Taiwan Film and Audiovisual Institute, as an Administrative Institution, held its first joint meeting of the board of directors and supervisors, during which the Institute’s development plans, rules and regulations were passed, and Director WANG Chun-chi was appointed to continue her role as the 1st director of TFAI.
Co-organized the “Cities on Film: Taipei” program with the Korean Film Archive (KOFA), screening films online from June 16th – 29th. The program showcased Taipei in three different periods: “Taipei in Classics”, “Taipei in Transition”, and “Taipei in Love”. It was the first large-scale collaboration between TFAI and KOFA after the signing of the “Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation Relating to the Conservation of Film Heritage and Other Forms of Cultural Exchange” in 2019, symbolizing the deeper and wider exchange in cinema between Taiwan and Korean.
Premier of Executive Yuan SU Tseng-chang visited the completed first-phase construction of TFAI’s main building in Xinzhuang, New Taipei City, and announced that the construction of the second phase, including the archive vaults, the Film and Audiovisual Museum, and other projects, would be funded by the central government and begin construction next year.
Held the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage events at SPOT - Huashan Cinema, screening the digitally restored version of the 1965 LIANG Che-fu Taiwanese-language film Tarzan and the Treasure for the first time in Asia; and exhibiting the results of TFAI’s preservation and digital restoration work, including the restoration of Edward YANG’s 1994 film A Confucian Confusion as approved by PENG Kai-li, LEE Hsing’s 1972 film Execution in Autumn, and three films by Mimi LEE from the 1980s - Girl's School, Evening News, and Unmarried Mothers, and The Twilight of Tamsui and Meinung, A Town Cherishing Tradition from the “Fragrant Formosa” documentary series, licensed without charge by Unilever PLC.
TFAI’s VOD system began its first outreach phase, becoming available online for viewing at the Taiwan Music Institute of the National Center for Traditional Arts, the Taipei National University of the Arts Library, and the National Dong Hwa University Library.
Co-published Visible Memory: 100 Years of Taiwan Cinema in 22 Films with Spring Hill Publishing. The book explores films from the 1933 film The Man Who Has A Camera by neo-sensualist novelist LIU Na-ou to WAN Jen’s 1994 film Super Citizen KO, covering Taiwan cinema history of the 20th century as well as films made and screened during the Japanese Rule, and placing an emphasis on the impact of historical contexts and other aspects rarely discussed in cinema history books published in the past.
Co-published Cinema in Paint: Chen Tzu-Fu's Hand-drawn Movie Posters with Yuan-Liou Publishing, and held a book launch at the Kishu An Forest of Literature, with speakers: TFAI Chairman LAN Tsu-wei, writer CHEN Ya-wen, and designer HUANG Tzi-chin.