About the 58th APFF

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Globalization is the congregation of various cultures. Hence, the neologism, “glocalization”, emphasizes the idea that globalization and localization are meant to be intimately unified.

After 8 years of anticipation, the 58th Asia-Pacific Film Festival is finally backed to Taiwan. Under the frame of inheritance, we think out of the box to build an international platform, which is not about principle, ostentation, or judgment, but to advertise Taiwanese cultural spirit once again. We focus only on being who we are.

In 2018, with the most traditional and localized culture, together we build the 58th Asia-Pacific Film Festival to embrace the global vision. Refined APFF, Radiant Taiwan.

The 58th Asia-Pacific Film Festival core objectives

  • Advocating for national cultural policies
  • Boosting tourism while holding the film festival
  • Creating communication opportunities for professionals in the filming industry, opening up a new path for the art and business of film-making
  • Developing newcomers for joining the competition
  • Boosting communication of the public, industry, with local and global creators

The 58th Asia-Pacific Film Festival (APFF) reformation detail

  • External review for a reliable and fair vote.
    Over the years, the Jury of APFF has nominated by the FPA board members. This year, Taipei has actively proposed to add in external reviews. For the first time, APFF takes external reviews into account to promote Asia-Pacific Film to a new level. Approval by the FPA, the host city could recommend 3 juries who are non-FPA board member's city. With this massive change, Asia-Pacific Film enters a new era.
  • New Media: a new competition category
    Recently, numbers of films are broadcasting through the online platform. Even if the whole world holds countless outstanding filmmakers, those famous film workshops do not accept New Online Media as a category. However, these massive creative artists cannot be ignored. Thus, this year, Taipei proposed to include New Media as the competition category. Every FPA board members accept approvement without any arguments.
  • Online application and election
    Paperwork is always the significant documentary files to apply to every film workshop. However, APFF has covered over 20 and more capitals. Hence, it takes significant work to collect every paperwork documents. Today, at Taipei’s suggestion, online application and film jury system is developed and highly functioning. This system helps to overcome time and time differences, reduce the cost of operation.

Preparatory committee

LEE, You-Ning. Chairman
LEE, You-Ning
Chairman

Taiwanese Senior Film Director
Chairman of Taiwan Film Producer Association
Professor of Chungyu University of Film & Arts Technology Dept. of Digital Media

Jeffrey KO. Vice Chairman
Jeffrey KO
Vice Chairman

Media Senior Professional
DK International Touch Media Group

Su Yi.Vice Chairman/Executive committee
Su Yi
Vice Chairman/Executive committee

Chairman of Color Stone Jewelry Corp
Color Stone jewelry royal club founder
2015-2108 FGA Taiwan counselor
our home-furry child midway rescue donor (funding supporter)
full-love vegetarian dog park land donors and other midway supporters
Animal aider (over ten years)
VVFO (Victory Vegan Food Opera) founder
2017-2018 china global vegan association Counselor
Shanghai Very vegetarian restaurant shareholder

LIU, Peng-Yi. Secretary-general
LIU, Peng-Yi
Secretary-general

Secretary-general of Taiwan Film Producer Association

LIN, Wei-Lun. Director
LIN, Wei-Lun
Director

Chair of Taiwan Future Films Development Association

Mark ANG. CEO of APFF58
Mark ANG
CEO of APFF58

CEO of MAM (Mark Ang Media Co., Ltd)

Members of Executive committee

Toon Wang
Toon Wang

Renowned GHA Best Director
Former Chairman of GHA Executive

WU, Si-Yuan
WU, Si-Yuan

Producer/Director of Seasonal Film Corporation

WU, Gao-Xiong (WU, Gong)
WU, Gao-Xiong (WU, Gong)

Chairman of Taiwan Movie Production Development Association

SHEN, Ke-Shang
SHEN, Ke-Shang

Taiwanese Film Director

QIU, Shun-Qing
QIU, Shun-Qing

Chairman of Mei Ah Entertainment Development, INC.

LIN, Tian-Gui
LIN, Tian-Gui

Chairman of Arrow Cinematic Group Co. Ltd

LIN, Xiang-Ping
LIN, Xiang-Ping

Chairman of Taipei Multimedia Production Association

LIN, Xi-Hui
LIN, Xi-Hui

Chairman of TDPIF

XU, Jia-Sen
XU, Jia-Sen

Chairman of Hochan Entertainment Co., Ltd.

Chen, Wen-Bin
Chen, Wen-Bin

Director/ Screenwriter
Director of Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau

CHEN, Hong-Yuan
CHEN, Hong-Yuan

Film Producer
Executive Director of Taiwan Film Producer Association

CHEN, Jun-Rong
CHEN, Jun-Rong

Former Chairman of Taipei Film Trade Association

LIANG, Liang
LIANG, Liang

Script Supervisor
Senior Film Critics

HUANG, Mou-Chang
HUANG, Mou-Chang

Managing Director of Flash Forward Entertainment

YANG, Li-Zhou
YANG, Li-Zhou

Chairman of Taiwan Documentary Development Association

YANG, Ji-Chang
YANG, Ji-Chang

Chairman of Chinese Culture & Creative Entertainment

QU, You-Ning
QU, You-Ning

Director/Producer of Oxygen Film Corporation

LIU, Jing-Ling
LIU, Jing-Ling

Director of Sun Ging Production House

LIU, Yi-Dong
LIU, Yi-Dong

Director/Film Critics