About the 58th APFF
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 categoryRecently, 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 electionPaperwork 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.
Taiwanese Senior Film Director
Chairman of Taiwan Film Producer Association
Professor of Chungyu University of Film & Arts Technology Dept. of Digital Media
Media Senior Professional
DK International Touch Media Group
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
Secretary-general of Taiwan Film Producer Association
Chair of Taiwan Future Films Development Association
CEO of APFF58
CEO of MAM (Mark Ang Media Co., Ltd)
Members of Executive committee
Renowned GHA Best Director
Former Chairman of GHA Executive
Producer/Director of Seasonal Film Corporation
WU, Gao-Xiong (WU, Gong)
Chairman of Taiwan Movie Production Development Association
Taiwanese Film Director
Chairman of Mei Ah Entertainment Development, INC.
Chairman of Arrow Cinematic Group Co. Ltd
Chairman of Taipei Multimedia Production Association
Chairman of TDPIF
Chairman of Hochan Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Director of Changhua County Cultural Affairs Bureau
Executive Director of Taiwan Film Producer Association
Former Chairman of Taipei Film Trade Association
Senior Film Critics
Managing Director of Flash Forward Entertainment
Chairman of Taiwan Documentary Development Association
Chairman of Chinese Culture & Creative Entertainment
Director/Producer of Oxygen Film Corporation
Director of Sun Ging Production House