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Now in its eighth year, the Asian Animation Summit (AAS) is an annual event designed to showcase Asia’s strongest animated projects looking for investors and partners.

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Now in its eighth year, the Asian Animation Summit (AAS) is an annual event designed to showcase Asia’s strongest animated projects looking for investors and partners.

Eligibility

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Co-Development Project Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for presentation at AAS 2019, all Co-Development projects must meet the following criteria:

  1. Each project must be an animated film or series that will be marketed to a target audience of children up to 15 years of age. The project may be intended for cinematic release or for broadcast on free-to-air or subscription television, SVOD or other internet platform.
  2. Each project must represent at least 60 minutes of screen time in total. Series episodes can be of any length.
  3. Animation must represent at least 50% of the total screen time of the project.
  4. Series must be supported by a mini-bible specifying the target audience and describing the series concept and main characters in words and images.
  5. Feature films must be supported by a one-sheet (including main character design) and a producer statement about the film.
  6. Projects must be supported by one of these documents:
    • A letter of interest from a screen agency or local broadcaster confirming their interest in investing in the project’s further development
    • A written commitment from a bona fide investor to support the development process, specifying the amount to be invested, the terms of recoupment and other conditions.
  7. Projects must have been initiated by, and must also be owned or co-owned by, a national of Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand who will represent the project at AAS. (Only one presenter per project is permitted, and a complimentary registration to the event will be provided for this presenter.)
  8. Projects that represent a sequel/prequel or a second season of an existing series are not eligible.
  9. Projects that have been presented at any international market or promotional/pitching event occurring between March 1, 2019 and November 19, 2019 are not eligible. However, pitching to individuals during this period is permitted.

The producer must supply the following information and materials for the project by the following date:

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019

  1. A series mini-bible specifying the target audience, the format (i.e. 26 x half hours, 52 x 13 minutes, etc.) and describing the series concept and main characters in words and images.
    OR A feature film one-sheet (including main character design) and a producer statement about the film.
    TECH & SPEC NOTE: Mini-bibles and one-sheets should be prepared and submitted in an Adobe Acrobat file format (.pdf) with a file size limit of 300MB.
  2. A horizontally oriented image representing the project without titles, logos, text or other marketing elements
    TECH & SPEC NOTE: This image should be prepared in a jpeg file format (.jpg) that is 300 DPI or higher in terms of resolution. The image’s dimensions must be 2048 pixels wide x 1536 pixels high.
  3. A letter of interest from a screen agency or local broadcaster confirming their interest in investing in the project’s further development.
    OR A written commitment from a bona fide investor to support the development process, specifying the amount to be invested, the terms of recoupment and other conditions.
  4. The following information about the production company:
    • Company name
    • Company mailing address (with postal code)
    • Company phone number
    • Company website address
  5. The following information about the individual who will be presenting the project at AAS 2019 (only one presenter is permitted, and a complimentary registration to the event will be provided to this individual):
    • Presenter name
    • Presenter title
    • Presenter email address
  6. A signed waiver, to be provided by the screen agency.

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