Minister of Culture, LUNG Ying-tai, visited the Shulin vaults and pledged to allocate more funding towards acquiring the rights of Taiwanese films in light of the Chinese government’s strong support for their cultural industries. She also promised to ask for more budget from the Executive Yuan in the future, also to actively seek resources from private sectors, in order to ensure the sustainability of Taiwan cinema.
Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Golden Horse Awards, CTFA published the Filmmakers’ Series 4 - GONG Hong: 10 Years of Central Motion Picture Co. and Selected Writings and Photos by GONG Hong, former CMPC General Manager and one of the founders of the Golden Horse Awards.
LIN Wen-chi, Professor at National Central University, assumed the role of the 6th director of CTFA.
The Ministry of Culture launched the “Saving Old Taiwanese Films” initiative, prioritizing the rescue of 13 classics, including 6 Taiwanese-language and 7 Mandarin-language films. The repair cost was estimated to be 42 million NTD. The list of to-be-repaired films included A Touch of Zen, Cloud of Romance, Brother Wang and Brother Liu Tour Taiwan, and Taiwan’s first spy film The Best Secret Agent, The Rice Dumpling Vendors with a trending title song sung by KEH Kim-hoat, and the most popular film of the 70s, Victory.
In order to move the project of building the “National Film and Culture Center” forward, New Taipei City Government formed a consultation committee, with renowned filmmakers such as HSU Li-kong, TU Du-chih, LEE Lieh, and YEH Ju-fen serving as committee members, and director Ang LEE as the consultant.
The "Taiwan International Documentary Festival", which used to be held through a tendering process every two years, was integrated into Taiwan Film Institute and a permanent office was established.
The digitally restored films in 2013 were Love and Duty (1931), Dragon Inn (1967), Four Moods (1970), A Trip through China (1910), and 6 home movies by Taiwanese photographer DENG Nan-guang, titled Deng Nan-guang's 8mm Movies.
The Ministry of Culture proposed the "Fertile Ground Plan" to set the foundation for the next decade of Taiwan’s film industry. The plan referenced France's approach, aiming to upgrade CTFA to "Taiwan Film Institute"; and to amend the 30-year-old “Motion Picture Act"; also, to start a "Film Fund" to support the film industry and restore old films through fundraising and investment.