Screen Australia supports second Asian Animation Summit
Screen Australia has announced its support for the second annual Asian Animation Summit.
Last year ten Australian television animation projects were presented at the inaugural AAS, which was held in Kuala Lumpur in December.
The AAS, this year to be held in Phuket, Thailand, is aimed at promoting the co-production and co-financing of children's animation across Asia.
The 2013 AAS has been extended by a day to allow more screening opportunities and will be held from 9-11 December.
An initiative of ABC TV and Screen Australia, Korea’s KOCCA and Malaysia’s MDeC, the AAS is produced and owned by Kidscreen and supported by Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA).
“The first AAS was highly successful, with a significant number of broadcasters and major distributors from the region and key players from Europe and North America in attendance,” said Screen Australia’s Head of Marketing Kathleen Drumm. “The quality of projects was outstanding and the AAS has proved to be a valuable way of tapping into the market potential of the Asian region. We are delighted to be working with our partners again on this exciting event.”
This year, the AAS will feature up to 24 projects from the Asian region. Financial support from Screen Australia and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will be available for up to six Australian producers so that they may attend the summit to present their projects.
Applications open in July and online registration can be found here http://asiananimationsummit.com
Attendees from Australia, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore can use the promo code AASPARTNER to access an exclusive discounted rate.