The sixth annual Asian Animation Summit will see the co-production promotion event return to Brisbane, Australia from November 29 to December 1 this year. Organizers expect some 250 attendees to descend on the Queensland coast, a mix of producers, broadcasters, distributors and investors from across Asia-Pacific and beyond.
AAS 2017 will present 24 new-to-market projects from Australia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and other countries in the region that are seeking financing and partners. Each day will also begin with an informative panel discussion with broadcast buyers from one of the partner countries.
About half of the projects which have debuted at the first four AAS editions have gone into production, including 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.
Registration for AAS 2017 is now open. The event is owned and produced by Kidscreen, with support from hosting partners Screen Queensland and Brisbane Marketing; presenting partners KOCCA (Korea), MDEC (Malaysia) and SIPA/DITP (Thailand); and supporting partner AINAKI (Indonesia).
Visit www.asiananimationsummit.com for more information.