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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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Showcase Project Eligibility Criteria

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

  1. The project must be an animated series for a target audience of children up to 15 years of age, intended for broadcast on free-to-air or subscription television, SVOD or other internet platform.
  2. Episodes can be of any length, provided that the series represents at least 60 minutes of screen time in total.
  3. Animation must represent more than 50% of the total screen time of the series.
  4. The project must either have been created in, or significantly developed in, the Asian region.
  5. Priority will be given to the selection of projects that have one of the following:
    • A contracted development investment or a letter of interest in acquiring rights in the completed project from a free-to-air or subscription television broadcaster, or an SVOD or other internet platform provider in the Asian region
    • A written financing commitment from a bona fide third-party distributor or investor exceeding 15% of the production budget
  6. The project 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. Up to two presenters are permitted for each project, and they will receive complimentary registrations—but they both MUST participate fully in the live presentation at the event.
  7. Projects that represent a sequel/prequel or a second season of an existing series are not eligible.
  8. In order to be eligible for AAS, any project that was originally produced for online distribution and is being redeveloped for TV must meet the following criteria:
    • The TV series must contain more than 50% newly produced animation and less than 50% animation from the original online series.
    • The cost of the original online animation cannot be charged to the production budget of the TV series.
  9. Fully financed projects are not eligible. To qualify, the project must have a financing gap representing at least 15% of its budget.
  10. 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.
  11. Projects that have commenced production are eligible, but preference in the selection process will be given to those that have not started production before the event.

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

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

  1. A series bible comprising: series synopsis, main character descriptions and designs, main location designs, at least six episode storylines (each being half a page or longer) and details of any significant online elements.
    TECH & SPEC NOTE: Bibles 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 show 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. The following information about the project:
    • Format (i.e. 26 x half hours, 52 x 13 minutes, etc.)
    • Target demographic
  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.

OCTOBER 7, 2019

  1. Producers are encouraged to submit an episode script or scripts representing at least 11 minutes of screen time.
  2. Producers are strongly recommended to provide a pilot or trailer featuring the main characters and locations. In the absence of a pilot or trailer, a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation is required.
    TECH & SPEC NOTE: Pilots and trailers must be prepared and submitted in H.264 MP4 video format, with resolution up to 720p and AAC audio. If they are originally produced in a language other than English, they must be dubbed or subtitled in English. And they must be submitted without visible time code, company logos or promo reels.
  3. A brief (200 words max) profile of the producer/production company, including the name, phone number and email address of an English-speaking point-person for follow-up.
  4. If applicable, one of the following from a free-to-air or subscription television broadcaster, or an SVOD or other internet platform provider in the Asian region: a letter of interest, a development agreement or a license offer. Or alternatively, a written offer of investment from a third-party investor or distributor.
  5. A signed waiver, to be provided by the screen agency.
  6. A statement by the producer containing the following:
    • Objectives in attending AAS
    • Details of finance raised and still sought for the project
    • Details of the producer’s ownership position in the project, and of any other parties that hold rights in the project, including any share of copyright, profit and distribution rights
    • Confirmation that the project has not been (and will not be) presented at any international market or promotional/pitching event occurring between March 1, 2019 and November 19, 2019

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