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Asian Animation Summit Returns Down Under!

Asian Animation Summit 2017 showcases 24 animated projects from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and beyond that have never been to market.

TORONTO, CANADA -- Kidscreen is thrilled to announce that this year’s sixth-annual Asian Animation Summit will once again take place in Brisbane, Australia from November 29 to December 1.

Kidscreen anticipates roughly 250 attendees at this year’s event, which is 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 three-day event, animation producers will present 24 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. Each day will begin with a panel discussion featuring broadcast buyers from one of the event’s partner countries.

Roughly 50% of projects that debuted at the first four AAS events have since gone into production, including such well-known series as Bottersnikes & Gumbles (2012), Kuu Kuu Harajuku (2013), Wonderballs (2012) and Balloon Barnyard (2014). A full 88% of producers who have presented projects at AAS report that they met critical broadcast and financing partners at the event. And 95% of them said attending AAS has helped them establish important relationships with international producers.

AAS is owned and produced by Kidscreen, with generous support from hosting partners Screen Queensland and Brisbane Marketing; presenting partners KOCCA (Korea), MDEC (Malaysia) and SIPA/DITP (Thailand); and supporting partner AINAKI (Indonesia).

More information about AAS 2017 can be found online at Registration is now open, and a $200 Early-Bird discount is in effect until Friday, September 1.

Source: Kidscreen