SQ initiatives

Asian Animation Summit 2017

Asian Animation Summit (AAS) is calling for projects to be presented at the Asian Animation Summit 2017, the unique showcase of new children’s series seeking finance and production partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Up to six Australian projects and the creative teams behind them will be selected to present at the sixth AAS in Brisbane between November 29 and December 1 2017, in front of a high-level audience of  content-makers, distributors, investors and broadcasters from across the Asia-Pacific region.

The Asian Animation Summit – supported by hosting partners Screen Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, presenting partners KOCCA (Korea), MDeC (Malaysia), SIPA/DITP (Thailand) and supporting partner AINIKI (Indonesia) – has been the launchpad for a significant numbr of Australian animated series including Balloon Barnyard (Like A Photon Creative, Kazoops (Mighty Nice), and The Strange Chores and Bluey (Ludo Studio).

The AAS offers a unique opportunity for a select group of Australian creatives to showcase their work among their peers from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific, to seek coproduction partners and to pitch their work to a select group of international broadcasters and decision-makers.

Asian, European, UK and North American broadcasters and distributors come to the AAS looking for the best new projects from the region. The event has consistently proved itself to be an excellent platform for Australian producers to find investors and production partners.

The 2017 showcase will be comprised entirely of brand new animated series aimed at young audiences aged up to 15 and intended for broadcast on free-to-air, subscription television, SVOD or other internet platform.

Selected projects will be creatively exciting and able to demonstrate existing market interest.

To apply:

  1. Read the Eligibility Criteria
  2. Download and sign the Presenter Waiver (must be included in applications)
  3. Complete the application form at https://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au

The Australia-wide call out will be managed by hosting sponsor Screen Queensland.  Applications for content-makers seeking an opportunity to present close on September 18 2017.

For enquiries, please contact Screen Queensland 07 3248 0500 or email content@screenqld.com.au

 

SQ seeks EOIs from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander animators and animation producers

Screen Queensland invites Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from early career Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queensland Animators and Animation Producers to attend the 2017 Asian Animation Summit (AAS) in Brisbane.

The AAS is a unique showcase of new children’s series seeking finance and production partners in the Asia-Pacific region. The AAS takes place in Brisbane from 29 November to 1 December

Supported by hosting partners Screen Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, presenting partners KOCCA (Korea), MDeC (Malaysia), SIPA/DITP (Thailand) and supporting partner AINIKI (Indonesia) – the AAS has been the launchpad for a number of Australian animated series including Balloon Barnyard (Like A Photon Creative), Kazoops (Cheeky Little Media), and The Strange Chores and Bluey (Ludo Studio).

The AAS offers a unique opportunity for a select group of Australian creatives to showcase their work among their peers from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific, to seek coproduction partners and to pitch their work to a select group of international broadcasters and decision-makers. Asian, European, UK and North American broadcasters and distributors come to the AAS looking for the region’s best new talent.

This is a unique opportunity for an aspiring animator or animation producer to immerse themselves in the business of children’s animation and to make connections with key creatives and decision makers in the animation space. The successful applicant will be selected based on:

  • Track record and potential
  • Quality of projects submitted
  • Potential benefit of attendance to applicant.

The AAS runs from 29 November to 1 December 2017.

Applications must be received by 5pm, Monday 18 September 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Register here.