Application Guidelines for Taiwan Cinema Toolkit
I. To promote non-profit screenings and academic activities of Taiwanese films, Taiwan Cinema Toolkit (TCT) has accumulated over 200 films on DVD since its inception in 2014. From 2016, TCT began providing high-res formats such as DCP and Blu-ray to screening organizers. TCT also supports public screening fees for some high-res format screenings at medium-sized or larger screening events.
II. To apply for TCT, please first choose your screening format. Terms and conditions are as follows:
i. Please contact your nearest Taiwan’s representative office to check the film’s availability. If the office can provide the DVD to co-organize the event, application shall be made via the office or directly to TCT (firstname.lastname@example.org) 30 business days prior to the day of screening. The DVD can be used once the application is approved by TCT. If the office cannot provide assistance, please contact TCT directly.
ii. Each application allows up to 5 free screenings of the selected films. Depending on the available TCT budget, TCT may fully cover or subsidize the approved application’s public screening fees. If the applicant then wishes to hold further screenings, or if TCT is under constrained budget, the applicant will cover the screening fees.
iii. Applications for 5 TCT DVDs from Central Motion Pictures Corporation (CMPC)— Pushing Hands (1991), Dust in the Wind (1986), and Jump Ashin! (2011), Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part I : The Sun Flag) (2011), Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (Part II : The Rainbow Bridge) (2011) — need to be made 30 business days prior to the day of screening. The event must be free of charge and co-organized with Taiwan's representative offices. Only upon receiving an affirmative response from CMPC may TCT loan out the film.
Most of TCT’s DVD materials are only available for screening when the event is co-organized with Taiwan's representative offices. Please contact your nearest office to check the film’s availability.
b. Blu-ray and DCP
i. Not all TCT films have high-res formats. Please consult the TCT list on page 76 for available high-res format films, and send the application to email@example.com 45 days prior to the day of screening. We welcome screening proposals and plans.
ii. Each application allows up to 5 free screenings of the selected films. Depending on the available TCT budget, TCT may fully cover or subsidize the approved application’s public screening fees. Priority is given to the use of the current year’s Blu-ray and DCP line-up. We encourage you to apply as early as possible in order to have the best chance of receiving screening subsidy. The applicant is also welcome to organize screenings at their own expense.
iii. Depending on the available TCT budget, TCT may support subtitles translation fee or other related material cost. Please apply as early as possible to discuss collaboration details.
iv. TCT may support up to two KDMs (1 test screening and 1 official screening) for each applicant. If the applicant requires additional KDM due to screening room change or other reasons, the cost shall be borne by the applicant. TCT could assist in contacting the post-production company in Taiwan.
III. Films should be returned by the designated time and shipping method. Depending on the budget, TCT may assist in paying part of the shipping cost. Again, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible if they wish to request shipping costs.
IV.The joint name or logo of “Taiwan Film Institute” and ‘‘Taiwan Cinema Toolkit’’ should be displayed on the promotional materials for the screening event. After the screening, the applicant is required to fill in a screening report providing information on media coverage, audience attendance and at least 5 event photos, and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org within 10 business days.
V. Not all TCT films can be screened in all areas. Please take note of the authorization description of each film, including the authorization period. Applicants wishing to screen a film in formats not authorized to TCT or obtain commercial usage should contact the film’s rights holder. For contact information, please visit official TCT website at toolkit.tfi.org.tw/en.
VI. TCT DVDs are not allowed to be duplicated, distributed, altered, edited, publicly transmitted, or broadcast publicly on television.
For enquiries, please contact email@example.com or telephone at (+886) 2-2392-4243#355、#356
For contacting Taiwan Foreign Offices & Embassies, please refer to the link.
1. Digital Cinema Package, a compressed and encrypted audio/video packet that is used as the digital copy format for theater screening. DCP supports up to 4K resolution, and ensures consistent quality in every playback. Encryption allows the film to be playable only at a specific date and time to prevent piracy.
2. Key Delivery Message, a key to unlock the encrypted DCP and allow the film to play on a specific date or time period.