In 2022, the Marché du Film (Cannes Film Market), which combines film art and commerce will run from May 17 to 25. "Taiwan Cinema" presented by Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) will participate in Marché du Film through a combination of its online and physical markets with the support of the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID).
After being limited to only the online platform over the past two years due to the pandemic, TAICCA will, for the first time, return to Cannes with a physical pavilion "Taiwan Cinema" at the Palais des Festivals this year, bringing along 92 film titles and projects and help to matchmake these latest titles with international investors and distributors.
This year, "Taiwan Cinema" will feature 39 studios and companies, presenting 92 quality Taiwanese films and projects. Participating works include the horror film "Incantation (咒)," the glove puppetry adventure film "DEMIGOD: The Legend Begins (素還真)," the new film by director Arvin Chen (陳駿霖), "Mama Boy (初戀慢半拍)," and "Legend of Sun Walker(孫行者傳)," Taiwan's first 3D immersive animated feature.
Taiwan's immersive content has really shined this year, with three works shortlisted for the Cannes XR x VeeR Future Award Competition: “The Starry Sand Beach (星砂)," which received TAICCA’s International Immersive Content Grant in 2020, as well as two works supported by the Kaohsiung Film Archive's "Kaohsiung VR Film Lab" project, "Madame Pirate: Becoming a Legend (女海盜：成名之路)" and "Red Tail Ep. 1 (紅尾巴 EP.1)." The three Taiwanese projects are among the 18 shortlisted works vying for the "Best VR Story" and "Best VR Interactive Experience" awards, and will also be screened online during the festival.