NEWS: Taipei Film Fund Unveils First Five International Project Investments
The Taipei Film Commission (TFC) has announced the first five projects to receive funding from its new initiative, the Taipei Film Fund, with the initial beneficiaries involving production teams from the Netherlands, France, Singapore, Austria and Hong Kong.
Launched by Taipei City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the fund has an annual budget of around $1m (NT$30m) to invest in international film and TV co-productions with Taiwan, with the aim of attracting more international talent to Taipei.
HBO Asia’s Dream Raider, an eight-part sci-fi series recently announced at Hong Kong Filmart, is the biggest beneficiary of the initial funding round with an investment of $324,000. Starring Taiwan’s Vivian Hsu and David Wang, the series is directed by Daniel Fu and Simon Hung and brings together talent from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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