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Kinmen again looking to bolster image by supporting filmmakers

Kinmen again looking to bolster image by supporting filmmakers

Taipei, July 17 (CNA) The Kinmen County Cultural Affairs Bureau is offering subsidies to filmmakers for the second time this year to produce movies, TV series, commercials or short films that promote the county's image, the bureau said Friday. The deadline for applying for the financial assistance package is July 31, 2015, and application documents and further information can be downloaded on the bureau's official website (http://web.kmccc.edu.tw). Applicants will have to specify the location where they want to film and give a synopsis of the story, which must in some way be related to Kinmen's culture in order to effectively market the county's image to potential visitors. Kinmen's Cultural Affairs Bureau has budgeted funding for the film industry annually since 2011, and over 10 productions have been subsidized through the program. In the past, the program has been promoted once a year, with applications accepted from January to April, but the county government has decided this year to offer a second round of subsidies, which can go as high as NT$10 million for a movie or TV series.
One of the more recent projects that received funding from the bureau was a TV series called "The Song of Yun Chueh -- the Story of Lee Kuo-ming (???)" about the first Tzu Chi Foundation volunteer in the county. The series, which is being produced by the Tzu Chi Foundation, was filmed at an elementary school in Jinhu Township and is expected to be released this year. (By Maria Tsai and Amy Huang)


Updated : 2021-05-11 21:08 GMT+08:00