Kidscreen’s Asian Animation Summit heads to Seoul this year

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Kidscreen announced seventh-annual Asian Animation Summit that will take place in Seoul, South Korea from November 28 to 30.

Almost 250 attendees are expected to take part in the event, which is designed to attract producers of animation who are interested in co-producing projects with partners in Asia-Pacific countries, as well as broadcasters, distributors and investors from the region and beyond.

Over the course of the three-day event, 24 projects from Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, China and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific that are brand-new to the market and looking for financing and partners will be presented. And each day will begin with a highly informative panel discussion focusing on a different type of co-production model at play in the region.

Roughly 50% of projects that debuted at the first four AAS events have since gone into production, including such well-known series as 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.

The 2018 Asian Animation Summit is owned and produced by Kidscreen, with generous support from: hosting partner KOCCA (Korea); presenting partners MDEC (Malaysia) and BEKRAF (Indonesia); and supporting partners Create NSW and Screen Queensland (Australia), DITP (Thailand) and ASIFA China.

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