Supporting the Academy Award nominated and other award winning Taiwanese films will be directors, producers, actors and actresses traveling to the Festival from Taiwan. They will join other Festival VIPs on a special tour of the island to raise awareness of Phuket as a world-class film location providing a comprehensive range of international class production services.
Attending will be:
Keeping Watch - Fen Fen Cheng
The Most Distant Course - Liin Jing-Jie
Island Etude - En Chen
Sumimasen Love - Lin Yu-Hsien
Step by Step - Kuo Chen - ti
Producers Patrick Mao Huang and James Liu will also attend the Festival.
A number of "stars" from Taiwan will also attend the Festival in support of the "Spotlight". Talent are still being confirmed however the Festival has learned Joseph Chang and Jani Tsai will probably attend as well as Asian superstar Chie Tanaka who will be awarded the Festival's Asian Talent of the Year Award. Huai-Jhong Wu has also been confirmed to attend.
The Spotlight on Taiwanese Film is being held in line with the Festival's goal to "diversify cultural activities "on Phuket and to mark the growth of the Taiwanese film industry for film lovers around the world.
The "Spotlight" also supports the recent Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) "Two Islands, One Culture" promotional campaign held to stimulate travel between the two islands of Taiwan and Phuket.
A gala reception will be hosted by the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Thailand on Friday June 5, 2009