Date: 21 – 28 November 2016
Partners: Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival Executive Committee
Founded in 2013, the Asian Film Awards Academy (AFA Academy) continues to extend and strengthen its role as a major facilitator and advocate for Asian cinema through its annual Asian Film Awards (AFA) and year-round programs. Since last year, the Academy has kick-started a series of programs with partners around the region and the world to promote and develop Asian cinema through activities with film talents and audiences, including the Awards show, masterclasses, film roadshows, student visits and internship programs.
2015’s Journey to the Fest – Student Visit to the Busan International Film Festival, brought Hong Kong students of film and media-related disciplines to South Korea’s major film event. The young participants networked with peers and professionals from around the region, and found the trip “unforgettable” and helpful for their future career. Continuing this success, the AFA Academy had leaded a seven-day Student Visit to the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (TGHFF) in 2016.
Initially established to promote Taiwanese cinema in 1962, the Taipei Golden Horse has evolved into a leading film awards ceremony and festival dedicated to Pan-Chinese cinema and a multi-faceted platform for international exchanges for film professionals and cineastes. In addition to watching films, meeting film professionals, attending the Golden Horse Awards’ Ceremony and Red Carpet, and participating in the Golden Horse Film Academy’s activities, the students will also visit the Taipei Film Institute, its film archive, and the Taipei International Documentary Festival to get a wider and deeper perspective of the importance and variety of Taiwanese cinema.
Main events included:
Screenings and After-Screening Discussions with Filmmakers
Period: 21 to 26 November 2016
Student have watched around 10 films of different genres and from different countries co-chosen by TGHFF and AFA Academy.
TGHFF Orientation Meeting
Date: 21 November 2016
Venue: Amba Hotel
Speakers: Christa Chen (Hospitality Manager, TGHFF), Emma Chen (Program Director, TGHFF)
Visit to Spot
Dates: 23 November 2016
Speaker: Susan Hsu (Manager of Event & Plans)
Meet with the Press- Director of ‘The Summer is Gone’
Date: 23 November 2016
Golden Horse Academy Lectures
Date: 24 November 2016
Venue: Central Motion Picture Co. Studio (C.M.P.C. Studio)
Speaker: Action choreographer Adam Chan Chung-Tai, Gino Yang
Taipei Golden Horse Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony
Date: 26 November 2016
Venue: Taipei Zhongshan Hall
Visit to Taipei Post Production
Date: 25 November 2016
Venue: Taipei Post Production
Speaker: Production Manager of Taipei Post Production
Meet Japanese director Shiraishi Kazuya after the Screening of Twisted Justice.
Meet Singaporean director Boo Junfeng of Apprentice and his production crew at Malaysian Night Cocktail Party.
Meet with cinematographer Christopher Doyle and Hong Kong film critic Ernest Chan Chi Wah.
Meet with Taiwanese actor Cheng Jen-Shuo and actress Xinya An.