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ISSUE #564
5 Taiwanese films and 2 projects were selected to screen at Udine Far East Film Festival (FEFF), which will run from Apr. 22 through 30. Taiwanese films "Incantation," written and directed by Kevin Ko, and "Mama Boy" by Arvin Chen will take part in the 42-title competition.
22 Taiwanese films, shorts and documentaries will come under the spotlight at the annual Singapore Chinese Film Festival (SCFF), which will run from Apr. 29 to May 8. SCFF 2022 will be a mixed format of in-cinema and virtual events with a total of 52 titles from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore.
The Taiwan music, film, and live project Small Island Big Song brought together 15 musicians from 10 island nations of the Pacific and Indian Oceans during the pandemic to convey the tragedy of ocean pollution through remote collaboration.
Ministry Updates
MOC celebrates World Book Day with a series of activities
To promote the habit of reading, Taiwan is joining in the celebrations of World Book Day by connecting a network of independent bookstores and libraries across the nation under the program "Read Taiwan," which was launched by MOC in 2019. This year's event kicked off on Apr. 23.
3 Taiwanese films won awards at New York Festivals 2022
The award winners of the 2022 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards were announced on Apr. 26 at its virtual Storytellers Gala event. Eight entries from Taiwan were selected as finalists, and three entries won gold and bronze awards. "Solo Dance," directed by Lee Li-shao, won the gold medal in the arts category.
New rewards program to revitalize arts & cultural sector
The "Arts FUN Go" voucher that the Ministry of Culture issued last year will expire on Apr. 30. To continue to provide support and revitalize the arts and cultural sector, MOC partners with the National Theater and Concert Hall to launch a new rewards program.
Cultural Features
Born in 1953 in Taichung, Lung Shao-hua entered the show business at the age of 16. At first, Lung focused on Mandarin-language dramas, but later, his on-screen performances turned to being mainly in Taiwanese. On September 15, 2021, Lung passed away from illness at the age of 68. After 42 years of acting, Lung had accumulated some 127 appearances, both leading and guest, on film and television.
Actor | Lung Shao-hua
The Keelung Fort Commander's Official Residence, which was completed during the period of Japanese rule over Taiwan, was considered a high-class residence at the time and was designated as a municipal historic site in 2006. In 2017, the Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau included the building in the project "The Tagana Story," spending more than NT$37 million on restoration to recreate the Zen-like, elegant Japanese residential space of the past.
Keelung Fort Commander
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