Held the “Together, In Time - World Day for Audiovisual Heritage X 40th Anniversary of TFI” series of events, screening TFI’s own digital restoration The Homecoming Pilgrimage of Dajia Mazu, TFI’s own production Archiving Time, and the special 35mm screening of A City of Sadness.
Executive Yuan approved the draft of the “Organizational Act of Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute” proposed by the Ministry of Culture, and subsequently sent it to the Legislative Yuan for review. The act aims to upgrade TFI, a foundation, to an administrative institution. To facilitate the collection of Taiwan’s audiovisual assets such as films, television, and radio, the Taiwan Film Institute was set to be expanded to “Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute”.
The restored version of HOU Hsiao-hsien’s Cheerful Wind, made possible by TFI, returned to the big screen at the 10th Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival at the Shin Kong Cinemas.
Collaborated with a French curator on the “Le Cinéma de (Mauvais) Genre Taïwanais” program, screening 13 commercial Taiwanese films from the 60s to the early 80s at the Cinémathèque française. The newly digitally restored film Typhoon by PAN Lei served as the opening film.
The newly digitally restored The Wheel of Life had its world premiere at the 21st Udine Far East Film Festival, returning to the big screen after 35 years. The film was co-directed by King HU, LEE Hsing, and PAI Ching-jui.
TFI and Korean Film Archive (KOFA) signed the “Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation Relating to the Conservation of Film Heritage and Other Forms of Cultural Exchange”, setting objectives for the cooperation in film collection and restoration, the exchange of the expertise and experts of film collection and digital restoration, the exchange of individual films or film programs for exhibition, and the exchange of research and publications, etc.
The newly restored important film by PAN Lei, Typhoon, made its Asian premiere at the Taipei Film Festival held at the Shin Kong Cinemas.
Following last year’s collaboration with Public Television Service (PTS) on encouraging creative works to use archive footage, this year, TFI and PTS jointly invited four new-generation directors from the Golden Horse Film Academy to make narrative shorts with the theme “Somewhere 4 Some Time”. They were expected to repurpose Taiwanese-language films from the 60s.
Held the “Film Artifacts of Director LEE Hsing” exhibition at Bopiliao Historic Block, selecting precious manuscripts, trophies, records, posters, and personal items from over 40,000 archived artifacts of Lee’s to exhibit.
TFI’s VOD system was completed, making 84 classic TV documentary episodes of The Portrait of Hundred Occupations from the 1980s available online. The first batch of uploaded films included over 1000 of precious newsreels by Taiwan Film Culture Co.
WANG Chun-chi, Associate Professor at National Dong Hwa University, assumed the role as the 3rd director of TFI.
Continuing the “Rural Cinema Project” initiated last year, this year the project chose the outlaying island of Matsu’s Nangan Township as the first stop of the tour, screening TFI’s newly digitally restored film by HOU Hsiao-hsien, Cheerful Wind.
With generous donation from the film’s leading actress, PENG Hsueh-fen, the 1983 film co-directed by King HU, LEE Hsing, and PAI Ching-jui, The Wheel of Life was scanned in high-res and digitized, followed by the restoration finished in three months. The film made its world premiere at the Udine Far East Film Festival in Italy. The Taiwan premiere took place at the Kaohsiung Film Festival.
Attended the premiere of Somewhere 4 Some Time, the series of shorts co-produced by the Golden Horse Film Festival, PTS, and TFI.
The Taipei Women's Rescue Foundation donated a 16mm print of Golden Horse Best Documentary A Secret Buries For 50 Years -- A Story of Taiwanese ''Comfort Women''.
The President announced the establishment of the "Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute (TFAI)" by promulgating the "Organizational Act of Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute". The Act was announced by the Executive Yuan on May 19, 2020.
The “Organizational Act of Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute” was passed by the Legislative Yuan on the third reading.
Premier of Executive Yuan SU Tseng-chang approved the list of directors and supervisors of the first board of TFAI. LAN Tsu-wei assumed the role as the first fulltime Chairman of the Board. The board members and supervisors included LAN Tsu-wei, LIAO Ching-sung, LEE Lieh, KAO Wen-hung, HUANG Hui-chen, WANG Shau-di, YANG Kuei-mei, CHENG Yu-chieh, LEE Yung-chuan, KE Yu-fen, WU Kou-chen, MA Shih-fang, LIU I-cheng, HSIN Chiu-miao, and Director-General of the Department of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, TSENG Chin-man.