Magazine article Screen International

Golden Horse Project Market Sees 67% Growth; Yi's Animation Project Takes Top Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Golden Horse Project Market Sees 67% Growth; Yi's Animation Project Takes Top Prize

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Film financier attendance also up, including 12 venture capital companies.

Taiwan's Golden Horse Film & TV Film Project Promotion (FTPP) closed on an optimistic note of growing diversity, and quality. The three-day event (Nov 22 -24) saw 523 matchmaking meetings carried out between 25 film projects and 73 investors, representing 67% growth compared with the previous year.

The participation of film financers also saw a boost of 50%, including 12 venture capital companies such as Chinatrust Venture Capital, Franklin Cultural Creative Capital, and Singapore's IFS Capital Limited.

Several projects were greeted with such enthusiasm from the investors that extra sessions were added.

The NT$1m Grand Prize went to Yi Chin-Yen's (Blue Gate Crossing) first attempt at feature-length animated film, City of the Lost Things. The post-production awards include work from Thai post-production house The Post Bangkok and Korean post-production agency Moneff. The amount of the post-production awards totals NT$3.4 million ($120,000).

The FTPP jury such as Hong Kong filmmaker Fruit Chan and mainland Chinese director Wang Xiaoshuai expressed their delight at the increasing diversity seen in the subject, genre, and creativity of the film projects this year. The five animation projects, they said, particularly show promising development for Chinese-language animation in the future with the sheer quality and quantity they display.

City of the Lost Things is to be produced by Lee Lieh [pictured], the producer of 2010 hit gangland drama Monga and recent hit Jump Ashin! …

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