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Asian Animation Summit heads to Seoul

Seventh annual event will showcase 24 new animated projects from Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, China and beyond.

TORONTO -- Kidscreen announced the seventh annual Asian Animation Summit will take place Nov. 28-30 in Seoul, South Korea.

About 250 are expected to attend the event, designed to attract producers of animation who are interested in co-producing projects with partners in Asia-Pacific countries, as well as broadcasters, distributors and investors from the region and beyond.

Over the course of the three-day event, 24 projects will be presented from Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, China and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific that are brand-new to the market and looking for financing and partners. Each day will begin with a panel discussion focusing on a different type of co-production model at play in the region.

Roughly half of the projects that debuted at the first four summits have gone into production, including: Bottersnikes & Gumbles (2012), Kuu Kuu Harajuku (2013), Wonderballs (2012) and Balloon Barnyard (2014). Eighty-eight percent of producers who have presented projects at the summit report that they met critical broadcast and financing partners at the event. And 95 percent of them said attending the summit helped them establish important relationships with international producers.

The 2018 Asian Animation Summit is owned and produced by Kidscreen, with support from: hosting partner KOCCA (Korea); presenting partners MDEC (Malaysia) and BEKRAF (Indonesia); and supporting partners Create NSW and Screen Queensland (Australia), DITP (Thailand) and ASIFA China.

Registration is now open, and a $200 early-bird discount is in effect until Aug. 31.

Source: Kidscreen

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.