Published the Filmmakers’ Series, The Pushing Hand of Taiwan New Cinema - MING Chi.
King HU’s Animation Dream: CHANG Yu Boils the Sea, encompassing the manuscripts of an unfinished animation by Hu, was being printed.
The “Taiwanese-language Cinema: History, Discovery, Transculturalization, Boundry-Crossing, Transnationalism, and Creolization” activity screening a series of Taiwanese-language films began at TFI’s screening room.
TFI became an official member of SEAPAVAA, as approved by the SEAPAVAA annual congress held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Collaborated with the Public Television Service on the production of “Reel Taiwan”, inviting a new generation of filmmakers to use over 5000 items of archive footage and begin a dialogue with the past.
Received 16mm negatives of educational documentaries made between the 1960s and 1990s by Kuangchi Program Service.
The “Rural Cinema Project” began, screening the restored version of Dragon Inn in Taitung’s Changkung Township and Taichung’s Sqoyaw indigenous community. The events were equipped with wooden chairs, wireless headphones, a big screen, and a 16,000 high-lumen projector, giving the residents of remote areas and outlying Islands where there were no cinemas, a cinema experience.
The master of hand-painting movie posters, CHEN Tzu-fu, donated 1172 movie poster manuscripts to TFI for permanent preservation.
Held the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage press conference, sharing the results of the annual archiving and digital restoration efforts, and screening Raining in the Mountain, the first narrative feature digitally restored by TFI’s own lab.
The digitally restored films by TFI’s lab in 2018 were King HU’s masterpiece Raining in the Mountain, and The Homecoming Pilgrimage of Dajia Mazu from the early Taiwanese TV program “Fragrant Formosa” series, and Encounter at the Station, The Bride Who Has Returned from Hell, Cheerful Wind, and Typhoon.
Taiwanese photographer DENG Nan-guang donated 19 8mm prints shot between 1935 and 1941 to TFI for permanent preservation. The content includes Deng’s family trip, Taipei during the Japanese Rule, and life of local people.