2023 TCCF Pitching will officially take place from Tuesday, November 7th to Friday, November 10th at Taipei New Horizon Building. The event will comprise two major sections, which includes “Project to Screen” and “Story to Screen.”
“Project to Screen” calls for projects from around the world. We have received submissions from a great number of regions, and will be displaying feature films, series, animations features and series, as well as documentary features and series, presenting premium projects with great potential for the international market. “Story to Screen'' gathers projects with original Taiwanese stories that contain great potential for screen adaptations.
In total, five pitches will be presented, divided by categories. Every section will display audiovisual projects and story-pitchings with great potential, hoping to let international partners experience Taiwan’s rich creative energy, and at the same time be presented with all the best selections of Asia’s original content!
The selected feature films this year include projects from various exceptional directors and their filming teams, which makes a total of 10 feature film pitching projects. Among all, there are find 2 projects from Taiwan; 4 international projects from Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines, Japan and France; 4 international co-production projects that involve participation from Hong Kong, India, France, Norway, the Philippines, and Japan, etc. A variety of themes and genres are gathered in the Feature Films section, including Horror, Thriller, Romance, Fantasy, Folklore, and more. There are also be projects that pay tribute to celebrities, discuss controversial issues and book adaptations. We hope to present to you a diversity of perspectives and styles.
The Series section this year is an explosion of creativity. There are over a hundred Series projects from a variety of regions. In the end, we have selected 11 projects, including 8 from Taiwan, 2 from Indonesia and South Korea, as well as an international co-production by Taiwan and Japan. The selected projects include a diversity of genres, such as Mystery, mafia-themed Action, Sci-filRomance, Horror, and so much more. Each pitching project represents a rich amount of creative energy from each team. We hope by promoting their projects, we’ll be able to infuse even more creative vibe for the global series market!
Our Animation feature and series pitch this year gathers various distinguished projects from animation artists––the stories are rich and contain a diversity of genres. Among the 10 selected animation pitching projects, there are 7 from Taiwan and 3 from France and the Philippines. These project genres include Comedy, Sci-fi, Adventure, and Coming-of-age; these stories cover topics such as climate change, technological development, cultural intersections, and more, which cater to audiences of different ages, and will surely demonstrate their potential for the international market. We hope that through our event, we’ll be able to facilitate international collaborations and make the art of animation even more seen within and beyond the industry!
In recent years, the demand for documentaries in the film and television market has increased and has become even more diverse. This year, we have called for projects from around the world, hoping to extend and explore the diversity of themes. The 12 selected documentary feature and series projects include 3 from Taiwan, 6 from Pakistan, Armenia, the Philippines, Germany, France, Iran, the United States and Malaysia, as well as 3 international co-production projects from Japan, France, the Philippines, South Korea and Hong Kong. We’re looking forward to bringing more perspectives to the global audiences!
2023 is the first year we are organizing a “Story to Screen” pitch, inviting published original stories from Taiwan to take part in TCCF Pitching. The formats include publications, comics, performing art, and gaming, in hopes of demonstrating diverse themes and richness from Taiwan’s original stories in the global market. We are looking forward to presenting even more distinguished original works from Taiwan to the global audiences, and to facilitating opportunities for screen adaptations, making the value of each project even more visible. The selected projects for Story to Screen include 10 projects, which are 4 comics and 6 publications. The amount of creativity is astounding, and we can’t wait to bring international audiences to experience all these projects!
In 2023, TAICCA School is co-hosting a TAICCA x PAS International Film Training Workshop with the Workshop Produire au Sud under France’s Three Continents Festival. This workshop focuses on supporting emerging film producers from Southeast Asia and Taiwan. The program contains three stages of courses, individual consultations for projects-in-progress, and more, to provide vital resources and to facilitate international collaborations. This year, our program has selected 6 projects from Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, and will organize the final stage public Pitching event during the days of the TCCF Pitching.