Six films co-produced by Taiwan have been selected for the 77th edition of the Cannes Film Festival and several more for its associated market, running until the end of May, according to the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA), subordinate to the Ministry of Culture (MOC).
The films preselected in competition are Colored, Locust y The Shamelesswhile Missing Pictures: Naomi Kawase, Mongrel y Appointment With Pol Pot will be screened in non-competitive programs.

The TAICCA installed a Taiwan Pavilion at the Marche du Film, the Cannes film market, to present more than one hundred works of national production, according to the agency. The market also hosts Shoot the Book!, in which four Taiwanese novels were shortlisted for the initiative that facilitates the transformation of literary works into films.

In addition, the Executive Committee of the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival organized screenings of films whose cast or crew have included winners of Taiwan’s most prestigious film award. A Foggy Tale, Daughter’s Daughter, Dead Talents Society y Kung Fu were presented during the event.

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TAICCA President Homme Tsai said international co-productions offer Taiwanese talents greater opportunities to break into the global film industry. The agency will continue to invest in high-quality works through its international co-financing program, Tsai added.

The program offers to fund up to 49 percent of a film’s total budget, and the application must meet requirements regarding elements related to Taiwan, as well as international co-production and global screening.


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