The Taiwan Cinema Toolkit (TCT) is part of the Taiwan Cultural Toolkit project supported by the Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. and organized by the Taiwan Film Institute. The remit of the project is to offer easy access to the best of Taiwanese cinema by providing selected films authorized for non-profit screening around the world.
All of the Taiwanese films showcased in TCT have been selected and recommended by film directors, film critics, and film festival curators. Since 2014, TCT has incorporated 167 films in total, including seminal films from Taiwan New Cinema such as Dust in the Wind (1986) and The Terrorizers (1986), restored Taiwanese-language classics from the 1960s such as The Fantasy of the Deer Warrior (1961) and Vengeance of the Phoenix Sisters (1968), as well as director WAN Jen’s masterpiece, Super Citizen Ko (1994).
Moreover, the Spanish version of TCT (Baúl del Cine Taiwanés) was launched in July 2016. With a package of 15 films across 3 themes, TCT aims to bring Taiwanese culture to the Spanish-speaking population and further develop the market of Taiwan cinema.
This year, 22 more excellent films in four themes were added to the list in high-quality DCP or Blu-ray format, all of which can be provided free of charge for non-profit screenings organized by international cultural organizations. The TCT website offers detailed information, relevant promotional materials and brief critiques for each film, offering different perspectives for a better understanding of the cinema culture of Taiwan.
Taiwan Cinema Toolkit is an ongoing cultural project. In the coming years, more spectacular Taiwanese films will be added, allowing international organizations and individual film lovers to take advantage of the convenient database.