Dedicated to foster cultural exchanges, PTS is the leader in Asia in organizing international activities for such purposes.
The biannual Taiwan International Children’s TV & Film Festival (TICTFF), founded by PTS in 2004, will hold its fourth edition in 2010. In 2004, PTS, being the only public television system in Taiwan, recognized the importance of promoting quality children’s programs and thus founded the TICTFF, which was the first and only competitive TV and film festivals in Asia fully dedicated to children. The festival has attracted more than 230 foreign and domestic film entries each time, as well as a viewership exceeding 30,000.
In 2006, the International Public Television Screening Conference (INPUT 2006) was held in Taipei, which was the first INPUT event in Asia. INPUT 2006 was a major event not only for PTS but also for the entire television and movie industry in Asia. The idea of INPUT, which aims to promote exchanges of high quality programs and encourage forward-looking ideas and creativity, took shape in 1977 with efforts from the Rockefeller Foundation and public television broadcasters in Europe and the United States. INPUT members include PBS of the United States, BBC of the U.K., CBC of Canada, SABC of South Africa, ARD and ZDF of Germany, NHK Japan, and other public television broadcasters worldwide. INPUT attracts close to 50 countries and 1,000 representatives to its screening each year. INPUT 2006 was the first INPUT event in Asia, and PTS spent two years preparing for and organizing the conference, which was both successful and memorable. While a demonstration of PTS’s ability and influence, INPUT 2006 was also a successful diplomatic event that highlighted Taiwan’s presence in the international community.
Starting 2004, PTS has organized Mini Input to introduce selected INPUT films to Taiwan viewers and enable Taiwan to become in step with the latest international public television trends. In addition, PTS also organized exchanges and symposiums in collaboration with renowned foreign TV channels, such as ARTE in Taiwan and 119 Alain Jaubert Art Day. The events were not only cultural feasts for the local viewers, but also helped broaden the horizon for film production at PTS.
List of International Events