A total of film projects, including an executive from Oscar winner Cate Blanchett, have been shortlisted for this year’s Golden Horse Film Project promotion, organizers announced Monday. The Chinese language project takes place next to the prestigious Golden Horse Film Festival in Taiwan.
In the election, 37 development works. There are seven works in progress that are still looking for partners for completion funding or co-production. With 19 previously announced TV series projects, this year’s Golden Horse FPP boasts a total of 63 projects. Last year, the FPP calculated .0.
Most of the projects originate from Taiwan and there are lots of big names attached there. The play “I Feel You” directed by Hsiao Ya-chuan is executive produced by Hou Hsiao-hsien and Osaka Fumiko. “The Ancient Tree” is the latest descriptive feature from multiple Golden Horse Award nominated Singing Chain, known for its highly stylized approach to documentaries and features. “Q&A” is a new romance between Golden Horse’s nominated director “The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful” and Yang Ya-che, the director of the hit TV series “The Magician on the Skywalk”.
Seven projects have come from Hong Kong, including the play “Peach” written and directed by Jenny Sweeney and executive produced by Blanchett and Andrew Upton. “Today … Tomorrow …” is Ray Young’s follow-up to “Suk Suk”, his acclaimed feature about the lives of older gay men in the city. Ian Ian Mack’s latest play, Chunking Rosemary, is executive produced by award-winning author Stanley Kwan.
Six projects have come from Singapore and Malaysia, including Yeo Siu-Hua’s new offer “Stranger Eyes” following his 2018 Locarno-winner “A Land Imagined”. Golden Horse-winner Aung Kuo Xin’s “A Good Baby” sinks into the world of drug queens. The selection features a number of international co-productions, such as “My Madonna’s Night”, a joint production of Taiwan-France’s Ku-Cheng-Chui (“Fort Debussy”) and “A Year of Cold”, which revolves around a group. . Resilient women in the Himalayas. It was created by Nepalese director Min Bahadur Vam and supported by a Taiwanese crew.
The Golden Horse FPP will be held from November 22 to 24, 2021. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on November 2. The Golden Horse Film Festival will run from 11-2 November.