Running November 29 through December 1 in Brisbane, AAS 2017 to showcase new projects from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
TORONTO -- Kidscreen has announced that the sixth-annual Asian Animation Summit will once again take place in Brisbane, Australia this year, running November 29 through December 1.
An initiative of KOCCA (Korea), MDeC (Malaysia) and SIPA/DITP (Thailand), AAS 2017 is owned and produced by Kidscreen, generously hosted by Screen Queensland and Brisbane Marketing, and supported by AINAKI (Animation & Content Industry Association of Indonesia). Its organizers are anticipating that 200 to 250 attendees will take part in this year’s event, which is designed to attract producers of animation who are interested in co-producing projects with partners in Asia-Pacific, as well as broadcasters, distributors and investors from the region and beyond.
Over the course of the three-day event, more than 20 projects from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific that are brand-new to the market and looking for financing and partners will be presented. And each day will begin with an informative panel discussion or presentation that explores new market trends, business models or creative techniques that are highly relevant to Asian-Pacific producers.
“Speaking on behalf of all of our AAS partners, we are very proud to provide this platform for supporting and promoting the impressive animation talent pool in Asia-Pacific,” said Kidscreen VP and Publisher Jocelyn Christie. “To know that so many projects have made the financing connections and partnerships needed to get off the ground at the Asian Animation Summit is incredibly gratifying.”
Screen Queenland CEO Tracey Vieira welcomes the AAS animation producers, distributors and broadcasters to Brisbane for a second year. “Following last year’s successful event, Screen Queensland looks forward to the AAS returning in 2017,” she said. “Screen Queensland is perfectly positioned to play a role in partnering with Asian-region animation projects for television, subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) and the internet.”