After two years of effort, the "Taiwan Cinema Toolkit" curated by CTFA, launched on the official website of "Taiwan Academy". The current Toolkit lineup included 70 classic Taiwanese films presented under 9 themes. Each film had a synopsis, reviews, and a trailer in both Mandarin and English, serving as a "cheat sheet" for Taiwan cinema. Among the lineup, 36 films were available on DVD for use in events such as Taiwan Film Week held around the world.
Senior filmmaker HSU Feng, also a two-time Golden Horse winner for Best Actress, supported the “Saving Old Films” initiative by donating 5.1 million NTD to restore A Touch of Zen, directed by King HU 40 years ago and starred herself.
Held the “Arclight Over the Red-carpeted Stage – Chinese Opera Films” festival.
“Taiwan Film Institute (TFI)” was officially established, with its budget increased from the pervious 40 million per year to 170 million, aimed at improving film archiving and expanding the organization, as well as at increasing educational outreach and overseas marketing. Former CTFA director, LIN Wen-chi, assumed the role as the 1st director of TFI.
In collaboration with Luodong Forest District Office, TFI re-released the digitally restored Love in Chilly Spring in cinemas. The film marked Fong Fei-fei’s big-screen debut. Aside from Fong’s performance, the film also featured historical footage of logging in the Taiping Mountain area of Yilan, as well as footage of the forest railway, bamboo rafts, and cable cars.
The Memorial Film Festival of senior director and pioneer of documentary news in Taiwan, YANG Wen-gan, opened with the film for which Yang won Best Narrative Feature at the Golden Horse Awards, Call of the Mountains. The leading actors of the film - KO Chun-hsiung, BA Ge, and LIANG Hsiu-shen were in attendance and watched the film with the audience.
The classic literary romantic film The Young Ones directed by LEE Hsing and starred Chen Chen and Alan Kwong-wing TANG was digitally restored and re-released in cinemas. The deleted scene of Chen Chen singing the classic song “A Thousand Words” in the Hong Kong version was put back. TFI also released a calendar with stills from classic films, so as to fundraise for the repair of other classic films. The stills featured Chen Chen, Brigitte LIN, and Joan LIN, etc.
Film star Chen Chen donated 1 million NTD.
The digitally restored films in 2014 were Back to Anping Harbor (1972), Dangerous Youth (1962), A Touch of Zen Part 1 & 2 (1970), Love in Chilly Spring (1979), Storm over the Yangtze River (1969), and The Young Ones (1973).
In remembrance of film star Linda LIN’s 80th birthday, TFI held a memorial film festival, screening 3 rarely seen black & white films starring Lin – The Swallow, A Mellow Spring, and Lady in Distress.