The Golden Horse Film Project Promotion (FPP) is a Chinese-language film project matching platform designed to bring to the fore collaborative opportunities between filmmakers, investors and distributors, as well as to link regional industry professionals to the international film community. In the sixteenth years since its establishment, the FPP has made numerous dazzling examples of the successful, the innovative, and the artistic. In 2020, FPP even opens up a new section and welcomes Series projects, aiming to provide more opportunities for the filmmakers and creative talents.
Myriad Selected Projects from the current years include A New Old Play (Dir. QIU Jiongjiong; Special Jury Prize - Concorso internazionale at the 2021 Locarno Film Festival; selected in A Window on Asian Cinema at the 2021 Busan International Film Festival), American Girl (Dir. Fiona ROAN Feng-i; selected in Asian Future at the 2021 Tokyo International Film Festival), Madalena (Dir. Emily CHAN; opening film of the 2021 Hong Kong Asian Film Festival; in competition at the 2021 Far East Film Festival), Days Before the Millennium (Dir. CHANG Teng-yuan; selected in A Window on Asian Cinema at the 2021 Busan International Film Festival and International New Talent Competition at the 2021 Taipei Film Festival), Listen Before You Sing (Dir. YANG Chih-lin; nominated at the 23rd Taipei Film Awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay), Drifting (Dir. Jun LI; selected in the 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam, Hong Kong International Film Festival, Far East Film Festival; winner of Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2021 FIRST International Film Festival Xining), Dead & Beautiful (Dir. David VERBEEK; selected in the Lime Light section at the 2021 International Film Festival Rotterdam; nominated at the 23rd Taipei Film Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Design), Far Away Eyes (Dir. WANG Chun-hong; selected in NETPAC Award at the 2021 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival), GATAO - The Last Stray (Dir. Ray JIANG; 2021 Far East Film Festival), and series The Amazing Grace of Σ (Dir. WU Luo-ying and Ray JIANG; selected in the 2021 Festival SERIES MANIA and Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival).
Besides shining at various international film festivals, the recent completed projects also perform brilliantly at the 58th Golden Horse Awards; American Girl wins Best New Director, Best New Performer, Best Cinematography, Audience Choice Award and FIPRESCI Prize; Listen Before You Sing receives nomination for Best Original Film Score; Drifting wins Best Adapted Screenplay; Goddamned Asura (Dir. LOU Yi-an) wins Best Supporting Actress; GATAO - The Last Stray receives nomination for Best Leading Actor and Best Supporting Actor; and Raydio (Dir. Kaidi ZHAN) receives nomination for Best New Performer. Other completed projects include Blood of the Blue (Dir. YUAN Hsu-hu), soon-to-be-released Shiro - Hero of Heros (Dir. LIN Yu-chun and LIU Yu-shu), and Girls, Be Ambitious! (Dir. Julian CHOU). Projects in post-production or in production include Incantation, Tomorrow is a Long Time and Day Off.
The FPP consists of two events: One-on-one private meetings and professional workshops. In November 2021, investors, industry decision-makers and venture partners around the world convened in Taipei City for their chance to meet with the representatives of 63 Selected Projects (37 FPP Projects, 7 WIP Projects and 19 Series Projects), for an astounding total of 1,205 on-site and online pitching meetings. The FPP’s signature one-on-one round table meetings are especially lauded as rare independent spaces, where filmmakers may fully present their creative visions and production capability, and where investors may speak freely and unreservedly. Prior to the meetings, the representatives of the Selected Projects were invited to workshops with their project proposal to discuss with industry veterans, whose valuable suggestions add the polishing touches on pitches, advancing investor commitment prospects.
In addition to the coveted Grand Prize of TWD 1,000,000, the 2021 FPP also offers other cash awards with the enduring and generous sponsorship of leading regional and international partners, including CNC Cash Award (EUR 8,000), Taipei Golden Creativity Award (TWD 400,000), FPP Visionary Award (USD 12,000), TAICCA Original Award (TWD 300,000), CATCHPLAY Global Spotlight Award (TWD 350,000), MirrorFiction Story Award (TWD 300,000), Central Picture Corporation Award (TWD 500,000 and studio/equipment incentive), Taipei New Horizon Screenplay Award (TWD 400,000 for WIP projects), and SCREENWORKS Series Awards (TWD 350,000) as well as myVideo Creative Series Award (TWD 300,000). Winning filmmakers are given the resources and networks to raise the standard and envision a brighter future for the Chinese-language films.
The 2022 Golden Horse FPP will take place from November 15th through the 17th, where a gathering of film industry professionals is certain to be a sight to behold.