the next chairman of the board, and approving the purchase of 1057 square-meter vaults in the Singapore Industrial Park in Taipei County’s Shulin Township through a loan, and the lease of an additional 1057 square-meter space upstairs for the relocation of the Xindian and Zhonghe film archives. Later on, the film reels and artifacts were moved into the vaults at Shulin’s Singapore Industrial Park.
CTFA, Taipei City Government, Reading Times Cultural and Education Foundation, and Taipei Culture Foundation co-organized the first “Taipei Film Awards”, making it the second time the event was expanded since the Taipei City Government joined as a co-organizer the previous year.