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"The Winds of ShenAo Bay" is overwhelming in Japan! Reported good news at Japan’s World Tourism Film Festival.

"The Winds of ShenAo Bay" is overwhelming in Japan!  Reported good news at Japan’s World Tourism Film Festival.
News 2019/3/15
Date 2019/03/14 - 2019/03/14
Organizer Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government
Press Release of the Tourism and Travel Department, New Taipei City Government on March 15, 2019
"The Winds of ShenAo Bay" is overwhelming in Japan!
Reported good news at Japan’s World Tourism Film Festival.
The Winds of ShenAo Bay is awarded the Director's Award at JWTFF.

【New Taipei City】 ShenAo Rail Bike has been widely acclaimed ever since its operation. The director Jay Chern, who has won three Golden Awards (Golden Horse Awards, Golden Bell Awards, and Golden Harvest Awards), was invited by the Tourism and Travel Department of New Taipei City Government to make a promotional film. With a limited budget, Japanese TV and film celebrity Munetaka Aoki was strongly invited to play the main actor in "ShenAo Rail Bike-The Winds of ShenAo Bay", a film made by cross-national cooperation between Taiwan and Japan; the film was awarded the "Director's Award" of the 1st Japan World Tourism Film Festival, the only one film to win the award.

The curator of the Japan World Tourism Film Festival, Ganga Tsuyoshi especially emphasized that "The tourism film has great potential with strong possibility; through the way the story goes and the careful film shooting techniques, the audience can be entirely immersed in the beautiful scenery of ShenAo Bay. The film also symbolizes the friendship between Taiwan and Japan, and it's beneficial to promoting Taiwan-Japan tourism."
Yesterday (the 14th) the director Jay Chern personally flew to Osaka, Japan to receive the award; he was really excited about "The Winds of ShenAo Bay" winning an honorable award, and said that "Through the traveler's perspective, the film hopes to present the strong hospitality and the enthusiastic willingness to help people no matter they are friends or not."

With the confidence of the ShenAo area, which has the ShenAo Rail Route that has the most beautiful coastline and unique geographical resources, the director spent the entire budget on yachts and drones, and the photography team was even on the level of making a movie; the Japanese style was adopted in the combination of beautiful scenes of the land, the sea, and the sky to transform ShenAo into a filming site for an idol drama so as to present the beauty of ShenAo with attractiveness. As soon as the film was launched, there were a number of over 180 thousand people who watched it, making ShenAo suddenly become popular. Fans online responded and said, "It's a must to experience the ShenAo Rail Bike!"
The ShenAo Rail Bike combines the characteristics of coastal scenery, ecology, mines, and railways to create a brand-new travel experience that awakens the memories of local history and people's yearning for mountains and the sea; it also connects to Shenao Fishing Port, Elephant Trunk Rock, Chaojing Park, the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology, as well as scenic spots in the neighboring area, such as Shuinandong, Jinguashi, and Jiufen. The Tourism and Travel Department hopes that through "The Winds of ShenAo Bay", the beauty of New Taipei City can be promoted to the world by completely presenting magnificent scenes of the sea, ShenAo Bay, and the fishing port that highlight romantic landscape features and the double seat.

Japan World Tourism Film Festival was held on March 13 and 14 at the Umeda Campus, Osaka Institute of Technology; 76 countries registered for participation, including Croatia, Ecuador, Slovenia, India, Portugal, South Africa, Norway, Greece, France, Pakistan, the Philippines, Peru, Vanuatu, Spain, and Macau.
To view the complete film, please go to the New Taipei Tour Facebook fan page at: https://www.facebook.com/ntctour/videos/501127757076823/?v=501127757076823
Website of New Taipei City Travel: https://tour.ntpc.gov.tw/