President joins in Golden Horse Film Festival crowd sourcing

09/06/2020 03:21 PM
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Image captured from the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival website
Image captured from the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival website

Taipei, Sept. 6 (CNA) The Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival received an image from President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) before a crowd sourcing program for the public to reflect the year 2020 through photos and short videos was set to enter its final week.

The photo, also posted on the president's own Facebook page on Saturday, shows a worker in a hazmat suit sanitizing the site of a memorial for the late President Lee Teng-hui (李登輝) at the Taipei Guest House in August.

"This is a part of daily life in Taiwan's democracy and why we should be proud of Taiwan," she said in the post.

She also expressed her appreciation for those who came before her in building Taiwan's democracy and to frontline workers in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Under this year's theme "Take One," the annual film festival's crowd sourcing program seeks to collect photos and video clips of 10-20 seconds from members of the public about their views of this year, when "the world is undergoing an uncertain and turbulent time," according to the festival's website.

The crowd sourcing program started on Aug. 14 and will run through Sept. 14.

As of Sunday, some 3,600 photos or video clips had been submitted and will be selected and used during the 57th Golden Horse Film Awards ceremony to be held on Nov. 21, according to the organizers.

The nominations for Taiwan's version of the Oscars is scheduled to be announced on Sept. 30.

Apart from the awards, a film festival featuring both local and foreign works will take place from Nov. 5-22, with two opening films -- "Classmates Minus" by 2017 Best New Director winner Huang Hsin-yao (黃信堯) and script writer Chang Yao-sheng's (張耀升) directorial debut, a dark romantic comedy "A Leg," according to the festival's website.

(By Wen Kuei-hsiang and Kay Liu) enditem/J

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