Applications for the 2016 Asian Animation Summit (AAS) close 5.00pm (AEST), this Friday 30 September.

AAS 2016, in partnership with Screen Queensland, is calling for Australian projects to be presented in its unique showcase of new children’s series seeking finance and production partners in the Asia-Pacific region.

Up to six (6) Australian projects and the creative teams behind them will be selected to present at the summit in Brisbane between 22-24 November, in front of a high-level audience of around 200 content-makers, investors and broadcasters from across the Asia-Pacific region.

AAS 2016 will coincide with the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival, proudly supported by Screen Queensland, and AAS delegates are invited to take part in all of them.

How to apply:

> Projects must meet the AAS Eligibility Criteria detailed in the attached PDF file. Applicants must also download and sign the Presenter Waiver and attach this to their application.

> Applications from Australian producers must be made to Screen Queensland by 5.00pm, Friday 30 September.  Detailed information about how to apply can be found here.

> Projects will be selected by representatives of Screen Queensland and the AAS Supervisory Board.

> The selected projects will be announced on Friday October 7 2016.

For further information about submitting a project, please contact:

Kasie Moore | kmoore@screenqld.com.au | (07) 3248 0506

About the AAS:

Now in its fifth year, the Asian Animation Summit (AAS) is an annual event designed to showcase Asia’s strongest animated projects looking for investors and partners. AAS is neither a conference nor a market, but rather an event that aims to facilitate international financing and co-production connections for projects from the region.

Participants will spend three days attending presentations of new children’s TV/web series concepts from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific. Presentations will be given by the projects’ creators and producers, with assistance from high-profile mentors from the animation industry. There will also be plenty of time built into the schedule for meetings and casual networking, making it easy for attendees to follow up immediately on the projects they like most.

Each of the three days will begin with a highly informative panel discussion or presentation that explores new market trends, business models or creative techniques that are highly relevant to Asian-Pacific animation producers. Following these opening sessions, our project presentations will commence and run consecutively for the rest of the day. Eight projects will be presented each day, for a total of 24 over the course of the event. Each presentation will be followed by a short break in the schedule, creating ample time for attendees to exchange business cards with the creators/producers who’ve just presented and arrange to meet later at the event.

What sorts of projects will be featured?

The Summit will feature animated and mixed-media TV/web series for children up to 15 years of age. Series can feature any episode length, but they must not have commenced production by the submission deadline (September 30, 2016). And second/subsequent seasons of existing TV series are ineligible, so our program will be focused on brand-new original concepts.

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