December 12, 2019
To encourage young people from Taiwan to find creative ways to promote Taiwan on the world stage, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has teamed up with the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity’s representative organization in Taiwan for the fifth time, in selecting teams from August 27 to December 3 to represent Taiwan as part of the Young Lions film competition at the festival. The results of the selection were announced at Tamkang University on December 8. This year, teams were asked to showcase Taiwan’s efforts in achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals and there was an unprecedented number of entries this year, with 85 teams taking part and over 100 short videos submitted. Three teams picked to represent Taiwan by a jury of experts:
First prize: ‘The Pen’
Name of entrants: Tsai Kun-ting & Hsu Chia-chen
Team name: Wunderman Thompson Taipei
Second prize: ‘Waste Man – Where does a waste of space like me go when I die?’
Name of entrants: Chian Ya-ting & Yeh Si-you
Team name: 1421
Third prize: ‘Make Land Smile, Start From Taiwan’
Name of entrants: Lin Chia-hsuan & Tseng Fan-hao
Team Name: Yanjing x Lianguang
Chung Yi-ting and Gung Chun-kang’s entry in the student category also received high praise from the jury. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will award each of the three winning teams in the professional category NT$250,000, to attend the international competition at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France in June of 2020.
This year, we invited Nadya Kirillova, the creative director of Japan’s Dentsu Team B and Carlos Andres Rodriguez and Juan Pablo Garcia, the creative director and general business director of MullenLowe SSP3 to serve on our jury.
Entries in this year’s selection process have already been uploaded to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Trending Taiwan YouTube channel (https://reurl.cc/A1Lzbj). (E)