In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Golden Horse Awards, the Ministry of Culture and the General Association of Chinese Culture (GACC) will jointly host a music concert in Taipei. In a promotional video, Culture Minister Shih Che extended a warm welcome to the audience and encouraged them to watch the two-hour show with their family members to embark on a journey through 100 years of Taiwanese cinema.
According to the press release issued by GACC, Minister Shih explained that the initiation of the "IMpact Taiwan (影．響台灣)" concert in Kaohsiung was driven by Taiwan's rich array of outstanding films and film music that have played an integral role in people's lives. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Golden Horse Awards, and the concert, originally held in Kaohsiung, will now extend its presence to Taipei.
Minister Shih stated that films from different eras in Taiwan have documented diverse aspects of Taiwanese society. The event will feature a retrospective of Deng Nan-guang (鄧南光)'s 8mm "home movies" from 1935. In today's modern age, where smartphone video recording is common, this provides an opportunity for people to reminisce on the early days when 8mm cameras were used. The screening will also encompass a video showcasing Taiwan's distinctive military training, shedding light on the cross-strait situation since 1949.
The free concert will take place on Sept. 23 and 24 at 6:00 p.m. at the Arts Plaza, National Theater and Concert Hall. The performance on Sept. 23 will be broadcast live on television and online, with streaming available on platforms such as Public Television Services, TaiwanPlus, Chunghwa Telecom MOD service, Facebook pages of the Ministry of Culture, the GACC, and Sanlih E-Television; and YouTube channels of the GACC, TaiwanPlus, and Sanlih E-Television. The event will also be available on Hami Video, Yahoo TV, and LINE TODAY.