Phuket Film Festival to Turn the Spotlight on Taiwanese Film

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Information I received that may be of interest to readers:


Bangkok, Thailand March 17, 2009:  The Phuket Film Festival is proud
to announce a Spotlight on Taiwanese Film will take place during the
2nd edition of the Festival which will run June 4 – 11 2009 at the
Coliseum Theaters in Phuket Town, on the beautiful international
resort destination of Phuket, Thailand.

The 2009 edition of the Festival will screen over 40 award winning
movies from 17 countries.

Supporting the Academy Award nominated and other award winning
Taiwanese films will be directors, producers, actors and actresses
traveling to the Festival from Taiwan. They will join other Festival
VIPs on a special tour of the island to raise awareness of Phuket as a
world-class film location providing a comprehensive range of
international class production services.

Attending will be:

Keeping Watch – Fen Fen Cheng
The Most Distant Course – Liin Jing-Jie
Island Etude – En Chen
Sumimasen Love – Lin Yu-Hsien
Step by Step – Kuo Chen – ti

Producers Patrick Mao Huang and James Liu will also attend the Festival.

A number of “stars” from Taiwan will also attend the Festival in
support of the “Spotlight”. Talent are still being confirmed however
the Festival has learned Joseph Chang and Jani Tsai will probably
attend as well as Asian superstar Chie Tanaka who will be awarded the
Festival’s Asian Talent of the Year Award.  Huai-Jhong Wu has also
been confirmed to attend.

The Spotlight on Taiwanese Film is being held in line with the
Festival’s goal to “diversify cultural activities “on Phuket and to
mark the growth of the Taiwanese film industry for film lovers around
the world.

The “Spotlight” also supports the recent Tourism Authority of Thailand
(TAT) “Two Islands, One Culture” promotional campaign held to
stimulate travel between the two islands of Taiwan and Phuket.

A gala reception hosted by the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in
Thailand on Friday June 5, 2009

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