Partners

  • Hosting Partners

    Brisbane Marketing logo

    As a wholly owned subsidiary of Brisbane City Council, Brisbane Marketing is the driving force behind Brisbane’s growing reputation as a progressive and globally connected city. Brisbane Marketing aspires to be one of the world’s best economic development boards and is the lead agency for investment opportunities, conventions and business events, tourism and major events, higher education, research, start-ups and technological innovation in Brisbane. Brisbane Marketing also manages the Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) and the Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival (BAPFF).

    www.choosebrisbane.com.au

  • Screen Queensland logo

    Screen Queensland's purpose is to grow the screen industry and to be a significant contributor to the economic and cultural wellbeing of Queensland.

    Screen Queensland is a government-owned company that invests in talent and projects to grow a creative, innovative and successful screen industry with a focus on stories and global audiences; secures production to Queensland; and delivers an active screen culture across the state.

    For more information, visit: www.screenqueensland.com.au

  • Presenting Partners

    Kidscreen logo

    Kidscreen is the world’s leading business publication and conference producer serving the information needs and interests of the kids entertainment industry.

    The magazine offers distinct and authoritative coverage of the issues, trends and market developments shaping the way children’s entertainment professionals do business. With our unique 360-degree approach to editorial content, we explore every sector involved in launching and building a kids property, from creative concept, to production & distribution, to consumer products & marketing, to evergreen brand renewal. This comprehensive focus makes Kidscreen a must-read publication for all executives operating in the kids entertainment industry, thus creating a targeted and effective marketing opportunity.

    Held each February, Kidscreen Summit is renowned as the kids entertainment industry’s most important annual event. In 2016, the conference welcomed nearly 1,800 attendees from 48 countries, with 67% of delegates based outside of the US. Top decision- and deal-makers in the kids business attend Kidscreen Summit to engage in critical dialogue on issues that affect the industry, and to take advantage of year’s best networking opportunities.

  • DITP logo

    The Ministry of Commerce's Department of International Trade Promotion provides a comprehensive range of services for Thai exporters and international investors wishing to do business with Thailand.

    It acts as a one-stop service center, providing trade information and advisory services, match-making link-ups, business networking, statistics on Thai products and services, as well as helping to find suitable trade partners.

    Entertainment and content industries are among DITP’s top priorities.

    For further information, please visit DITP’s website at www.thaitrade.com.

  • KOCCA logo

    The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) is South Korea's leading government agency that promotes the development of Korean creative content, both domestically and abroad. KOCCA offers a comprehensive program that includes support for production, marketing, export, human resources development, and technology development available to Korean creative industries ranging from animation and character licensing, to gaming, broadcasting, music and fashion.

    Support provided to the animation and character licensing industries focuses on these activities:

    • the production of short, television and feature animation
    • the development of licensed products featuring domestic animation characters

    KOCCA also serves as a base camp to help Korean creative content reach higher heights through these three organizations: Content Korea Lab, cel Academy and cel Venture Complex. Content Korea Lab (CKL) supports the creative endeavors and start-ups of all Korean citizens who wish to see their great ideas come to life; cel Academy is a training center for content creators; and cel Venture Complex incubates content start-ups.

  • MDeC logo

    MSC or Multimedia Super Corridor Malaysia is the national initiative formed by the Malaysian Government and managed by the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) for the purpose of advancing the Malaysian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. Established in 1996, MSC Malaysia has provided an ideal and conducive platform to nurture Malaysian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to become world-class organizations, while attracting participation from global companies to invest and develop cutting-edge digital and creative solutions in Malaysia.

    In 2006, the MSC Malaysia Creative Multimedia and Content Initiative or MCMC-I was launched with the aim to catalyze growth of the Creative Multimedia and Digital Content industries. The five focus areas of the MCMC-I are funding for intellectual properties, skills development, strategic alliances, market access and digital media zones. These focus areas are aimed to accelerate the growth of the industry, especially in the areas of animation, mobile content, games and visual effects.

    Steering the development of this initiative is Multimedia Development Corporation, a unique organization established to direct and oversee MSC Malaysia, the national ICT development initiative, by advising the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, developing industry-specific practices and setting standards for multimedia and digital operations. MDeC is also responsible for promoting MSC Malaysia locally and globally, while providing strategic support to MSC Malaysia Status Companies.

    For more information, please go to www.mscmalaysia.my.

  • SIPA logo

    SIPA gathers resources of software and digital content development to facilitate software enterprise in consulting. For implementations, SIPA leads to emphasis of international standard quality and increase business value to Thailand software and digital content industry.

    The Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) is a public organization, established on September 24, 2003 under the administrative supervision of the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology.

    SIPA acts as a lead agency that develops plans and policies to advocate Thai software industry with a focus on promoting and developing software and digital content entrepreneurs, improving human resource, supporting investments and market opportunities, boosting research activities and technology instructions as well as supporting and developing measures to protect the Intellectual Property Rights to software.

    The goal is to make Thai software industry domestically and internationally recognized. Thus, this is consistent with the Government Policy that defines a development of software industry as a main strategy to build competitiveness of the country.

  • Industry Partners

    Asia Pacific Screen Awards logo

    Established in 2007 and headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, the Asia Pacific Screen Awards acknowledge filmmaking that demonstrates cinematic excellence and films that best reflect their cultural origins.

    The region’s highest accolades in film, APSA is an international cultural program supported by Brisbane City Council and managed by Brisbane Marketing. It is endorsed by foundation partners Paris-based UNESCO and FIAPF-International Federation of Film Producers Associations. Proudly presented by Treasury Casino and Hotel, the awards ceremony is held exclusively at the historic Brisbane City Hall and shared globally via a live webcast.

    APSA serves to foster a spirit of collaboration and opportunity among the fastest-growing cinematic region in the world, and the 10th APSA ceremony brings some of the region’s leading filmmakers and academics together in Brisbane for one of Asia-Pacific’s largest multicultural gatherings.

  • BAPFF logo

    The Brisbane Asia Pacific Film Festival is a 12-day celebration of cinematic excellence. In 2016, BAPFF will offer more than 80 features and documentaries, including a special Japanese retrospective paying tribute to Setsuko Hara, who passed away in 2015. The shining star of the golden era of post-war Japanese cinema, Setsuko Hara is best remembered for her performance in master filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu’s Tokyo Story, a recognized masterpiece frequently regarded as one of the greatest films of all time. The retrospective also honors the formidable performances by two other celebrated Japanese actresses, Hideko Takamine and Kinuyo Tanaka, who both contributed tremendously to the triumph of classic Japanese cinema. Opening Night and a special selection of films will be on sale in mid-October.

    www.bapff.com.au

  • Communications Partner

    DDA Blueprint logo

    Blueprint Public Relations is a specialist PR agency with extensive experience in UK and international corporate and consumer television publicity campaigns.

    From launching a new company, television series, theatre production, technology, product or brand to repositioning or bolstering an existing one, Blueprint meets its clients' needs through targeted and effective media campaigns.

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