to promote the video making and elevate the standard and
content of video making, Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA),
Executive Yuan, held the 1st Annual R. O. C. Documentary
Award. The video industry was first introduced in 1980s.
By 1989, video has become the most popular audio-visual
media, widespread in the families. Due to many problems
of duplication, broadcasting, pirating, pornography
resulted from this trend, in order to promote protection
of copyright and the video industry, the CCA and
Government Information Office (GIO) hosted the first
edition of the Golden Video Award for Cultural Videos to
encourage artistic creativity in the country.
The Golden Video Awards has held for five editions
(1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994). In 1997, to keep with
the changing circumstances, it was renamed as “ANNUAL R.
O. C. DOCUMENTARY AWARD.” Its mission has changed to
advocate the documentation of domestic event and
culture, to promote the cultural life of Taiwan, to
encourage the people to care and value the local
cultural development. The Award is also founded by the
Council for Cultural Affairs, Executive Yuan. Other than
the Best and Excellence awards, in 2001 the Local
Culture and History Documentary Award was added. In
2001, the award was renamed as Council for Cultural
Affairs Documentary Video Awards.