To promote the transparency of domestic box-office figures, TFI started providing the general public with box-office information on all domestic theatrical releases on its official website.
Held “TSUI Hsiao-ping’s 96th Birthday Memorial Film Festival”, screening films Tsui either directed or starred in, including Outside the Window (as director), Our Neighbor, The Wealthy Husband, Sun Rise, Sun Set, and The Monument of Virtue. Tsui’s career spanned the fields of theater, radio, film, and education.
“Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” facilitated the screenings of many classic wuxia films at Portugal’s Porto International Film Festival. The films shown included A City Called Dragon, Iron Mistress, The Grand Passion, The Fly Dragon Mountain, The Swordsman of All Swordsmen, and A Touch of Zen.
The journal first published in 1983, Film Appreciation, welcomed a new look for this year’s 174th issue, catering to the younger generation with new design and color printing.
Launched the “Taiwan Cinema Villages” project that encouraged city and county governments, local artistic groups and venues to participate in activities regarding restored films, in hopes to share the results of digitizing Taiwan classics and the art of cinema.
Commenced the production of three self-produced documentaries - The King HU Documentary, the LEE Hsing documentary Keep on Walking: The Man and His Higher Course, and the documentary about TFI’s film restoration work, Archiving Time.
After a year’s planning and half a year’s construction, the TFI Digital Restoration Lab finally commenced operation.
Curated the “King HU’s World of Cinematic Arts” exhibition at Taoyuan Airport’s “C8 Taiwan Cinema Lounge”, displaying precious manuscripts and paintings by Hu.
Super Citizen KO, directed by the “Taiwan New Cinema” pioneer WAN Jen, was digitally restored, and screened at Tokyo International Film Festival’s “World Focus” program.
Screened the digitally restored version of The Husband’s Secret on World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.
Taiwanese-language Cinema: History, Discovery, Transculturalization, Boundry-Crossing, Transnationalism, and Creolization edited by WANG Chun-chi, Associate Professor of National Dong Hwa University, was published. Several book launch events were held in Hualien and Taipei, with authors of the essays attending.
Cinematographers HUNG Ching-yun and LAI Cheng-ying donated filming equipment and accessories; while director KUO Nan-hung donated scripts, behind-the-scenes photos, posters, and stills, etc.
The digitally restored films by TFI’s lab in 2017 were the 1966 film The Mountain by the pioneer of Taiwan’s documentary filmmaking, Richard Yao-chi CHEN, Cloud of Romance, May 13th, Night of Sorrow, The Husband’s Secret, The Rice Dumpling Vendors, and Six Suspects.
Under the budgetary support of the Ministry of Finance toward the "Taiwan Film and Culture Park BOT Project", the construction of the "Taiwan Film and Culture Park - Taiwan Film Institute" in Xinzhuang Sub-city Center began. The New Taipei City Government was responsible for the hardware construction, while the Ministry of Culture handled the internal decoration and future operations. The construction was set to be completed in 2020.