New Taipei City is like a huge film studio, where the stories of the lives of more than 4 million people are put on stage every day. The beautiful scenery of rivers, seas, mountain towns, and urban area is not only favored by tourists, but also popular locations where filmmakers love to shoot. For foreign movie fans, their impression of Taiwan most likely came from the sad life story in Hou Hsiao-hsien's A City of Sadness or the nostalgic youth in Dust in the Wind; the indulgent old dreams in Wu Nien-jen's A Borrowed Life; the ambiguity under the camera lens in Tsai Ming-liang's The Hole; and even the epic and powerful Seediq Bale by Wei Te-sheng.
New Taipei City is worthy of a stop for the film and television industry. By building a filming-friendly environment, we hope to promote the cultural and natural features of New Taipei City to the world. The city sincerely invites film and television workers to get to know the diverse and interesting shooting locations in New Taipei City, become inspired here, and successfully complete their works in all corners of the city while documenting the beauty of city.
New Taipei City Government supports film and television workers to come to New Taipei City for filming by taking actions. In September 2011, the New Taipei City Film Assist and Development Center was established to integrate administrative resources, build a database of locations, and set up a single point of contact for coordinating and processing applications. The aim is to actively assists film and television workers to apply for filming at the city’s public venues and create a filming-friendly environment that allows more film and television works to be shot in New Taipei City. It is hoped that through presenting the beauty and stories of New Taipei City on screen, local economy can be revitalized, and the film and television industry can be developed.
Welcome to New Taipei for filming and experience the craft of mother nature, the timelessness of culture and history, and the fusion of urban prosperity and rural simplicity. Through the stunning landscape of the Northeast Coast, the mystic mountain towns of Jiufen and Jinguashi, the exotic historical buildings in Tamsui, the light features of Yingge Ceramics Museum, the futuristic Shihsanhang Museum of Archaeology in Bali, the Japanese-style Jinguashi Gold Museum, and the 18th-century British-style Tamsui Historical Museum, New Taipei strives to showcase its beauty, cutting-edge technology, and profound cultural heritage, providing film and television workers with abundant creative resources.