Asian Animation Summit heads back to Seoul this year

Showcasing as many as 40 animated projects from Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, China, New Zealand and beyond that have never been to market before.

Kidscreen is thrilled to announce that the eighth-annual Asian Animation Summit will take place in Seoul, South Korea once again from November 20 to 22.

It is anticipated that roughly 250 attendees will take part in AAS 2019. Over the course of the three-day event, up to 30 projects from Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, China, New Zealand and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific that are brand-new to the market and looking for financing and partners will be presented.

And new this year is a Co-Development Initiative to help earlier-stage projects take their next creative steps more successfully. Day one and two at AAS 2019 will kick off with a curated series of these short presentations featuring projects looking for like-minded development partners in the region.

Roughly 50% of projects that debuted at past AAS events have since gone into production, including such well-known series as Bluey (2017), Balloon Barnyard (2014), Kuu Kuu Harajuku (2013), Bottersnikes & Gumbles (2012), Oddbods (2012) and Origanimals (2012). 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 partner KOCCA (Korea); and presenting and supporting partners BEKRAF (Indonesia), MDEC (Malaysia), Create NSW and Screen Queensland (Australia), DITP (Thailand), ASIFA China and Create Wellington (New Zealand).

More information about AAS 2019 can be found online at www.asiananimationsummit.com. Registration is now open, and a $200 Early-Bird discount is in effect until Friday, August 30.

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