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The 1st Annual WOWtv Student Film & TV Production Awardees Announced
Taipei, Taiwan – March, 2011 – Portico Media concludes the 1st WOWtv Student Film & TV Production Awards. The competition supports the talent and creativity of Taiwan’s next generation of film and TV professionals, with a total of US$10,000, up from US$5000, in production assistance funds to be awarded to the 17, up from 13, most outstanding applicants. The jury suggested that Portico Media award 2 1st prize winners, as well as award prices for Best Script, Best Animation and Best Documentary. Winners will have the chance to be mentored from individually by one of the 13 international industry professionals such as Chris Lee (Superman Returns),Nansun Shi (Seven Swords), Arvin Chen (Au Revoir Taipei), and many more. The two 1st Prize Winners, the 2nd Prize Winner and the 3rd Winner all met with two of the local directors on February 22, 2011. Arvin Chen and Wang Wei, a 3-time Golden Horse jury member, were available to do round-robin discussions with the students. Mr. Chen agreed to assist the students with the editing of their movies, while Mr. Wang provided constructive criticism on the scripts.
Portico Media Managing Director Jay Lin says, “We are delighted to award these prizes to some of the most talented film/tv students in Taiwan. In a period of about 2 months, we received close to 100 applications, and many of them are stellar. We hope that we can be of assistance to connect these talents sooner, rather than later, with industry specialists who can help them further fine-tune their craft.” Silver Bear Director Arvin Chen says, “Every I make a movie, I feel like a student, because every film I am learning along the way. When you are making a student film is when you feel more free and liberated.”
The WOWtv Student Film & TV Production Awards will support the talent and creativity of Taiwan’s students in multiple ways. The competition will discover some of the country’s most promising young talents and provide them with financial support and mentoring during a crucial period in their development. By linking up with Portico Media and WOWtv, award winners will have the opportunity to showcase their works via WOWtv and Portico-sponsored events, reaching a much broader community than graduation exhibitions alone can provide. The mentoring connections with an international group of industry professionals will also provide winners with a link to exciting potential post-graduation opportunities, both in Taiwan and beyond.
About WOWtv and Portico Media:
WOWtv is a collection of premium international channels, including DIVA Universal, Syfy Universal, Universal Channel, KidsCo, CNBC, DW-TV Asia +, Euronews, Arirang, and TV5 Monde, as well as original WOWtv content, all available on Chunghwa Telecom’s MOD platform in Taiwan. Portico Media is an innovative media management company committed to bringing premium international content to Taiwan while also supporting the growth and internationalization of domestic TV production.