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Discovery, TaiwanPlus launches filmmaker contest focusing on Taiwan-centric stories

Taipei, Taiwan – Mass media company Discovery and video on demand (VOD) platform TaiwanPlus have announced an online contest for filmmakers in making stories that are related to the beauty and tourism in Taiwan. The competition kicks off on 25 April, and three filmmakers will be chosen to receive a grant of US$35k each that can go into the production of their short films.

The chosen filmmakers will have the opportunity to work with one of Discovery channel’s producers and have their films shown on-air across Discovery platforms in Asia and on TaiwanPlus. The winners will be announced on 23 May on Discovery Channel’s website and Discovery Taiwan’s Facebook page.

“The contest is in line with TaiwanPlus’ mission to deliver independent news on global and local events, bringing stories from Taiwan that will resonate across the world. TaiwanPlus also celebrates the culture, lifestyle, and best of Taiwan’s food, travel, music, and entertainment as a global community,” Discovery said in a press statement.

Interested filmmakers are invited to submit their story ideas in the form of a 600-1,000-word proposal along with a portfolio of videos here. The contest is open for submissions from 25 April to 15 May, 2022.