TAIWAN TV FESTIVAL
The Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TAICCA) was formed in June 2019 under the oversight of Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture with the remit of supporting a range of content industries, including film and television, pop music, publishing, fashion and more. Its activities include the management of the National Development Fund to develop IP, incubate culture technologies and facilitate startups. It also promotes Taiwan’s cultural brand globally, with the creative industries now valued as a key economic contributor.
In conjunction with TAICCA, World Screen is hosting the inaugural Taiwan TV Festival, showcasing some of the island nation’s leading production companies, distributors and broadcasters and highlighting the wealth of diverse content coming out of the country.
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Asia Digital Media, which operates various channels, has Traveling with Style in the festival; the lifestyle series is hosted by Marco Liao.
Chinese Television System (CTS), a key terrestrial TV channel in Taiwan, is distributing Polyland International Entertainment’s romance drama I, Myself.
CHOCO Media, which operates the LINE TV platform, has two seasons of the reality/cooking series Friends by Food Truck on offer.
Dreamaker Media has built the MiluEgg brand into a hit property across Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and China and is showcasing the 13-part animated series Happy Lusasa, set in MiluEgg’s hometown.
New from Each Other Films is a 13-part comedic drama called Show On: An Influencer’s Rise to Her Hot Hot Fame.
Global Festival is a long-running travel documentary from ELTA Technology that shows various festivals from around the world.
Greener Grass Production, an independent Taiwan-based production house, is touting 2049, a sci-fi family drama comprising three chapters. It is also behind the Hakka period drama Gold Leaf, which is being represented by Public Television Service (PTS Taiwan).
Hakka TV, a channel to reflect Hakka culture in Taiwan, distributes Magichour Film’s sports drama Girls Win, about a high school basketball team.
Island Nation, a two-season political drama about contemporary Taiwanese history, is on offer from Marktwain Production.
Portico Media, which operates GagaOOLala, the first and largest LGBTQ+ OTT platform in Asia, is showcasing the six-part romance drama Fragrance of the First Flower.
PTS Taiwan is behind several titles in the festival. The first public-service broadcaster in Taiwan is showcasing a mix of unscripted, drama and kids, with the talk show 36 Questions, Bigcat Studio’s show Brave Animated Series, the kids’ cooking show Master Chef’s Scientific Kung-Fu and the anthology series Heaven on the 4th Floor from The Walker Films.
Sanlih E-Television, which operates six channels, is distributing How Kan Entertainment Production’s popular celebrity sports competition All Star Sports Day and Jin Pai Fong Hua Video Production’s romance drama Piggy’s Counter-Attack.
Screenworks Asia, CATCHPLAY’s production subsidiary, is a joint venture with TAICCA to fuel the production of premium movies, series, miniseries and factual entertainment across different genres. It is offering up the popular talk show Dee’s Talk.
Studio2 Animation Lab, which focuses on animation film creation, development and production, is rolling out the comedic kids’ animated series Pigsy Express.
Studio76 Original Productions, a new Taiwan-based fund that produces, develops, invests, markets and distributes digital movies with talent resources from Taiwan, is offering up inJECT Inspiration’s edgy four-part crime drama You Have to Kill Me.
Taiwan Television Enterprise, a part of the country’s first commercial free-to-air TV station, is offering up SongDa Entertainment’s period drama Born into Loving Hands, about midwives in the 1960s.
Taiwanese tourism and food are in the spotlight in Super Taste—Go Go! Two-Day Trip, a series on offer from TVBS Media.
Tzu Chi Culture and Communication Foundation (Da Ai Television) is highlighting a 30-episode drama/comedy about four new immigrant wives living in Sanchong, New Taipei City, called Stay for Love.
Vision Creator, which has developed a specialty in underwater filming, is looking to entice buyers with the first-ever reality show combining free diving and photography, Aqua Challenge.
Wildfire Entertainment, founded in 2010 to develop new global Chinese entertainment, has a talent/entertainment competition, Dancing Diamond 52, which aims to create a new idol group.
Wutong Culture Business was founded to promote Taiwanese opera, and one of its latest productions is the 30-episode Tavern by the Lethe.
Xanthus Animation Studio, which provides original animation development, high-end quality animation and VFX producing, is showcasing 2049+ Voice of Rebirth, a six-part animated series.