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Apply now to present at the 2018 Asian Animation Summit taking place in Seoul, South Korea

Apply now to present at the 2018 Asian Animation Summit taking place in Seoul, South Korea

Applications close, 5.00pm Friday 7 September

Screen Queensland in partnership with the Asian Animation Summit (AAS), is calling-out for Queensland projects to be presented at the 2018 AAS taking place from 28 – 30 November in Seoul, South Korea. 

The AAS is a unique showcase of new animated children’s series seeking finance and production partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Two (2) Queensland projects (represented by their creative teams) will be selected to present at the AAS in front of a high-level audience of content-makers, distributors, investors and broadcasters from across the Asia-Pacific region and will receive Market Funding from Screen Queensland to support their travel ($3,500 for an individual and $5,000 for a team of two or more).

The AAS – supported by hosting partner KOCCA (Korea), presenting partners MDEC (Malaysia) and BEKRAF (Indonesia), and supporting partners Screen Queensland and Create NSW (Australia), DITP (Thailand) and ASIFA China – has been the launchpad for a significant number of Australian animated series including Queensland series Balloon Barnyard (Like A Photon Creative) and The Strange Chores and Bluey (Ludo Studio).

The AAS offers a unique opportunity for two Queensland animation producers to showcase their work amongst their peers from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific, to seek co-production 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 2018 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 platforms.

Selected projects will be creatively exciting and preference will be given to partially-funded projects over those still in development. All applicants must meet the Asian Animation Summit Eligibility Criteria and submit an executed Presentation Waiver with their application.

Applications close, 5.00pm Friday 7 September with successful applicants to be notified by mid-October 2018.